We've been inundated by bad stories this NFL season, from the ridiculous (Bountygate) to the tragic (the Jovan Belcher homicide/suicide and the vehicular homicide in Dallas).
Come Monday, though, we will be witness to the best story in this year's NFL, maybe the best in sports this entire calendar year.
Chuck Pagano is coming back.
If that's not a Christmas gift, I don't know what is.
One day after the Indianapolis Colts' game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium -- a game they should and will win -- Pagano will stand at the lectern inside the Colts practice facility press room and announce his return, answer questions, give us all a reason for hope.