We been commenting for weeks about how Deion Sanders seems to hate the Colts, from comments like "That was just a blown coverage" when there's a highlight of a Peyton throw to picking the Colts to lose almost every week and his latest campaign to portrait P. Rivers as MVP when everyone knows Peyton Manning is the front runner.
Well i decided to look into Deion vs Colts moments to try to find what is fueling his crap. The short research lead me to some news paper headilines for a game during the 1999 season. How many times does an All-Pro shutdown corner gets blamed for his team loss in national press?
Here is the headline:
By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS -- Deion Sanders made a rare mistake in pass coverage, and it cost the Dallas Cowboys.Sanders, who set up one Dallas touchdown with a 76-yard punt return and made a big touchdown-saving tackle, let Marvin Harrison get behind him for a 40-yard touchdown reception on the first play of the fourth quarter, and the Indianapolis Colts held on for a 34-24 victory yesterday.
Dallas led, 17-3, in the second quarterbefore the young Indianapolis trio of Harrison, Peyton Manning
and Edgerrin James started making the plays for the Colts.
Here is the scan image of a news paper with the story:
fullsize picture: http://i50.tinypic.com/2dw1ax.jpg
So he got burned by Marvin and Peyton and lost the game because of it. But one more thing happened on that same game, after Sanders had boasted that if he saw the punter's eyes during a return, it was a guaranteed touchdown during previous interviews. Hunter Smith proved him wrong. This video was posted by me on a fanshot earlier.
I don't know how much media hate he got during the week after that game or how many times he had to watch the highlights of those plays for the wrong reasons, but there is a tiny chance that this game and the following media coverage is the actual reason for Mr. Sanders hatred towards the Colts and Peyton.
note: if i find the video of the 40 yard TD reception by Marvin against Deion i will update this post.