Former University of Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning decided to crash an online lecture at his alma mater that was being taught by his favorite professor to lift the spirits of the attending students. Professor John Haas naturally kept the appearance a surprise, introducing the ex-Colt and Bronco as Mr. Thompson and chiding him for being late for class. The quarterback then appeared on the screen, apologizing for being out of school since 1996.The whole experience was recorded and produced as a video for YouTube by the university.It’s clear that not everyone immediately recognized one of the university’s most famous alums — to their credit, his claim to fame involved him wearing a helmet over his head for his career — but there are still a fair amount of surprised faces. Eventually, all the students came to crack some sort of smile as Manning gave words of encouragement to them.
“I realize this is probably not the ideal way