Yea, I'm starting this early.... no, I'm not looking past SD............ Alright, I totally am. But I'm a fan, I'm allowed to do silly crap like that. And frankly, Peyton is worth jumping the gun on the pre-game thread a week early.
Let's face it --- the biggest symbolic game of the year, arguably league-wide, is Peyton Manning returning to Indianapolis to play against the Colts in front of a fan-base he largely built. Manning vs. Luck. This ***** is happening. In less than two weeks. Do I even need to explain how huge this game will be?
I'm am sooooooo looking forward to this game.
I think this game means a lot more for Manning than it does Luck. I can't wait to hear the introduction for Manning and the crowd give him a 5 minute standing O. And I hope (actually... I'm pretty confident that I know) that Luck won't take it badly. I'm guessing Manning is gonna "kick our ***" like he said he'd do to us in '98 if we had passed on him (thank God we didn't).
I'll be rooting for the Colts and Luck, and I want a win... but I won't be pissed if Manning comes in and gets one. He's the only person in the league I'd say that about. This could be the last time we see Manning in LOS, an opportunity that we never really had a chance to do properly.
We'll never forget you, Peyton.