It started before today's announcement was even made.
Days before news broke that Peyton Manning had begun contract negotiations with the Denver Broncos, word spread that "Tebowing" was out and "Manninging" was in.
You've heard of Tebowing. It's when you drop to one knee, rest your forehead on your fist and thank your God for whatever good has just befallen you, reminiscent of Tim Tebow's homage to his personal Savior, and John 3:16, and all that.
It is equally reviled as admired.
But what is Manninging?
Here are a few explanations, hastily gathered from Twitter:
> Reacting slack-jawed, with your hands on your head. (@DanKassis)
> Pushing a kneeling, praying man to the ground and curb-stomping him. (@jerrythornton1)
> Take a whole bunch of money and then end up never working because you're hurt. (@HunterFelt)
> It's tough to explain, but it involves a lot of pointing and shouting and flapping your arms up and down. (@john_ingold)