It will make some upset, but Peyton Manning has been named the 2013 Sportsman of the Year.
“For two decades Peyton Manning has methodically elevated the standards of everybody from NFL quarterbacks to video-room interns to offspring named in his honor — one film session, one spiral notebook, one dummy audible at a time. The mother of an eighth-grade classmate once told Manning’s mom, Olivia, “Peyton really has to study for his A’s. My child just goes in and takes the test.” The remark, while rude, was revealing. Manning always did the work, and as a result he never disappointed the families who put so much faith in him. He is still the striver who scored a modest 1030 on his SAT yet graduated with the highest GPA that year in Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information.”
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