Luke Links: 'Hello, 2012!' Edition

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"Black Monday" is here... Peyton Manning v. Andrew Luck will only intensify... The Jaguars "ain't sucking for nobody"... and the Colts 2012 schedule is revealed...

FROM THE SADDLE (official team news)

GREEN APPLES AND ROAD APPLES (media analysis)

APPLE PIE (SB Nation goodies)

There's not much left to say, friends. This season was terribly painful and will always serves as a reminder of how quickly you can fall from glory. Not only that, but we have most likely watched some of our all-time favorite Colts take the field, in whatever capacity, for the very last time. Not easy to think about, is it?

Hopefully for the team, the fans, and the city, our turnaround period is simply a single off-season. Uncertainty is the primary adjective to describe the upcoming months, but whatever happens, I sincerely hope it will be for the best. I'm counting on Jim Irsay to make the right decisions for this ball club.

All we can do is hope for the best.

Happy New Year!

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