DENVER, Colo.–It looks like Peyton Manning is getting some guff from Mississippians on Twitter after his performance in the Denver Broncos’ 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Manning, a member of the first family of football, as some people refer to the Mannings, has strong ties to Mississippi, but was a Tennessee Volunteer, choosing not to go to Ole Miss. There were several Tweets about that Sunday.
Manning seemed disappointed with his own performance.
“They caused a lot of our mistakes, at the same time, we just didn’t play well tonight,” he said after the game.
A post-game article from USA Today was critical of Manning’s post-season record, pointing out that while he may go down as one of the best regular season quarterbacks, his post-season record of 11-12 in “unacceptable”.
“We weren’t sharp offensively from the get go. A turnover on the first play, giving them a safety, not the way you want to start a game,” he said.
Beyond Peyton Manning, Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright, of Mississippi State, finished with seven tackles, according to Tweets with the as yet unofficial game stats.
Mississippi’s favorite SuperBowl ad, according to News Mississippi’s Facebook page, was the Audi commercial. You can weigh in by logging on.