Peyton Manning is Phil Mickelson And The Colts Are The Braves

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Being from Kansas City, I’ve come to appreciate Jason Whitlock’s brash yet appropriate approach to sports journalism. He will always get a rise out of you but he makes "Gee, you’re right" points that always have at least a smudge of truth in them.

This morning is no different as Whitlock’s article in the Kansas City Star points to Peyton Manning, not the New Orleans Saints, as the story of Super Bowl XLIV.

We love Peyton Manning. We want him to be the Michael Jordan of football, the Tiger Woods of football, the Wayne Gretzky of football.

Manning is Phil Mickelson, a wonderful talent who lacks the killer instinct of a great champion.

Whitlock also goes on to make perhaps the best comparison for the Colts: They are the baseball version of the Atlanta Braves, who went to the playoffs in 14 consecutive years yet walked away with just one title.

The Colts have won over 12 games a season for the majority of this decade including 10 playoff appearances in the last 11 years.

And just one Lombardi Trophy to show for it.

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