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Tony Dungy Could See Peyton Manning Walking Away from Football in a Year

Peyton Manning had been a bastion of good health throughout his NFL career until succumbing to a neck injury recently. In early September, the All-Pro quarterback had a third procedure on his neck, ending his streak of 227 consecutive starts. His former coach, Tony Dungy, doesn’t believe the quarterback will exit the game on this note. However, Dungy could envision Peyton walking away from the game after one more year.

“I don’t think it would be hard to walk away from the game where he is now, with everything that he’s done. He loves it, he’s very competitive,” Dungy said during a guest appearance on PTI Thursday. “I don’t think he’ll walk away like this unless the doctors tell him that he can’t play. I think he wants to come back and have a great year. I could see him walking away after one more year, but I know him as a competitor, and there’s no way he wants to leave because of an injury.”

Dungy coached Peyton for seven years, so we trust his insight on the subject. However, he conceded that he no longer has insider info on his former quarterback.

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Brandon Jacobs Goes LeBron on Haters, Tells Them to go back to Miserable Lives

Brandon Jacobs has a message for all the people doubting the New York Giants, and it’s one that may sound familiar. “The people outside that want to say they’re fans and don’t believe in us, I couldn’t care less if they ever believed in us,” Jacobs said Thursday. “They don’t mean anything to us if they didn’t believe in us. They can go back and finish living their miserable lives as they’ve been living and hoping that they lose and whatever.”

I get how it is when you’re in a locker room and feeling like the world is against you, but don’t Jacobs’ comments seem just a tad bit overboard? And isn’t that nearly identical to what LeBron James said after losing the NBA Finals?

LeBron: “Because at the end of the day, all the people that were rooting for me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today.”

So is that the new form of payback from athletes to fans? You have negativity for us? Well you’re the one who has to go back to your miserable life.

I don’t know about you, but maybe that’s not the best approach for an athlete. You’re probably going to lose more supporters than you’ll gain by telling people to go back to their miserable lives if they’re not getting on board with Eli Manning and the 25 interceptions he threw last season. But hey, who are we to bring a fresh dose of reality to the Giants locker room?

Sure Enough, Someone Bought a Tim Tebow Billboard in Denver (Pictures)

You may recall two weeks ago when we passed along news that some fans in Denver were planning to purchase billboards aimed at convincing the Broncos to start Tim Tebow. The idea worked and Tebow ended up playing wide receiver in a recent game. Sure enough, someone actually went forward with the idea and purchased a billboard.

FOX 31 provides the background info on the billboards:

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Antonio Garay Rolls in a Hello Kitty Smart Car (Pictures)

Chargers defensive tackle Antonio Garay has some balls and he’s not afraid to express who he is. The dude wears his personality in his hair, and apparently on the street. How many other 6’4″ 320 lb. men do you know who roll around town in a Hello Kitty Smart Car?

Anyone who would drive a Hello Kitty Smart Car with confidence would also have to have a sense of humor. Clearly Garay does — he told someone on Twitter “I was told the smart car is slimming on me.” It sure is.

He also wants the VIP treatment when he drives the car. So much so, that he says he valet parks it.

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Released Colts CB Justin Tryon Says Jim Caldwell Didn’t Have Control Over Lineup

The Colts waived cornerback Justin Tryon Wednesday, and the defensive back opened some eyes with comments he made later that evening. The Arizona State product, who started six games for the Colts last season, suggested on Twitter that head coach Jim Caldwell wanted to start him but was unable to.

“I thank the Colts die hard fans for the love they’re showing me!” Tryon wrote. “I’M A STARTER yes.. [Jim] Caldwell wanted to start me but it wasn’t up to him!”

It’s an odd tweet because Jim Caldwell is the team’s head coach, and you figure the head coach would have the power to decide who starts and who gets benched. Many people feel that this is indicative of Caldwell’s position within the organization; they think he is more of a figurehead than an authoritative figure.

Team owner Jim Irsay wasted little time trying to set the record straight.

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Browns Fan Rob Stipe Says He Was Kicked Out of Stadium for Standing

This is kind of a tough one. If nothing else, the story of Cleveland Browns fan Rob Stipe represents an alarming trend across NFL stadiums.  Players and coaches want fans to get off their iPads and make as much noise as possible during games.  Football is the only sport where the noise level of the fans can directly affect the outcome of the game.  If an offense can’t hear the plays that are being called, there is going to be trouble.

Enter Stipe — a rabid Browns fan and member of the infamous “Dawg Pound” bleacher section who was kicked out of Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday after he refused to sit down.  That, of course, raises the following question: When does standing become too much standing?

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Chinese Food Delivery Guy Stole Matt Bryant’s Golf Clubs

For the most part, everyone loves the food delivery guy.  There’s nothing quite like hearing the doorbell ring and knowing your food has arrived when you’re starving.  The delivery guy is a bearer of gifts — someone who provides you with a service when you need to eat but are too lazy to separate yourself from the TV.  That is, of course, unless he runs you for your golf clubs.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Falcons kicker Matt Bryant had his golf clubs stolen out of his garage by the Chinese food delivery guy a couple weeks ago.  Police say 22-year-old Kristian Vail walked into Bryant’s open garage, stole his $3,000 bag of clubs, delivered his food, and went on his way.

Investigators were able to track down the clubs on the Internet by using their serial numbers and found that Vail had traded the clubs to a man named Michael Gibson in exchange for 80 Ecstasy pills.  Dude was just looking to party, I guess.

Most of the clubs have been tracked down and returned to Bryant but, according to Braselton Police Assistant Chief Lou Solis, Bryant’s putter remains missing and he is pretty unhappy about it. Better to have $3,000 clubs stolen from you though than $7 million worth of jewelry, right Floyd Mayweather? If you can’t trust the delivery guy these days, whom can you trust?