Yesterday, I was watching some of the Titans/Seahawks game and I kept seeing the Colts/Chargers score scrolling across the screen (how did we ever live in the days before we had up the second scores of other games...I just don't remember but it must have been the Dark Ages).
I've got a few things to say.
First of all, I wish the Colts had won. It was a good story and I want to see Peyton Manning do well since he's a graduate of the greatest university on earth, the University of Tennessee. Another reason I wanted to see the Colts continue this streak is I'm sick and tired of hearing about the '72 Dolphins. I'm sorry, but I'm sick of a bunch of old coots who get all excited and pop champagne every year when the last undefeated team goes down in flames. I realize that what you did was impressive, but could we maybe show some sportsmanship? Maybe could you embrace another team doing something similiar to what you did and enjoying that? I'd almost root for the Cowboys to go undefeated should that ever happen if it would make you guys shut the hell up and stop acting like a bunch of rotten sports and spoiled children.
Next up, to the NFL--your rules for broadcasting games in a home market are stupid. Would it have killed anyone in middle Tennessee to have the option to flip over and see the Colts vs Charagers on CBS for the game of the day yesterday rather than the second rate game of the Lions vs the Bengals at 3:00? I don't think so. I understand that the rules are there to protect teams in cities where games might not sell-out, but hey--we're not Arizona fans here. So, couldn't we at least get a game opposite the Titans game that has a national, compelling storyline behind or at least one where we could see highlights? I mean, since the Titans game was on FOX, we got no clips of how the Colts game was going. I'd like to at least have the chance to see this bid at history and surely the NFL could see that maybe bending the rules a bit in this special circumstance would be better for everyone.
Thirdly, I just loved how the national media is jumping off the Colts bandwagon and back onto the Patriots bandwagon. Oh, no one wants to play them in the playoffs now that they're healthy and getting better. Oh please..shut up! They won the weakest division in the AFC...seriously, winning the AFC East is like winning the Pac-10 title--anyone can do it. So, why are we celebrating the Pats again?!? Please...let's hope they host a playoff game, win it and come to Indy so the Colts can finally put this thing to rest.
Though I do have to admit--it's gonna be terrible to have to pull against Peyton when my beloved Redskins stun the football world and make the Super Bowl....
posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/19/2005 08:24:00 AM