I know what all of you Sporties have been thinking this week. Who the heck will win the Peyton vs Brady showdown this Sunday? My personal experience has been such that the question has popped into my mind in passing for like a few seconds every 3 days or so. We’re going to witness a big deal this weekend!
Now, it’s easy to just pick a team or a quarterback that you side with and root for them unconditionally (Okay - I pick Peyton!). But before you do what I did between those parenthesis, here are a few things to think about before you choose sides:
1. One person lives in Boston. Another person lives in Denver. Can you imagine what that’s like? Place yourself in Boston. Maybe you go to Harvard? Maybe you have an accent? Maybe you live in that place that Ben Affleck always writes about? Now place yourself in Denver. Maybe you’re on a ski lift? Maybe you’re drinking hot cocoa in a log cabin? Maybe you’re talking to a guy who is recounting his first experience buying pot at a store? It’s nice to put yourself in other people’s shoes.
2. Peyton has a brother. Does Brady have a brother? Good question, I tell myself. If he does, he hasn’t been cheering him on at the games. It’s possible he has a bad relationship with him and they haven’t spoken for over two Christmases because of that really rude thing Brady did to him on Christmas day that Brady refuses to apologize for. It’s also possible that he doesn’t have a brother.
3. Where will they take their wives on Valentine’s Day? It’s their first holiday post football season and that is a big deal. The last holiday they spent together as a family without the guys having to play football was probably the 4th of July - and even then they were probably in and out of football practice all day! This is a day where they can just relax and not think about football. Perhaps a champagne toast is in order? Wherever they end up taking their wives - a champagne toast is a good idea.
And now that you’ve thought about it all, it is time for you to make your pick! Who will win this really important game that will lead to another game that is more important? It’s a personal decision that no one should try to persuade you on. Again - I pick Peyton!