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In Spite of the Irsay Manning "Drama," Luck Still Shines as Colts Win Big One

I know most of you are still high on the Colts latest vanquish of yet another top NFL opponent. In spite of the "invisible drama" created by media outlets like ESPN in which they twisted words by owner Jim Irsay regarding Peyton Manning, those of us who know what this game is really all about knew that the unspoken truth in all of this is the play of the new sheriff in under center: Andrew Luck. Playing in perhaps the biggest spotlight of his young NFL career, Luck responded with the kind of resolve many of us here in horseshoe land have come to know and respect. I have always said that Luck and RG3 are the best 2 QBs of the 2012 draft and still feel these two will be fun to watch for the next 10-13 years (barring injury). This game was supposed to be about Andrew Luck vs Peyton Manning in a primetime showdown. Unfortunately, one would never know that since Luck took a back seat to the story lines covering Irsay's "controversial tweets" regarding Manning's "lack" of having more than one SB ring over a 14 year career.

As many of you know, I've never been a fan of major media outlets like ESPN and FOX Sports due to the obvious bias they constantly put out when making a story. This game should have been about two great QBs going against each other for the 1st time, one being a 1st ballot HOF while the other a young upstart who has all the makings of being in that same conversation before it's all said and done. Instead, it was made about "controversial tweets" from an owner that were deemed "shots" at his former prodigy according to "sports news" personalities and bloggers. For anyone who still questions the motive or the message behind Irsay's tweets I will sum it up simply. Irsay is not a man who is ungrateful for the success of what Manning brought to the Colts and the city of Indianapolis. He is a man who simply saw a formula that was not good enough to build the kind of legacy he envisioned as an owner. Irsay wants a dynasty, and he realized that the only way that that happens is for him to build the kind of team that doesn't depend on one man to provide 90% of that success. Whether you admit it or not, that's what the former regime did with Manning. At the end of the day, Irsay is a man who looked at the 2000 Ravens and the 2004 Pats as the blue print for the direction he wants to go forward in. Having a dominant defense, solid running game, and great special teams to go along with a top 5 QB is an NFL owners' dream. We have all of that in Indy now and that's not a shot at Manning. It's a shot at the efforts of the former front office. It's a shame too many Broncos fans don't see it that way and choose to let mainstream media think for them instead of thinking for themselves.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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