Pats-Colts is the regular-season game of the year -- not just in the NFL, but in all of sports. (That's the lead of today's SN column.)
That is, if the recent audience figures are any indication. It seems like whenever the Cowboys are on in primetime... or Favre in Green Bay anytime... the NFL is defying trends about "audience fragmentation" and pulling fans together in close-to-unprecedented ways. (You'll have to excuse me: I've been at a sports-media conference the last two days and I've got these things on the brain.)
More you'll find in today's column:
*NFL Week 10 preview. You mean there are games besides Pats-Colts?
*CFB Preview: TCU-Utah! And a defacto Big Ten championship game!
*LeBron vs. D-Wade: Just found out LeBron is changing his number from 23 to 6, out of deference to Michael Jordan.
*John Lackey as the new AJ Burnett?
*Kentucky tips off tonight, Harrison Barnes makes his college choice and I take my older son to his first-ever basketball game.
Check it out here. More later.