Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) walks off the field after Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Washington governor tried to give Peyton Manning a pep talk after Super Bowl loss

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had one of the most disappointing games of his life when the Seattle Seahawks dominated them form start to finish. Fortunately for Manning, Washington governor Jay Inslee was there to console him.

“He’s all alone. There was no entourage around him,” Inslee said, via the Seattle Times. “I wish I had a camera. It was like the picture of defeat — head down, slow. I felt bad for the guy.

“He gave it his all and he’s obviously a tremendous competitor, and I’ve lost a few in my life, too,” said Inslee. “So I just went up to him and introduced myself as the governor of the state of Washington and I shook his hand. And I said ‘I know this is a really tough game for you, but there will be others and hang in there’ because I kind of wanted to console him.

“He looked down at me like he was going to break me in half,” Inslee said. “It was sort of like ‘whatever, dude’ and he walked away. My therapy didn’t work too well.”

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