As proud as we are to have Nordstrom’s hometown of Seattle represented in this year’s Super Bowl, we have to admit: The Seahawks couldn’t ask for a more worthy adversary than the Denver Broncos and their legendary leader, 13-time Pro-Bowl quarterback Peyton Manning. Our favorite thing about Manning? Despite being extraordinarily competitive on the field, he happens to be totally hilarious when he’s off the clock.
Keep reading to see classic photos from throughout Peyton Manning’s illustrious football career—from the University of Tennessee Volunteers to the Indianapolis Colts to the Denver Broncos—plus our favorite clips of his other true calling: comedy.
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On the Field: All Business. Manning looks downright stoic in those photos, does he not? From his Fleer rookie card right up until present day. But the proof is in the pudding, so here are a few reminders of how good this guy really is:
Off the Field: Pure Comedy. As we mentioned up top, in addition to a rocket for an arm, Manning is blessed with a razor-sharp sense of humor. Here are some highlights from his comedy career—from playing opposite Sandra Bullock (or at least pretending to), to cracking up sports reporters who dared try to crack the code of his play-calling:
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Broncos Fans, here are our Editor’s Picks to rep your team on
Super Bowl Sunday (or at the office, for that matter):
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