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Miami Dolphins Owner Is Gaga For Peyton Manning

The Super Bowl is today, but just as it has dominated the headlines all week leading up, the Colts and Peyton Manning once again steal a big chunk of the spotlight from the Patriots and Giants. The impending divorce between Indy and No. 18 seems is highly anticipated, and the cottage industry that is going to spring up later (the 'Where will Peyton play next year?' industry) is saying that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is "infatuated" with the four-time league MVP.

Barry Jackson from the Miami Herald gives us an idea of just how nuts Ross is for Peyton:

If the Dolphins are led to believe by agent Tom Condon that they’re a serious contender for Manning when he's released – and that his arm should be strong enough by the start of the season – then they are expected to wait as long as necessary on Manning if he doesn't make a decision quickly. That's because owner Stephen Ross is infatuated with the idea of signing him. The Dolphins believe they have a realistic chance of luring Manning, who owns a condo in South Beach and has an affinity for South Florida.

Peyton in Miami would certainly be interesting, and it would complete his career-long comparison to Dolphins great Dan Marino, who was Manning's idol growing up. It would also put Peyton in the same division with Tom Brady once again.

I'm not sure how good of a fit Miami would be for Peyton in terms of competitiveness. The Dolphins are NOT a quarterback away from contention. Their offensive weapons are limited, and their defense lacks playmakers. Personally, I don't see a reason for Peyton to play there other than that it's a sunny place in winter.