Archie Manning and Eli Manning were both there, accepting awards as former quarterbacks at Ole Miss. Not attending? Peyton Manning. Why? Because he was playing golf with Tiger Woods, obviously. AP reports:
Archie apologized for the absence of Peyton. But he had a good excuse - he was in Florida playing a round of golf with Tiger Woods.Now, let's think about this for a second. What's more ridiculous? That the entire state of Mississippi had it's political system shut down for a little while to honor a family which has only one member (the recently relocated Eli) living in the state? Or the fact that Peyton was brazen enough to skip a celebration in the Mississippi state legislature to play golf? Or, my favorite, that the importance of Tiger 100%, totally and completely outweighs a bunch of people in charge of running the country and no one bats an eye ... even the politicians?
"I got a text message this morning that said, '(Woods) just birdied the first hole,"' Archie Manning told the crowd of breathless senators. "About 15 minutes later I got another one that said, 'He just birdied the second hole.' I texted back that he was just lucky."
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