All Peyton Manning wanted was a haircut. Somewhere between his Denver home and the barber, he got lost.
That's right, the NFL's premier traffic cop on the field, a guy who does commercials for cars that talk back to him, had to call his wife for directions. Mr. Manning was Mr. Magoo.
"I'm calling Ashley all the time, 'Now, how do I get here again?'" he said. "She's got an unbelievable sense of direction. I don't."
The Indianapolis transplant, now star quarterback for theBroncos, eventually reached his destination — and found a bright side.
"Those reminders are good," said Manning, 36. "You're in a new place. Let's keep working hard. Take it slow."
The Broncos aren't taking it slow. They're rolling with their new quarterback, winners of five in a row with a three-game lead in the AFC West. Manning has the AFC's most passing touchdowns, 24, best completion rate, 68.5%, and top passer rating, 106.2.