In case you've been recovering from too many Whip-Its the last few two days, Peyton Manning and Jim Irsay have kind of been acting like idiots, using the Indianapolis Star's Bob Kravitz as a carrier pigeon to toss public pot shots at one another. Today, both men did what they should have done in the first place: Talked face-to-face and then issued a joint statement through the team's website.
JOINT STATEMENT FROM PEYTON MANNING AND JIM IRSAY*
We would like to dispel any misperception that there might be any hard feelings between us.
Since 1998, we have enjoyed a great relationship, based upon mutual respect and trust. We have always been able to talk and address matters we’ve faced over the years, not just as owner and player, but as friends. We had a long talk today and we want to assure Colts fans everywhere that we are both committed to maintaining our close relationship and to working together through any challenges the future may bring.
Just an observation guys: If you have a relationship based on mutual respect and trust, you don't need to communicate to each other through Bob friggin Kravitz. Glad you've talked the issues out, but come on. If I wanted this kind of drama, I'd start rooting for the Jets.