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_ Tebow vs. Mark Sanchez. Just wait until the incumbent stumbles, even momentarily, and the Big Apple is rocked by screams from Tebow’s loyal legions.

_ New jersey designs by Nike resemble the Oregon Ducks’ varied uniforms, causing a surge to _ or away from _ the merchandise shelves.

At least there are no labor battles to be waged for 4 1/2 months by America’s richest sports league and its players. Last year at this time, we were in the middle of the lockout. No one knew if the 2011 season would even happen.

“I think the NFL is in great shape,” Manning said, “with some great owners, great coaches and great people in leadership.”

Don’t forget plenty of newsmakers.