Retiring ref shares a heartfelt Peyton Manning story
Hannah told the Chattanooga Times-Free Press about an on-field run-in he had with Manning, which had an unusual conclusion.
“Peyton’s next-to-last year, the Broncos were facing the Dolphins in Denver and the whole game was a struggle for them,” Hannah said. “I called back two Denver touchdowns. But they pulled it out by two or three points (39-36). But late in the game, the clock about to run out, Peyton mistimed a snap and they had to run one more play. Peyton said something off-color to me, which was not at all like him.
“I told him, ‘Peyton, you’re better than that.’”
Weeks later, Hannah received a letter in the mail from Manning.
“He said he wanted to apologize for his reaction to me that day against the Dolphins,” Hannah said. “Would I please accept his apology? That’s the only time that’s happened to me in all my years of officiating.”
The next year, Hannah worked a Broncos preseason game and Manning approached him beforehand.
“He asks me, ‘Did you get my card?’ I said, ‘Peyton, you’ve got to let this go.’ He says, ‘You have no idea how upset I was with myself.’
This goes to show the type of man Peyton Manning is–and I for one, hope to see him either as an owner, GM or analyst soon.
https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/retiring-ref-shares-a-heartfelt-peyton-manning-story/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/e8a2932f-edf7-40b9-a1c0-66df5cdb2644.jpg?fit=600%2C500&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/e8a2932f-edf7-40b9-a1c0-66df5cdb2644.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1AFC EastAFC SouthAFC WestDenver BroncosIndianapolis ColtsMiami DolphinsNFLRecent PostsDenver Broncos,Indianapolis Colts,Miami Dolphins,NFL,Peyton ManningLongtime NFL official Butch Hannah has announced his retirement, and in an interview with his hometown paper he told a heartfelt story about the great Peyton Manning. Hannah told the Chattanooga Times-Free Press about an on-field run-in he had with Manning, which had an unusual conclusion. “Peyton’s next-to-last year, the Broncos...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk