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Lil Wayne Tells Sports Illustrated An Interesting Story About The Manning Family

Mon, Jan 27, 2014 by

Lil Wayne Tells Sports Illustrated An Interesting Story About The Manning Family

For Sports Illustrated‘s Monday Morning Quarterback column, Peter King chopped it up with Lil Wayne to talk about American football. During the interview, Tune mentioned that when he used to play the sport, his position that he would play was fullback.

Weezy F Baby also spoke on how he became a Green Bay Packers fan, why he loves American football so much, Richard Sherman, Peyton Manning, Super Bowl XLVIII, and shares a story about the Manning family that he heard from one of his homies.

You can read the interview below!

How he became a Packers fan:
“They won the Super Bowl in my hometown, and I was hooked. I am not missing a Packers game. Never. I don’t care what kind of world I am in, where I am. When the Packers are playing, I’m watching. This year was tough. When A-Rod (Aaron Rodgers) went down, I was in a lot of pain.”

Why he loves football:
“It’s such a natural thing… I don’t know, really. I love it more than anything. The physicality of it, I think. On Sundays, I just sit there, and everybody knows—no phone calls. It’s understood by the people around me—when the games are on, no calls for him.”

Richard Sherman:
“To me, the Richard Sherman thing … I think he does it, I don’t want to say for attention, I don’t believe it’s for attention, but I believe there is a technique to what he is doing. It all of a sudden doesn’t seem so natural. It seems like it used to be Richard Sherman loves to trash talk, but now, it’s kind of a technique. Not natural. I’ve seen people go back at him, and when they tell him something back or he gets his face busted, there’s no more barking. That tells me, I’m really not like this, I’m really not aggressive. I think it’s Richard Sherman mouthing off … I know the media likes to say he’s backing it up with his play. Well, Richard Sherman comes from the same place I come from, the street, and he’s doing a lot of talking where he really can’t back it up. I think he’s a shutdown player. But a great player? No. Great? I don’t think he’s a great player. Now if he plays great against Peyton, that will be huge. If he performs tremendously, that will [change things].”

Peyton Manning:
“He is special. He is one of a kind. I am glad I am able to live to see him, to see the kind of things he is doing.”

The Manning men: Father Archie and sons Cooper, Peyton and Eli:
“I have a story about Peyton. A guy who has been on the road with us, he was like an uncle to us, he told us this story. When he was in jail, about to come home, he was put on one of those work-release things in New Orleans. Every morning, real early, he would clean the schoolyard of the (Isidore) Newman School (where the Manning kids attended). Because he was a prisoner, he would have to clean the schoolyard at 4 or 5 in the morning. There was not one morning, 4:30, 5 in the morning, he wouldn’t see Archie, Peyton, Cooper, or Eli out on the field. He’d see Archie throwing passes to Cooper, or Peyton throwing routes to Cooper. I don’t know if people know this, but it was Cooper who was the prodigy. He [the roadie] would tell us the story, you know, like it was destined.”

Super Bowl XLVIII:
“Honestly, I don’t want to use the word ‘surprised,’ but it is unexpected to see Seattle in the Super Bowl. I expected Peyton. He’s been there before. And I love Russell Wilson. But they are not playing in Seattle. I just can’t see Peyton losing.”

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