Horse racing must be a sport; after all, sports bloggers can't resist talking about Barbaro. And Barbaro just died. Which gives us reason to talk about a play involving horses and animal cruelty, Peter Shaffer's Equus. There's an interesting story about a new guy starring in Equus, and I've already written about it and provided links for it over here.
Here's a bit about a French figure skater. Skating is a sport, so this link meets the criteria for PV.
And for real-real, you might enjoy this Cold, Hard Football Facts look at Peyton Manning. I agree with the basic premise: Peyton Manning is one of the all-time greatest NFL QBs, and a Super Bowl win might solidify him as THEE greatest QB of all-time.
Michael Silver has a nice SI column on the 80s Bears, as underachievers.
And don't forget another big NFL story this weekend: final HOF voting. Peter King talks about it (and I'm sure Dr. Z will write about it after the voting--I do like how open the SI HOF voters are about the process and their feelings).