I had never seen Peyton Manning play football until the last five minutes of tonight’s Super Bowl. But I always rooted against him. Just didn’t like the guy, while not knowing anything about him. I have the same sour feeling about some other athletes — Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, Jim McMahon, Nancy Kerrigan, Michael Phelps — but these are all people I’ve seen play.
I found the last five minutes of the Super Bowl extremely satisfying, justifiably or not.