Twitter reaction to Peyton Manning’s departure

Wednesday has been a sad day for Indianapolis Colts fans and Peyton Manning fans in general. Early in the day, Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay came together one last time to publicly cut ties in an official press conference which was aired all over ESPN and the NFL Network. Bits and pieces of the conference will undoubtedly be replayed all week on SportsCenter, but for now here are a few tweets recapping the emotional goodbye.

Peyton Manning officially released from the Colts…. You hear that Arizona? I said do YOU HEAR THAT ARIZONA?!!!

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) March 7, 2012

Peyton Manning looks like he can barely hold back tears.

— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) March 7, 2012

If this Peyton Manning press conference were in the WWE, Andrew Luck would come out and nail him with a steel chair.

— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) March 7, 2012

Emotional roller coaster: Peyton Manning will go from saying goodbye to the city he loves to being wooed in other cities, all in one day.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2012

I would love for Peyton Manning to say, just for fun, "I'm taking my talents to South Beach."

— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) March 7, 2012

Watching the Peyton Manning coverage it's hard to believe he's not going to be a Colt. Sad day in Indy!

— mark schlereth (@markschlereth) March 7, 2012

Since signing with the Colts in July 1998, Jim Irsay has paid Peyton Manning 40 cents every second.

— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) March 7, 2012

What did Peyton Manning do for Colts? Increased Value By $233 Million http://t.co/d88WJf3G

— Forbes (@Forbes) March 7, 2012

Irsay: "The No. 18 jersey will never be worn again": http://t.co/mQ3xLZVQ

— NFL (@nfl) March 7, 2012

Report: Redskins will make "aggressive effort" to sign Peyton Manning: http://wp.me/p14QSB-1t9O

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 7, 2012

I want Peyton Manning to go to the Dolphins, if for no other reason than they play in Indy next season

— J.A. Adande (@jadande) March 6, 2012

the qb who started the last game BEFORE Peyton Manning in Indy? Jim Harbaugh. Will he be his new head coach?

— trey wingo (@wingoz) March 6, 2012

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