1. 'DeMarcus Ware Day'
A proud son of the state of Alabama, DeMarcus Ware returned to his home state to be honored by the governor, state legislature and his alma mater, Troy University, for DeMarcus Ware Day on April 19. The mayor of the city of Troy also presented Ware with the key to the city. Once on campus, Ware met with students, student-athletes, coaches and school administrators before attending Troy's rally in his honor.
2. Peyton heads to Bristol
Tennessee is one of the few states Peyton Manning calls home, and on April 17, Manning took his first trip out to Bristol Motor Speedway to take in the Food City 500. He swapped jerseys with a different kind of teammate, fellow Nationwide spokesman Dale Earnhardt Jr., threw a pass to Michael Waltrip on pit road and had plenty more fun meeting the best drivers NASCAR has to offer, past and present.
- DeMarcus Ware and Demaryius Thomas relived their vacation in South Africa for Sports Illustrated's MMQB. Transcribed as a back-and-forth conversation between the two Super Bowl champions, the story is a delightful retelling of memorable experiences as they saw wildlife, the impact of Apartheid and more.
- Our own Andrew Mason is counting down the best Broncos draft classes in team history, and it begins with 1997 at No. 10.
- And how can you resist Aqib Talib giving his thoughts on wearing capes and crowns, the shoes he picked to wear at his wedding, and 's Dancing with the Stars performances?