I know a guy who says…

You should be quite hesitant to believe any news regarding Peyton Manning until you hear it from the horse’s mouth. Everyone has a friend who knows someone who heard that Peyton Manning was having dinner with Rob Lowe after working out with Marvin Harrison in Tom Moore’s backyard with Tom Landry and Santa Claus serving TastyKakes to the growing throng of imaginary friends all seeking an autograph.

As Tony Dungy would say, “Don’t fall for the ol’ rope-a-dope!”

So I give you Bob Allen of KTRK in Houston who casts a line with no bait:

Someone I know who is close friends with the Manning family says Peyton is definitely interested in possibly coming to the Texans. Peyton will be released by the Colts early next month and will be a free agent. The person who knows the Mannings says Peyton wants to play on a team that has a chance of going to a Super Bowl, and the Texans fit that description.

I’m not saying it won’t happen folks but you might as well have gotten the news from my neighbor Jim who once lived in Georgia and loves the Bulldogs who play Tennessee once a year and therefore has an in with Peyton Manning’s people as well.