You guys are forgetting the best player of all time, Ron Artest.
Single handedly led the entire Indiana Pacers team into battle against the Detroit Pistons fans. Albeit, many Pistons fans are extremely trashy..that was definitely a sight to behold. It definitely answered my question of how many people it would take to beat up an NBA/NFL player. 3-4 drunks.
Regarding Manning, I think he should be suspended 4 more games for stupidity and ignorance. You would think a full grown man would have grown past the whole 'you're a nerd' stage. Clearly many of these athletes are still living in their early teen years.