I fully expect a column by Shank before the Patriots (-3) travel to Denver to play the Broncos for one of the late afternoon games. What are the chances of Shank devoting at least two paragraphs to the Brady / Manning rivalry, even though it ended last year? I was hoping he was going to do that for last year's AFC Championship game, and I wound up throwing away a monster post I had going at the time that would have chronicled Shank's reliance on this crutch every time those two quarterbacks faced off. I believe he used the Brady / Manning theme about half the time.
We'll see soon enough.