Here you go: the obligatory NFL player in the pink hat picture that I can only conclude was a major part of the lockout negotiations over the offseason.
After Week 8 of the NFL season, there are many things to be considered, especially when it comes to the Giants' pink-hatted quarterback. He is the most scrutinized of any at the position and has been ever since he dictated his draft position back in 2004.
When he plays poorly, he's regressing. When he plays well, he was bailed out by good receivers, good running backs, a good defense—take your pick.
The scrutiny was at its peak after the 2010 season. Manning led the league in interceptions and total turnovers with 25 and 30, respectively.
So far this season he's been able to reel in that criticism a bit, and now we are past the "halfway point" in this 2011 season, so let's take a look at Manning's first-half report card.