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Peyton Brady, Tom Manning?

Peyton Brady, Tom Manning, the New England Colts and the Indianapolis Patriots. Sound weird? Well it shouldn't, these two teams and quarterbacks have been linked to one another for the past decade competing in the NFL's best rivalry. If you were going to build the ultimate franchise from some cosmic pea soup stirred by the football Gods, these would be the two franchises to start with. Like a pyramid, it begins at the top with the Owners and trickles down as far as the final practice squad players. These teams represent the evolution of the NFL through the mold of Vince Lombardi's Packers, Chuck Noll's Steelers, Tom Landry's Cowboys, and Bill Walsh's 49ers. Are we truly surprised anymore by Peyton Manning's gyrations at the line of scrimmage or the new defensive schemes concocted by the mad scientist Bill Belichick? Or how about another Tom Brady last second drive to put a dagger in the hearts of the defense to win a game or Dwight Freeney spinning like a hurricane to blow a play in the back field or sack the opposing quarterback? The best thing about this rivalry is that the names may change but the key components are still there, that being Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. There is no point in arguing who is better; there is no right answer. It's like asking who knows more about our ever-expanding universe, Carl Sagan or Steven Hawking's. Both have won on the big game and have held Lombardi's trophy, as well as taken countless vacations to Hawaii to play two-hand touch football. By the time both their careers are finished, it is fair to say that they both will go done as the two greatest quarterbacks of all-time. Hopefully for all us spoiled Patriot and Colts fans, the next Tom Brady or Peyton Manning is right around the corner and ready to take their place once they retire. But I doubt it. So enjoy what you see this weekend and don't read too much into the ramifications of this game. Both are going to win their respective divisions and both will be heading to the playoffs with a direct collision course to see who plays in the Super Bowl. My guess for this weekend is who ever has the ball last will win this game. Lets hope that the sounds Brady to Moss and not Manning to Wayne are heard over the television on that final drive. And than as we sit back and wait for all of the interviews from Brady and Manning about competing against one another for the millionth time, the network cuts to commercial with Peyton Manning screaming out "Cut that meat".

 



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