Inslee unable to console Peyton Manning

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee didn’t expect to bump into Denver Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning following the Super Bowl.

So when he did in a hallway at MetLife Stadium following the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 victory, the governor thought why not offer the Denver star a few encouraging words.

“He’s all alone. There was no entourage around him,” Inslee told members of the Association of Washington Business at a luncheon Thursday. “I wish I had a camera. It was like the picture of defeat you know — head down, slow. I felt bad for the guy.

“He gave it his all and he’s obviously a tremendous competitor, and I’ve lost a few in my life, too,” said Inslee, a football and basketball player in his youth. “So I just went up to him and introduced myself as the governor of the state of Washington and I shook his hand. And I said ‘I know this is a really tough game for you, but you know it’s a game and there will be others and hang in there’ because I kind of wanted to console him.

“He looked down at me like he was going to break me in half,” Inslee said. “And said sort of like ‘whatever, dude’ and he walked away. My therapy didn’t work too well.”

More in Local News

These little piggies stay home

Norman, who was spotted last week in Everett, is part of a trio kept as pets by the “pig whisperer.”

Cheering families welcome Kidd, Shoup after 6 months at sea

“I get back Daddy back today,” said one homemade sign at Naval Station Everett.

Stanwood man, 33, killed in crash near Marysville

Speed may have been a factor, the sheriff’s department said.

Street-legal ATVs approved for some roads near Sultan

Supporters foresee tourism benefits. Opponents are concerned about injury and pollution risks.

Jamie Copeland is a senior at Cedar Park Christian Schools’ Mountlake Terrace campus. She is a basketball player, ASB president, cheerleader and, of course, a Lion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Cedar Park Christian senior stepping up to new challenges

Jamie Copeland’s academics include STEM studies, leadership, ASB activities, honor society.

Woman, 47, found dead in Marysville jail cell

She’d been in custody about four days after being arrested on warrants, police said.

County plans to sue to recoup costs from ballot drop-box law

A quarter-million dollars could be spent adding 19 ballot boxes in rural areas.

Marilyn Carter (left) is president and Barbara Callaghan is vice president of the AOK Club at Washington Oakes Retirement Community in Everett. Carter personally funds much of the supplies for the club’s annual candy wreath fundraiser so that all sales proceeds can go to local charities. It’s just one of the club’s year-round activities to support local nonprofits. (Melissa Slager / The Daily Herald)
Circles of kindness

Residents of an Everett retirement community create candy wreaths as fundraisers.

County to contribute $1.6M to Everett’s low-barrier housing

The plan appears on track for the council to transfer the land ahead of next month’s groundbreaking.

Most Read