Peyton Manning was back in the saddle, looking good in the preseason and donning some sharp new orange threads. Eli Manning was fresh off his second Super Bowl victory in five years, a successful "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig, and throwing the ball better than ever in training camp up in Albany.
It was August, the Super Bowl was going to be played in their hometown of New Orleans in February, and it was hard not to at least imagine the madness of a "Manning Bowl" in the Crescent City.
Six months later, we're down to the NFL's Final Four, and Peyton and Eli have long been eliminated from the postseason.
But I'm still going with a Brother vs. Brother Super Bowl.
Yes, I love the road teams on Sunday. Throw the point spreads, the recent history, and the home crowds away.
In Harbaugh(s), I trust.
As kids, John, Jim and sister Joani Harbaugh lived under their parents' roof in a two-bedroom home in Iowa City, Iowa. Jack Harbaugh, their father and a longtime football coach himself...