Newly retired NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez will replace Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe on “The NFL Today” on CBS, the network’s chairman, Sean McManus, announced on Tuesday.
It’s not as toxic a topic as the New York/New Jersey border war, or as socially inflamed as the Richard Sherman saga. But, in a strictly sporting sense, it really is the topic du jour. If he wins Sunday’s Super Bowl, is Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback in NFL history?
No matter who has the edge Sunday, it seems the nation is rooting for Manning, because it’s been harder for him to win, because he’s not so pretty, because he’s considered one of us, because you get the sense that his aw-shucks, southern refrain is real.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin won his third Hart Trophy despite no longer being the NHL’s top player, a designation that belongs to Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, who won the Ted Lindsay Award in a vote of his peers.
Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino gave his AFC and NFC title picks to 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny on Thursday, and you’ll be surprised which quarterback he believes will rise above the fray. And he weighed in on the Te’o controversy nobody can seem to get away from right now.
So far the numbers say the Robert Griffin plays his best ball when the lights are the hottest and brightest. But Griffin has never played in a game of this magnitude, as Sunday night will dwarf the stage of Thanksgiving day.