Re: Root for the Denver Bronco's
posted at 1/11/2013 1:12 PM EST
In response to dapats1281's comment:
In response to PaulLaCourse's comment:
In response to dapats1281's comment:
I'm getting the feeling that people want to see the Bronco's lose in the divisional round.
Come on people! This is Manning vs Brady! If you truly believe the Bronco's are a joke of a team that demolished an easy schedule, then you shouldn't worry about the Bronco's beating us.
Honest to god, with my biased opinion, this potential AFC championship will be the biggest game in the NFL since the Pats made an attempt at 19-0. There's a Super Bowl every year, there's only been Brady vs Manning in a championship game twice, 1-1.
Two best Qbs of their generation and two of the best of all time. Both still playing at a high level but both near the end of their careers.
Seriously, going to use a hyperbole, but this has a game of the century type of feel to it.
More compelling than Marino vs Montana in the Super Bowl because Marino wasn't as established in the league just yet (yeah i know he threw 49 TDs but it was still only his second season)
Favre-Elway is arguable, and it gets points because it was the Super Bowl, but Elway was on his second to last leg and I don't feel Favre-Elway have the same type of Rivalry as Brady-Manning.
I would gladly give up home at the AFC Championship if it means we get to see Manning-Brady as opposed to the Ravens coming back to town. I will hate the Texans and Ravens forever if they win this weekend. Chargers already stole away this matchup in 2007.
Suck up your pride and root for Manning. These living legends need to go at it at least once more in the playoffs. We need a rubber match!
The only thing that bothers me about a Manning/Brady matchup is the Refs favoritism towards Manning. It is a shame that a game should be dictated by questionable calls that always seem to go in Mannings favor.
Please. Enough with this conspiracy stuff. You realize that most other fans believe the NFL rigs games for the Pats because they love Kraft so much or they want to over protect Brady.
Everyone thinks the refs is against their team becaues they ignore the favorable call their own team gets and nitpick on the ones that go against their team. Pats get a ton of bogus calls go their way too. Remember the hold call that Wilfork drew in the Super Bowl and admittedly said the refs got wrong? I'm sure plenty of fans all over were saying, "Typical, Pats get all the calls!". Get over it. Refs are human. You get bad calls for and against you all the time. No different than any other team.
Manning has 6 playoff losses of less than a touchdown. A lot of those were one and dones. If the NFL really wanted Manning to go far, they would have at least allowed him to get deeper into the playoffs. You can't honestly believe, that in 2007, the NFL would have rather had Chargers-Pats in the title game instead of Colts-Pats.
There are Peyton Manning rules every bit as much as there were Michael Jordan rules. The Colts did not earn their Superbowl win, they were given it; go back and watch their playoff run that year. The fact that several of Manning's losses were close only speaks to the fact that you can't completely control a game's outcome.
Brady's knee got hurt on a cheap shot that should have been called, and it wasn't. And if you watch replays of the so called Brady calling for a penalty in his first year back, you'll see the referee in the background trying to get his flag out well before Brady asked about a penalty.
And those who call it the Tom Brady rule forget that it is actually the Carson Palmer rule. The rule was written in response to Palmer's injury, not Brady's.