My Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl on February 7. I have been a diehard Broncos fan since they signed Peyton Manning back in 2012. I have a wealth of orange and blue Broncos collateral throughout my house, including a Peyton Manning shrine in the middle of my living room. You might say I bleed orange during football season and everyone within earshot knows if they are having a good game or have had better days.
I blame part of this obsession on my husband, who has pampered me with Peyton Manning t-shirts, bobble heads, Broncos floor mats for my car, a Broncos lunch bag, slippers, blanket, beach towel, gloves, hoodie, infinity scarf – you get the picture. To be honest, I have always loved football and used to play it as a kid. I must have had a good arm back then as I always played quarterback and the guys in the neighborhood would fight over who got me for their team.
That might explain my affinity for quarterbacks and love of Peyton Manning. He is a class act with a great sense of humor, and takes the game more seriously than anyone I have ever seen. He has shown us that to be the best at something, you have to work hard, learn from your mistakes, overcome the obstacles life throws at you, and hold your head high.
There has been a lot of speculation Peyton will retire now that he’s brought another Super Bowl Championship to Denver and earned his second Super Bowl ring. While the game won’t be the same without him, he has earned the right to ride off into NFL history and start a new chapter in his life. I wish him all the best.