There is one thing that most football fans (shoot--as often as its been talked about probably most non-football fans do too)--Peyton Manning is not going to play this year. It now appears that Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, has come to that realization too (almost).
Irsay told a local Indianapolis reporter recently that he does not envision Peyton playing this season. He went on to talk about the injury, how recovery often takes time, and you just can't tell.
Really? (insert picture of Homer Simpson going "Doh!")
I'm glad you are being honest with yourself Jim, and us as a result. I for one am not mad at you for acting all season long like he might come back. With the way the guys have been playing for much of the season fans needed something to hold onto; a reason for coming out to the games, turning on the television, and taking all the crap from our friends that root for other teams. I have a friend in St. Louis that is laughing at me--St. Louis! That's almost as bad as Cleveland or >shudder< Philadelphia!.
The idea that he could come back was appealing, but just wasn't logical at all. I understand you wanting to keep him on the roster so you can work him out some before you pay him another $28 million.
Okay folks it look like those of you that got pools going on when Peyton Manning would finally go on the IR could see it pay off!