At Manning Passing Academy, Peyton Teaches Post-Interception Body Language

Thibodaux, LA – Peyton Manning displayed his patented walk of shame to eager camp goers who were desperate to learn all they could from the future hall of fame quarterback.

Every summer, kids from all over the country flock to Thibodaux to learn from the Mannings about the art of reading defenses, running routs, and somberly shuffling back to the bench after throwing a pick-six.

Pictured Above: Peyton and children conducting shame-walk drills

The 5-time MVP explained to the kids:

What you wanna do is slump your shoulders, bow your head, and let your shattered confidence and broken dreams guide you to the loneliest spot on the bench…you really need to absorb all the shame and guilt you can…just feel the disappointment radiating into your dejected husk as you head for the sideline.

Kids could be seen practicing this technique for hours. Dozens of future quarterbacks worked tirelessly on internalizing failure and displaying self-pity. Next week, they’re going to try it in pads.

Eli Manning also showed up to the camp and showed young superstars how to safely prepare microwavable pizza while loaded on pain killers and Bud Lite.

Eli Manning also showed up to the camp and taught kids how to safely prepare microwavable pizza while loaded on pain killers and Bud Lite.

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One thought on “At Manning Passing Academy, Peyton Teaches Post-Interception Body Language

  1. Every National Football Player has to be talented but since the quarterback is the leader of the team on the field and is expected to bring his “A” game each and every week, his ego is possibly the most important aspect of his “talent package” and must constantly be massaged. A well massaged quarterback is truly successful. Before I died, I encouraged the NFL to institute a secret orientation course for all rookie quarterbacks before they attended their first training camps. One of the aspects of that orientation was the ability to show humility to the fans because without the love of the fans, a quarterback is risking losing the ability of having his ego massaged. A hardened ego will no longer be supple enough to be massaged. So if a quarterback throws an interception or fumbles the ball, his team’s fans immediately respond and if he is playing a home game, well, the collective groan of thousands of people can’t be ignored and can be debilitating. That’s why the somber shuffle, the walk of shame and various forms of body language are absolutely critical to eliciting the sympathy of the fans, who only moments before were groaning and cursing the quarterback under their breaths, and often vocally, yelling in fact. I can’t remember how many times that show of humility, which of course is a sham, was successfully used to elicit understanding and even love from fans who only moments before were feeling hatred and disgust. So I am elated to see that the Manning Passing Academy is continuing to teach quarterbacks the art of humility. Y.A. Tittle

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