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Black96WS6
12-29-2009, 08:58 AM
Felt it deserved its own thread:

http://www.newsdial.com/satire/coltsforfeit.html

tsiguy96
12-29-2009, 09:16 AM
colts message board asked its fans to stop posting about the team quitting and its time to move forward. an indianapolis politician said the colts should refund everyones money who went to the game for quitting at halftime.

TheDave
12-29-2009, 09:29 AM
ehhh...

I don't like it, but the colts earned the right to play that game any way they like.

Dagmar
12-29-2009, 09:32 AM
Imagine you paid $300 for two tickets in this economy and your team quit playing at halftime, then lost. It's a joke of the highest order.

TheDave
12-29-2009, 09:34 AM
Imagine you paid $300 for two tickets in this economy and your team quit playing at halftime, then lost. It's a joke of the highest order.

Every season the top teams rest key players... this isn't anything new.

Rabb
12-29-2009, 09:36 AM
I had Manning and Addai on my fantasy team and this last weekend was the super bowl and I lost by 6 points

**** you Indy

Dagmar
12-29-2009, 09:37 AM
Every season the top teams rest key players... this isn't anything new.

So, if you bought tickets early in the year because you fancy seeing the Jets game and now your team is 14 - 0 you just have to eat it or sell your tickets?

TheDave
12-29-2009, 09:37 AM
So, if you bought tickets early in the year because you fancy seeing the Jets game and now your team is 14 - 0 you just have to eat it or sell your tickets?

yep...

Paladin
12-29-2009, 09:39 AM
I hope the NFL fines them.

SonOfLe-loLang
12-29-2009, 09:46 AM
Every season the top teams rest key players... this isn't anything new.

Well, i dont buy the argument about fans spending money (no one forced them to), this was a completely unique situation. Show me another team that rested its players during an undefeated season?

This was a complete copout. You rarely ever get opportunities to acheive greatness. Had the Colts finished an undefeated season, they'd be in the discussion for the greatest team ever. It would have been the shining acheivment in Mannings already illustrious career. You play to be the best!

Also, the injury thing is horse****, manning has never missed a game in his career. Also, its not even like they sat the entire game...they played most of it anyway!!!

And for those retards who suggest that losing a game takes pressure off, this is based on absolutely nothing. The reason the Pats lost to the giants had nothing to do with a 16-0 regular season. And the only other team that went into an SB undefeated won the damn thing. Also, this theory ignores all the 15-1 teams, 14-2 teams that haven't won a super bowl.

In short, they cheated themselves out of a chance at history. **** them.

bpc
12-29-2009, 09:48 AM
Wah wah wah. Don't be mad because they handled their division and home field by week 14/15.

Denver could have done that. Instead they pissed down their legs going 2-7 down the stretch, not only losing the division but giving up rights to the playoffs in the process.

Popps
12-29-2009, 09:49 AM
I agree that it's their earned right to do this.

I also hope it bites them in the ass. They're ****ing with some serious karma there.

Popps
12-29-2009, 09:51 AM
Wah wah wah. Don't be mad because they handled their division and home field by week 14/15.

Denver could have done that. Instead they pissed down their legs going 2-7 down the stretch, not only losing the division but giving up rights to the playoffs in the process.

zzzzzzzzzzz......


Can someone wake me up when Chris says something interesting again?

cousinal11
12-29-2009, 09:51 AM
I agree that it's their earned right to do this.

I also hope it bites them in the ass. They're ****ing with some serious karma there.

Completely agree.

Kid A
12-29-2009, 09:53 AM
"The Colts are not interested in acheiving historic greatness by going undefeated in the regular season and the playoffs...All we want to do is beat the Chargers in the playoffs. Had we gone for a perfect season in route to a Super bowl victory, we would have forever been revered like the 1972 Dolphins. But we don't care about how history remembers us."

This is what gets me. Sure teams who have clinched rest players in the final weeks all the time (though I generally don't think it's a great strategy). What the Colts are doing, though, is saying a shot at historic greatness is not as important as maybe having fresher, healthier players in a few weeks (something Colts recent playoff history suggests usually backfires).

It makes no sense. As players and coaches in the NFL you have worked a lifetime to get to compete at the highest level. It is a game filled with enormous health risks every game, but every player in the league faces those risks for just the shot at doing something great like winning a Super Bowl. Now, faced with an opportunity many times greater than a mere Super Bowl (something every major figure on that team has already achieved), they decide it isn't worth the risk of 1 and a half more games of playing starters? I really don't get how people supposedly this competitive would choose to back down from such an amazing opportunity.

Gort
12-29-2009, 09:57 AM
Every season the top teams rest key players... this isn't anything new.

it's new in the sense that it's only been going on since the NFL became wussified. Lombardi, Grant, Landry, Madden, Noll, etc. didn't rest their starters and mail it in at the end of the season. what we've got now are head coaches afraid to fail. they are doing the safe, expected thing, so that nobody can blame them if things go wrong. its analogous to baseball, where most MLB managers pull their starter in the 7th to go to their bullpen (setup man, then closer) no matter how well the starter is doing. that's the safe move. even if the bullpen loses the game, the manager is off the hook, because that's now considered the smart, safe, by-the-book play. i think it's all BS. who says Manning is more likely to get injured in game 15 or 16 than he is in game 1 of the playoffs? i think these coaches are being too clever for their own good. Shanny was guilty of it too.

Beantown Bronco
12-29-2009, 09:58 AM
So far, in an informal poll of my local friends who are Pats fans, it's unanimous when presented with the following choice:

Option 1. Keep the 3 rings they have
Option 2. Give up 1 of the rings, but turn one of the others they keep into a 19-0 perfect season.

All have chosen door number 2.

WolfpackGuy
12-29-2009, 09:59 AM
The Colts are thin on the offensive side.

Manning, Wayne, or Clark going down would KILL them.

Caldwell was in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation.

bpc
12-29-2009, 10:02 AM
zzzzzzzzzzz......


Can someone wake me up when Chris says something interesting again?

I knew apologists were going to be blaming Indy for not making the playoffs this year. Now we have two active threads whining about it. Predictable.

missingnumber7
12-29-2009, 10:16 AM
Seriously...this is a satire article...holy crap people lighten up.

tsiguy96
12-29-2009, 10:29 AM
The Colts are thin on the offensive side.

Manning, Wayne, or Clark going down would KILL them.

Caldwell was in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation.

then why did they play like 34 minutes of the game? why play em at all if injury is what you fear? you can be injured doing anything at any time.

Houshyamama
12-29-2009, 10:46 AM
This is a big deal. Fans pay good money, GOOD money, ridiculous amounts of money to watch their team play. It would be one thing if tickets were 40-50 bucks, but they're not. They are hundreds and hundreds of dollars. They should be refunded.

SonOfLe-loLang
12-29-2009, 10:46 AM
I knew apologists were going to be blaming Indy for not making the playoffs this year. Now we have two active threads whining about it. Predictable.

This has nothing to do with the broncos, asshole.

Mr.Meanie
12-29-2009, 11:50 AM
I don't blame them for doing it. It's more important to get ready for the playoffs than some stupid record. Greatness is winning a championship, and that would achieve greatness if whether end up 19-0 or 17-2.

Los Broncos
12-29-2009, 12:47 PM
I had Manning and Addai on my fantasy team and this last weekend was the super bowl and I lost by 6 points

**** you Indy

haha

huh??
12-29-2009, 12:53 PM
Hey guys, it's humor. Notice how the word "satire" is in the link title? The biggest tip-off should be the part about watching "The Stepford Wives."

This link was a release from the Colt's own site today:


http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=article7&news_id=18994d6e-31a0-44a2-9ef9-7af43b7fadb6
:sunshine:

misturanderson
12-29-2009, 01:01 PM
I don't blame them for doing it. It's more important to get ready for the playoffs than some stupid record. Greatness is winning a championship, and that would achieve greatness if whether end up 19-0 or 17-2.
Except that the 17-2 greatness has been achieved multiple times before and nobody has gone 19-0. Only one other team ever has gone undefeated through the superbowl. It is on a whole other level of greatness. Will people still be talking about the colts 2007 superbowl team like they are the '72 dolphins? That win has already been essentially forgotten.

Add in the fact that the players wanted to go for an undefeated season and who knows what kind of mental problems this may instill in their team. This could end up costing them the superbowl just like an injury could have.

Broncos4tw
12-29-2009, 01:17 PM
I don't blame them for doing it. It's more important to get ready for the playoffs than some stupid record. Greatness is winning a championship, and that would achieve greatness if whether end up 19-0 or 17-2.

How is this getting ready for the playoffs?

You do realize in their four SB runs in recent times, they:

3 times rested their starters. Those 3 years, no SB for the Colts.
1 time they did NOT rest their starters, played every game until the end. They won the SB that year.

So.. what are they getting ready for.. losing another SB run?

Hulamau
12-29-2009, 01:24 PM
zzzzzzzzzzz......


Can someone wake me up when Chris says something interesting again?

I'm mostly ticked because the Colts allowed the Jets to make our task tougher to get in.

We played the Colts tough after spotting them 21 points ... we also came from deep behind and nearly upset the Eagles on the road, who are now ranked 2nd or 3rd in most power polls ... I'm proud of this, team even though they laid an egg with the Oakland game. And even though we started too many games too slow to make the difference.

We still have some work to do, but I expect real improvement in 2010 and no doubt Josh learned the most of anyone.

What gets me are a few of these clueless morons on this board who think if Josh isn't flawless, he is obviously an abomination and should be run our of town on a rail.

I'm just sooooo glad such knee-jerk idiots with the vision of a snail will never be closer than their fantasies to having anything to say even closely related to how the Broncos do their business.

Mr.Meanie
12-29-2009, 03:03 PM
How is this getting ready for the playoffs?

You do realize in their four SB runs in recent times, they:

3 times rested their starters. Those 3 years, no SB for the Colts.
1 time they did NOT rest their starters, played every game until the end. They won the SB that year.

So.. what are they getting ready for.. losing another SB run?

You're taking completely independent events and trying to extrapolate some sort of meaning from it.

Their Superbowl run they played the wild-card game...so should they have tanked some games so they didn't get the top seed? And likewise, last year they were the 5th seed and played every week hard, and promptly got knocked out of the playoffs in the 1st round.

The Pats didn't rest their starters and didn't win the SB. Could I extrapolate that if they would have rested their starters they would have won?

If anything, I think they are going to have a hard time beating the Chargers in the AFCC (if it all plays out right), and they should be more worried that they have barely won against worse competition. They obviously feel it's very important to be 100% rested and prepared for their 1st game in the playoffs... I can't say I blame them.

Mr.Meanie
12-29-2009, 03:10 PM
Except that the 17-2 greatness has been achieved multiple times before and nobody has gone 19-0. Only one other team ever has gone undefeated through the superbowl. It is on a whole other level of greatness. Will people still be talking about the colts 2007 superbowl team like they are the '72 dolphins? That win has already been essentially forgotten.

Add in the fact that the players wanted to go for an undefeated season and who knows what kind of mental problems this may instill in their team. This could end up costing them the superbowl just like an injury could have.

So you're saying beating the Mark Sanchez Jets and the hapless Bills would catapult them into a whole other world of greatness? I don't think so.

As far as mental problems... the argument could be made that the kind of pressure and media circus following them into every single game in the post season could add far bigger problems than not.

ZONA
12-29-2009, 03:13 PM
So, if you bought tickets early in the year because you fancy seeing the Jets game and now your team is 14 - 0 you just have to eat it or sell your tickets?

No, you just have to realize your team can afford to rest it's star players since it has an undefeated record. The fans are just pissed because the Patriots have an undefeated regular season and they don't and the team didn't decided to try and go after it. Their team is one of the best in the league and has a great chance to win the superbowl. They need to STFU and get over the loss. It was one damn game.