As you can probably tell from my signature I also happen to be a Cowboys fan as I'm from the great city of Dallas. But when I started watching football as a young girl inevitably I heard about the great Peyton Manning and I knew I had to see what all the hype was about and that's when Peyton became my favorite quarterback.
So without further ado, thank you Peyton for teaching me what great quarterbacks look like, what team leaders look like when their team needs a boost. How studying film and working hard all year long can bring great rewards in the form of a superbowl. I loved how passionate you are about the game, when times were good you encouraged the team and all the younger players looked up to you, their leader. When the o-line forgot to block (an often occurrence) you would show them how much you cared by yelling at them and then telling them that they could do it. But above all your audibles are pure genius and I'm sure your offensive line must stand there going "can this man just hurry up!" but that's what makes you such a great and unique quarterback and I'll definitely miss hearing "RICHMOND, MACADAMIA! COYOTE! TOYOTA!" Come on admit it, you will miss staring at the t.v wondering what exactly is Peyton yelling about (no worries the team itself doesn't know). But quite possibly my favorite line from Peyton is "GOD DAMMIT DONALD!" and I think that quote describes Peyton as a perfectionist who always demanded the best for not only himself but for the players around him.
So in the end, I will miss Peyton for all his funny moments, life lessons that he has taught me and I hope that I will be able to see him as a player for the next several years and as a talking head(come on you know he would be hilarious and knowledgeable) or as a coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning I both wish you luck as you continue on your paths but Luck you have big shoes to fill and I believe you will make your own mark on the franchise. Moving on is one thing but forgetting is another.