Monday, March 19, 2012

Turn of Phrase - Un-Retiring #18 for Peyton

 Former NFL QB Frank Tripucka
"That was a pretty nice honor. But if Peyton wants the number, they should give it to him. They definitely should.”

- From Broncos first-ever QB Frank Tripucka, when asked what should happen if Peyton Manning wants to wear the #18 jersey in Denver. The #18 jersey, worn by Tripucka during his time with the Broncos (1960-1963), had been ceremonially retired in 1986.

Whether Peyton will accept the generous offer from the 84 year-old Tripucka remains to be seen. Regardless, you don't find that kind of courtesy and selflessness much in professional sports any more.

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