This is a post to honor the Colts. To honor Peyton Manning.
Sunday's game marked the end of something. The end of a run that we had. We had won at least 12 games, in an astonishing 7 straight seasons. To people who do not think that is significant, I am sorry. To those who believe I am over-amping this achievement, I respect your disagreement. To me, to be able to win 12 games in that many consecutive seasons in this hardcore NFL, is historic. Unlike other sports, the NFL is not a sport where you can be great with 1 or 2 players. Also, player's primes last much longer in other sports. Want more proof? The NFL is the league that the standing fluctuate most in, and it also has the fewest repeat winners. They don't have the Celtics, Bulls, or Lakers, who win several straight championships and 7 or 8 in a 10 year span. That does not happen. For a team to win 3 or 4 superbowls in 1 decade is absolute magic in the NFL.
Winning 12 games in the NFL in 1 year is nice. In 2 is good. If you can win 3 or 4, maybe a 5th, it is special. That means you are a real time. Not a 1 hit wonder. A real organization.
To win 6, or even 7, is history. This is great. This post is merely a salute to the greatness of the Colts.
I am not declaring this season over. This is simply a post to remind you all of the record. Be proud. Not Ashamed. Hold your heads up now, more than ever, and show your fan-hood. This record is snapped in a season where we have lost too many players to count. Each side of the ball has missed 3-4 starters in all games this year. It is not lost to a season with drama in the locker-room, or angry players, or poor play. We have been hit from all angles. And after is all, we still stand.
Salute to you, the Indianapolis Colts fanbase. We are still here. This season is not over. But this fantastic streak is. The night is darkest before the dawn. Never count out the Colts.
Now, more than ever,