Day job: NFL quarterback, commercial actor, best known as a two-time Super Bowl winner
Fan since: 2011, though it could be earlier since former Tennessee Volunteer football teammate Todd Helton played for the Rockies
In his own words: "I love everything about baseball. It’s such a different mentality than football, so many more games, a different atmosphere. I’ve always been a fan of it. Having a connection through Todd has made it very special for me." (Fox Sports, 2012)
Bottom line: Peyton Manning started getting tight with members of the Rockies during the short NFL lockout in 2011 and has remained a fan right on through.
He’s fired up fans on the JumboTron and gotten close with manager Bud Black.