Sorry for the delay. Hopefully, you've already wandered over to SportingNews.com to see today's column. If not, here you go.
The lead? The NFL (mid-)season's biggest debate: Peyton Manning or Drew Brees?
But, like that creepy Enterprise car commercial, why choose? I can have the black nightie AND the red one! (Just don't ask me to tell you which player is which.)
The fact is: They're co-MVPs. If Peyton loses this weekend to the Pats, Brees will nudge ahead. If the Colts finish 15-1 and the Saints finish 14-2, Peyton will nudge ahead. It's a toss-up.
(I'm partial to Brees. Peyton doesn't need the help -- Brees is a model for every 6-foot-nuthin' QB in the world that they can dominate the NFL.)
More you'll find in today's column:
*There is not much less of a predictive outcome than the Cavs beating the Magic in Orlando last night. Show me something in May, when Orlando has their TWO stretch-4s back.
*Dan LeFevour is awesome, and it is only after he is gone that fans will appreciate the level at which he has dominated college football in his career. Last night: 6 TDs.
*I'm very very excited about TCU-Utah on Saturday.
*I'm less excited about Bears-49ers tonight.
*Brandon Jennings is getting (even) better.
*Of course the Phillies won't trade Cole Hamels.
*The joke that is Notre Dame football coaching doesn't end with Charlie Weis.
There's a lot more there -- instead of having it start your morning, have it start your afternoon? Complete column here.
(Alas: Nothing about the Tennessee football botched-burglary debacle. But presume I'm shaking my head in disbelief.)
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