In what turned out to be the biggest story of the NFL offseason, first ballot Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning relocated his right arm from the prairies of Indiana to the mountains of Colorado. After 14 seasons with the Colts (missed all of 2011 with neck injury), the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft will now be throwing passes for the Denver Broncos.
Upon signing a five-year/$96 million contract with the Broncos, Manning’s next order of business was to find a Denver-area residence to “hang his helmet.”
With 22 medals to his name, it is extremely difficult to call anyone but Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian of all-time. The now 18-time gold medalist’s star has continued to shine brightly in London, just as it did during the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games (Phelps also competed at the 2000 Sydney Games, but did not medal).
The swimming icon is a legend in every sense of the word.
Since NBA players began participating in the Olympics back in 1992, these world famous athletes have served as the most noteworthy celebrities at each and every event from Barcelona to the current games taking place in London. Names like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are far more prominent in the UK, even at the present time, than modern-day Olympic icons like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. These NBA stars have truly revolutionized the level of star power on hand at the world’s most significant sporting event.