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Will 2009 Be The Year We Finally Cut Peyton Manning Some Slack?

Published by on July 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

I watched Rudy last night and right at the end of the movie when the rest of the Fighting Irish players carried the diminutive hero off the field to the screaming roar of the 80,000 fans who had been chanting his name, I immediately though of Peyton Manning. 

Why do we love Rudy? He played exactly two plays in his college career and didn't even make it to the pro's yet that scene at the end of the movie would have us believe that he was one of the greatest players in the storied history of the Fighting Irish.

Of course we don't love Rudy because of what he has done on the field or during his career. 

We love Rudy because of what he had to do in order to be on that field at all. You see there is something deeply routed within the human brain that compels us to pull for the underdog. We are almost programed to pull for someone that has overcome adversity and climbed to heights that nobody ever thought possible. 

Whether it was Alex Zanardi cl...

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