Given the MMA-style training FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer does with NFL players, he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy you’d (…)
Given the MMA-style training FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer does with NFL players, he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy you’d want to mess with, even if you’re a 6-foot-5, 230-pound quarterback with a laser, rocket arm.
While speaking with Bill Simmons on a recent podcast, Glazer recounted an incident at the 2007 Pro Bowl in which he nearly came to blows with Peyton Manning.
It started, weirdly enough, with a bunch of NFLers and Glazer trying to break former safety John Lynch’s record of drinking 34 mai tais, which is already a recipe for disaster. Then, when Manning arrived at the bar where the group was hanging out, he was “throwing barbs” at Glazer. So the reporter messed with Manning by trying to replace his Bud Light order.
When Manning said, “I said I’ll have a Bud Light, am I stuttering? Get me a Bud Light!” Glazer had to be pulled away, but that wasn’t the end of it. Later on, this went down:
“Out of nowhere, Peyton goes, ‘Hey, Jay. Did [Michael] Strahan come crying to you like every day to do a story ?’ …
“I’m like, ‘Hey man, why don’t you leave Michael Strahan out of this?’ He says something else. I said, ‘How about you never repeat Michael Strahan’s name out of your mouth again?’ I thought he was talking about his divorce.”
That devolved into cursing and Glazer stepping toward Manning since Strahan is one of his closest friends. An unnamed tight end got between the pair to protect Manning, so Glazer’s friend did the same. And who was Glazer’s friend? MMA fighter Chuck Liddell.
No melee ensued, but Glazer remembers Manning apologizing. The reporter had this to say to the future Hall of Famer:
“‘Peyton, look, man. It doesn’t matter what we do in our careers, we’re grown men. Right? So just treat everybody the same, as if you’re behind 7-Eleven, alone, and there’s nobody else around.’ And we’ve been good ever since.”
*NOTE FROM THE ‘SHOCK EDITOR’
Pop quiz | Peyton Manning had to sit out due to injuries he received on the grid iron | Mr. Football is believing his hype | he might be considered great to football fans | but if he thought that equated to him taking on a UFC Fighter | he will differently get punished beyond punishment he would receive on the grid iron… I’m just saying… Lol
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