Posts Tagged ‘Peyton Manning’

Rush’s Tom Sawyer song featured with Peyton Manning highlights in Monday Night Football Promo

September 22, 2013

The promo for tonight’s Monday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders features the hard rock classic “Tom Sawyer” by Rush. It works really well and it’s great to see ESPN using it, because they usually only play more recent songs, softer songs, or country songs. This song in my opinion is the greatest rock song of all time.

The video is about Peyton Manning and shows his highlights with these lyrics from the song:

A modern day warrior
Mean, mean stride
Today’s Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride

It starts with the beginning of the song with the camera showing Manning walking from the locker room to the field.

The lyrics actually sound like “A Monday Warrior” when Geddy Lee sings it.

It’s great because Manning is stepping into a throw when you hear “mean, mean stride.” The “mean, mean pride” part also fits well.

It starts with the beginning of the song and then they cut up a few of the parts.

Awesome. Rush is one of the best bands of all time, and they’ve been doing it for 40 years with the same lineup (after drummer John Rutsey was replaced by Neil Peart in 1974).

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Merril Hoge: Get a Life and get off Vince Young’s Back

November 16, 2009

I recently wrote a blog that said that sports analysis has overtaken news analysis in terms of objectivity and professionalism.  Not so for ESPN’s Merril Hoge.  He continues his hatred of Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young.

Today on NFL Countdown he said of Young:  “It’s easy to play offense when this guy (Chris Johnson) is the guy you can give the ball to… Is there any running back that has to do more for his offense than Chris Johnson?  No.”  Then why is Young 3-0 this year and Kerry Collins was 0-6 with the same players?  Why is Young 21-11 as a starter?

Now Hoge says that Patriots coach Bill Belichick made the right call last night by going for it on 4th and 2 from the Pats’ 28 yard line, up by 6 points, giving Peyton Manning a short field to win the game.

What a fool.