Dirk Nowitzki vs. Peyton Manning: Who Wins a 40-Yard Dash?


With only 4 days until the Dallas Mavericks kickoff the regular season, things are really starting to clamp down. Preseason grades are going up, projections and predictions are being made for each team, even playoff and conference finals teams are being forecasted months in advance.

It is clear that people are ready for this regular season to start.

Here at The Smoking Cuban we wanted to get in on the action with our own predictions, but we had to start with the most pressing questions that we have found. Many people have been asking about whether the Mavericks are a playoff worthy team, whether or not we are going to have any all star representatives, and is this team going to be able to mesh together despite not getting any preseason time together.

Those are all great questions and important points to consider as we move forward, but I want to cover the most pressing debate in all of Mavericks basketball right now and, possibly, the world.

Oct 11, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gestures against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, our very own Dirk Nowitzki tweeted this out…

We are not exactly sure how this question came about but the minute it did, it quickly became a hot topic on twitter. Other players retweeted and favorited the post from Dirk while teammates of both parties took to their own predictions.


Clearly there are many players that want to see this happen and have their own guess on who would win the marathon event if it was scheduled. Although it is highly unlikely that we will ever get to see something like this happen, it doesn’t stop us from both hoping and projecting an outcome.

Here at The Smoking Cuban, we came to a unanimous choice on Dirk Nowitzki winning the race in a close finish. It was a toss up between the two but it really came down to the age advantage that Dirk has over Peyton.

All joking aside, Dirk Nowitzki and Peyton Manning have both had absolutely unbelievable careers in their respective sports and, despite their speed limitations, continue to impress and play at a high level despite their continual battle with father time.

Stay tuned here for any more pressing Mavericks news, updates, and projections leading up to the season opener on October 28th. Until then, Go Mavs!

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