The Replay: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Larry Bird

Used Car edition

Every Friday, we post up The Replay, our weekly look at sports. It’s mostly fouls and airballs.


» My Cousin Brady: Tom Brady and the NFLPA will reportedly challenge the NFL in federal court if the Patriots quarterback loses his Deflategate appeal and receives a suspension of any length from commissioner Roger Goodell. Our legal analyst sized up the potential lawsuit:


» Bird-dogged: Paul George doesn’t believe he’ll play big minutes at a new position (power forward) this season, but on Tuesday Pacers president Larry Bird set his star straight: “He don’t make the decisions around here.” Bird’s comments sent some into a tizzy, but the hand-wringers have Larry Legend all wrong. If Bird were really gunning for George, he wouldn’t even see it coming. Right, Isiah? (Poor Isiah.)



» Don’t Buy the Undercoating: Professional quarterback and apparent part-time used-car salesman Peyton Manning left style spies speechless with his ensemble at the ESPY Awards:





» Now Read This: GQ magazine digs into HBO’s tennis spoof (?) 7 Days in Hell.