Peyton Manning Arrives In Miami, Plays DolFans Like a Crappy Secondary

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​Peyton Manning is one fickle football bastard. Just hours after leaving the Indianapolis Colts in a teary press conference, the quarterback arrived in Miami on a private jet yesterday evening. But just as Dolfans and local media thought they had their hands on the NFL veteran, Manning called an audible, saying: "I have no idea who wants me, what team wants me, how this process works ... I don't know if it's like college recruiting where you go take visits. I mean, this is all so new to me."

Which is pretty much like showing up under your high school crush's balcony window with a pack of mariachis playing love songs, only to tell her when she comes outside: "Oh, wow, um, really? This is your window? I was just, you know, walking by with some mariachis. What a coincidence."

Manning's private jet touched down at Opa-locka Executive Airport at 4:20 yesterday, just four hours after his press conference in Indianapolis. With the Dolphins desperate for a quarterback, his arrival seemed like a not-so-subtle wink in our direction.

Miami blushed, as dozens of TV news crews met him at the airport. But then Manning acted like he had just heard we had cooties.

"I literally have not had one conversation with anyone about these teams," he said. "It has been so hard for me trying to figure out some closure with my situation with the Colts... I haven't thought about teams and I don't know who is interested, I really don't. This is all new to me."

Then, after name-dropping his ex-team like a lover scorned, Manning blew Dolfans the interview version of a kiss.

"But look, the Miami Dolphins have a great organization, a great history there, they have new people in place," he added before driving toward his condo in Miami Beach.

Meanwhile, former Hurricane wide receiver Reggie Wayne says that he's interested in reuniting with Manning on the Dolphins.

"My phone is working. It's definitely working. I got all my bars. Whenever that phone rings, trust me, I'll answer," Wayne said about the idea of talking to the Dolphins.

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9 comments
S Rivers
S Rivers

Surely, the press in Miami knows that Peyton Manning is a resident of Miami??  

Christopher Pena
Christopher Pena

This was one dumb ass article. He has a home down here, and he was vacationing down here before the press conference in Indy also. So let the man be, you know how many pro athletes that DONT play for a Miami team live in South Florida and land in Opa-locka airport? too many to count. With that being said, i think we should sign Payton and find a way to get Ryan T. in the draft to sit behind Payton and learn.

Kristiancaro
Kristiancaro

I cant stop laughing in regards to the mariachi comments...literally (Laughed Out Loud)! Thanks...

MiaNo
MiaNo

The Anti-Miami New Times should stick to writing negative articles about Miami and not sports. 

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Oh yes, I can! No more Super Bowls for that pretty boy and the Dolphins

Venom240
Venom240

Haha Hugh is butt hurt because you didn't hyphen his cool town

Hugh J
Hugh J

If you're going to write for a community at least have the intelligence to spell the name and airport correctly.  It is Opa-locka, not Opa Locka like the article says.

Tim Elfrink
Tim Elfrink

Right you are, Hugh J. Thanks for the catch.

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