Are We Really Talking About Peyton Manning Running for Senate?
Yesterday, Sen. Bob Corker made waves when announced that he would not be seeking re-election in 2018. Talk about a bomb dropping.
First of all, I am shocked. I thought for sure that when those six men lay me in the ground, Corker would still be a Senator. My goodness. The man is synonymous with Tennessee politics. I could do some research, but I’m going to trust my instincts here and say Corker has been a Senator since 1942. They always say ‘go with your gut,’ and that sounds right so let’s roll with it. Bob Corker has been a Senator for 77 years.
I remember in college, a running joke with all the boys was saying, “I’m Bob Corker and I approve this message,” after someone else said something utterly ridiculous. So, congrats on a fine legacy, Sen. Corker. After all your work for the betterment of the people, that is what I will remember you for.
Now, that we’ve paid a fair tribute to Sen. Corker, let’s talk about how the state is reacting to it….by suggesting Peyton Manning should run…
Senator Peyton Manning?
Soon after Bob Corker announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election, the former Tennessee quarterback’s name quickly popped up.
When Manning retired from the NFL after the 2015 season, he was many times about his future. Soon after his retirement, he told The Tennessean during its inaugural Middle Tennessee Sports Awards show that he was uncertain what his future would hold.
Would he coach the Vols? Would he own the Titans? Would he run for political office?
Wow. I’m fully convinced that Manning can do whatever he wants to in Tennessee. He’s linked to virtually every job opening. He’s going to simultaneously coach the Vols, own the Titans, and run for office. Shit, he might manage a Cook Out, too. I don’t know. He can do anything.
I couldn’t help but laugh at this, thinking, “man – this must be a huge blow for the people who don’t like or appreciate sports.” Like, as if football players don’t get away with enough already, let’s start putting them in office. Might as well worship some of these guys. I hate to throw that term around so loosely, but if any athlete is going to be worshipped in Tennessee, it’s Manning.
But, at the end of the day, will I be surprised if Manning gee-golly-gosh’s his way to becoming a Senator? No. No way. I’m just surprised no one has mentioned Jon Gruden yet, to be honest.
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