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Wardrobe change

OK, so blue and white and horseshoes are out this season. We all get that.

But we here at the Blob have been thinking about what fashion Peyton Manning would look most debonair in, now that Suitor Fest is officially under way. And we have some thoughts, in descending order of, um, style:

1. Miami Dolphins.

I could see Manning rocking the teal-and-orange, because, first of all, he wore half of that (orange) in college at Tennessee. I could see him standing tall in the pocket, like Dan Marino used to, and slinging it downfield, like Dan Marino used to. Matter of fact, in pure quarterbacking style, he's kind of the reincarnation of Dan Marino. So .... yeah.

2. Denver Broncos.

Orange and blue, his two primary colors. And the horse motif.

Biggest sticking point: He'd only be the second most celebrated quarterback in Denver. Stylish only works if people are looking at it.

3. Arizona Cardinals.

A bit harder to envision -- I'm not sure red's his color -- but he'd still have wildlife on his helmet. And in Phoenix, people would be looking at it. I mean, who are they are gonna look at otherwise? Kevin Kolb?

Please.

4. Houston Texans.

A longshot, admittedly, with all that black-and-red. But they do have the bull thing going on the helmet, which isn't all that much different than the horseshoe thing.

Still can't quite see it, though.

5 through 7: Jets, Redskins, Seahawks.

No, no, and a thousand times no. Can't see Peyton wearing any of them. And the Blob has a pretty good imagination.

Ben Smith's blog.

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