August 26, 2006

Handling the hype

Now, every pass counts. Every completion, every interception, every ball that he throws in the stands to avoid an obvious sack. It will all be tabulated each week, and the numbers will be emblazoned on your television screen in case you didn't hear them the first time.

His name will be on a list. It stands at the top of that list heading into the season, and after each game, his name will be shifted like a placard on the leader board at Augusta.

He's first, he's solidly in first, he's slipped to second, he's out of the running, he's back in it…

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