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Peyton Manning Has A List And He’s Not Checking It Twice

He played 14 years for the Colts but now he'll be playing this season and for seasons to come somewhere else.

A day after having a joint press conference with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay quarterback Peyton Manning who’s now a free agent wants to find a team. Though he has a couple requests; have a team selected within the next week, have that team be an AFC team, though he did say that he would be open to playing on an NFC team, and lastly make sure that the team he selects is the right fit.

However, despite making those requests, Manning may have to break some of them as he told a few media members outside in a parking lot in Miami that he doesn’t know who wants him.

“I have no idea who wants me, what team wants me, how this process works,” Manning said. “I don’t know if it’s like college recruiting where you go take visits. I mean, this is all so new to me.”

Though luckily for Manning he wouldn’t have to worry about if anyone was interested in him for too long as sources close to Manning’s representatives said that 12 teams have contacted Manning’s representatives already.

As for who those teams may be, the only ones that have become publicly known are the Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks, the Washington Redskins, the Miami Dolphins, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Denver Broncos, and the New York Jets.

As for the other five, they still aren’t known.

Though not only does Manning know who wants him, but he also knows who doesn’t want him as a couple teams, the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Cowboys have come public as they both said that they will not pursue Manning.

“Probably not a direction we’re going to go,” said Browns General Manager Tom Heckert about pursuing Manning. “We will not go crazy in free agency.”

Sources have also said that despite showing interest in Manning the Washington Redskins will not be a destination for Manning as he’s not interested.

Though as it stands right now Manning has yet to make a decision on where he plans to go however, when that decision comes, former teammate wide receiver Reggie Wayne who’s also a free agent may be right behind him.

“It can definitely be dangerous,” Wayne told Michael Irvin in an interview about Manning and him playing in Miami together. “It can truly be dangerous, if they put us all together. The league might not want that, Mike. They might not want that. They might not want to see that. South Florida is already hot out here, baby, so you put us all together, it’ll be burning up.”

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Tony Romo: More Than Just Clutch… Unbelievable

Call him what you want but what Tony Romo did Sunday was truly remarkable.

Just one week ago Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was on every sports news cast, newspaper, radio, you name it; everyone was talking about Romo. Talking about Romo and the dramatic loss to the New York Jets on Sunday Night. He was called a choke artist, embarrassment, butterfingers, and they said he couldn’t do it clutch, he couldn’t make it the NFL, he couldn’t win a playoff game, and that he couldn’t win when it matters.

Well one week later in Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California against the San Fransico 49ers the critics were firing away again. The 49ers jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and Romo looked like the Romo that they were calling him. Drive after drive ending in the same result; no touchdown and no field goal.

Then it happened Romo stepped back in the pocket, fired, and hit wide receiver Miles Austin for a 53 yard touchdown. 14-7, 49ers lead. Though just when you thought Romo was back at the top, he let you down yet again.

Romo wouldn’t start the second half due to an apparent rib injury that he suffered on an earlier play during the game. So that meant backup quarterback Jon Kitna was in. Coming in on his first drive Kitna would get two first downs until he would throw an interception. But it would get worse, more news would come out that the rib injury was a fracture and Romo’s return was doubtful. Coming back on the next drive Kitna would redeem himself throwing a 5 yard touchdown to Miles Austin.

Still no Romo…

After stopping the 49ers again Kitna would return to the field only to let Dallas fans down again by throwing another interception; all hope was lost. No Romo meant no win. Responding off of the Kitna interception the 49ers would score off of a 29 yard touchdown 21-14, 49ers.

Getting ready to take the field again Kitna would get the pat on his thigh from Tony Romo; he was coming back out. He was going to play! Fractured rib and all Romo didn’t care as he knew that they needed a win.

Unfortunately it was the same story; three and out, 49ers ball. The 49ers would then drive down the field and would score on a David Akers 55 yard field goal, 24-14, 49ers.

Still fighting the Cowboys coming out on their next drive lead by Romo would drive down the field while Romo, taking hit after hit, after every pass would come through. Romo would throw a 25 yard pass to Miles Austin; 24-21 lead.

Forcing the 49ers to punt the Cowboys trailing by three with four minuets to go would need to drive down the field for at least a field goal, and they would need Romo to do it. Driving up the field pass after pass…play after play…tick after tick…the Cowboys would just maybe do it.

Four seconds to go down by three, the Cowboys would line-up for a field goal. From 48 yards Dan Bailey would hit it! They were heading for overtime.

Standing tall the Cowboys defense would force the 49ers to a three and out giving Romo and the Cowboys the ball back. This was his chance, to prove that he was clutch, that he could do it in the fourth quarter or when it matters, and that he wasn’t a choke artist, but most importantly get the win.

On their first down out Tony Romo would find wide receiver Jesse Holley for a 77 yard gain, putting the Cowboys in field goal distance, and lined up perfectly for a win.

Snap…kick…its good. The Cowboys made the comeback and they did it with Romo. Though, the story wasn’t that Romo finally did it in when it mattered, that he didn’t choke in the fourth quarter, that he didn’t fumble the snap; that wasn’t the story. And the story wasn’t that Romo came back into the game injured and all; with a fractured rib (injury would later become worse)…that wasn’t it either.

What the story was that the Cowboys came back and got the win; that’s what mattered and that’s what the story was to Tony Romo. “I didn’t want to be 0-2,” Romo said. “Getting into an 0-2 hole is devastating in the National Football League.”

The injury would later be released as more than just a fractured rib, but two fractured ribs and a punctured lung.

So call him a choke artist, a choker, a bum, whatever, call him what you want you want. But what you can’t call him is a quitter, bust, or un-manly, because what Tony Romo did on Sunday in Candlestick Park was truly remarkable and unbelievable…now that’s a football player.


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