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Happy 39th Birthday, Peyton Manning: Age is just a number
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Happy 39th Birthday, Peyton Manning: Age is just a number

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning turns 39 today, and it's almost hard to believe that he is now approaching his 18th season in the NFL. Here are a few goofy photos we found of the five-time NFL MVP.

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    July 11, 1996

    CREDIT: Bill Frakes/SI
    Three Manning Faces, before Manning Face was a thing.

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    March 6, 1997

    CREDIT: Bill Frakes/SI
    Even if it's a routine neck stretch with his trainer, there's just something odd about this photo. Perhaps this is a precursor to the neck injury that nearly ended his career.

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    March 6, 1997

    CREDIT: Bill Frakes/SI
    If you told me that Manning lifted weights prior to being drafted into the NFL, I would've called you a liar if not for this photographic proof.

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    March 7, 1997

    CREDIT: Bill Frakes/SI
    Trying to look like a boss while posing in front of a billboard thanking him for all that he did at Tennessee.

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    April 2, 1998

    CREDIT: Bill Frakes/SI
    The photographer must have told Manning to go with the hitchhiker pose for this shot.

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    April 8, 1998

    CREDIT: John Iacono/SI
    We have to excuse Manning for the stunned expression on his face as he poses with then-NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue at the 1998 NFL Draft after being selected first overall.

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    September 3, 1999

    CREDIT: Theo Westenberger/SI
    Here's Manning posing with Edgerrin James and his mother for a home suit fitting. It's funnier if we offer no further context.

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    November 9, 1999

    CREDIT: Al Tielemans/SI
    Intensely studying the Colts' playbook.

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    Nov. 9, 1999

    CREDIT: Al Tielemans/SI
    This massive laptop is a reminder of how long Manning has been in the league.

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    June 13, 2006

    CREDIT: Bill Frakes/SI
    School picture day.

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    August 26, 2010

    CREDIT: John Biever/SI
    Just a regular stretching photo, if you ignore the face.

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