"It's different, because we didn't really have that last year where the quarterback was demanding of us, telling us where he wanted us and just taking charge. It's a different aspect." -- Running back Willis McGahee, on what has changed with Peyton Manning now leading the Broncos.
"James H. "Jim" Driver, 78, of Eagle, Colo., formerly of Columbia, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at South Hampton Place in Columbia after a brief illness. An avid Broncos fan, he abhorred Manning and evidently wanted out before a deal was done."
This award is Peyton Manning's fourth NFL MVP. That is an NFL record. No other player in 89 years of NFL history has ever won four MVPs. This means Manning has eclipsed Unitas, Brown, Favre, Montana, Elway, Starr, Baugh, Payton, and just about every other great player you could ever think of. Four MVP awards takes Peyton Manning one step closer to that "Best of All-Time" title. We've seen people like Jets coach Rex Ryan call him the best ever, and the statement has been echoed in the media by Trent Dilfer and others. Since no other person has won four MVPs, the "Best of All-Time" moniker now carries even more weight
It's funny. We received some of the same feeback about Peyton that we heard after Bill Belichick (Colts nemesis and Pats head coach) came on our show in October. Colts fans called then and said that Belichick seemed ""nice." He said things they never heard before. That they kinda went from "hating him to just kinda not liking him." Bascially we humanized him. We made him real. (And he's NOT a bad guy. He's a great guy). We try to show different sides of folks on the show. I don't think you get that a lot of places.
And with Peyton last week it was the same thing. We had some regular callers who for whatever reason didn't like Peyton before the show, called and emailed us afterwards telling us they NOW liked him. Liked what he said. Liked how he came across. He was comfortable. Easy to listen to, easy to talk to. Thought he was a good guy.