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Peyton Manning's record-breaking run as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts ended today, when owner Jim Irsay announced the team would release its best player. Now, don't get me wrong, I am a die hard Saints fan, but Peyton had ties to the Saints I always secretly rooted for him. And when Hurricane Katrina hit, he was one of the first celebs to actually show up with supplies and support for his old home town. Love him for that!

The 35-year-old Manning will become a free agent, and it shouldn't be too hard for him to find another NFL gig, provided he's healthy. Manning is coming off a series of operations to his neck and missed all of last season.

Good luck, Peyton...we all have our DAWG day afternoons, and I am wishing the best for you!