The way Peyton Manning carried himself in defeat is yet another reason why he is a world class individual.
It was then that Peyton Manning heard the very respectful voice of Steve Lopez, a beer vendor from the Bronx.
“Mr. Manning, could I please get an autograph?” the 25-year-old asked.
Manning’s head turned and looked Lopez in the eye. These were the opposite ends of the NFL food chain – megastar multimillionaire and a guy hawking Bud Lights in the stands. The wave of the crowd was pushing Manning forward, but he locked in on Lopez.
“Not now,” Manning said, “but when I come back this way I will.”