I never thought Denver was going to beat NE either. Before the game or during the game.
BTW last season with Peyton out I did a lot of reflecting too. I was also guilty at times in the past of getting absolutely sucked into these Manning vs. Brady arguments and I was taking it seriously along with the GOAT junk. I still partake in them at times but a lot of times now it is tongue in cheek for me. Why does one have to be clearly better then the other? Why are Peyton fans so into proving he means more to his teams then any player all the time? If he is really the best do you really have to argue for him? Sometimes his fans and the media seem to try to convince everyone too much.
It was like I woke up a bit last year and realized how ridiculous I was once being.....2011 was a cleansing experience for me in so many ways when it came to the NFL.
I really no longer hate the Pats or Brady. Of course when we played them this year I was hating but I hate on anyone we play most of the time. Heck I love Aaron Rodgers and I wanted us to pound him when we played the Pack.
But, last season the Pats/Colts intense hatred rivalry we have had for years seemed to start to fade with me.
I don't care. If someone says Brady is better then Peyton or whatever then be my guest. You have an argument for it.
We all need to wake up and stop trying to make one guy THE BEST all the time. It's a team sport. Of course I won't lie, I would love to see Andrew be the best someday but I don't even care if he wins that rookie trophy anymore. I just want to win. If the Colts won a few Super Bowls someday and Andrew was compared more to Eli then Peyton I don't care. I would rather have the SBs then the MVP trophies and the universally accepted best label.
Why are individual accolades acceptable in the regular season but we can't blame QBs more in the postseason? Why does the team sport aspect get brought out in the playoffs but in the regular season we give most of the glory to just the QBs in the regular season?
Why are we really and truly so obsessed at times in our society with making certain athletes the best to ever play the game and to put down past greats too?
Whats wrong with just being "one of the best"? Why is there an obsession with THE best for fans with all these players, mainly QBs.
And of course an MVP can be from a non playoff team, the more I think about it the more sense it makes to me. Why should Peterson be penalized for not having a good QB on his team?
And if Manning wins MVP what about all those guys in Denver last year who literally at times CARRIED Tebow to the divisional round? All those defensive guys who busted their butts the entire regular season keeping the games close so Tebow could steal the media glory and their #1 rushing attack in 2011. Do those guys not deserve more credit too?