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We were this close to hell

Imagine if Bill Polian had been as dumb as the San Diego Chargers in 1998. If he had, the result would have looked something like this:



Yes, that is a real photo ladies and gents. Here's Deadspin's Rick Chandler:

Was it really 10 years ago that the Indianapolis Colts made the fateful decision to draft Peyton Manning over Ryan Leaf in the NFL draft? To mark the occasion, Leaf is showing off his No. 16 Colts jersey — yep, one such exists — which he found while rummaging through some personal belongings recently.

As Colts fans, we missed Jeff George Part II by that much. Thank you, Mr. Polian. By all that is merciful and good, thank you.