Half an hour away from the "Pre-Game Festivities". In the last hour we've had a package on Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson, and now we're getting the piece on Peyton Manning.
Very strange here that Terry Bradshaw is featured heavily in the pre-game packages, but he's not there on the field. Poor man lost his father earlier this week so he's with family, I certainly can understand that. With the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman so fresh on our collective minds I think the festivities will be somewhat muted today. Though not for very long I'm sure.
I have to say this, everyone so far has been a class act in this Super Bowl. Even Richard Sherman. I may not care for Pete Caroll because of his connection to U$C, but how can you not root for Ruseell Wilson who seems to be such a genuine good guy? How can you not appreciate Peyton Manning and his "chip on his shoulder"?
As to the "legacy" of Peyton Manning - win or lose, he's in the HOF and this game is a testament to his resilliance. Win or lose, he's done what he needed to do already, he has nothing else to prove. Any other interpretation is irrelevant.