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The Mannings really missed out

Peyton and Eli's parents said they didn't know which team to root for Sunday night -- but who roots for a team anymore? That's so old-fashioned.

Updated: September 12, 2006, 12:06 PM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2

Archie and Olivia Manning said they didn't know which team to root for, like it was a hard decision or something. Giants or Colts? Come on, folks, get with the times.

Mr. and Mrs. Manning, don't you know that 90 percent of the football-viewing public doesn't know who to root for, either? Don't you know they make up their mind as soon as they decide to take the Eagles and give the points?

But even if you're not betting, you're not rooting, either -- at least not for something ...

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