Yeah, we’ve got two weeks to milk the various story lines arising from a rematch of Super Bowl XLIV. (And we will.)
But there will be none bigger than this: Peyton Manning’s younger brother will be meeting Peyton Manning’s biggest rival in the house that Peyton built. The house in which Peyton played zero games during the 2011 season.
A win by the Giants would give Eli Manning twice as many rings as Peyton; Tom Brady will quadruple Peyton’s career haul with a fourth. Regardless of the outcome, Peyton will be more motivated than ever to add to his own total.
And that makes me even more convinced that, if the Colts truly intend on using the first overall pick in the 2012 draft on a quarterback, Peyton Manning will want to make a push for a second — and a third, and maybe a fourth — Super Bowl title with a new team.