Today On Rocky Top: A Look At Peyton Manning’s Legacy


January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) following the 26-16 victory against the New England Patriots following the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

From ABC News

"The greatest quarterback of all time was just beginning to celebrate one of his greatest victories and the drumbeat was already starting. After a week’s worth of discussion about the importance of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game to Peyton Manning‘s legacy, the storyline for the next two weeks begins to take shape: Manning must win the Super Bowl to cement that legacy and be considered the greatest ever.Hogwash.We find ourselves, sadly, in the nothing’s-ever-good-enough era of sports. We talk more about who didn’t get into the Hall of Fame than about who did. We obsess over every officiating mistake. We wring our hands about a word like “legacy” when it comes to deciding which brilliant player is better than which other brilliant player and by how much. It’s paralysis by analysis, where the victim is our ability to enjoy."

From TN Sports Radio

"Tennessee has two tailbacks committed for the 2014 class. The Vols want more. Darrel Williamswould certainly fit the bill.Running back Jalen Hurd from Hendersonville (Tenn.) Beech committed to be a Vol in March and enrolled at UT in January for the spring semester. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound prospect received plenty of fanfare as he is rated one of the top tailback prospects in the nation.UT also has a commitment from running back Treyvon Paulk, a 5-8, 201-pound tailback from Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton. However, there are injury concerns with both. Hurd suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder. He’s expected to be 100-percent by spring practice. Paulk suffered a torn ACL in his knee and won’t be available until fall."

From ABC News

"Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw wanted to see how her undefeated team would respond to a test.She got just the answer she wanted.Kayla McBride scored 22 points to lead five players in double figures Monday as the second-ranked Fighting Irish erased an early 12-point deficit in an 86-70 victory over No. 11 Tennessee. Before Monday, Notre Dame (17-0) hadn’t trailed by more than seven points all season.“We’re veterans,” McGraw said. “I thought we’re going to learn a good lesson, win or lose. It’s going to help us down the road, prepare us for the ACC, (playing in) a great crowd, a hostile environment. We hadn’t really seen anything quite this big this year. I thought it was just a great opportunity for us to see where we are.”"