Legend, legacies at stake: Brady has championships that Manning is chasing.
posted by livewire to football at 10:47 AM - 12 comments
Always Manning, Manning Manning. Today's game is not about Manning. It's about a Super Bowl appearance for the Colts of Indianapolis. Indianapolis has had a football team since 1984 and they have no championships, no rings, no nothing. For the most part their legacy to date is at best mediocre for twenty two years. This is a defining day for the Colts of Indianapolis as an entire team and not Manning, Manning, Manning. A win today puts the Colts of Indianapolis into the Super Bowl and puts a stop to all the talk about the only Colts Super Bowl win was in Baltimore. Winning the Super Bowl will put the Indianapolis Colts on the map of football history and bury for all times the Baltimore Colts.
posted by BlindAlvin at 12:36 PM on January 21
I sure wonder how Manning will play...
posted by blarp at 01:09 PM on January 21
The Colts have had an unusually long "window of opportunity" as it is known in pro sports. They just can't get over the hump. Today could be the day. However facing the Patriots is a pretty large hump. Regular season aside, the Pats know how to win the big game. The Colts know that, and a win will require an effort from the entire team. Great comments BlindAlvin, you're right on. On the flip side, in many of the big wins for the Pats, it was a clutch kicker, not solely the QB.
posted by jphclub at 01:09 PM on January 21
This is a defining day for the Colts of Indianapolis as an entire team and not Manning, Manning, Manning. A win today puts the Colts of Indianapolis into the Super Bowl and puts a stop to all the talk about the only Colts Super Bowl win was in Baltimore. I'm pretty sure this comment could have been recycled from last year.
posted by grum@work at 02:25 PM on January 21
I'm pretty sure this comment could have been recycled from last year And the year before, and the year before, and... Call it the curse of the Mayflower vans. I lived in Baltimore when Irsay broke the heart of a city. For that reason, and as a Patriots' homer, I will gloat if Belichick and the 53 uniformed bodies stop the Colts once again. If that does not happen, I will weep and wail and gnash my teeth, but I will also know that there will very likely be a next year. Will this be so for the Colts?
posted by Howard_T at 03:20 PM on January 21
I'm pretty sure this comment could have been recycled from last year. Pretty much all of the Colts-Patriots commentary in the past week could have been recycled from previous years. The thing is, this should be a good rivalry (esp. given the Colts' recent regular season success against the Pats), and instead I'm just weary of it, whereas none of us could get enough of, say, 49ers-Cowboys in the glory days. Why the difference?
posted by tieguy at 03:49 PM on January 21
Well, as I type this the Colts just pulled only 8 points away with a 3rd quarter touchdown... but so far this game has looked like many Patriots' playoff games thus far, including against the Colts. We're one and a half quarters away from seeing if the Colts' can finally break through the Patriot wall...
posted by hincandenza at 07:41 PM on January 21
And now the Colts look like they're not being stopped on offense, while the Patriots went 3-and-out in their last possession... lots of game to play, this looks like it'll finish in an exciting fashion (but I'll be pretty disappointed if the Colts do win....)...
posted by hincandenza at 07:54 PM on January 21
Sumbitch- it's tied. Well, it's up to Brady to start putting points up and eating up yards and minutes, since the Patriots' defense is clearly running on fumes.
posted by hincandenza at 07:59 PM on January 21
Huh- that didn't look like a touchdown for the center of the Colts- looked like he was down just shy after recovering the fumble. Not that it matters- it likely would have been a score on the next play anyway.
posted by hincandenza at 08:24 PM on January 21
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posted by apoch at 08:31 PM on January 21
Congratulations to the Colts. I may be a New England fan, but I would still love to see Manning (and the whole team) get his Superbowl ring.
posted by Joey Michaels at 09:20 PM on January 21
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