Professional football and academia go hand-in-hand. A university, although often seen as a pillar of educational fortitude, is, like professional football, a business mostly concerned with winning money and the reputation game.
This Sunday, Manning returns to Lucas Oil, the Death Star, for the first time since he put on a Broncos uniform. Manning will play the Colts and have something to prove.
Like the Broncos' season, the Brady/Manning debate is over. Brady wins; he's playing on Sunday.
Ray Lewis' swan song postseason starts off with a battle of the wits against Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Both players have a tremendous ability to read the opponent's alignments before the snap. Whichever can fool the other most often will give their unit a major advantage.
The Jaguars linebackers are especially impressive and MLB Paul Poslusnzy must be from Central Casting: Wanted -- blond Polish-American god with granite jaw, awesome shoulders
In the story of the 2012 offseason, the Peyton Predicament is coming to a conclusion. Peyton Manning has agreed to join the Denver Broncos, setting in motion movement to come for Tim Tebow. Here are ten thoughts on Peyton's soft landing in Denver after his turbulent exit from Indianapolis.
I'm as much a Peyton Manning-loving football fan as the next woman, but even I get tired of the endless hype over the league's top-tier signal callers.
We knew this was coming. The Colts will part ways with the face of their franchise for the last fourteen years, their iconic star Peyton Manning.
My continuing belief is that the Colts and Manning will part. The Colts know Andrew Luck is their future; moving on with him is a reasonable and understandable business decision. Organizations need to evolve.
Were Manning to be terminated -- his contract, not him -- the Colts would save $63.6 million over the next four years. The salary cap consequences to a Manning release are a bit more complicated.
It's Super Bowl Sunday and all anyone in Indianapolis can seem to talk about is Manning, Manning, Manning. Peyton, that is.
If the Colts struggle to decide between Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin, they need merely to apply the same attention to detail they did the last time they drafted a quarterback in the first round.
Now that the NFL's regular season has come to an end, some of this year's also-rans are already searching for new identities, new beginnings, and new management.
You have to love Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni getting all Rex Ryan and calling the Knicks a serious contender. They've gone a decade without a playoff appearance.
Luck is ready to play right now, and if Manning's neck passes scrutiny, his trade value will never be as high again as this offseason. The following three teams are the best potential suitors.
Barely a few games into the season, there was less attention paid to the best team than given to the the team that could end up as the worst. The reason, of course, is that the discussion revolves around a player thought to be once-in-a-generation: Andrew Luck.