At halftime of the Colts’ win over the Titans today, the franchise honored their 2006 Super Bowl XLI team.
It was a special ceremony that included a video presentation and the players standing on the field while the We Are the Champions song played.
The ceremony also featured player introductions, and quarterback Peyton Manning predictably got an ovation during which “the roof nearly comes off.” Wide receiver Reggie Wayne, however, received an ovation that rivaled Manning’s and when he was introduced he did his Super Bowl touchdown celebration for the fans. General manager Bill Polian also received a big cheer from the crowd as well, among others.
Owner Jim Irsay also gave a speech that included, in part, an encouragement to fans about this year’s team, as he said, "These guys are here reminding the current team that you gotta believe cause you never know when that miracle's gonna come." The problem that Irsay didn’t bring up, however, is that Bob Sanders isn’t walking through the door for this year’s Colts team.
Overall it was a really nice ceremony for the Colts honoring such a special team.
Find someone who looks at you the way Peyton Manning looks at the Lombardi Trophy pic.twitter.com/DF8WnwWFyo— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) November 20, 2016
The 2006 Colts were a special team, and the reception they received and the ceremony at halftime highlighted that. And as Jim Irsay told WISH TV after the game, “We’re glad we could give them a win.”