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Peyton Manning knows weed laws in Colorado are good for his pizza business

Peyton-Manning-Papa-JohnsShortly after Peyton Manning decided to invest in 21 Colorado-area Papa John’s franchises back in 2012, the state of Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use. Did Manning just get lucky, or was he banking on that happening?

During a recent interview with The Monday Morning Quarterback, Manning took a few minutes to discuss voting and politics. It turns out those topics go hand in hand with his business venture.

“You try to know who you’re voting for. I was good friends with the Governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels, who’s now the president of Purdue,” Manning said. “Probably could have been President of the United States. You try to get to know them. I’ve gotten to know some of the folks here in Colorado. There’s some different laws out here in Colorado. Pizza business is pretty good out here, believe it or not, due to some recent law changes. So when you come to a different place, you’ve kind of got to learn everything that comes with it.”

You see, Peyton is an even smarter businessman than we thought. The guy does more than just break NFL records and make us laugh with hilarious commercials. He also fully understands the munchies, and he knows how to turn them into some extra cash. He’s just an alpha male in every sense of the term.

Peyton Manning yells at Julius Thomas for running wrong route (Video)

Peyton Manning doesn’t get mad too often, but he was livid at Julius Thomas at the end of the third quarter on Sunday.

Manning ripped Thomas a new one for running the wrong route on a third down play. The Broncos had a 3rd and 5 at the Kansas City 45 and lined both Thomas and Demaryius Thomas on the left. Demaryius was in the slot while Julius was split out wide to the left by the sideline. The Chiefs had three defenders in a triangle position (one corner on each player and a safety further back and playing in between).

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Julius was supposed to break to the outside and up the sideline in order to attract two defenders and clear the area for Demaryius, who would have had a one-on-one situation. Instead, Julius went inside for a rub route, leaving the area crowded for Demaryius, who caught a pass underneath but only managed one yard.

The Broncos ended up punting, and the Chiefs scored on the ensuing drive to make it a one-possession game. And that’s why Peyton was so upset.

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Video via Pro FootPaul Zone

Giants fan has ‘Eli’s Brother’ on back of Peyton Manning jersey

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Has Eli Manning won more Super Bowls than his older brother Peyton Manning? Yes, yes he has. Is the younger Manning a better quarterback? Well, no, no he isn’t. Don’t tell that to the New York Giants fan you see in the photo above.

As Twitter user @ev0lemi pointed out, Some guy who was at the Giants’ final preseason game on Thursday night had a Denver Broncos jersey with Peyton’s number on it but “Eli’s Brother” on the back.

My first instinct was to bash this guy, but then I realized one important thing — he was also wearing a New York Mets hat. That kind of says it all.

H/T Next Impulse Sports

Peyton Manning gets penalty for taunting DJ Swearinger after Wes Welker hit

Peyton-Manning-DJ-Swearinger-penaltyPeyton Manning was assessed a 15-yard penalty for taunting in the Denver Broncos’ preseason loss to the Houston Texas on Saturday. Yes, that Peyton Manning, and he had a pretty good reason.

Wes Welker suffered yet another concussion after he was drilled over the middle of the field by DJ Swearinger. The Texans safety led with his shoulder, but he made direct contact with Welker’s head and drew a penalty for unneccessary roughness. Manning got in Swearinger’s face shortly after the hit when he tossed a touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders in Swearinger’s direction.

“I’m obviously concerned about Wes and never like seeing him come out of the game with a potential blow to the head,” Manning said when asked about his penalty, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post. “He had one of those last year that kept him out a while. Fifteen yards with five seconds left in the half — it can’t hurt you that much, right?

“I think if you’re going to get one, that’s a good time to get one.”

We’d be willing to bet Manning won’t get another one for the rest of the season, and probably even his career.

Welker suffered two concussions last season, so any head injury for the 33-year-old is very frightening. He’ll be evaluated by the Broncos medical staff and could wind up missing some time in the regular season, even with two weeks to recover before Week 1. We don’t blame Manning for being upset.

GIFs via Bro Bible, Cork Gaines

Peyton Manning, Eli Manning make another DirecTV rap video

No need to panic, people — the Manning brothers have not retired from the rap game. Peyton and Eli Manning starred in a hilarious rap video for DIRECTV last year that left many people wondering when their first album would be released. There’s still no album, but there’s another DIRECTV commercial to hold us over.

The latest music video is called “Fantasy Football Fantasy.” While I still think “Football On Your Phone” was a bit more clever, “Fantasy Football Fantasy” covers all the basics including white T-shirts and gold chains.

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There was also a very creepy cameo from Joe Namath, which is definitely a plus.

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Whoever is writing these things is a genius. We already can’t wait for next year.

Peyton Manning dancing to ‘Rocky Top’ will never not be awesome (Video)

Peyton Manning danced to “Rocky Top” to start Denver Broncos practice Monday, and thankfully 9 News Denver got it on tape for us.

No. 83 dancing in the foreground of the video was of course Wes Welker, who never misses out on a chance to have a little fun. And the other guy getting down was Britton Colquitt, another Tennessee alum.

This video shows Colquitt doing a jig:

If that dancing looks familiar, it’s because it should. This was Peyton getting down on “Saturday Night Live” in 2008:

Safe to say his go-to move on the dance floor is the salt shaker?

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Terry Bradshaw: Peyton Manning is your guy if you like losing Super Bowls

Terry-Bradshaw-NFL-does-not-care-about-playersTerry Bradshaw, winner of four championships with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, can always flash his Super Bowl rings if someone asks if he is a better quarterback than Peyton Manning. We all know Manning is a better passer and is far more talented, but hardware talks. Bradshaw recently felt the need to remind everyone of that.

During one of his stops for his “America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde” tour, Bradshaw touched on the topic of whether Manning is the best quarterback to play the game today.

“No one would argue with that,” he told the audience. “If you like winning during the (regular) season and losing the Super Bowl, that’s your guy.”

Quarterbacks are judged by rings first. That’s just the way it is. Dan Marino is a better quarterback than Bradshaw, but because he never won a championship most people would argue that Bradshaw is the better player. Manning’s 1-2 record in Super Bowls and 11-12 playoff record is a nasty blemish on his overall legacy — there’s no question about it.

But as Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk noted, much of Bradshaw’s success is owed to the phenomenal Steelers defenses of the 1970s. If not for several dud performances by Bradshaw in the playoffs (which are listed here), his team might have won five or six championships.

Again, that’s just the nature of the beast. Manning has had his chances and blown them, particularly when he threw a pick-six to lose a Super Bowl against the New Orleans Saints several years back. Bradshaw’s jewelry gives him the right to yap.