February 01, 2007

Hatin' Peyton

What's with all the hating of Peyton Manning? Time and Slate both look at the question, as does Matt Taibbi in an old piece.

Yes, he's in way too many commercials, and no, he hasn't yet won a Super Bowl. But is lack of a championship really reason to hate someone? I'd like to ask the McNabb haters the same question. Again, Manning doesn't get in trouble with the law or sabotage his team or throw teammates under the bus. His only crime is overexposure and the lack of a ring.

There's no doubt that, statistics-wise, Manning is the best quarterback of his generation. And while he has historically failed in the playoffs, he's 3-0 so far this year, and don't forget- Jordan blew it throughout his whole early career too.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 1, 2007 07:19 PM

And he's actually pretty funny in the commercials.

Posted by: Gib at February 2, 2007 08:49 AM
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