Peyton Manning Pranks Teammate With Fake Training Bill

Peyton Manning Pranks Teammate With Fake Training BillPeyton Manning, Eric Decker and other members of the Denver Broncos football team came to Duke University in Durham, N.C. Wednesday to do a little offseason training. The trip concluded with a dinner among teammates, where Manning handed Decker a fake invoice for over $3,000 in fees from the Duke facilities.

‘Play along’

Peyton printed the truth of the situation on other notes so the other players at dinner would “play along.”

After presumably staring in disbelief at the invoice for a good minute or so, Decker figured out the ruse and tweeted out a picture of the rather official-looking fake invoice.

‘Ridiculous tax rate’

While the officious-looking bill first appears to be legit, apparently it’s been a while since Manning has done addition away from his 10 fingers. The miscalculated subtotal amount tallied on the right gives the prank away, as the amount for services rendered before tax adds up to $100 less than it should.

Decker admitted he never noticed the mistake while studying the bill, saying he was thrown off by the ridiculous tax rate and absurd facility fees. Luckily for Decker, the imaginary bill was just Peyton’s way of ending training on a humorous note.

What can you say about Peyton Manning’s ridiculous prank? Yay or nay?

Source: Dan Carson, Bleacher Report

Image: Black Sports Online

Russia Pushes For Enactment Of Anti-Gay Law Nationwide

Russia Pushes For Enactment Of Anti-Gay Law NationwideKissing his boyfriend during a protest in front of Russia’s parliament earned Pavel Samburov 30 hours of detention and the equivalent of a $16 fine on a charge of “hooliganism.” But if a bill that comes up for a first vote later this month becomes law, such a public kiss could be defined as illegal “homosexual propaganda” and bring a fine of up to $16,000.

‘Opposed to Western liberalism’

The legislation being pushed by the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church would make it illegal nationwide to provide minors with information that is defined as “propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism.” It includes a ban on holding public events that promote gay rights. St. Petersburg and a number of other Russian cities already have similar laws on their books.

The bill is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values as opposed to Western liberalism, which the Kremlin and church see as corrupting Russian youth and by extension contributing to a wave of protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. Other laws that the Kremlin says are intended to protect young Russians have been hastily adopted in recent months, including some that allow banning and blocking web content and print publications that are deemed “extremist” or unfit for young audiences.

‘Homosexual propaganda’

Russia’s widespread hostility to homosexuality is shared by the political and religious elite. Lawmakers have accused gays of decreasing Russia’s already low birth rates and said they should be barred from government jobs, undergo forced medical treatment or be exiled.

Those behind the bill say minors need to be protected from “homosexual propaganda” because they are unable to evaluate the information critically.

“This propaganda goes through the mass media and public events that propagate homosexuality as normal behavior,” the bill reads.

What is your view regarding this Russian bill against “homosexual propaganda.” Are you for or against it?

Source: Mansur Mirovalev, Yahoo News

Image: The Big Story