Much to the chagrin of the Baltimore Ravens (and their fans), Peyton Manning chalked up another career performance Thursday night in Denver as the Broncos defeated the Ravens 49-27 in the opening game of the 2013 NFL season. Throwing multiple touchdowns in a single game is nothing new for Manning (17 times he's thrown 4 or more); yet in Thursday's contest he had thrown 4 just minutes into the third quarter.
Manning finished with 7 touchdown passes, a feat only five previous NFL quarterbacks had achieved (and none since 1969, when Joe Kapp did it against the Baltimore Colts). Oh, and no one has ever thrown 7 touchdown passes without throwing an interception (until Peyton Thursday night!). In the post-game interview below, Peyton Manning displayed his usual class by a flattering mention of Kapp, who lives in California.
If you missed Peyton's 7 touchdowns, watch them over at nfl.com.
In April, Faith Hill tweeted that she was done with the Sunday Night Football theme "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night," which NBC had used for six seasons. By May it was announced that the song would be recorded by Carrie Underwood for this season. Carrie's version makes its debut this Sunday night prior to the prime time game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. Here's a little preview of what's to come:
The Washington Redskins have held quarterback Robert Griffin III out of every preseason game in order to allow him to fully heal before the start of the regular season. Yet the NFL still managed to find a way to fine the star $10,000. Here RGIII was all smiles before the game. Scroll down to see why the NFL levied the fine.
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Apparently RGIII wore an unapproved t-shirt during warmups prior to the last preseason game Monday against the Steelers. According to rules across the No Fun League, whenever players are visible to stadium and television audiences they may only wear apparel that has been league-approved (and that seems to include pre-game warmups even when the player in question will not be taking the field). You can see the offending t-shirt by clicking here.
In one Colorado town, a new hunting license is being considered for something that may come buzzing through the air. In what may be a first, the town of Deer Trail, Colorado is weighing the possibility of issuing licenses to hunt...drones! Not only could hunters apply for the aerial drone hunting licenses, there may even be a bounty for each drone they shoot down.
Hunters age 21 or over who can read and understand English would not need a background check. Yet the concept of an aerial drone license is considered by some residents as just a novelty, since many drones fly outside the range of the kinds of weapons permitted by the license.
Still, should the town approve the drone hunting licenses when they vote on August 6, it will send the message that the townspeople will not stand for the government using unmanned surveillance planes to spy on American citizens.