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

U.S. East Coast Braces For Hurricane Sandy

U.S. East Coast Braces For Hurricane SandyThe East Coast is bracing for Hurricane Sandy, a “rare hybrid storm” that is expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge to the mid-Atlantic coast, Long Island Sound and New York harbor, forecasters say, with winds expected to be at or near hurricane force when it makes landfall sometime on Monday.

‘One of the biggest storms’

According to the National Hurricane Center, the Category 1 hurricane was centered about 280 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and 485 miles south of New York City early Sunday, carrying maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and moving northeast at 15 mph.

A tropical storm warning has been issued between Cape Fear to Duck, N.C., while hurricane watches and high-wind warnings are in effect from the Virginia to Massachusetts. The hurricane-force winds extend 175 miles from the epicenter of the storm, while tropical storm-force winds extend 500 miles–or roughly 1,000 miles end to end, making Sandy one of the biggest storms to ever hit the East Coast.

“We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the Associated Press.


Meanwhile, emergency evacuations were being mulled by state officials in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and even Maine. In Virginia, Governor Bob McDonnell said 20,000 homes there had already reported power outages. Forecasters also fear the combination of storm surge, high tide and heavy rain–between 3 and 12 inches in some areas–could be life-threatening for coastal residents.

According to the National Hurricane Center summary, coastal water levels could rise anywhere between 1 and 12 feet from North Carolina to Cape Cod, depending on the timing of the “peak surge.” A surge of 6 to 11 feet is forecast for Long Island Sound and Raritan Bay, including New York Harbor. The storm surge in New York Harbor during Hurricane Irene in September 2011, forecasters noted, was four feet.

How do you prepare for a superstorm like Sandy? Tell us about your most unforgettable storm survival stories!

Source: Yahoo News

Image: The Christian Science Monitor