In Their Own Words - Peyton Manning shares his Sunday love

In this NFL special, Peyton Manning talks about growing up and his love for football. Throughout his career thus far, never once has he given anyone the opportunity to doubt his intensity and passion for the sport. It's funny that this discipline started evolving when he was just 3 years old.

Peyton and his older brother Cooper often played football in their backyard, but they took these games just as seriously as if they were going to play on the field with their dad Archie Manning, then quarterback for the Saints. The two little Mannings had lockers in their bedrooms and they'd even sing the national anthem before putting on full pads and official uniforms to march out back behind their house.

If you're up for a heavy dose of Peyton and his audibles, then this video is a must-watch:

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And here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes by Peyton from the clip:  
"When you win, it's the greatest feeling in the world. There's nothing like it. But, when you lose, it's the pits. I've never liked the guys who said, 'Well, we'll get them next year.' It's supposed to bother you. So you need to be intense and passionate about it." - Peyton Manning on winning and losing
"You work real hard in college to get to be a high draft choice, but once you get to the NFL, you have to work even harder if you want to be average at best. If you want to be a really good football player, you have to do even more." - Peyton Manning on playing in the NFL
"When you have a bad game, you throw two or three interceptions, it's easy to come out. It's hard to stay in the game and avoid throwing number four." - Peyton Manning on how Jim Mora always backed him up.
"I don't think you want to have to go through something like that, but if you do, instead of feeling sorry for yourself, you better use it to make yourself a better player." - Peyton Manning on his 3-13 rookie year.


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