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Eagles were yelling “Papa John’s!” at Peyton Manning

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When the folks at Papa John’s decided to spend a ton of money on the NFL, they likely didn’t realize that the endorsement actually would make its way onto the field.

But that’s what happened on Sunday in Denver, according to Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin.  He told WIP radio in Philly that he heard someone shout the name of the pizza company that presumably pays Peyton a pile of money during the game with the Broncos.

“Well I know — I think I might have heard Papa John’s once, but I don’t know who said it, I mean that’s kind of funny,” Barwin said.

Barwin explained it’s common for defensive players to yell in response to the yelling from the quarterback regarding the identity of the “mike” (i.e., the middle linebacker) and other things quarterbacks say.

Far funnier than the yelling of “Papa’s Johns” was the final score, a 52-20 drubbing that had Eagles coach Chip Kelly finally relating to the coaches of all those college teams Oregon blew out.

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91 Responses to “Eagles were yelling “Papa John’s!” at Peyton Manning”
  1. noodlecbs says: Sep 30, 2013 2:40 PM

    Peyton should have responded – “1960″

  2. 87hollywoodhorn says: Sep 30, 2013 2:41 PM

    papa johns is the nastiest pizza, doesnt tasted cooked. ill take any pizza over it. i have an iron gut but that stuff gives me bowel leakage

  3. realdealsteel says: Sep 30, 2013 2:42 PM

    It’s good to know that the Eagles can have fun while their getting their @ss kicked.

  4. bucrightoff says: Sep 30, 2013 2:43 PM

    Broncos players should have yelled “USC”, as in thats where Chip Kelly will be bolting to after the season.

  5. scaredhitless says: Sep 30, 2013 2:43 PM

    They could have yelled “Dog Poop” and it would’ve meant the same thing.

    Better Ingredients. Better…. no, it’s still awful pizza.

  6. dexterismyhero says: Sep 30, 2013 2:45 PM

    Peyton should have said. “Well done, like your defense.”

  7. jbaxt says: Sep 30, 2013 2:45 PM

    Hilarious, now try playing done defense. Papa rules the house.

  8. gf2711 says: Sep 30, 2013 2:48 PM

    So while Peyton hung 52 on you, he made a few bucks off of passive income on the Papa John’s franchises… yeah, making extra money is definitely a reason to taunt somebody you Eagles losers.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 30, 2013 2:49 PM

    1960.

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 30, 2013 2:50 PM

    Eagles keep losing, many of them will be answering the phone “Papa Johns…..”

  11. vmannj says: Sep 30, 2013 2:52 PM

    Eagle Defense: “Papa Johns!”

    Denver Offense: “Scoreboard!”

  12. earpaniac says: Sep 30, 2013 2:53 PM

    I don’t see what the big deal is. Players do whatever they can to get an edge, even if it doesn’t work. And I seriously doubt Peyton would let this get to him. I guarantee he’s heard 1000xs worse things. It’s honestly a pretty funny dig.

  13. harrycanyon says: Sep 30, 2013 2:54 PM

    While the children on the Eagles defense were busy trying to be cute by yelling Papa Johns, Peyton was busy whooping their collective asses to the tune of 52 points. Maybe those guys should worry more about their play, then trying to Baseketball someone into a bad play with childish talk.
    You can speed that offense up all you want on the Eagles, the fact remains, they are not a championship caliber team. Even less so with number 7 as their leader on offense.

  14. JSpicoli says: Sep 30, 2013 2:55 PM

    Front page news. Football player makes a joke.
    Mouthbreather HOF.

  15. giorgiom3 says: Sep 30, 2013 2:55 PM

    “He told WIP radio in Philly that he heard someone shout the name of the pizza company that presumably pays Peyton a pile of money during the game with the Broncos.”

    You do realize Peyton Manning owns more than 20 Papa John’s locations, right?

  16. dallassux says: Sep 30, 2013 2:55 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Sep 30, 2013 2:49 PM

    1960.

    ——————————————————————-

    0-4 and an even bigger disgrace. About to be 0-5

  17. truthfactory says: Sep 30, 2013 2:55 PM

    I literally think that is one of the lamest smack talk attempts I have ever heard.

  18. sfsugator says: Sep 30, 2013 2:56 PM

    Chip Kelly looks like he loves papa john pizzas.

  19. datmilehighswagistoodamnhigh says: Sep 30, 2013 2:57 PM

    Maybe they were hungry from all the runnin around aimlessly. Denver coulda scored 70+ furreal on em. Peyton should give them all free pizza, just send to to their practice, now THAT would be funny!

  20. ydousuk says: Sep 30, 2013 2:58 PM

    realdealsteel says: Sep 30, 2013 2:42 PM

    It’s good to know that the Eagles can have fun while their getting their @ss kicked.
    ___________________________________

    Unlike the 0-4 Steelers huh?

  21. siknutty says: Sep 30, 2013 3:00 PM

    Peyton is a total class act. I will never understand the amount of hate directed towards this guy.

  22. davikes says: Sep 30, 2013 3:03 PM

    Peyton laughed and then threw the fourth TD pass of the game.

  23. thegregwitul says: Sep 30, 2013 3:05 PM

    That worked out well.

  24. stealthjunk says: Sep 30, 2013 3:05 PM

    The Eagles D is even more generous than I thought — 52 points AND free advertising for Peyton’s restaurants. I wish I knew these guys during Christmas-time.

  25. edithpiaf51 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:07 PM

    siknutty says: Sep 30, 2013 3:00 PM

    Peyton is a total class act. I will never understand the amount of hate directed towards this guy.

    My response, yes he is agreat regular season QB, I grant you that. However, he is not humble like his brother and after the win against the giants, when his brother eli tapped him on the shoulder and said “congrats i love u bro”, peyton kept walking and ignored him until the cameras came, then he shook eli’s hand. if no cameras he would have continued to ignore him. also peyton gets involved in causes that hurt people health wise. he may be talented but he is not nice.

  26. azarkhan says: Sep 30, 2013 3:07 PM

    In the 2005 playoffs, Patriot players and fans were yelling “Cut that meat! Cut that meat!” at Peyton, in reference to an ad that Peyton had going. Final score: Patriots 20, Colts 3. Great playoff game in the snow.

  27. deathonwings410 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:08 PM

    Peyton will still choke in the playoffs.

  28. awdlmd says: Sep 30, 2013 3:08 PM

    Peyton: I’d give you a free pizza every time I lit you up for another score but I don’t want to make you even fatter and slower.

  29. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Sep 30, 2013 3:10 PM

    This really made my Monday. Thank you PFT!

  30. cospgsmadman says: Sep 30, 2013 3:10 PM

    I think it was funny but probably shouldn’t try to piss Peyton off.

  31. raiderufan says: Sep 30, 2013 3:10 PM

    “Dude, did you hear that? I yelled Papa Johns!”

    “Dude, did you see Wes Welker run past you for 6?!?!”

  32. somethingsmellsrotten says: Sep 30, 2013 3:11 PM

    Papa Johns sucks…it’s by far the worst pizza out there. Hopefully MegaHead will slip on a slice in his kitchen.

  33. radar8 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:11 PM

    Papa John – Better ingredients, rediculously low pay scale, crappy pizza.

    Papa John is the slimewad that spends millions advertising his lousy pizza and the complains about having to pay his workers as much as minimum wage.

    It’s a shame that Peyton is connected to that piece of work.

  34. stealthjunk says: Sep 30, 2013 3:11 PM

    Could have been an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Eagles, though it’d be difficult to provide any evidence that they “disconcerted” the Broncos offense at any point during the game.

    NFL Rule Book, Section 3: Unsportsmanlike Conduct. Article 1: Prohibited Acts. There shall be no unsportsmanlike conduct. This applies to any act which is contrary to the generally understood principles of sportsmanship. Such acts specifically include, among others: . . . (i) Using acts or words by the defensive team that are designed to disconcert an offensive team at the snap.

  35. justwinbaby29 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:12 PM

    Denver has a legit shot at 16-0. They probably won’t get it but no way they are any worse than 14-2. That said another playoff failure and nobody will remember the regular season.

  36. blacknole08 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:13 PM

    I dunno about pizza but Manning sure delivered that beatdown on time!

  37. jhorton83 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:15 PM

    “Papa John” is an ass, but Peyton is the real deal. He may be a shill for anyone who will pay him, but who wouldn’t given the right amount of money?

  38. ryman1566 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:16 PM

    Manning should send a pile of those Pizza’s to the Eagles practice facility when they drag their tails back to work on Wednesday, just to put a nice bow tie on this story

  39. thegregwitul says: Sep 30, 2013 3:22 PM

    That really worked out well, didn’t it Philly?

  40. bigbwoy000 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:25 PM

    dallassux says:
    Sep 30, 2013 2:55 PM
    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Sep 30, 2013 2:49 PM

    1960.

    ——————————————————————-

    0-4 and an even bigger disgrace. About to be 0-================================

    Typical Eagle fan response, bringing up regular season records on teams that have Lombardi’s.

    Teams with no championships in over 53 years worry about regular season records. Only in Philly do regular season records matter.

    Gotta Kill ya Eagle fans, even the ‘aints & Buccs have Lombardi’s. LOL

  41. awdlmd says: Sep 30, 2013 3:27 PM

    Their QB doesn’t have any endorsement deals because he is an ex-con. Meanwhile, Denver’s #3 receiver is on during every break.

  42. thehouseofho says: Sep 30, 2013 3:28 PM

    Maybe the Eagles thought Peyton owed them a little something for making him look so good.

  43. justintuckrule says: Sep 30, 2013 3:34 PM

    Peyton is half C-3PO, half cyborg robot QB. The only way you can stop that dude is short circuiting his nuclear operated battery pack implanted and 4M GB processor in the base of his skull. Yelling “papa john’s”? Please.

  44. edithpiaf51 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:38 PM

    justintuckrule says: Sep 30, 2013 3:34 PM

    Peyton is half C-3PO, half cyborg robot QB. The only way you can stop that dude is short circuiting his nuclear operated battery pack implanted and 4M GB processor in the base of his skull. Yelling “papa john’s”? Please.

    maybe Peyton the cyborg is using enhancement drugs.??? possibly??? what do you think??? i remember he came out of an ice tub and could not breath. an ice tub opens up the lungs, does not clog them, but prednisone ‘(although prescribed for breathing issues) has that side effect as do many steroids. not saying he is, but it should be investigated.

  45. easyrider1903 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:40 PM

    Peyton smiles and says “who’s your papa!”

  46. hanifmiller says: Sep 30, 2013 3:41 PM

    As an Eagles fan the last thing I wanted to hear today was that the Eagles defense was having fun. They should all have a collective feeling of nausea today.

  47. ravenmomma says: Sep 30, 2013 3:42 PM

    Manning should have endorsed Pizza Hut instead since he’s always yelling out HUT HUT

  48. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 30, 2013 3:44 PM

    It’s only funny if you win.

  49. edithpiaf51 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:45 PM

    easyrider1903 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:40 PM

    Peyton smiles and says “who’s your papa!”

    PAPA BEAR

  50. footballfan01 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:46 PM

    Clearly it was an effective strategy.

  51. themediaisdumberthandirt says: Sep 30, 2013 3:47 PM

    Too bad Manning is a terrible playoff QB.

  52. bigal0228 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:48 PM

    Papa Johns might have been better served spending all that loot on their employees. You know, a living wage. Since it only takes 14 cents per pizza to give them some health care. Nut you don’t get photo ops with Peyton for doing something good for you employees.

  53. bigal0228 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:50 PM

    Wanna bet what Peyton sent to their locker room after the game?

  54. whysomanylosers says: Sep 30, 2013 3:51 PM

    Eagles yelled “Papa Johns”as Peyton was sitting on the bench in the 4th slammin down a few pies.

    (Yes, they are aweful).

  55. edithpiaf51 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:52 PM

    Peyton chokes in the big game. his brother Eli, in contrast, is the guy you want in the fourth quarter playoff game.

  56. cobo123 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:52 PM

    Peyton should have responded with “It’s what I do”

    BTW, how many games has Pennsylvania won so far this year? (Steelers + Eagles)……1?

  57. sarcasm says: Sep 30, 2013 3:55 PM

    Oh I heard it, I just figured it was a hot call or an alert call for their defense based on whatever Manning was saying.

    The fact that it wasn’t and it was just an Eagle trying to get into Manning’s head is laughable.

  58. nitehump says: Sep 30, 2013 3:59 PM

    Class Act,,,,,Obviously that guy did not see SB XLIV

    Nothing worse than a sore loser, and a phone call later after the News chastizes you, doesn’t make up for it. If you like Bill O’Reilly, he should have given Manning a pinhead award.

  59. kenshalek says: Sep 30, 2013 3:59 PM

    Papa-John the robber-baron?. He who wont pay his employee’s a decent wage or provide insurance?…..Pizza sucks ass too.. loser

  60. oscarsummerlin says: Sep 30, 2013 4:13 PM

    Hey Payton what would you like on your pizza?
    “Hum, let me get half with that good meat…..spam and half with the cheap stuff….eagle…….thin crust please.”

  61. CKL says: Sep 30, 2013 4:21 PM

    jhorton83 says: Sep 30, 2013 3:15 PM

    “Papa John” is an ass, but Peyton is the real deal. He may be a shill for anyone who will pay him, but [B]who wouldn’t given the right amount of money?[/B]
    ___________________________________
    People with integrity who value that over getting paid to sell something they don’t believe in or use? Money is a tool, not something to be worshipped at all costs.

  62. siknutty says: Sep 30, 2013 4:24 PM

    edithpiaf51;

    Care to elaborate on what causes he supports that harm people health wise? As far as his interaction with his brother after the game, that means nothing. The game just ended and emotions were running high. They probably had a long private talk together afterwards. You’re right Peyton is a great regular season qb, but he isn’t exactly the choke artist everyone portrays him to be. Last time I checked football is a team sport. Winning and losing does not solely fall on the quarterback. Mannings carreer playoff qb rating is 88.4, with bradys only slightly higher at 89.1. Funny how everyone regards Brady as clutch and manning a choker.

  63. rajbais says: Sep 30, 2013 4:28 PM

    That’s funny, but that’s not exactly disguising your coverage.

  64. malikiliki says: Sep 30, 2013 4:32 PM

    There is another article posted with a video clip showing it was the Payton himself and the Denver offense using “Papa John’s” to call an audible..

  65. edithpiaf51 says: Sep 30, 2013 4:36 PM

    siknutty

    yes Eli Manning is a better playoff clutch QB than Peyton and even Tom Brady is better at that than Peyton. remember what happened against the ravens last year. as for the health wise comment, Peyton does not support the healthcare law to help small businness with low cost healthcare for employees as part of his endorsement of the pizza that tastes like cardboard with sauce;) papa johsn is against the healthcare, and their pizza is awful. thanks for the exchange.

  66. chiadam says: Sep 30, 2013 4:56 PM

    Yeah, that’ll show him. Especially since the Eagles hammered Denver. Oh wait…

    Anyway, it’s not like Papa Johns will make Manning enough money for ten lifetimes. Oh wait…

  67. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 30, 2013 4:58 PM

    dallassux says: Sep 30, 2013 2:55 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Sep 30, 2013 2:49 PM

    1960.

    ——————————————————————-

    0-4 and an even bigger disgrace. About to be 0-5
    —————-

    You won’t find any of us crying over that. We know we stink. The thing is, we have won Super Bowls, including one two years ago. Eagles fans will never be able to make such a statement.

  68. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 30, 2013 5:07 PM

    themediaisdumberthandirt says: Sep 30, 2013 3:47 PM

    Too bad Manning is a terrible playoff QB.
    —————

    Enough of this hater narrative. Until now, when has Peyton ever had a great defense?

  69. bartbiddle says: Sep 30, 2013 5:08 PM

    Both will do anything for a buck.
    John is a dope who doesn’t want to pay his employees health care but has a 15000 sq foot mansion with 14 cars in the garage. Then he complained the price of pizza will have to go up to help him pay for health care and a study showed that it would total 9 CENTS A PIE.
    He’s greedy and do a google on his “fresher ingredients” sometime and you will find it’s just talk.
    Forget him and go to your local pizza joint and you will find better pies, better service, lower prices and no hype needed from the NFL

  70. patrickreilly91 says: Sep 30, 2013 5:10 PM

    Fletcher Cox’s mocking of Peytons hand motions didn’t work either. lol. SCOREBOARD.

  71. thedude1500 says: Sep 30, 2013 5:12 PM

    Like Papa John’s, Peyton delivers TDs fast. Peyton should send thank you notes to the Eagles defense for all the gifts of easy scores Sunday.

  72. sbc85 says: Sep 30, 2013 5:17 PM

    It was better when Scott Fujita trolled him in Super Bowl 44. “Peyton, I can eat Oreos faster than you!” and “How about you throw us a few?” were some of the jabs caught on Sound FX.

  73. bengalhoel says: Sep 30, 2013 5:19 PM

    That comment was taken out of context people. The whole exchange was
    Philly Player: “What’s the best food to eat while you are watching the playoffs?”

    Another Philly Player: “Papa Johns”

    Philly player : “Thanks I’ll remember that”

  74. siknutty says: Sep 30, 2013 5:33 PM

    edithpiaf51;

    Eli won’t have a chance to prove how “clutch” he is when the giants miss the playoffs.. Remember, it took Eli a miracle throw on 4th and long to beat the patriots in the super bowl.

    As far as the ravens game last year, you clearly must have not watched the game because the loss belongs solely on the defense and terrible play calling by Denver’s coaching staff. Yea Peyton threw a very costly interception in overtime but it would never have gotten to that point had Rahim Moore not made an epic fail in coverage. Peyton had a very good game. Maybe if you did more than simply read the stat line after the game you would know that. His first int was deflected.

    Again, football is a team sport. Brady probably would have won the second Super Bowl against the giants had his receivers not dropped several, pivotal, catchable passes in the 4th quarter. Just like Eli probably wouldn’t have won those two Super Bowls had Brady’s receivers caught those key throws and if he didn’t complete that miracle completion on 4th and long. See where I’m going here with this?? It’s very hard to win a Super Bowl. It takes a combined TEAM effort to win. Labeling a quarterback a choke artist or clutch is just plain silly, especially when they have very similar playoff qb ratings.

    His endorsement of papa johns is simply business, although I’m sure it has to do with the fact that his wife recently opened several of their franchises. Peyton manning is having a career year and will retire as one of the best to ever play the position. Stop hating on the man and start enjoying what he brings to the game.

  75. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 30, 2013 5:51 PM

    This siknutty clown lmao. Acting like the season is over. You gotta love people who are fans of other teams but spend more time hoping the Giants lose and Eli has a bad game, so that you can trot out your nonsense that you spoke prior to 2007, rather than the fortunes of your own team.

  76. edithpiaf51 says: Sep 30, 2013 6:04 PM

    Thank you Mr Wright 2012 for defending Eli Mannijg. You are right. Skinutty is wrong about Eli. I am so sick and tired of Eli bashing. He is a great QB but his team is hurting and yes football is a team sport.

    Skinutty, yes I did watch the Bronco vs Raven playoff game last year and yes I do agree the defense had some issues. However, Peyton throw an interception not in the situation where he had a WR available, he just choked, simple as that. I am really tired of the Eli bashing. I am both a Giants and Broncos fan. I love both teams very strongly and its hard for me when they play each other. But I also support Eli even if this season he does not get a chance to show his clutch ability. It is not his fault, it is his team, not working him. It is like congress refuses to work with the president. the Giants refuse to work with Eli. a QB cannot do much if WR drop balls and fumble and miss. that is out of his control. Please LEAVE ELI ALONE.
    I understand that the endorsement of PapaJohns is business but one should not align themselves with a business that does not believe in healthcare for its workers or offering them a livable wage. Sweatshops are outlawed.

  77. denverdude7 says: Sep 30, 2013 6:06 PM

    The Eagles defensive players yelling “Papa Johns” must have happened in the first half.

    Because the Eagles were yelling “Uncle” about 4 minutes into the 3rd quarter.

  78. brettfavresmidget says: Sep 30, 2013 6:08 PM

    Would anyone be surprised if Papa John was on offender registry somewhere…just has that look about him.

  79. bigbwoy000 says: Sep 30, 2013 6:19 PM

    “Remember, it took Eli a miracle throw on 4th and long to beat the patriots in the super bowl.”

    What games did you watch, Eli never had a 4th & long in either Super Bowl. That’s just completely inaccurate. Maybe the 4th you are talking about was the 4th quarter where the Giants shined in both Super Bowls. Stop making up stories to defend your Pat’s getting beat in both Super Bowls.

  80. scmems07 says: Sep 30, 2013 6:32 PM

    i would have 52 pap john’s pizza’s delivered to the eagles locker room if i were peyton. that would be epic.

  81. 4getu says: Sep 30, 2013 6:45 PM

    @harrycanyon
    Sep 30, 2013, 12:54 PM MDT

    Bwahahahah!!!!!!! Hahahahah!!!! What a tool

  82. fdugrad says: Sep 30, 2013 6:54 PM

    They certainly possess rapier-like wits those Iggles eh?

  83. Bronco$32&33 says: Sep 30, 2013 7:28 PM

    53-20 says a lot but to let Osweiller put up points on your defense says even more. That Eagles D looked like they were not even trying sometimes either that or Denver was that much better.

  84. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 30, 2013 7:42 PM

    And the Eagles aren’t winning next week, so no, there won’t be any 0-5.

  85. eagles3333 says: Sep 30, 2013 9:42 PM

    Peyton bought more than two dozen Papa John’s franchises in Colorado last year. He is invested, not just a figurehead.

  86. edithpiaf51 says: Oct 1, 2013 1:17 AM

    Peyton Manning and Papa Johns and the tea party just shut down the government

  87. edithpiaf51 says: Oct 1, 2013 1:29 AM

    bigbwoy000 says: Sep 30, 2013 6:19 PM

    “Remember, it took Eli a miracle throw on 4th and long to beat the patriots in the super bowl.”

    What games did you watch, Eli never had a 4th & long in either Super Bowl. That’s just completely inaccurate. Maybe the 4th you are talking about was the 4th quarter where the Giants shined in both Super Bowls. Stop making up stories to defend your Pat’s getting beat in both Super Bowls.

    Thank you so much, bigbway000 for clearing the air and defending Eli. I truly appreciate it as you said exactly what I wanted to say.

  88. sullijo1 says: Oct 1, 2013 9:31 AM

    Maybe this is why Peyton made the comment about Thunder (the horse the broncos run on the field after every score) needing an IV after the game.

    Now THAT was funny!

  89. jimmyjames65 says: Oct 1, 2013 7:50 PM

    On the road with no production from the TE position. Thin at WR. O-line playing poorly negating the running game. And in 1st place in the division. See you in the playoffs.

  90. jimmyjames65 says: Oct 1, 2013 8:00 PM

    Flacco went on the road and threw 5 picks and was still in the game against the Bills. With no production from the TE position. Thin at WR. And the O-line playing poorly negating the running game. And with 45 seconds left on the clock. The Bills QB was stalling and wouldn’t take a knee and didn’t strap on his helmet when Suggs sacked him. The refs threw a flag. What are you scared of? Ravens are 2-2 and in 1st place in the division. See you in the playoffs.

  91. Youknowimright says: Oct 2, 2013 11:01 AM

    That worked out well. He really seemed off of his game. Can you imagine if they didn’t yell that? Maybe he would have put up 70 pts. It’s amateur night at the Apollo in Philly from GM to coach to players.

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