for king and country
- Jan 20, 2007
So in this thread we have the topic of Manning setting the new single season TD record and the most common theme in the responses is "Why isn't the media calling them classless?!?".
That sentiment pollutes the thread. It's not about Denver, it's about the media.
I don't expect a group of Pats fans to fall to the ground in awe of Peyton Manning. But "the media sucks" is just so tired.
Just to clarify, this is mistaken and you're actually missing it because you are a Broncos fan bristling at people talking bad about your guys. SJH and Dog's larger point isn't that the media should call Denver classless, it's that they should not have called the Patriots classless in the first place; they are pointing out the lack of calling the Broncos classless as evidence of hypocrisy to show they shouldn't have called the Patriots classless.
You're focused on your team so you're missing this. Which makes sense: you're focused on your team and they're focused on theirs.
Morgan's Magic Snowplow said:Its really pretty amazing. His arm is so much weaker now than it was before his neck injury that he must have had to make a ton of adjustments - when to release the ball in a receiver's pattern, what types of throws he could get away with, a much greater focus on little touch passes and lobs, etc. All that precise timing and instinct and muscle memory developed over 20 odd years playing the position with a reasonably strong arm had to be consciously adjusted.
I love me some Manning face and I really hope the Broncos flame out of the playoffs in the first round but you have to tip your cap to the achievement.
There really is something fascinating in watching a player lose some ability and have to up their game in some new way. It's an imperfect analogy in that Peyton has always known the game so well, but it's a bit like when a pitcher loses some heat and has to learn to pitch. Or when Jordan developed the fall-away.