I’m back on the news stand, again in the pages of America’s Civil War magazine. You can find my news article titled Are These Mannings Kin? on page 17 of the July issue. It’s a very short piece that summarizes the blog posts I made here and here. Of course, after the magazine went to press I received a note from Bruce Allardice informing me that there are apparently no close ties between the two Mannings (see here), and Bruce was kind enough to send a letter to the editor that will appear in a future issue of the magazine. Hopefully from all of this we may at least learn the origin of the Super Bowl MVP’s unusual first name. It still seems like one heck of a coincidence, if that’s all it is.
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