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Monday, February 1, 2010
Pro Bowl wasn't hard on Manning

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Just back from the Colts’ first media availability of Super Bowl week. Let’s start our highlights with Peyton Manning’s take on arriving early for the Pro Bowl, which he didn’t play in.

“We were told what the expectations were for coming to the Pro Bowl and I don’t know -- I got to fly on a private plane with six of my best friends and teammates, we had Ruth’s Chris steakhouse, took a private escort right into Miami, shook a few hands, had to wave, did one interview and we made $45,000. I can think of some worse things to put yourself through. ...

“We’re glad everybody’s here now and we’re ready to go.”

The popular topic was Dwight Freeney. You see a Chris Mortensen report in the post before this one and here’s the news story on what was said.

Some other highlights that don’t quite match up to that, many on familiar themes: