With five former University of Tennessee football standouts including, perhaps, one of the greatest Volunteers of all-time gracing the field, Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks has understandably attracted the eyes of many local fans.
More specifically, many East Tennessee Peyton Manning fans — and those who do not like anything associated with the former Vol great.
A look at Tennessee sports message boards, Twitter and Facebook posts over the last couple of days has really illustrated just how much Peyton Manning is revered in this region — and how much he is loathed. Many of you have seen it. Some of you have likely made posts or comments.