Hello all, most of you don't know me, but I have been a life long Colts fan. I am also a season ticket holder for the past 3 years as well. What is bugging me is this. Our money for our season tickets were due on friday March 2. Well here is where it gets funny. My check cleared on Wednesday March 7. Guess what happened shortly there after? Peyton Manning, Gary Brackett, Dallas Clark, Melvin Bullitt, Joseph Addai, and Curtis Painter (thank god) were all cut.
I understand why this was needed to be done as a team perspective, I just do not agree with it as a fan's perspective. Even though I saw some of these transactions coming, the casual fan who holds season tickets does not follow the Colts as frequently as most. They were sold a faulty product and to be honest, all of this could have been done prior to the deadline for season tickets.
Before anyone says, yes, they couldn't cut Peyton Manning until they knew he couldn't throw anymore are just fooling yourself. He was gone the second that they locked up the #1 draft pick. I just do not agree with fleecing the fans by selling them a product that they were forced/tricked into buying. I guarantee that had the majority of season ticket fans known that they were going to nuke the team, there would be a lot of vacancies in the season ticket waiting list. I am not saying they are bandwagon fans, but to be a season ticket holder comes at a great price to each and everyone of us. I for instance, drive 3.5 hours from St. Louis to see my beloved Colts play, plus I have the Sunday Ticket to see the games that aren't in Indianapolis.
BTW, I was born and raised in Danville Indiana, and joined the Air Force and was deposited in St. Louis working for the DoD, so don't assume I"m a bandwagon Colts fan instead of rooting for the Rams.
I do not agree with Mr. Irsay what so ever in his decision to do all this while he was cashing our checks. Although I know the roster moves had to happen, the timing of it all leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Afterall, having a business that is worth over $1,000,000,000,000, is my $1,000 for my seats going to break you? Shame...
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