The wait is over.
It seemed like forever waiting for Manning to wade through suitors from Washington to Arizona, Miami to Tennessee, from San Francisco before finally landing in Denver due to the intense media buzz surrounding maybe the biggest free-agent signing in the history of sports.
Parallels could be drawn between this indecisive-superstar-future-Hall-of-Fame-athlete-free agent and another whose decision left a permanent stigma around athletes and free agency and the new era of media via social networks. We're referring to LeBron James, of course, but obviously their respective free-agent merry-go-rounds were vastly different.
The main difference lies in the impact immediately following the two inking their contracts. "The Decision" turned a superstar basketball player into a villainous character and turned a nation against him, and turned an owner to a raving lunatic quick on the Twitter-trigger (I'm looking at you, Dan Gilbert).
While Manning's choosing of Denver likely won't enrage any fanbases, it will instead alter the course of a number of franchises' and players' futures.