Manning offers unique look at special trip

We have a new colleague at ESPN.com. Well, at least for the day.

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning took the time to pen a long, detailed dairy of his recent trip overseas to visit United States military members.

Manning broke down his every move of his five-day trip, accompanied with several photos with Manning interacting with the troops. There are many cool parts, including his reunion with a kindergarten classmate and meeting a military couple with twin children -- Peyton and Eli.

The trip clearly touched Manning and the fact that a player of his stature would take the time to detail it and offset it to the public shares just how much it meant to him.

I highly recommend reading this piece, yes, even if you despise the Broncos. This one is about being an American, not anything else. Give it a read. You’ll like it.