His article today touches on a few things (including being the "worst 14-0 team of all time") but the part I really appreciated was about Colts fans complaining of a lack of national media respect for the Colts. Here's the link (http://www.indystar.com/article/20091225/SPORTS15/912250340/1004/SPORTS/Kravitz-Worst-14-0-team-ever-Colts-will-take-it) and the pertinent part is after the jump. Sure some people out there say stupid stuff but it's just not worth our time to continually gripe about it
Peyton Manning and Jeff Saturday were on a recent cover of ESPN The Magazine. Saturday was the subject of a recent New York Times Sunday cover story. What else do you want? Kelvin Hayden on the cover of Cat Fancy? An Austin Collie feature in Field & Stream? Is it really an outrage when Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, edges out Kyle DeVan for Time magazine's Person of the Year?
When you start playing the lack-of-respect card, it's a sure sign you've run out of things to complain about with your team.
I hate to break it to you, but nationally, the Colts are an old, tired story. Beyond these borders, Football America could care less. It's a lot like the Buffalo Bills when they were going to four straight Super Bowls, or even the Patriots when they were dominant. Seriously, how many times can you write Jim Kelly/Tom Brady/Peyton Manning? The Colts have been a national story for a decade. If I were anywhere but Indianapolis, I would find Brett Favre, the Saints or the Chargers a much sexier story.
They don't give out Lombardi Trophies for most appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated. So calm down. Find a hobby. Assemble your kids' toys.