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Peyton Manning To Phil Simms: “People Don’t Watch Your Show”

11/03/2011 at 11:35 am By

Last week, former NFL quarterback Phil Simms had some choice comments regarding Peyton Manning‘s desire to play this season and the Colts chances of drafting consensus #1 pick Andrew Luck if/when Manning is healthy. Here’s what Simms had to say:

“There is no way if Peyton Manning is given a clean bill of health — I’m going to go on that assumption — that he is going to let them draftAndrew Luck.” Partly, Simms suggests, that’s because Manning might then find it hard to keep his job: “In this day and age, even with Peyton Manning, people would be crying, ‘We’ve got to see Andrew Luck.'”

Is that so, Phil? Apparently Peyton didn’t pay much attention to Simms’ comments, or his show for that matter. Actually Peyton doesn’t think anyone watches Phil’s show. Here is what Manning had to say about the situation, via PFT:

“I don’t talk to Phil,” Manning said, via Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.  “Phil doesn’t talk to me.  He did text me after that, saying ‘Hey, sorry to drag your name into this.’  I wrote back, ‘Phil I don’t know what you’re talking about.’  He said, ‘Well on my show, Inside the NFL, I made this statement.’  I said, ‘Phil, I hate to break it to you, but I don’t watch your show, along with a lot of other people that I don’t think watch that show.’  Giving himself a little more credit than probably was merited.”

Well damn. Personally I have to side with Peyton, as I rarely if ever watch Inside The NFL. Actually, Inside may be the least popular among mainstream sports talk shows. Manning delivered a big blow to Simms’ ego with his statement and, given the ridiculous claims made by Simms, he had it coming and Manning’s reaction is well deserved.

Maybe Simms will check with the source first before making such lofty claims while reaching for publicity.

-ALR

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19 Comments so far

  1. mikeyorama

    on 11/03/2011 - Reply

    Although …I am not a Colts fan, I am definetly not a Phil Simms …Fan! He has to be the worst color/analyst in football, what a waste of a Good CBS Blazer! ….and Get a TAN!…DORK!

    If he is calling a game…I turn the sound off.

    • derek clark

      on 11/07/2011 - Reply

      I totally agree with Mikeyorma. Phil Simms and Chris Collinsworth are the worst in the world. I absolutely love watching football and most times I have to ‘will’ myself to watch when Phil or Chris are speaking…I can’t get those hours back in my life.

  2. Robert C.

    on 11/03/2011 - Reply

    Phil Simms is an a–hole. I watch Inside the NFL sometimes and his attitude with Chris Collingworh is disgraceful. As mentioned in another post he is a lousy commentator and a rude and obnoxious individual.Can’t stand the S.O.B.

    • derek clark

      on 11/07/2011 - Reply

      You said it sir…You are 100% correct.

  3. Evelyn

    on 11/03/2011 - Reply

    I don’t watch “Inside the NFL”, but I must agree, Phil Simms is one of the worst commentators ever! He is totally rude and obnoxious! I love football and when he is commenting on the game, I want to throw things at my TV screen! Get him off the air!!!

  4. ImPaleToo

    on 11/03/2011 - Reply

    What in the world does the pigment of his skin have to do with his commentary? He’s a football analyst, not a model trying to get a gig on Jersey Shore. I can’t say whether I like him not, seeing how I don’t watch him unless he is the commentator on the game i’m trying to watch. Get real guy…

  5. Howie

    on 11/03/2011 - Reply

    Phil Simms is one of the best NFL commentators besides Troy Aikman. Whatever he said about Peyton Manning is probably true.

    • Denise

      on 11/04/2011 - Reply

      I agree!!!

    • Fat Cat Daddy

      on 11/06/2011 - Reply

      You BOTH need your heads checked… He is terrible. Not easy to look at either, but you’re right that’s beside the point!

      • derek clark

        on 11/07/2011 - Reply

        Phil sucks! Joe and Troy are awesome.

  6. Swami7

    on 11/03/2011 - Reply

    Peyton Manning is a jerk. One pompous individual! yes, he is a great quarterback, but ever since I heard and saw him throw his offensive line under the bus after a playoff loss, I have no use for him. As for Simms, I can take him or leave him, but he has a right to his opinion. Manning has always thought that he was above criticism.

    • SHELLY

      on 11/04/2011 - Reply

      hey don’t be hating.. DO U KNOW MANNING PERSONAL ? I’M SURE U DON’T SO U CAN’T CALL PEOPLE NAMES IF U DON’T KNOW THEM RIGHT. I COULD SAY UR JEALOUS AND DUMB!! BUT I DONT KNOW YOU. SO I’M NOT GOING TO SAT THAT. OH AND I’M PRETTY SURE PEYTON HAS NOO USE FOR U AS WELL

  7. CH3MO

    on 11/03/2011 - Reply

    Ya he threw em under the bus. Cause they played awful. When he throws four picks he’s the first one to say he sucked. He tells it like it is. He said the same thing about Mike Vanderjagt the old Colts kicker. Man he was awful as well. The year after he threw em under the bus we won the superbowl. Guess he knew what he was talking about.

  8. Dale

    on 11/03/2011 - Reply

    Even, if DR. Phil has the “right” he knew it was the the wrong thing to say. Thats why he checked in to suck up…

  9. Liam Keyes

    on 11/04/2011 - Reply

    I am not a Colts fan, Patriots actually but Peyton is one great Quarterback, look at the Colts record without him. that should tell you something there. That said, I am more than happy that we have Tom Brady.

  10. shelly

    on 11/04/2011 - Reply

    haha GO MANNING. I’M A HUGE COLTS FAN! and mannig had a right to say what he did. and he wasn’t even that mean about it lol. and your right liam keyes, my husband has always said that the team isn’t only made of the quarterback but as much as i hate to say this well without manning my team is REALLY HURTING. and painter PLEASE STEP UP AND START PLAYING FOOTBALL GEES. colts need to step up and prove that the is more then manning but i don’t think they can. BUT BEWERE MAYBE NOT THIS YEAR BUT COLTS WILL BE BACK N STRONG AS EVER WOOO WOO

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