Obama praises Peyton at Broncos’ White House visit

President Obama welcomed the Super Bowl champion Broncos to the White House today, and it was their retired quarterback who received the highest praise.

Obama jokingly referred to Peyton Manning as “this guy from the commercials” before paying tribute to Manning, who announced his retirement this offseason.

“I’m so pleased to be able to host Peyton here at the White House before I left,” Obama said. “Anybody who’s been a football fan has watched one of the greatest Hall of Fame careers ever, racking up more wins, more MVPs, more passing yards, more touchdown passes than anyone in history. The only quarterback to lead two different teams to Super Bowl wins. We were all, obviously, a little disappointed to see him hang them up this spring, but as someone who’s just a little older than he is, I’m sympathetic to the idea that running around with these guys takes its toll. It’s great to see someone with a career like that, who always conducted himself on the field and off the field the way he did, to be able to go out on top.”

It was fitting for one of the best of all time to go out with a presidential tribute.

38 responses to “Obama praises Peyton at Broncos’ White House visit

  1. And then Obama said – Peyton is one of those guys that we’ve “asked” to pay just a liiiiiittle bit more in taxes. And we’re gonna “ask” again this year for him and 150 million other Americans to pay just a liiiiitle bit more.

  2. “Anybody who’s been a football fan has watched one of the greatest Hall of Fame careers ever, racking up more wins, more MVPs, more passing yards, more touchdown passes than anyone in history”

    Anybody who’s been a football fan would know he does not have more wins than anyone in history, he has as many.

  3. Technically he only “led” one team to a Super Bowl win… He was almost a detriment to the Broncos win, and he road his D all the way this time around.

  4. greatest big game choker in history; most playoff losses. Even stunk it out both times his team won Bowls. Not to mention all his sleezy character issues. Should have called one of the Clintons back or dug up LBJ to welcome him. But I’ll refrain from being too negative on a day he’s being recognized.

  5. Payton, good guy, Hall of Famer, but I’ll be glad to not have to change the channel after each lame Papa John commercial.

  6. Given Zero’s past record of timing, the HGH indictment should come next week.

  7. I guess teabagging trainers, shooting up HGH and lying about it all falls under the mantle of conducting himself off the field? Still I will miss that “MANNINGFACE” scowl whenever he lost.

  8. stinkymcmulligan says:
    Jun 6, 2016 8:03 PM

    Manning = GOAT

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    He isn’t even the best colt or bronco QB ever. Both Unitas and Elway were better. Ask any true Colt or Bronco fan.

  9. bricketh says:
    Jun 6, 2016 6:37 PM

    Technically he only “led” one team to a Super Bowl win… He was almost a detriment to the Broncos win, and he road his D all the way this time around.

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    I think he deserves credit for that win. He made all the plays that had to be made. If the switch to Peyton didn’t happen when it did, Brock would have blown the game to SD, lost the playoff seed and possibly ended up in the WC spot and they wouldn’t have won anything. Peyton didn’t have to win it on his own.

    How you win is irrelevant as long as you win.

  10. Any praise this donkey eared so called president gives someone should be taken as a personal affront.

  11. When I think of the name Obama I think of failure, divisive ,unaccountable. With Peyton it is the polar opposite. I wish we had 4 more years of Peyton

  12. barrywhererufrom says:
    Jun 7, 2016 8:42 AM
    When I think of the name Obama I think of failure, divisive ,unaccountable
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    Not really, but there is a current candidate that fits that mold to a T.

  13. bucsorbust says:
    Jun 6, 2016 6:06 PM

    Obama: Peyton is my favorite player, and the New York Giants are my favorite baseball team.

    You can legitimately accuse the President of many things, not being a sports fan isn’t one of them. But what should we expect from a Bucs fan…

  14. barrywhererufrom says:
    Jun 7, 2016 8:42 AM
    When I think of the name Obama I think of failure, divisive ,unaccountable. With Peyton it is the polar opposite. I wish we had 4 more years of Peyton
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    History will agree with you on Peyton, not so much on your hatred of Obama.

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