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the Book of Manning

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Big D, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Big D

    Big D Well-Known Member

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    Anyone see this show? It's pretty good. My favorite moment is when the guy asks Cooper "who's your favorite player?" - Roger Staubach! Ha ha... yeah !!!
  2. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Saw the trailer yesterday, forgot it was on today and I missed it. If someone knows when it airs again, please post.
  3. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    It is a good show. Since I live in Mississippi, I had a great deal of interest in the Manning family. They are good people and very well respected in this state. I have read more about Archie finding his father's body and the effects that it had on him and his family. I can not imagine the horror of finding my father dead from suicide. The younger football fans may not realize it, but Archie was one of the very best QBs in the league. I remember that he was considered just as good as Staubach by many people. If he would have played with a good team like the Cowboys, he would have went down as one of the all time greats. I have never seen a QB take do much punishment from hits and still get up and play . I have always liked the Manning family and have been a fan of all of them.
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  4. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    It was a great show. I liked how they didn't show Eli too much lol. Too much of Archie though
  5. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I watched the show last night, Sep. 24th.
    I enjoyed it, and have a lot of respect for Archie and his wife, and the job they did raising their boys.

    But as a Dad of two boys myself, (who I loved watching practice, let alone watching them in games) ... I can not even begin to imagine what Archie's Dad must have been going through to take his own life just as his only son was set to begin his Jr. season as perhaps the best college QB in America.

    Most guys would kill for that moment, not die before it.
  6. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    not watching it (and never will) because i cant stand the mannings and their hype machine

    having said that, i do respect how peyton plays QB
  7. gambit187

    gambit187 Active Member

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    Archie was my fav QB and Roger my second. As a child I always wondered why Archie had that same old look every game "lets do our best look". I always wondered after being battered and bruised every Sunday what he was like off the field. Archie Manning is a Saint in every sense of the word. He was happy to be playing in the NFL...but more then that he was happy being a father, being a husband and having a family. He left all that crap at the door and was a 100% family man when he walked through it.
  8. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    LOL, ..At lease you've kept an open mind about it.

    Name one other father who played QB at a high level in the NFL, and had two sons play QB at a high level in the NFL.

    It's not hype, it really happened.

    It's rare, but that is why they are "the Mannings".
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  9. gambit187

    gambit187 Active Member

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    A father that didn't pressure his sons to play any sports, they had to bug him about playing sports with them. A father that didn't push his college choice on his sons. I father that didn't interfere or want any exposure for what his sons was doing. He just wanted to be a dad, so much of that is missing in America today.
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  10. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    No issue
    I think my dislike mostly started with the whole Eli and Archie wanting to make sure he went to the giants
    I am not a fan of people who feel entitled and circumvent things
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  11. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    So because of one decision, .. now you "cant' stand" the entire Manning family ??

    Don't feel the need to try and explain that to me.
  12. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry. I won't try to
    It requires more than 4th grade intelligence
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  13. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I'm not so sure about that, .. but sorry you didn't make it that far.
  14. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    On again tonight ESPN2, 8:00 PM ET.
  15. gambit187

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    After playing for the Saints and getting pummeled, do you think that maybe Archie new that it was not a good career path for Eli
  16. gambit187

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    You decision is your decision but to judge them and not give the show a try is kind of well jacked up. You have to look at the show and see ALL the good decisions he made for his family. EVERYTHING this man did was for his family. Oh and that thing about Eli going to the Giants...kinda worked for THE FAMILY.
  17. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Burgers
    I like burgers
  18. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Archie played for a team that didn't care sbout winning. Advising his son to avoid that same situation is bring a good father. You must really hate Elway too.
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  19. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    You have no way of knowing how good or bad Archie would have been if he had been on a good team and asked to take the next step
    There are plenty of QBs who are pretty good but wilt under pressure when asked to win in the big games (isn't that that knock even on Peyton?)
    Also, he did not advise his son, they made it clear to the team that drafted Eli that he would not play for them
    That is a little more than 'advising'


    But, like I said, you have your opinion and I have mine
  20. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Feel the same way. Living in Dallas during the Staubach, Manning years, we rarely got to see Archie play. But watching YT vids, and the little snippets of film form the 30-4-30, there are many comparisons to be made in their styles.

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