Peyton Manning, the quarterback as nerd.

Peyton Manning, the quarterback as nerd.

The stadium scene.
Feb. 1 2007 5:01 PM

Rain Manning

The Colts' brilliant, nerdy, socially stunted quarterback.

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It's time, I think, for football to embrace its poor Screech, Peyton Manning. Let the dorks into the fraternity. After all, we  nerds are one of the NFL's sustaining life forces, with our fantasy football and our Football Outsiders and our Madden NFL 07. Like the man says: Let's go, insurance adjusters, let's go!

Tommy Craggs is the editor-in-chief of Deadspin.

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