There, I wrote those two words again. Start the e-mails a-coming.
Anytime that Peyton Manning's name is under my byline, the freaks come out at night.
It was even worse last week after I named Manning the quarterback I would choose if given the chance to pick just one. Clark Judge, my SportsLine.com colleague, picked Tom Brady.
Want to bet whose mailbag featured more four-letter words?
The Patriots fans, as usual, came barking, and I was challenged by some website yahoos to an online debate to determine which one is the better quarterback.
That would be tantamount to Mike Tyson in his prime fighting a flyweight from the Philippines. It isn't happening, for fear or abuse.
Online debates? And we wonder why we have cyber-kids who can't communicate in the real world. Plus, I don't type fast enough with arthritic fingers that have enough trouble picking coins out of my pocket on a cold day.
There's nothing to argue anyway. Manning is the better quarterback; Brady the guy with more rings.
It's that simple. End of argument
I win, raising my record to 45-0-0. And you wonder why they call me The Champ.
You truly are a moron. You must have pictures of somebody to keep your job. You should have been a weatherman because you're always wrong. Peyton Manning is 0-5 against Tom Brady. Does that tell you something? Pete and Peyton, two big losers. Keep up the good articles, jackass.
Sean: You should see the pictures I have of my boss. He sure doesn't want you to, not when it's something having to do with a farm animal.
From: Stephen D'Ambrosio
We know you give no respect to the world champion New England Patriots. We know you give no respect to Tom Brady as well. You wrote that the Super Bowl would be boring. You are always wrong. What is wrong with you? I blame your parents.
Stephen: Must have been all that lobster they forced down my throat as a kid that tainted me when it comes to New England. Yeah, right. Lobster. The only lobster we had was in the spaghetti sauce on Christmas Eve.
From: Chris Duphily
Well, Pete, it's time to put your money where your mouth is. The Cold Hard Football Facts have challenged you to a debate on your own turf to a democratic debate. Your beloved Pay-me-a-ton vs. Tom "I just win Super Bowls" Brady. The loyal readers of CBS SportsLine.com insist you take this challenge to settle this matter once and for all!
Chris: Matter settled. Manning's better. Game over. And anyway, what's next? Debating a third-grade class in Cleveland on why Jeff Garcia is better than Tim Couch? Challenging the Green Bay Packers fan club to a debate on why they shouldn't have let Ed Donatell go?
As a Browns fan should, should we be asking for Butch Davis' head?
Taylor: Don't ask. It will soon be presented if things stay the course.
From: Brad Martin So Dan the Man is 0-3 in the Gridiron Guru League. Dan lost his third game this year, 106-92 to Randy Cross. Dan is arguably one of the best QBs to ever grace the NFL. Based on his Fantasy team, though, he is arguably one of the worst owners in his league. We don't think he is going to get any trophies this year, but a couple of wins would be nice. Good luck this week.
Brad: Dan lost again to go to 0-4 and now must play my 4-0 team this week. And to think the Dolphins almost hired him to run their real team. Just kidding, Dan.
From: Scotty Boca
I am the guy who blasted you on rating the Falcons eighth. I only have one thing to say: "Uh, my bad."
Scotty: The Falcons may be better than we all thought.
From: Jeff Hale
OK, here is my Monday Night Gripe. How do the Cowboys rate to score no less than three MNF games? Could someone please enlighten me?
Jeff: Remember, they are America's Team. Plus, they have the Tuna. Plus, they're pretty good. You should complain about Miami and Tampa Bay being on Monday night.
You're an idiot. Week in and week out I click on articles and continue to be surprised that you still have a job. Perhaps you should revisit your 2003 article on how Donovan McNabb really is overrated. Still believe that after the numbers he's put up this season?
Ned: McNabb is having a great year. When I wrote that last year, he was overrated. Now he's living up to it.