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Peyton Manning refuses to shake Saints' hands

Peyton Manning didn't take his Colts' Super Bowl loss to the New Orleans Saints very well.

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I don't want to pile on to the Colts' loss in the Super Bowl, but when other people have avoided post-loss handshakes it's made headlines so I think this deserves some comment. It seems Colts quarterback Peyton Manning wasn't interested in sticking around to shake the hands of the New Orleans Saints after he blew his team's chance at winning their second title in four years; He was too focused on rushing to the locker room to sulk. He didn't even stay to see the last tick of the clock, making his way to the tunnel before the clock struck zero.

When other players and coaches, like Randy Moss and Bill Belichick, have made hasty exits after losses it's been big news. Some of the same publications who chastise other people for doing it were making excuses for Manning; And you have to search the nooks and crannies of the Web to find out that Manning refused to shake the hands of the players who beat him. Pretty classless of the reigning NFL MVP.