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.
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Brett Favre grew up idolizing a pair of Southern quarterbacks, the Saints' Archie Manning and the Cowboys' Staubach. He grew up in Kiln, Mississippi and went to high school in there. His high school, Hancock North Central, honored him this past May by re-naming the field, 'Brett Favre Field,' and unveiling a life-sized statue of the quarterback at the stadium's entrance. The school previously had retired his jersey, Number 10, in 1993. He stayed in the south to go to college where he went to Southern Miss. He became the starter at Southern Miss in his third game of his freshman season. Favre majored in special education. He led his Southern Mississippi team to 29 victories, including two bowl victories, during his four varsity seasons, 1987-90, and climaxed his collegiate career by earning a MVP award in the East-West Shrine game featuring the nation's best seniors. Favre set school records for passing yards (8,193), pass attempts (1,234), completions (656), completion percentage (53.2), touchdowns (55), and with only 35 interceptions. His production included five 300-yard passing games and five 3-TD performances, while his 7,695 regular-season passing yards ranked him among the top 30 of all-time NCAA passers. His 1.57 interception ratio in 1988 was the lowest among the 50 top-ranked passers in the nation, and his 2.9 interception rate for his four-year career also ranks as one of the best in NCAA history. Also he was the MVP of the All-American Bowl at the conclusion of his senior year. All those records and stats and that was only in college!!!
Joe Montana is one of the greatest football players to ever play. Joe worked hard for what he earned and deserved every bit of it. He had to earn his position on every football team he has played for an he did it very well. He won 4 super bowls and many awards during and after his career and is currently in the hall of
...y would argue that no other quarterback will be able to ever match his level of success. Even though he was interested in other sports as a young boy, it is crystal clear that he was supposed to play football. At six feet five inches and 230 pounds, we can assume that he would be a formidable opponent in any sport; but looks don't count. Actions are what count, and Peyton has certainly delivered in that department.
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Even though Krattenmaker makes good points in this article, there are still questions to be raised about this topic. There are a couple questions that relate to Krattenmaker saying, “More Americans than ever say they would not let their sons play football. Yet football remains our favorite spectator sport”(Krattenmaker).
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...e most valuable player twice, and that Tom had undoubtedly earned it, yet if anyone were to watch the tapes in which he won there would be no question that he deserved it. Last but not least, Tom Brady has one of the best stats out of any quarterbacks Super bowl career, and as Ducksters explained that Tom has the most career Super bowl completions (127 as of 2012). Tom had also thrown for 9 touchdowns and 1277 passing yards.