There’s no secret that Peyton Manning may quite possibly playing his last game on Sunday. There’s also no secret that The Broncos are the underdog going into Super Bowl 50. But win or lose, Peyton Manning has been an exemplary example of humility, class and sportsmanship to the NFL.
Peyton Manning is one of those players that embodies what it is to be a true professional. What we love about him is he lets his work speak for itself. No matter how many records he holds, how many times people have written him off, no matter how high or low he has been in his career he always kept a sense of professionalism in his craft.
Peyton is the underdog on Sunday to the up-and-coming talented and outspoken Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Cam and the Panthers are entering the prime of their young careers and Peyton may be playing his final game. It’s the classic scenario of wanting the older icon to go out on top.
Since the start of Peyton Manning’s career he has exhibited pure class. Whether that has been personally writing letters to opponents that he admired, donating to charities, playing and studying like a rookie, being the most respected player among players, and on and on, he has remained humble his entire career and let his play speak for itself. And, it has.
Thank You Mr Manning.
Here’s what Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman, had to say about Peyton after they dealt him an embarrassing loss in Super Bowl XLVIII when Sherman had injured his ankle “He was really concerned about my well-being,” Sherman said. “After a game like that, a guy who’s still classy enough to say ‘How are you doing?’ To show that kind of concern for an opponent shows a lot of humility and class. Peyton is the Classiest person/player I have ever met! I could learn so much from him! Thank you for being a great competitor and person.”
At The Vital Guide, we believe in letting our actions speak for us. We are not what we SAY we do, we are WHAT we do. That’s why we admire professionals like Peyton Manning who humbly show up day after day, put the work in and let it speak for itself. Thank you Peyton for being an example of excellence.
So what about you guys? What qualities do you admire in the people respect? List one or two qualities in the comments box.