How Peyton Manning’s Wife Helped Him Win Sports Illustrated 2013 Sportsman of the Year

Ladies, many of us have been our significant others’ biggest cheerleader. There are times when your special guy hits a rough patch at work or in a game and he can’t quite get out of it. He starts questioning his abilities and his decisions. Then you pipe in with encouraging words, reason and faith. Oftentimes, it’s just the kick in the butt they need.

Peyton Manning admitted to SI’s Peter King that he almost gave up his NFL return from his serious neck injury but his wife Ashley convinced him to keep trying.

“…So I was glad that she pushed me to do it. Once I did it, I was going at it, and then I started seeing a little bit of light there. So, yeah, she was the one who kind of pushed me through it…”

Manning has had an almost superhero-like comeback and is a serious NFL MVP contender this season. He really is earning that $96 million deal with Denver. Sports Illustrated already voted him, Sportsman of the Year. You can read the full story , which was very well written by the way.

What do you think about Peyton’s comeback and Ashley encouragement?

Lesley Batson

Lesley Batson is the Chief Chick at Fanatchicks | For Chicks Who Dig Sports! She grew up playing competitive sports from the age of 9 and still can't get enough. She created Fanatchicks.com to create an online lounge for chicks who are opinionated about sports and fitness and like to have a good time! Follow @fanatchicks

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    fanatchicks SInow This article is great! So worth the read! #ItAllMatteredToMe

  • ahhhh_poke_poke

    fanatchicks SInow Even his wife cant keep her eyes off that 5 head. #DomeForDays