With Twitter these days information and news travels lightening fast and the Peyton Manning retiring news spread like wildfire today. Everyone started asking is Peyton Manning retiring? People answered with retweets from @RobLowe.
So what exactly was Rob Lowe saying to his Twitter fans? His exact tweets were tweeted from Twitter for iPhone as follows:
@RobLowe: Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #Colts
@RobLowe: @richeisen My people are saying Manning will retire today. What do you hear? #NFL
@RobLowe: #Colts fans, let’s hope my info is wrong. Don’t like being wrong, but this time… I’m hoping #NFL #Manning
All those tweets appeared over 5 hours ago now at 8:16pm CST time. While those tweets simmered and took the Twittersphere by surprise hundreds of sports websites, news sites and blogs have fired up talking about whether Peyton Manning is retiring.
Jim Irsay, the owner of the Colts has revealed his own feeling about a Peyton Manning retirement. Apparently Mr. Irsay doesn’t like that Rob Lowe has been flapping his wings on his Twitter account about a potential Peyton Manning retirement. Mr. Irsay said on his own Twitter account 2 hours ago as of 8:19pm CST:
@JimIrsay: My sources tell me Rob will star in an epic remake of “Deep Throat” with aging p0rn stars and 4 finger circus clowns!
If that doesn’t make you think that Mr. Lowe’s Peyton Manning rumors have been released premature then you can look at ESPN’s Chris Mortensen’s report. Mr. Mortensen tweets out information for ESPN at @mortreport. Today the @mortreport said about the Peyton Manning retirement rumors:
@mortreport: Archie Manning laughed when he heard @RobLowe said Peyton will retire, “Noooo…he ain’t retiring. I think he would’ve told me.” #NFL32
@mortreport: Archie also says it’s no publicity gimmick with Grand Opening tonight of “Manning’s” sports-themed restaurant in New Orleans.
@mortreport: Archie’s latest reax to the Twitter buzz: “Amazing” …knows @RobLowe is chummy with @JimIrsay & goes to Colts games …still, “Amazing”
@mortreport: RT @gregprichard what are chances of manning retiring & joining colts coaching staff, as head coach or underneath. >> same as my chances
So it seems that Peyton Manning’s dad, Archie Manning, is sure that Peyton would have told him he was retiring before it was leaked out. According to ESPN’s @mortreport Archie’s dad has now laughed and just called Rob Lowe’s comments, “Amazing.” It will be amazing if these rumors keeping spreading all from a couple silly 140 character tweets from Rob Lowe!