An Evaluation of Peyton Manning

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All over the world, sports play a huge role in daily life from various aspects. Each country has their own specific sport they are known for. As an example, Mexico and Spain are famous for soccer or more commonly known in those countries as futbol. In the United States; however, football is the most popular sport. At one point in history, baseball was actually the more popular sport, but due to a shift in generations football has taken the lead. Sean Leahy states in his article, “Harris first posed this poll in 1985. Then 24% of respondents listed football as their favorite sport and 23% said baseball” (Poll: NFL Beats Baseball again as Americas most Popular Sport).Back in 1985 when the poll was first created these two sports were ranked very closely yet in 2011 football got thirty-five percent of the votes while baseball only got seventeen percent (Sean Leahy). There are very many football players who are famous and very well known while others are less detected within the NFL. These all-star players do have a lot of hype surrounding them and get their fair share of attention in many different ways. Peyton Manning is one of the most well-known football players ever to play the game; Peyton Manning has a strong effect on his fans, other players and his contributions to charities. During Peyton Manning’s sixteen year career in the NFL, he has acquired many fans that have an optimal level of respect for him. When Peyton Manning was released from the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 he then became a Denver Bronco. Although, he was not part of the Indianapolis Colts team any longer he still receives much appreciation from his old fans. Chris Greenburg reports, “Making his First appearance in Lucas Oil Stadium as a visitor after fourteen ... ... middle of paper ... ...ecomes evident that his life and the important parts vary from those of an average person. Works Cited Chase, Chris. "Every Time Peyton Manning Says 'Omaha' His Charity Gets $500 Dollars." USA Today 16 Jan. 2014: n. pag. Print. Erdahl, Kent. "Home Field Advantage: Thunder from Bronco Fans." Fox 31 16 Jan. 2014: n. pag. Print. Greenburg, Chris. "Peyton Manning Ovation: Colts Fans Cheers Ex-Quarterback in Return with Broncos." Huffington Post 20 Nov. 2013: n. pag. Print. Leahy, Sean. "Poll: NFL Beats Baseball Again as America's Most Popular Sport." USA Today 25 Jan. 2011: n. pag. Print. Foundation, Peybeck."Providing Growth Oppertunities for Children at Risk." N.p., 2014. Web. 7 Apr. 2014. . Weinreich, Marc. "NFL Player Poll: Peyton Manning Most Respected in League." Sports Illustrated 16 Jan. 2014: n. pag. Print.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that football is the most popular sport in the united states, while baseball was the least popular. football players are well-known and get their fair share of attention.
  • Analyzes how peyton manning's fans have an optimal level of respect for him during his sixteen-year nfl career. the denver bronco fans show a great amount of appreciation for their quarterback.
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