~ Super Bowl 50 - Your thoughts ~

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Denver brought it! Defense was amazing and CJ Anderson, the beast! Cam Newton bummed out at the end and I'm not sure why he didn't dive for the ball but hey, Denver deserved it anyway so it's a mute point now. Good to see Manning (Class Act) go out with a Super Bowl win.

I never bothered to watch the half-time show. I could care less. I'm tuned in to watch football, not see a concert.
 

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It is no secret that defense wins games. Broncos proved that you do not need an offence to win.

I thought it was a great game to watch. Of course most people are TD junkies and thought the game sucked. Shame these people couldn't see the game as the defensive masterpiece it was.
 

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The Broncos defense shut the Panthers down and made them look like children. Was very enjoyable watching Cam be all whiny and disappointed, especially after that nauseatingly egotistical pre-Superbowl interview. Was nice to see Peyton go out with a win. He looked truly sad throughout the whole game ... you could tell he was saying his good byes in his mind.
 

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I am not sure Manning is going to retire. He would have done it last night if he was set on it. I think he wants to try for 2 in a row and get one more over his brother.
 
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Being a competitor like the Manning's are it's no surprise he would try one more year. I'd be on a beach soaking up the sun and drinking Margaritas but that's just me. :)
 

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Yuck. Football is so queer in my books. All that man-on-man action with the players jumping on each other. :snicker
 

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[QUOTE="Lethal, post: 6502514]I am not sure Manning is going to retire. He would have done it last night if he was set on it. I think he wants to try for 2 in a row and get one more over his brother.[/QUOTE]
Maybe ... maybe not. He seemed unsure and kept talking in past tense.
 

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I just think he didn't want to take any focus away from his team. Him announcing retirement makes every headline about him. He's never been a me, me, me player like Cam is. Who turned out to a selfish bad sport like i always knew he was. Ever since he was in college, I've always seen him as the selfish ego maniac he is. Glad he showed his true colors so the media can back off the sunshine they have been pumping his way.

Von Miller...beast! That is all.
 

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I thought it was funny that Manning gets all the attention even though he did next to nothing and the defense won the game.

Manning: I worked so hard to get here and I knew we were going to win. I could see it all from the bench :snicker

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The NFL is full of politics, just like any other major company. So of course Manning is going to get that coverage time but he and everyone else knows the defense won that game for Denver. He loves the camera in his face, he's one of those types of personalities. His brother is more laid back, not as camera friendly.

Cam has a typical rebel mentality deep down, not caring what everyone thinks. He earns millions so does it bother him what people think? I doubt it. If he remotely concerned himself with that he could have acted politically correct after the game but none of us really know him as a human being, all we see is targeted media coverage so it's easy to form judgments. I'm not sticking up for him, I could care less really. I'm just saying I try not to judge people or things I don't know or understand.
 

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His personality is fine. I'm not asking to conform to what i like in a FB player. Respect and a little humble. He isn't both of those so i already don't like him on that but he is Who he is. No one person will be liked by everyone. I have a problem with his bitching out trying to recover a fumble which is basically a slap in the face to all the guys that get pounded every play to try and keep him on his feet and he's too valuable to jeopardize his safety.

Also the press conference was a bitc move. It's all nice to gloat and be all in everyone's face and happy joy joy team "leader." Then he can't take the fire of a tough loss. You see the true side of a man in defeat. That didn't look like someone i could trust on my team to shake it off easily. You lost the SB, it sucks, but suck it up and deal.

No one else can work and have an extremely bad day and just walk out if you boss pulls you to the side and asks what happened. Thin skin is what it looked like to me. That just isn't worthy of a leader title and MVP title he won. His performance was worthy but not him.

His comments after just dug himself a bigger hole. You show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser. Guess Tom Brady is a loser because he handled all his post game conferences just fine. I also slammed Peyton for his BS no hand shake after the loss to the Saints so this isn't selective. It took me a while to get back to looking him after that.
 
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^^^

That's how I feel about the whole thing. I really don't care how cocky one player might be or even arrogant on how good they are. If you cannot back it up after talking yourself up, you should at least be able to get through an entire post game interview asking what went wrong. No doubt he was pissed.

He has a hell of a year, but that doesn't matter when it is the Super Bowl where Carolina melted. A lot of that was on him too as the offense was completely centric on his play. Throughout the end of the game you could literally see him having very immature tantrums either on the field or sideline. That tells me while he cares a great deal and wants to win and has passion, he doesn't have a good handle on his emotions. I don't get to see many Carolina games with my market, but for this year at least he wasn't used to losing. So I am not sure if these kinds of outbursts are typical for him. He did seek out Peyton at the end of the game, and was a sign of sportsmanship, so it's not completely bad, but he has some things outside of his amazing skill to work on next year.
 

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If you can't handle a loss don't gloat about a win because the ridicule will be unbearable when you do lose. That's what's happened and he only has himself to blame.

I just hate it because the guy has it all. He is the most athletically gifted person in the NFL, he has a rocket for an arm, and i like the laid back mentality he has. Generally i would be a big fan of all that. But he ruins it with his on the field celebrating and his if you don't want me to dab then stop me mentality. He's just too much for me to stomach.
 
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When you're 26 and make over a hundred million dollars throwing a football around something is seriously wrong with this country. We have millions of people starving and for some young man to act the way he did because he lost a football game is kinda pathetic. Being in the NFL is a privilege and some people just don't get it. He should be jumping for joy every second of the day. I know I would!