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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2014.
By United Press International
Brett Favre still ripped; Twitter blows up over photo

Brett Favre still ripped; Twitter blows up over photo

ORLANDO, March 5 (UPI) -- Football fan posts photo of ripped, bearded Brett Favre online and the Internet explodes.
By Danielle Haynes
Peyton Manning passes neck exam and is fully cleared to play in 2014

Peyton Manning passes neck exam and is fully cleared to play in 2014

DENVER, March 3 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning’s neck exam on Monday "went fine" and a Broncos source says he was "fully cleared to play in 2014."
Evan Bleier

Skydiver to attempt to beat own world record for jumps in 24 hours

FRANKFORT, Ind., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An Indiana man announced he will attempt to break his own world record for most skydiving jumps in a 24-hour period to raise funds for three charities.
Joe Theismann on Peyton Manning: 'I personally would love to see him retire'

Joe Theismann on Peyton Manning: 'I personally would love to see him retire'

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann wants to see Super Bowl-loser Peyton Manning retire because "his arm is not going to get any stronger going forward."
Evan Bleier
NFL: Seattle 43, Denver 8

NFL: Seattle 43, Denver 8

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Malcolm Smith returned an interception for a touchdown to lead a ferocious defensive effort Sunday in Seattle's 43-8 humbling of Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Brett Favre: 'Peyton's the closest to me'

Brett Favre: 'Peyton's the closest to me'

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Brett Favre says that if Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning loses the Super Bowl on Sunday, "it's foolish to say his legacy will be affected at all."
Evan Bleier

Steakhouse offering $150,000 Super Bowl catering package

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A popular New York steakhouse is offering a $150,000 Super Bowl catering package including steaks, seafood and top-shelf booze.
Peyton Manning meets niece for the first time in New Jersey

Peyton Manning meets niece for the first time in New Jersey

HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said visiting New Jersey for the Super Bowl also allowed him to meet his niece for the first time.
Peyton Manning responds to Richard Sherman's trash talk: 'I do throw ducks'

Peyton Manning responds to Richard Sherman's trash talk: 'I do throw ducks'

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning responds to Richard Sherman's trash talk by saying, "I do throw ducks...touchdown ducks."
Evan Bleier
Peyton Manning won't retire after the Super Bowl no matter what happens

Peyton Manning won't retire after the Super Bowl no matter what happens

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will return to the team for the 2014 season and is under contract through 2016.
Evan Bleier
State of the Union and crafting a winning GOP strategy

State of the Union and crafting a winning GOP strategy

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, dogged by the bungled rollout of the Affordable Care Act and a slow economic recovery, is declaring war on inequality.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
NFL: Denver 26, New England 16

NFL: Denver 26, New England 16

DENVER, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning passed for 400 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, leading the Denver Broncos over New England 26-16 in the AFC championship game.
Manning, Quinn take PFWA awards

Manning, Quinn take PFWA awards

ATLANTA, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, who set several NFL passing records this season, has been selected the PFWA Most Valuable Player for 2013.
Jim Caldwell to coach Detroit Lions

Jim Caldwell to coach Detroit Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Jim Caldwell, who guided the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl after the 2009 season, has been hired as head coach of the Detroit Lions.

NFL: Denver 24, San Diego 17

DENVER, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning fired a pair of touchdown passes en route to 230 yards Sunday and Denver held off San Diego 24-17 to advance to the AFC Championship Game.

NFL playoffs kick off Saturday with weather playing a key role

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The NFL playoffs begin Saturday with the playing of the first two of the 11 games that will eventually determine the winner of the 48th Super Bowl.

NFL: Denver 34, Oakland 14

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning set the NFL single-season passing record with 266 yards Sunday and AFC West champion Denver Broncos rolled to a 34-14 win over Oakland.

Manning, Brady selected to Pro Bowl roster

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, the only players in NFL history to throw for 50 touchdowns in one season, were named to the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl Friday.

NFL: Denver 37, Houston 13

HOUSTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning hurled four touchdown passes Sunday, breaking Tom Brady's single-season NFL record in Denver's division-clinching 37-13 rout of Houston.
Peyton Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year

Peyton Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Quarterback Peyton Manning, on a record-setting pace with the Denver Broncos, has been named the 2013 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.

NFL: San Diego 27, Denver 20

DENVER, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen hooded up for two second-quarter touchdown passes Thursday that put San Diego in front on the way to a 27-20 upset of Denver.

NFL: Denver 51, Tennessee 28

DENVER, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Denver's Peyton Manning unleashed four scoring passes Sunday and the Broncos clinched a playoff spot with a 51-28 dismantling of Tennessee.
Ron Burgundy interviews Peyton Manning on SportsCenter

Ron Burgundy interviews Peyton Manning on SportsCenter

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The "Anchorman 2" promotional tour is in full swing, with Will Ferrell as its secret weapon.
Kate Stanton
Peyton Manning responds to fan's wedding invitation

Peyton Manning responds to fan's wedding invitation

Dec. 3 (UPI) --Peyton Manning responds to fan's wedding invitation by autographing card (and declining).
Evan Bleier
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