Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/16/12
When I wed my beautiful bride nearly a decade ago, I married into her rabid fanaticism for the Denver Broncos. I have adopted the team as my own. But never in our eight year marriage have both of us been so unexcited about an upcoming season at Mile High Stadium. Peyton Manning is just not our guy. I know he had a stellar career with the Indianapolis Colts, a Super Bowl champion, multiple Pro Bowls, league MVPs; the list of accolades goes on and on. Plus, he is a likeable guy. Even likeable guys, though, become annoying when they appear in every other commercial during NFL games. From hawking Gatorade to Sprint to DirecTV, Manning is more overexposed than the Kardashian clan. An even bigger concern is his ongoing health and readiness. He's 36 years old. That's enough to make you worry right there. Then you add that Manning has had at least three surgical procedures on his neck, including a cervical neck fusion, and it's clear that there's cause for concern. If I were Manning, I woul...
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