Monday, January 22, 2007
Indianapolis Colts 38, New England Patriots 34
Now that Peyton Manning and the Colts have kicked the Patriots monkey off their backs, it's time for the Colts to step up and win Super Bowl 41.*
A national championship for the city would be sweet. The Pacers came close once. This is our second - and best so far - shot at the brass ring.
The world won't end with a Colts loss. I don't get too high after a win or too low after a loss. This is just a game, after all. The Colts franchise is based in the city; it is not the city. As the people of Baltimore learned more than 20 years ago the championships and records belong to Jim Irsay and the Colts franchise, not the city that supports them and if the Colts were to relocate to Los Angeles next year, the trophies and records would go with them.
That said, a Super Bowl championship will once and for all sever the ties to Baltimore. The franchise's glory days are now, not 30+ years ago.
It's a great ride so far. Go Colts!
*I'm sick of the pretentious Roman numerals. Enough already. It's football, dangit.
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