If the storytellers have their way, Sunday in sports will be dedicated to neck surgeons of the world.
Let's say that, in addition to Peyton Manning leading his Denver Broncos into the Super Bowl, Davis Love III is holding up a trophy on the 18th green of the Humana Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta.
That might make it time to bronze some scalpels.
Manning's neck surgery has been well-documented. So has his amazing comeback. Not so much Love's.
A year ago at this event, Love went to the trainer's trailer and, complaining of neck pain, was put through the paces.
"I couldn't even lift an eight-pound weight in one of those arm lifts behind my head," Love said Wednesday. "The other day, I tried it again and did 15 pounds with either arm and with no trouble."
For Love, last year's Humana was the beginning of an end. This year's is the beginning of a beginning.
He played one round the week after the Humana and went home to St. Simons Island, Ga., for surgery. He didn't play for three months, played only 11 more times in 2013 and missed the cut four of those times. His best finish was a tie for ninth at the Greenbrier Classic.
For many, Love's situation would be the normal story of a late-career injury and accompanying decline. Less likely for Love. His muscles and game do not seem to comprehend age. Plus, his tour situation is perfect for going on.
He is a former major champion, winning the 1997 PGA. He also will turn 50 April 13, Masters Sunday. Others would be primed to join the Champions Tour, the lucrative age-50 mulligan unique to golf. Less likely for Love.
"I'm pretty cocky," he said. "I think I can still do it on this tour for three, four more years."
Tournament entry is not a problem. He has won 20 PGA Tour events, making him exempt for lifetime on both the PGA and Champions Tour.
Nor is the matter of length off the tee, that normal scourge that starts costing golfers five yards a year along about age 40.
"I'm still tour long," he said. "There is also a group of guys, like Dustin Johnson, who are another level beyond that."
Even when he returned from the surgery last year and struggled, he led one tournament in birdies and another in ball-striking.
Love, who hasn't won since 2008 and has fallen to 341st in the world rankings, is also a realist.
"I have to chip and putt," he said. "We all do out here. That's how we make our money."
He said his goal this year is to establish that he is back to the level needed to compete for majors. Then, in 2015, to have a big year.
"I know how this works," he said. "A lot of guys get to age 45 and just kind of chip it around, waiting for the senior tour. I'm not there yet. I want to play on this tour until I prove that I can't."
Love has the pedigree for extended success. Most important, he is an elder statesman with a major title.