...Chris is fondly revered as a goofy teddy bear with a heart of gold. He brought an abundance of joy to all who knew him and loved him. He loved almost every sport, but his true passion was the Denver Broncos, a handed down tradition for three generations [...] In honor of Chris' love for the Denver Broncos, the dress is casual and you're encouraged to wear your most favorite professional football team jersey or team colors as long as it's not the Seattle Seahawks (yea, we're sore losers…).What--if any--connection Manning had to him beyond fandom is not public knowledge, but you have to appreciate the gesture Manning made here. It just goes to show that how much he cares about the fans and the people in his community.
And why he is one of the more beloved players in the game today.