Granted, it's not really Peyton's fault but rather a function of him having been at the top of the marketing pyramid. But I used to get sorta annoyed by the depiction because, although I think Peyton has grown up a great deal, I always found him to be a smarmy spoiled kid who had to settle a case out of college who was epitomized by the "I'm trying to be a good team mate here" comment.
Back in, I think, 1998 (i.e. long before Brady hit the scene), Peyton was still at Tennessee, and ESPN was already playing him up to be the next Big Thing. I distinctly recall watching ESPN at one point, and they showed Peyton on one of their highlight reels, jumping up after a TD, running over to the sideline, and conducting the Tennessee marching band for, I dunno, 30 seconds.
For whatever reason, that little anecdote has always made me hate him. I don't give a shit about marching bands per se, but it was such an entitled gesture, like "I own this entire fucking school, and I am your master, watch me!", that has been borne out again and again, between begging for the calls, and the post game comments, and the "It's anyone's fault but mine" body language after an INT that I will never like the guy.
Edited by drleather2001, 08 December 2012 - 01:42 AM.