On Sunday, the New England Patriots will square off against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. As we all know, this can only mean one thing: Brady vs. Manning 2010!
It has become the most cherished and expected of annual traditions. It makes me feel all warm and toasty inside, like Christmas, only without ham. Whenever the Colts come to town or the Pats head to Indy, I can always count on every sports commentator, newscaster, ice cream dispenser and homeless person living within a thousand mile radius to drone endlessly on about whoever they think is the better quarterback.
It will be uninteresting and near constant, and we will all watch every minute of it because we are sheep that need constant distraction from our pointless, boring lives.
The arguments never change; there is never any more fact to add to the discussion. Both players put up consistent and staggering numbers year after year, and each year it seems they both topple more records and continue to add to their case for the Hall of Fame.
Neither makes a strong statement that one is better than the other, and there is never anything more to contribute to the ongoing debate besides useless personal conjecture. Any attempt to do so would be foolhardy, moronic and an absolute waste of the time of everyone who dares to pay any heed to the blathering.
But I'm going to do it anyway, because that's who I am!
And so, let us begin with...