WMD: The Chase – Peyton Manning

As everyone knows, Brett Favre has retired and then not retired and is now in limbo for what seems like the 900th time. However, for this installment of WMD (Weller’s Musing and Divination) I’m going to be assuming that Mr. Indecisive is actually staying retired and won’t be returning. I realize that it’s a coin-flip and is really anybody’s guess at this point but just bare with me. I’m making this assumption so that we can take a peek into the future to see how far off -both quantitatively and in terms of time- Peyton would be/will be/is from breaking all of the major NFL career passing records if/when/now that Favre retires/has retired – I figure that if he can be indecisive when it comes to returning or retiring then I should follow suit and be just as indecisive with the tense of my verbs.

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Peyton Manning Keep Moving Up

With three seconds remaining in the first half of the Colts home game against the Seahawks Peyton Manning threw a perfect pass for a 16-yard touchdown. The rookie, Austin Collie, made a beautiful catch for the Colts to go up 21 to 3 (after the extra point) before half time and became the 32nd receiver to ever catch a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. All this however does not capture the significance of this play. Coming into the game Peyton had thrown 340 career touchdown passes. Earlier in the game, Peyton connected with Reggie Wayne to bump his career total to 341. Then with the play that I just described, Peyton moved up to 342 career touchdown passes, tying him with Fran Tarkenton at third on the all-time list in the NFL.

Hes good

He's good

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Matt Wieters First Career Home Run

Tonight in the bottom of the second inning in a game against the New York Mets, Matt Wieters hit a two-run, 368-foot shot over the left field wall off of Tim Redding to give the Orioles a 3-1 lead. The Mets never had the lead in this game. My Orioles dominated. It was awesome. Mark this day as the beginning of the rampage that is Matt Wieters. He is poised to take the league by storm. I’m pumped.

Another interesting point from the game tonight is that Nick Markakis went four for four and scored two runs.

Congrats on your first MLB home run, Matt. We’re all excited for what  your future holds.

Wieters watching his first career home run

Wieters watching his first career home run

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