My story: A reflective Broncos QB Peyton Manning appreciates what led him to last night

We spent last night in Chicago, checking out the preseason debut of new Broncos QB Peyton Manning. The ex-Colts star played just 12 snaps, but to him, it meant so much more. Manning was serious last night, in game mode. Right up until he stopped his interview to show his appreciation. He missed an entire season, underwent several neck surgeries, changed teams… and has emerged. And he wanted to thank the people who made it happen. Manning led his team on a 50-yard drive yesterday before throwing an interception. He also converted a third-and-17. But we’ll have plenty of time to discuss all the football things. Last night at Soldier Field wasn’t about that. Last night was about Manning’s trek […]

Recapping this trip: The Chicago preseason game edition

Last night’s preseason opener for the Broncos and Bears wasn’t pretty. They rarely are, and when teams keep their starters off the field like they did, the possibility for ugliness is even more likely. Still, it was the debut of Peyton Manning in a Broncos uniform, his first chance to work with his new team in a game setting. Clearly, that was the highlight. Want to review? Let’s hit on some highlights from our trip to Chicago… — I think I’m over the jarring feeling of seeing Manning in another uniform. Took a while, but I’ve grown accustomed to it. That’s just kinda how this all is. Players change teams, with so few exceptions. That’s reality. But it was cool […]

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