Must Read on Peyton Manning

Seth Wickersham wrote an incredible article for ESPN the Magazine, the October 17th issue.  But you can read it online here.

And I seriously, seriously urge you to read it.  If you have 5-10 minutes available, you should read it. 

It details the sad progression and what Manning is going through now.  It is a sad article but very well done. 

Manning’s mind doesn’t work like the minds of other players, whose focus is limited to their specific assignments. He thinks more like a coach: He can’t control the most important thing — winning games — so he tries to control everything else. It’s just how he’s wired. That’s how the least talented natural athlete of three boys from a sports family has willed himself to become arguably the greatest quarterback ever. If a serious injury damages the psyche of a typical athlete, it must have a waterboarding effect for Manning. “What I’m learning about my injury is that there are some unknowns,” he recently told The Indianapolis Star. “Such a large part is out of my hands.”

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