It’s no secret that I love me some Peyton Manning. I really do. I just can’t help it. The whole “aww shucks” thing just endears him to me. While I love his more recent Mastercard Commercial (I’ve even blogged about it), I have to say that my all-time favorite ad is the infamous CUT THAT MEAT! bit. Ask anyone in my family, and they’ll tell you that, from time to time, I will bust out a “Cut that meat!” of my own; and for no apparent reason. Such is my love for Peyton.
And then there’s Tiger Woods. I can’t stand golf. I don’t want to watch it, and I don’t want to play it. I can think of few sports I like less. That’s not true. I hate hockey and baseball more. I digress. The point is I don’t like the sport at all. But I love me some Tiger Woods. If I pay any attention to the sport, it’s only because of Tiger, and no one else. It’s like he possesses some extreme power that makes me pay attention to him when he plays. I can’t fight it, even though I want to.
So imagine my delight at learning that Peyton and Tiger are teamed up to play in the Quail Hollow Pro-Am yesterday! It’s like the sports gods decided that I’ve been a faithful devotee and made this happen just for meeee! I know they’ve played together before, and are friends, but this is the way I like to look at it. Don’t burst my big, fat, red, shiny balloon!
When they hit the course there were quite a few fans in attendance. No surprise. Those two are a couple of the biggest names in all of sports! And I was also pleased to learn that Peyton brought good friend, teammate, and former Buckeye Anthony Gonzalez with him as his personal caddy. Good stuff.
I didn’t get to watch it on TV, nor do I know if it was even televised. Let’s be honest, that’s pushing things a little too much for me. Simply knowing that two of my favorite athletes got together and competed today is enough for me. It’s like the planets aligned.
So, thank you, sports gods! Keep it comin’! I’ve been a very good girl this year!