This doesn't feel right. It's not supposed to be like this. I'm supposed to be happy that we are getting one last Tom Brady Vs. Peyton Manning matchup. In a weak AFC that was the best possible scenario, right? How come it feels so disappointing? I don't think there's any amount of undeserved hype from sports media outlets over the course of the next week could get me enthused for this game. That's not going to stop them from trying, but I just have my doubts about how successful they'll be. I mean, did they watch that game yesterday? The one that looked an injury plagued Week 10 matchup between two sub-.500 teams battling for draft position? I can't get eager to rewatch the winner of that game. I hesitate to say there even was a winner. The Broncos needed a completely depleted Steelers team to start turning the ball over to get themselves to the AFC Championship game. Not exactly the best precursor to a game against the Patriots.
This is the broadway play going one act too long. It's the movie that put out one last poorly produced sequel as a money grab. We don't need another Brady Vs. Manning game. It's only going to put a recency damper on the ones that came before it. It was sad watching Peyton Manning play yesterday. The best play he had all day was when he tried to avoid the rush and fell down untouched. It was only impressive in the sense that someone so athletically impaired at this point in their career was able to still compete in the NFL. I don't want to see the Patriots in the Super Bowl again, but it's essentially a forgone conclusion. What have we seen from Peyton Manning this year that reassures you he has the ability to lead a formidable offense? He's like the Robert De Niro of the sports world as this point. He's still technically working at the top of his profession, but you can't possibly have faith in the results. This game next Sunday is like 'Dirty Grandpa'. I'll probably still watch it, but I am fully prepared to be disappointed.