Peyton Manning Might Not Be Ready For Opener

In today’s Monday Morning Quarterback column, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s Peter King takes a break from slurping Brett Favre to talk about two of his other (albeit lesser) NFL love interests: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

Petyon Manning, sexy beast

Two of the league’s best quarterbacks have yet to take a preseason snap, and it looks like Brady won’t make an appearance until Week 1 of the regular season. And for Manning, it could be later than that. At least according to the rumor mill:

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Blog-O-Rama: Joakim Trying To Be American Idol?

• JOE SPORTS FAN finds Bulls rookie Joakim Noah trying to salvage his season - by trying out for ‘American Idol’?

Joakim Noah American Idol look-a-like

• RANDBALL examines the Johan Santana trade from the Twins’ point of view.

• WITH LEATHER is bored by the Bard, as NPR offers up Super Bowl Media Day as if written by William Shakespeare.

• AWFUL ANNOUNCING knows it’s always trouble when tigers & frogs mix it up on the Rockets’ court.

• INTENTIONAL FOUL looks for the remote, as they turn off their choices for most pathetic Super Bowl commercials. Read more…