Emotional Peyton retires

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“In my very first NFL game, I completed my first pass to Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk. I threw a touchdown in that same game to Marvin Harrison, who would be inducted into the Hall of Fame this August. The quarterback for our opponent, the Miami Dolphins, was, after my dad, my favorite player — Hall of Famer Dan Marino, who on the first third down of the game completed a 25-yard skinny post. And it was the damndest throw I’d ever seen. Later, I completed a pass to tight end Marcus Pollard down the middle and somebody hit me really hard and after I got up I told myself, ‘I know I can play in this league.”

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Tom Brady praises Peyton: ‘Sucks’ he’s retiring

When an archrival hangs it up, you’d think the other guy in the equation would celebrate. Peyton Manning walking away from football on Sunday should equate some level of excitement from Tom Brady, right? Totally wrong. The Patriots quarterback issued a statement on Sunday praising Manning as someone who “changed the game forever.” And in an interview with Peter King of TheMMQB.com, Brady was asked what it will be like to not have Manning to play against for the first time…

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