It’s time for the NFL playoffs! And one of the more compelling stories this season is Peyton Manning. It’s worth an MDNA celebrity profile.
Let me be upfront. I am a die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan since 2008. I have converted my kids to bleed purple and gold this year as well. Here is proof:
But if you consider yourself any sort of real football fan, you have to respect a first-ballot-hall-of-famer like Peyton Manning. He is one-of-a-kind. What makes him so special? Not only is his athletic ability world-class, he exemplifies his MDNA to the highest pedegree as well.
Peyton Manning: KWR (Knowledgeable Wisdom & Responsibility)
The core competence of the KWR is perfecting precision. Manning is a genius when it comes to football and has perfected his profession with such precision you cannot help but be in awe. Sure, he looks like the family doctor your parents love and not a football star. You could say he is a nerd. But this nerd has won a Superbowl which 99% of all jocks will never be able to claim.
Manning started deconstructing NFL games in high school. According to lore, a few days after the Indianapolis Colts made him the first pick of the 1998 draft, he had the team playbook memorized. This is the intrinsic motivations of a KWR.
He is also not shy about ensuring his team mates take responsibility for the team. He made his pee wee linemen block harder. Rookies have to meet him on the field at 8:00 am the day after they are drafted. Manning gives team mates pop quizzes about opponents just passing by in the locker room. And if you don’t know your stuff, watch out. He’s known to record voice notes late at night, after marathon sessions of watching film, to send to coaches to address in the morning. He demands perfection and precision, not just from himself, but from all around him. His mind is always going about football. He competes and leads like a KWR.
A KWR needs mental stimulation. Manning stimulates his brain at the highest level. The gridiron is his classroom and laboratory.
The KWR is also quirky and funny. Manning is no different. Many in the NFL can attest to his social quirks. He drives some people crazy and is often accused of having OCD. He also stars in the funniest commercials and has no problem with self-deprecation. He can be pretty dorky at times. Classic KWR.
Will Peyton Manning win another Superbowl in his potential last season? It would be great to see him ride off into the sunset. If he is in Superbowl 50, I’ll be rooting for him. (Unless he is playing the Vikings of course. I don’t care how legendary of a KWR you are in that case. Go Vikings!)
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