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  1. SVN

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2007/10/24/standard_measures/

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    What is Manning hinting at? Brady has always acted classy, and been respectful to opponents and what not...
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    well..i read it the same way as u first but he is saying that he himself "manning" hopes he acts as classy as marino did when manning broke his record. In other words he says he will try to be as classy as marino was and congratulate brady or whatever.
    He isnt taking shots at brady or something.
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    Manning, it's always about you. So, if Brady does break the TD record, everyone will await your words and then the media will all chime in about how classy you were. What a set-up.

    I can't imagine, if the situation were reversed, TB ever saying he would hope to handle it with as much class....

    Peyton, if you can't confine your comments to what someone else could accomplish, just STFU.
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    Actually, I like the way Manning handled this. I've never seen Manning as the particularly selfish type. People point to his contract, but Brady gets alot of money too.

    Manning and Brady are both class acts. There's no reason to hate Manning.
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    He (Manning) was referring to how he'd handle seeing his record shattered.

    Poor English. It's a good lesson on filling the blanks for the subject of a sentence.
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    Nothing odd about Manning's comment, he hopes to be as gracious to Brady as Marino was to him.

    As much as Pay-Ton annoys the hell out of me, he and Brady are pretty close and obviously have a ton of respect for each other.
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    But Patological was correct in pointing out that Manning had no reason or right to discuss "how HE hoped he would handle this". You and CTPatsFan are wrong. Brady's accomplishments thus far have nothing to do with Manning. Plus, no one CARES how HE would handle anything...get it?

    When you discuss anothers accomplishments, you talk about that person. Not yourself. Unless he was specifically asked "what are your thoughts "if" Tom Brady were to break your record?"

    But if he was asked "What are your thoughts on Brady's performance in 2007 thus far?", then he'd have no reason or justification for discussing how HE would handle it. If Brady breaks his record, it's only about Brady. Manning's reaction would just be a side-note.
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    Can we try to NOT assume Peyton's got some nefarious or selfish agenda when he's actually being decidedly gracious? Thanks.
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    I believe I saw the televised portion of that interview where Manning said that above quote, and while I can see how someone may interpret the printed portion of his interview as critical of Brady, FWIW, Manning's tone was very respectful, and there was no hint of criticism towards Brady in the least.

    As John Candy said, "Nothing to see here...move along..." :)
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    I thought Manning was being exceptionally gracious and classy with that quote.

    I've never bought into the personal hate for him. I like him. He seems like good people.
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    Will the homers in this thread plese shut up, Manning said nothing wrong in that quote, some of you or just out to find anything against the guy. He said he'd hope to handle it with just as much grace as Dan Marino did to him. Whats the problem? please
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    Manning is being classy in responding to this situation by
    - appreciating Tom Brady
    - appreciating Dan Marino
    - downplaying himself (I hope to be as good as...)

    Sorry if that offends the sensibility of some Pats fans who want to bash Peyton at every opportunity. All in life is not black and white (unless you believe Gregg Easterbrook :eek: ).
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