OK, Manning will be returning to Indy next season albeit in a different uniform. When he steps on the field, odds are, he will be cheered and probably gets a standing ovation. I understand he was loved and all but he is no longer a Colt. So why cheer him that way? He plays for a QB that gave the Colts the finger and is now considered the "enemy."
I know this seems like a random thought, but it popped in my head when watching the Miami Heat vs. the Boston Celtics. When Ray Allen (a much loved former Celtics player) was introduced and throughout the game, he was booed quite vehemently. As a Boston fan, I was pleased with the crowd response, despite the fact he helped bring a championship to Boston.
I guess my question is how do other fans feel about the home crowd showing so much love to an opposing (former) player and not doing the same for our current QB (at home). I'm just curious because my feeling is he should be greeted the same way Allen was in Boston. I've seen similar thoughts (on this site) towards Caldwell and especially towards Arians for taking the Arizona job. I for one like Arians, and I'm happy he has the opportunity to be a head coach. But believe you me, if he steps into LOS and I'm at the game, I'm going to boo him like I hate him and hope for the worst game he's ever coached......if it's against the Colts. I like the Colts as a team WAY more than I do anyone player so I'm just trying to gain some insight into what is probably going to happen next season.