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Colts call on fans to quit posting messages about Sunday's game Colts call on fans to quit posting messages about Sunday's game The fallout from Sunday's misguided decision by the Colts to tap out from their pursuit of perfection continues. Last night, team president Bill Polian's weekly radio show ended 10 minutes early, just as a caller had Polian on the ropes regarding the logical disconnect between resting injured starters for a meaningless game and pulling healthy starters from a close one. Now, a reader points out that the Colts have asked folks who post messages on the team's official "Fan Forum" to quit complaining. Under the heading "Enough is enough," site moderator named "TubaGuy" makes this plea: "Up to this point we have been letting people vent and get their emotion out. I think it has been needed, and we didn't want to shut it down. However, now it's getting to the point of being childish and VERY repetitive. At some point, probably Tuesday or Wednesday, it is time to move on. Whether you agree or disagree with the coaching move, this forum needs to move forward. We still have a lot of playing to do, and we need to come together and focus on the future. Let's move on, people. . . ." Though it's not the first time an NFL team has tried to nudge the discussion on its message boards in a different direction, the fact that the Colts find themselves in this predicament reconfirms that the organization grossly underestimated the local reaction to the abandonment of the quest for perfection with less than 1.5 regular-season games to play. So either the Colts aren't too smart, or they're extremely arrogant. We'll let PFT commenters debate this and any other topic for as long as they want. The fallout from Sunday's misguided decision by the Colts to tap out from their pursuit of perfection continues. Last night, team president Bill Polian's weekly radio show ended 10 minutes early, just as a caller had Polian on the ropes regarding the logical disconnect between resting injured starters for a meaningless game and pulling healthy starters from a close one. Now, a reader points out that the Colts have asked folks who post messages on the team's official "Fan Forum" to quit complaining. Under the heading "Enough is enough," site moderator named "TubaGuy" makes this plea: "Up to this point we have been letting people vent and get their emotion out. I think it has been needed, and we didn't want to shut it down. However, now it's getting to the point of being childish and VERY repetitive. At some point, probably Tuesday or Wednesday, it is time to move on. Whether you agree or disagree with the coaching move, this forum needs to move forward. We still have a lot of playing to do, and we need to come together and focus on the future. Let's move on, people. . . ." Though it's not the first time an NFL team has tried to nudge the discussion on its message boards in a different direction, the fact that the Colts find themselves in this predicament reconfirms that the organization grossly underestimated the local reaction to the abandonment of the quest for perfection with less than 1.5 regular-season games to play. So either the Colts aren't too smart, or they're extremely arrogant. We'll let PFT commenters debate this and any other topic for as long as they want.

Posted by Mike Florio on December 29, 2009 10:56 AM ET
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