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Jeter weighs in on Peyton Manning leaving Indy

Posted on: March 7, 2012 1:37 pm
Edited on: March 7, 2012 4:01 pm
 


By Matt Snyder


In case you haven't heard -- and over here at Eye on Baseball we'll forgive you if you missed it -- long-time Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is parting ways with the only professional franchise he's ever known. [Head over to Eye on Football for full coverage]

Anyway, Manning has lots of things in common with Derek Jeter of the Yankees. In addition to having been the face of each's particular sport for a long period of time, and evidently being clones in how they watch NBA games (see above, from a 2006 Miami Heat game), the two became poster children for spending a long career with the same team. Jeter's still locked up with the Yankees for the next few years, but no more for Manning. And Jeter has weighed in:

"It's just weird. You know, it always seems like some guys should be with one team their entire career," he said of Manning's departure from Indy. (via Sweeny Murti of WFAN)

Jeter does have a good perspective on this. He's entering his 18th season with the Yankees. Jorge Posada retired this offseason after 17 years in pinstripes and Mariano Rivera is beginning his 18th campaign for the Yankees. Such a trio staying together on one team these days is very rare. It probably could only happen on the Yankees and in baseball, considering the lack of a salary cap, but it's still pretty cool those three stuck together for all those years.

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Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2012 7:04 pm
 

Jeter weighs in on Peyton Manning leaving Indy

The salary cap is the biggest reason in sports that players don't spend their entire careers with one franchise anymore. Don't kid yourself, if Manning wouldn't have hit their cap so hard this coming season with the addition of Luck's impending salary, they would have found a way to hang on to Peyton.

If he proves to be healthy and even close to the player he was before these surgeries, with value as a player would still be huge, but his value as an example and mentor to Luck would be nearly equal. I only say that because I don't believe the Colts would contend for the playoffs next season, with or without Manning, so that's why his value as a player can be downgraded a little. He would also have ridiculous trade value, but in this case, that's too great of a risk for the Colts to take, and it still hurts their cap before they would be able to trade him. 

Such is the reality with professional sports these days. Outside of Jeter and Rivera, there may not be many more in all of sports with the exceptions of probable cases like Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, and likely Dwayne Wade. 



Since: Jan 20, 2012
Posted on: March 7, 2012 6:14 pm
 

Jeter weighs in on Peyton Manning leaving Indy

Praise St. Pete for Jeter weighing in with a take.    Now I know that Peyton Manning being cut by the Colts is a newsworthy item once a Yankee has something to say.  Whew!!  And to think I read it here on sportsline.com.

To give historical perspective, Jeter will always be known as the guy who said something about Peyton Manning's release.  Whenever I think of Peyton Manning, I will think of Derek Jeter and vice versa.  The two will always be intertwined.

Martin and Lewis.  Rice and Montana.  Pamela and Tommy.  Paris and, uh, Paris.  Now Jeter and Manning.



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 5:58 pm
 

Jeter weighs in on Peyton Manning leaving Indy

its called business. no one was buying peyton jerseys anymore. just like no one had a tennesee titans randy moss jersey.

A. LUCK jerseys will be a top ten seller in all of football next year. and all 8 home games will be sold out, something that didnt happen this year. 



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2012 2:00 pm
 

Jeter weighs in on Peyton Manning leaving Indy

You should really lighten up. Not everything is a life-and-death serious situation. Get some fresh air or something.

- Matt



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 1:57 pm
 

Jeter weighs in on Peyton Manning leaving Indy

Praise St. Pete for Jeter weighing in with a take.    Now I know that Peyton Manning being cut by the Colts is a newsworthy item once a Yankee has something to say.  Whew!!  And to think I read it here on sportsline.com.

To give historical perspective, Jeter will always be known as the guy who said something about Peyton Manning's release.  Whenever I think of Peyton Manning, I will think of Derek Jeter and vice versa.  The two will always be intertwined.

Martin and Lewis.  Rice and Montana.  Pamela and Tommy.  Paris and, uh, Paris.  Now Jeter and Manning.


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