Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday 11/12 Quickie: Manning vs. Brees, LeBron vs. Magic, LeFevour vs. Tebow, More

Sorry for the delay. Hopefully, you've already wandered over to 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.)

Back to the world of sports media execs...

-- D.S.

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