Peyton Manning back in Indianapolis -- in a Broncos uniform.
Peyton vs. younger brother Eli in another Manning Bowl.
Andy Reid returning to Philadelphia: Let the booing begin now?
The NFL schedule is filled with return visits and intriguing matchups, beginning with a road game for the defending Super Bowl champions.
And Peyton Manning will be part of that, too, as the Baltimore Ravens travel to Denver for the now-traditional Thursday night opener on Sept. 5. The Orioles are home that night and Major League Baseball could not move their game.
So $121 million quarterback Joe Flacco and his fellow champions were sent to Denver -- to face Manning and the team they beat in double overtime on their way to the Super Bowl.
The Denver Nuggets finally got a chance to bask in the glow of their stellar season with the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs wrapped up and the best home record in the league secure at last.
"Thirty-eight and three," Karl said, letting the sweet sound of it all roll off his tongue after Denver's 118-98 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. "I don't know how many teams have won 38 games at home."
The Nuggets are the 11th, and Karl is the only coach to do it with two different teams. His Seattle squad accomplished the feat in 1995-96.
"I think we can take tonight and just be really happy with what we've accomplished, how we've come together as a team," said Andre Iguodala, who scored 20 points to go along with Wilson Chandler's 21 as Denver extended its franchise record homecourt winning streak to 23 straight.
"It was just a big year for us. Tomorrow, it's time to buckle down and get ready for our next opponent."
It won't be anything like what they'll face at Pittsburgh to start the 2013 season but the spring game will be the closest thing to that pressure-packed situation to date for Florida State's quarterback quartet.
Sure, Clint Trickett has started on the road at Clemson and Wake Forest in his career -- but he's never done so in the heat of a nationally scrutinized quarterback battle. Jacob Coker has only ever thrown five passes andJameis Winston and Sean Maguire have never taken a snap in front of FSU fans.
So Saturday's 2 p.m. Garnet and Gold game inside Doak Campbell Stadium won't just be the next step towards determining the 'Noles' new starter under center, it will also provide a new opportunity for the quarterbacks to show head coach Jimbo Fisher what they've learned and how much they have improved this spring.
Year Five for the Rapid City Rush, dubbed the "Year of the Fan" ended the same way it began:
A standing ovation of a supporting fanbase for their hometown team.
The ending wasn't what anyone hoped for or was expecting but this season was definitely a rollercoaster of highs and lows.
The Rush came into Game 6 on a 3-game losing streak after notching wins during the first two games of the series.
And the one night delay due to a blizzard that covered the Black Hills only futhered the Mavs determination to finish this series before the Rush regained their composure.
They showed it on the ice by jumping out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Tochkin and Thinel midway in the 1st period.