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07:59 AM ET 12.05 | Generally, a Colts-Patriots game doesn't offer Peyton Manning time to consort. [Manning] opened some eyes when he spent time before [Sunday's] game signing autographs for fans inside Gillette Stadium. A Manning autograph for a Patriots fan? ... "Arguably being our biggest rival, the fans here couldn't have been nicer. Many of them told me, 'Hope you get back soon' and 'Sorry you're not out there playing today.' Certainly you enjoy hearing that from your own fans, and I know how sincere they are. Then from the biggest rival fans, some of the same fans when I'm playing I'm sure I've heard them through the years making it tough on the opposing quarterback, it's very classy. I was appreciative of it."

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December 5, 2011  08:10 AM ET

I wonder if Patriot fans share the same affection for Peyton's little brother?

December 5, 2011  08:12 AM ET
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I wonder if Patriot fans share the same affection for Peyton's little brother?

I'm guessing no.

Before you laud the fans for their sportsmanship and respect for a rival, wait and see how many of those autographs show up on eBay this week.

December 5, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Awesome **** story here... Just **** awesome.

December 5, 2011  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I wonder if Patriot fans share the same affection for Peyton's little brother?

Does anybody?

December 5, 2011  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Awesome **** story here... Just **** awesome.

Still pizzed about losing to the Jest, huh?

December 5, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I wonder if Patriot fans share the same affection for Peyton's little brother?

OH HELL NO!!!!

December 5, 2011  08:47 AM ET

You know one of the silver linings to Peyton's demise has been the disappearance of his once ubiquitous "Gosh! Golly face" from practically every other product endorsement on TV... made me wanna barf!!!

December 5, 2011  08:47 AM ET

"I'm elite. Pay attention to me!" -Eli

December 5, 2011  08:59 AM ET

I wanted to have Peyton sign my Sony TV, but taking it to a game is awkward.

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December 5, 2011  09:26 AM ET

I thought this was a GIANTS thread.. wrong Manning.. oh well.

December 5, 2011  09:51 AM ET
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I wanted to have Peyton sign my Sony TV, but taking it to a game is awkward.

LMAO!

December 5, 2011  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm guessing no.Before you laud the fans for their sportsmanship and respect for a rival, wait and see how many of those autographs show up on eBay this week.

Agreed, "Gee Payton, we're sorry your not playing, we really do love and respect you, how much are these autographs going for nowadays..."

December 5, 2011  10:58 AM ET
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I wonder if Patriot fans share the same affection for Peyton's little brother?

I doubt it, he dont play for the pats rival team lol. they prob ask " eli who?" hes good but he dont compare to his brother

December 5, 2011  11:15 AM ET
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Agreed, "Gee Payton, we're sorry your not playing, we really do love and respect you, how much are these autographs going for nowadays..."

So true. The only thing I want his (or anybody else's) autograph on is a check payable to me.

December 5, 2011  11:33 AM ET

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady = Future Hall of Famers

Eli Manning, Philip Rivers = Future Broadcasters

December 5, 2011  12:02 PM ET
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I wonder if Patriot fans share the same affection for Peyton's little brother?

Cooper? I thought he was older???

December 5, 2011  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"I'm elite. Pay attention to me!" -Eli

Clay Matthews thinks so... thanks for the Pick-6 Ellie

 
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