To absolutely no one's surprise, the NFL has blown it out as only it can, deciding to put Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on the biggest stages it has in the opening two weeks of the regular season. First comes a prime time Week 1 playoff rematch against visiting Pittsburgh on NBC's Sunday Night Football
, and then a prime time Week 2 trip to Atlanta on ESPN's Monday Night Football
It'll be a veritable Peyton-palooza in early September, and the spotlight will be on No. 18 and burning hotter than ever before. To which I say: Great. Can't wait. And, oh, by the way, I hope he can play.