For those of you who haven’t been paying attention to the NFL this season, the Denver Broncos have been pretty good at football. Led by Peyton Manning, this year’s Denver team seems to be living by the mantra “if you want to beat us, score 50.” Manning, unlike year’s past, has been playing surprisingly well in the cold, where the knock used to be, unless you got him in a dome in the playoffs, you could beat him in cold weather, i.e.: New England, Pittsburgh, Denver?
This “new” Manning has gone against everything I’ve ever seen from him in the elements since I started watching him at Tennessee. This has me thinking that either he went to Denver to face down his fears and learn to play in the cold, specifically to beat Tom Brady in it so he could cement the title of “greatest quarterback of all-time,” or, Manning went D.C. Comics “Bizzaro World” fashion, and became the evil version of himself in some sort of devil pact (note: Evil Manning is a Bill Simmons creation, but he’s just talking about how he looks in his new NFL mugshot, I think he flipped to the dark side). Continue reading