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This time, courtesy of everyone's favorite wise little cartoon canary, ESPN football analyst John Clayton. JC couldn't contain his excitement about Peyton Manning's potential post-season dominance this year thanks to, um, some new rules. But it's quite apparent that Clayton might need to start reading some of his columns out loud before he sends them over to the editor's desk just to make sure he isn't stuck with a graph that reads like this:

"Peyton Manning will have his best postseason thanks to the league's recent rule change that allows quarterbacks to handle the balls prior to games. This is huge. Quarterbacks won't be able to practice with them, but they'll be given game balls early enough during the week that they'll be able to rub them down and make them easier to grip."


John Clayton, ladies and gentlemen.

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