The real showdown? It’s Manning vs. Belichick

They sat there for hours, two football savants, sitting at a table near the pool at the Ihilani Hotel outside Honolulu before the 2007 Pro Bowl.
Peyton Manning, just coming off his first Super Bowl, would move salt and pepper shakers to make a point. Bill Belichick, who was coaching the AFC team, would move ketchup and steak sauce bottles like chess pieces to counter. Around them, napkins were scribbled with X’s and O’s and the secret language the two men understand.