Peyton Manning (via Achievement)
George and I met at the University of Tennessee in the early eighties. Tennessee football has been a big part of our family tradition and if you ever stay as a guest in our home, you are going to have to put up with several huge pictures of the 1998 team and Smokey (the closet thing I’ll probably ever have to a real dog) in the guest room.
We got emotional listening to him speak tonight. The speech he gave on the video I linked is a true class act.
George saw the following Peyton quote that Trey Wingo (wingoz) posted on Twitter:
Last thing today on Peyton: his rookie contract was 48 million. When asked what he was going to do with it, his answer? “Earn it.”
George was able to source that quote here on Achievement.
My sister taught in Knoxville when Petyon was playing for the Vols. She said he often came in and volunteered at her school. He was beloved in Knoxville and everyone at her school agreed that he was the real deal. I heard flags were flying at half mast in Indianapolis and I understand why.