Last edited by aamcguy; 10-23-2013 at 02:35 PM.
This isn't really a fair poll right now people will say Manning because its NFL, he brought a title, and football matters around here and he still currently plays.
Reggie made Indianapolis relevant to begin with in professional sports way before Manning and unlike Manning spent his entire career here.
So for now Manning but that could change if he ends up retiring as a Bronco or something and wins a title there or something to that effect.
I'd give it a few years and we'll see whether the results change.
Come on, it's obviously Peyton. Sollozzo and everyone have made all the points that need to be made.
The only thing you can do is ask people who they loved more, and record the response.
As for Basketball Fan, I don't think Manning would have had a problem "making Indianapolis relevant" even if Reggie hadn't done it. And you can't count him not playing his whole career here because he did not sign with another team in free agency and most Colts fans still want Manning to win when he's not playing the Colts. The love didn't/won't stop just because he moved.
If people comapare the Pacers of the 90s and 2000 to the Hawks, then they don't know anything about the NBA history. And you know nothing about them if you think they have a point.
Peyton. If there was ever a question before, this answered it:
1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, & 1987 NCAA CHAMPIONS & 2002 NCAA FINALISTS
1970, 1972, & 1973 ABA CHAMPIONS & 2000 NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
Peyton's one ring might hurt him in a GOAT debate against Tom Brady or Joe Montana, but it's not going to hurt him in a debate against a guy like Reggie who has zero rings. Peyton won a ring and helped the city get it's only modern day sports championship. That puts him above everyone else. Sure the running game and defense were huge in that playoff run, but Peyton's arm won the second half of that AFCCG against New England, which was one of the most epic playoff games in NFL history.
Peyton should've even had 2 Superbowls if not for Hank Baskett and Garcon's stone hands, but don't get me started.
Nuntius was right for a while. I was wrong for a while. But ultimately I was right and Frank Vogel has been let go.
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."
The way its going, in another few years Peyton wont even be the most loved quarterback to play in Indy...
For me, its not even close...its Reggie by a landslide...
And as for quarterbacks, what I was saying is at the rate Andrew Luck is going Peyton wont even be the most loved quarterback to ever play in Indy, let alone the most loved athlete....Andrew is definitely ahead of the Manning curve so far...