Peyton Manning: "Vic, Ah, why you a make'a the fun at me?"
In what will only inspire all sorts of intelligent and sophisticated responses from our friends at Stampede Blue, Jaguars.com Senior Editor elected to eviscerate Peyton Manning for his performance against the Chargers on Saturday. Vic, it seems, likes to raise my blood pressure to unbearably high levels as I await the reaction to his commentary. Manning, like most great players, inspires passionate responses from his critics and his supporters. This passion tends to degrade into name calling, straw men arguments, and ad hominem insults. It also leads to the complete disregarding of legitimate points based on emotion.
What Vic said, for better or for worse, was spot on, though as I will argue below, somewhat misplaced: