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Cut That Class! University Of Tennessee Names Classroom After Peyton Manning

Winning a National Championship? Yeah, that would have been great, but for Peyton Manning, the true recognition of all his contributions, both on and off the field, to the University of Tennessee have finally been realized now that his alma mater has named a classroom after the legendary and much-loved alumnus. Woo-hoo!

Sure, Manning was an All-American quarterback for the Volunteers and received numerous accolades and awards due to his fantastic college career at UT, but if you were to ask him, I bet he would say that more than anything, academics were what really mattered to him during his time in Knoxville. I can only imagine the tremendous source of pride the “top speech communications graduate in 1997” and the recipient of “the College of Communication and Information’s Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007” must be feeling right now.

Manning has been heavily involved on the academic side of things for his alma mater since he graduated, highlighted by him creating the Peyton Manning Communications Enrichment program. But here’s the question: what kind of classes will be held in the Peyton Manning Honorary Classroom? I have a few ideas on what courses should be taught in such a prestigiously named room.

The Emergence of Homoerotic Imagery In Contemporary American Advertising

Manifestations of Prehistoric Human Development In Modern Man

Okay, I could only come up with two, but who wouldn’t be interested in taking those classes, right?

You know, come to think of it, this is the University of Tennessee. There is no way UT would ever allow classes addressing issues related to homosexuality or human evolution to be held at their esteemed institute of higher learning. What in the hell was I thinking?

University of Tennessee names classroom after Peyton Manning [Indy Star]