Easily the best season for a quarterback if he wins the Super Bowl with the possibility it still is even if he doesn't win it. If you break as many records this season as Manning did and at least MAKE it to the Super Bowl you have to be in the discussion. Weather plays a bigger factor in this game than some may think, but still not big enough to stop Manning in his pursuit to being the "greatest" of all-time. (Can't wait for that discussion to start up.) Broncos win by 10.
My question about this being the greatest season for Manning all-time I think banks off of what the Pats did in the year they went undefeated during the regular season. That team broke so many records as well and made it to the Super Bowl, and although they didn't win it, it was better than the undefeated Dolphins in my opinion. Teams have to play more games in this era, and the Pats actually went 18-0 before surrendering a loss, something the Dolphins would have had to do over the course of 2 seasons. Does that make that Pats run the greatest season for a team ever?
Lots of talk about Carmelo leaving NY after this season (or even getting traded before the deadline). As a Bulls fan, I'd be ecstatic for his offense but fearful about his porous defense. He has a short list of places he'd be willing to go - including Chicago, LA and NY. What's the best fit for him to excel? Not to be a homer but I'd say Chicago. He respects Thibs and has played defense before
Or the projected lineups for the Cubs years ago (I'm looking at you Corey Patterson, Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson, pretty much every other Cubs prospect in the past decade).
To add to Aaron's comment - there is not a big time pitcher to trade some of your great, unproven prospects for right now. Not only will no one trade a staff ace for a player who MAY be great in the future, but there's just not a lot of pitchers out there right now teams are dangling. Let another year, possibly two, go by and see what's in free agency or what positions you may have a log jam at. THEN you can go after that superstar pitcher.
If a Duke hater is in the conversation, I better add in from the side of a Duke lover. Coach K is actually well above 900 wins, he now has 900 at Duke. If you add in to what he has done for USA, he very well may be the best coach of all-time. The main argument to K being number 1 is John Wooden. He won countless championships with UCLA and now has the award for player of the year given in his name. Coach K is easily in the top 3, but it is really hard to ever pass the legacy John Wooden has. Wins and team USA may be on K's side, but almost everything else goes to Wooden.