It's Super Bowl Sunday and all anyone in Indianapolis can seem to talk about is Manning, Manning, Manning. Peyton, that is.
At first glance the Giants share very little with the fictional team in Dillon, Texas. However, after rewatching the first season this past week, it dawned on me that this year's Giants team is shockingly similar to the Dillon Panthers/Lions.
In the eleventh episode of Sports Blitz Now -- the brand new Huffington Post sports radio show -- Jordan Schultz and host Scott Braun discuss the ins and outs of Super Bowl XLVI and the keys for each team. Specifically, Braun disagrees with Schultz's belief that Big Blue must establish Ahmad Bradshaw and the running attack in order to keep Eli Manning comfortable and most effective in the pocket.
Eli Manning has a chance to double Peyton's Super bowl victory output. Eli has proved millions of people wrong about him. And never once does he say "take that." He is indeed, the Mann.
Like: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band release new single "We Take Care Of Our Own." Instant classic summer song. It makes me want to drive cross country, stopping in every little town and just help people or something.
Jordan Schultz and host Scott Braun discuss how the Giants can continue the miracle joyride and beat San Francisco, and talk about how the Ravens can exploit the zone defense of New England.
Sunday's playoff game between the Packers and Giants at Lambeau Field evokes vivid memories of January 20, 2008 at the same venue when the same two teams played for the NFC Championship and the right to play the Patriots in the Super Bowl two weeks later.
In an era where commercials are fast-forwarded more often than previews before a movie boots up on a DVD, there is a time and a place where commercials are actually watched: Live sporting events.
Will the NL MVP, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, begin the season serving a 50-game suspension? He's appealed his positive drug test for an elevated level of testosterone.
This team is just maddening this year. We see flashes of competence all the time, and flashes of brilliance more than occasionally.
Patriots at Bills. The Bills are looking good through week 2. Guess we'll find out how good this week. Bills. (Yes, I seriously just called the Bills to beat the Patriots. I'm either crazy, or I'm going to look like an f-ing genius Sunday.)
What a come on. A carpet company in Dallas offered free flooring and counter tops if Josh Hamilton of Texas hit a grand slam homer.
You have to admire Giants quarterback Eli Manning's confidence. He says he's in the same class as Patriots star Tom Brady. He may be the only one who thinks so.
Just as I was anticipating a 2012 repeat of the thrilling 2008 Super Bowl win, I instead face a season bereft of Eli Manning, and a situation that looks eerily similar to the chronicles of corporate greed.
Here are some holiday gift ideas for your favorite NFL players, coaches, and owners. For Donovan McNabb -- a new team with a head coach who's more interested in winning than demonstrating his authority over his players and embarrassing them.
Who's going to win the game? The math says Giants, but I have to pick my Eagles -- even against the math. Could this game be any bigger?