Google+

Manning & Brady: Side-by-Side Once Again

 

 

 by Amy Lignor

Yes, we all know the Broncos and the Patriots are two of the best in the NFL. We also all understand the fact (or should) that Manning and Brady are the two QB’s who have a great deal of skill, elegance, and fire on the football field. They can lose a game, yet they don’t seem to worry about it the next week. They simply head out on the field with their experience and win.

 

Yesterday, once again, Manning and Brady were called out by the experts. This time around it was for yet another record being broken. Peyton Manning succeeded in breaking the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a season when he tossed his 51st for 0QB_s640x427the year. This knocked Tom Brady’s amazing season of 50 TD’s down to the number two spot.

 

His teammates knew what Manning had done. And although Manning never pats himself on the back (at least, not often), the rest of his team offered their congrats to the man. It was less than three minutes before that he’d tied the record, so passing the record was not exactly a shocker to anyone’s system. After all, when Manning’s ‘on’ he’s proven he could pretty much pass 50 TD’s in only one game if the clock ran a little slower.

 

After the congrats, Peyton pumped his fist in the air (only once – not overly vain), and took the high-fives offered. What this football fan chooses to believe is that he waited until the evening hours to call up Brady and give him a big, “In your face, pal!” before heading off to bed. Of course, Brady would have been smiling as well, letting Manning know that next season would be a whole new shooting match.

 

There are criticisms and cynicisms when it comes to every player and every team in the NFL. From legal issues to fights in cyber-world to the simplest things like fighting on the field out of pure frustration when you’re so close to the post-season that you can almost smell the Lombardi trophy waiting there for you to succeed. But it is always a great thing to see someone who has worked a very long time and proved to be one of the best of the best to ever play the game, take a record from a player that is…exactly like they are.

 

When it comes to Manning and Brady (and, you should know, I route for neither of these teams so this is absolutely from the heart), I have been and will continue to be impressed.

 

Establishing yourself in the NFL takes a while, to say the least. But these are two players who have managed to not only establish their skill set and put fear into the heads of their opponents, but they have also done a wonderful job over the years of establishing their character.

 

My advice? There are a great many teams out there, and a great many players, who would do extremely well to remember that poise is a necessary talent to have in the QB position, not to mention the rest of the positions.

 

Congrats Peyton. I have a feeling that your name and Brady’s in the same sentence will be stated again before this year is up. Perhaps, when it’s time for the AFC Championship to be played.

 

Until Next Time, Everybody,

Amy

 

,

Entertainment

For movies opening December 2, 2016

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening December 2, 2016     BIG BUDGET FILMS Incarnate (PG-13 for terror, profanity, disturbing images, intense violence, sensuality and mature themes) Horror flick about an unconventional exorcist (Aaron Eckhart) who meets his match while attempting to free the mind of an 11 year-old (David Mazouz) possessed by a … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Volume 2 of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! – You Do NOT Want to Miss This

  Volume 2 of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! – You Do NOT Want to Miss This Book Review by Amy Lignor What began in an unforgettable Volume 1—living Jerry Hall’s story and dealing with the heart-wrenching issues of the Viet Nam* War—continues here. The action of battle, fraught with the unending horrors that the “unwanted veterans” dealt with, grows even more painful. And as war comes closer to an end, what should have been peaceful … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median price of those new homes was $321,000, the highest median price ever recorded. That’s up 9.7 percent … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Inside WildAid

  Inside WildAid by Amy Lignor   Donations can be made. Time can be volunteered. There are a great number of charities, organizations and hard workers out there who strive with everything they have to save the animals of the world. The National Wildlife Administration, the World Wildlife Federation – these are just two leaders that help keep our beloved species’ on the map. There is also an organization whose sole mission is to end … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Skeeter Boats Comes Up with Cure for Cabin Fever

  Skeeter Boats Comes Up with Cure for Cabin Fever By Craig Lamb   If you are overdosing on TV fishing shows, mindlessly flipping through tackle catalogs, or feeling down and don’t know why, then you are not alone. Count yourself among most of the fishermen in the entire country. We have cabin fever. It’s common this time of year when hunting and football overtake wetting a line on the list of weekend priorities. Or, it’s just plain too … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

The Best & Worst (So Far) of the 2016 NFL Season

  The Best & Worst (So Far) of the 2016 NFL Season by Amy Lignor     Okay…we’re almost dead center, folks, so it’s time to sum up the best and silliest actions and reactions that the 2016 NFL season has provided fans thus far.   Analysts are always yapping, and most likely nothing they say will actually come true. However, right now almost everyone is agreeing to the fact that Tom Brady has a score to settle. Yes, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Charity Begins at Home

  Charity Begins at Home by Amy Lignor   Turning a blind eye is easy for some; preferred by others. But the fact is that the bad doesn’t become good – in any area – unless eyes are open wide to not only see what’s occurring, but also to gain the knowledge needed to stop the bad from getting even worse. Remarks are made about “other countries” and what they do wrong when it comes to the harming of animals for profit. However, in … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Exploring the Holidays Around the Globe

  Exploring the Holidays Around the Globe by Amy Lignor   Thanksgiving has been had. Games have been watched and the golden turkey has caused a great many belts to be loosened. So…here it comes!   From hanging the stockings on the chimney with care to the red-nosed reindeer who had to be there; from Santa heading down that chimney just right to lovely sleigh bells ringing softly in the night, the holiday season is a truly … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Forecasting Climate Change

  Forecasting Climate Change by Amy Lignor As with anything in this world, it depends on whose opinion or observations you trust as to just how bad climate change is becoming. As 2016 begins to wrap up, climate scientists, atmospheric physicists, chemists, oceanographers – you name it – no one can come up with any other explanation for climate change and the warming of our planet other than human activity. How fast is it happening? … [Read More its Good for You...]