To so completely disregard the memory of Peyton Manning for that is pretty classless and even more clueless.
Luck can eat at Indianapolis iconic St. Elmo’s Steak House, which for years was Peyton’s place. But Lucas Oil Stadium wasn’t built because of this stubble-loving, unproven rookie.
Indianapolis isn’t a regular in the Super Bowl rotation because of Andrew Luck.
That’s all Peyton. This town should know better. It’s bit of giddy amnesia is more than a little unsettling.
I really wish I had not clicked the link and read the article, I just gave this guy another "Click" and I read it giving him some sense of unfounded credibility.
I think it will be really funny if the Colts sweep the Texans, and win the division (assuming the Texans lose to the Pats this week and the Colts keep winning)
i just read an article today saying that the Redskins are only a few dropped balls, penalties, and missed plays away from having owned their Division. So how are the Redskins flawed. And im pretty certain RG3 has had a few less than 250 yard games. I dont think he broke 200 against the Giants today
@dantiller he's genuinely hilarious, like he celebrates "breaking up a pass" when he's facing the wrong way and it twats his helmet
In the I don't know which came first, the chicken or the egg...
The graduates of this school of writing are Brad Wells and Chris Baldwin in some order.
To sum up Chris Baldwin's article:
Stop liking what I don't like. Stop it right now. I am a man child. The end.
I find it telling that the one thing he does not skewer (or as he'd write, skure), the most objectionable thing about Luck in fact, is the neck beard. The inference is clear--this guy digs neck beards, and that may be as disturbing as his writing. Oh, hey, gotta go--it's nearing midnight, the time each day when I ritually burn another Manning jersey (I burn two when the moon is full, of course). Sure it's costing me an arm and a leg, but the cult requires it....
Anyone have the ability to follow-up on whether his "source", Irene McReynolds is a real person? This person has to be made up. Stupid opinions are one thing, flat out making stuff up should get this guy fired.
You forgot high school games.
Yeah, we're mostly talking outside of the city, but there's plenty of it in IPS schools too. HIGH SCHOOL basketball games are MORE IMPORTANT in Indiana that the pro teams in other cities/states. There are few better places for sports than Indiana, and, of course, Indianapolis is the center of it all.
But, yeah, that Butler team that ran to the NCAA Championship game with like...2 people outside of the state (against Duke) totally happened because Indy hates sports. Miracle that you can find that many people that play basketball at such a level in an area that hates sports and their stars so much.
I love how RG3 has a flawed Redskins team (you know, a team that only needed a QB to win a Super Bowl as of last year) on his back, working so hard, so hard to keep them afloat, without any help at all.
Luck gets ALL the credit even though the defense is fielding such MASSIVE names as Butler and Vaughn, even behind the godlike entity of Powers now on IR. Never mind is rock solid offensive line, all 5 of which are likely going to the pro bowl, and his running game...wow, Brown makes AP look like a child.
Luck isn't a game manager though. In fact, it's one of his faults. Manning only started to become a legendary QB around 2005, when he started to manage the game instead of throw up billions of points. I HOPE Luck becomes a game manager as Manning did, because the true greats do manage the game, not just put up eye popping stats. That game management thing that people love to hate is the big reason Brees isn't mentioned in the same breath as some of the real greats...he puts up amazing numbers, but he doesn't MANAGE the game.
We should also tear down the new stadium. It wasn't built for these young guys, it was built because of Manning. If Manning isn't going to play there now, it's better if we just rip it down. We can't very well let another QB go there, especially the likes of Luck. I mean, it's not like the other guy got hundreds of millions of dollars for playing the game and endorsement deals, thousands, if not millions, of fans giving him their support (keeping in mind that doesn't mean wanting him to thrash the home team Colts if they meet in the playoffs) even after he goes somewhere else, etc. as his reward. ALL HE GOT was a stadium in which an unproven rookie now plays.
Manning...he was never an unproven rookie. Some people even thought the Colts shouldn't take Luck with the #1 pick. It's not like ANYONE considered that Manning might be the second best QB of his draft class...never an unproven rookie.
@Cassieper @NateDunlevy @royhobbson So I know my twitter tweeted this story too, but what does FJM stand for?
You forgot the part about how Luck still rocks the flip-phone because he doesn't want to usurp Peyton's power in the smartphone market. Now that would have been a logical retort.
Otherwise, well done, as usual.
If you spend any amount of time looking over the headlines to his past articles, you have to question what organization would want him to represent it? His grammar is grade-school awful and his writing is sloppy and all over the place. I have no idea how he can be in journalism after 15 years of writing garbage like this, let alone win six awards for any reason.
It wreaks of forty year-old blogger writing from his mom's basement. :)
@johnrissmiller i couldn't POSSIBLY! i am very lazy & not, you know, whatever etc. etc. you get my drift
@royhobbson Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you
@mattshedd Seriously? I did not see any arguments?
I actually don't wear my Peyton Manning jersey anymore, because it has been retired and framed and hung on my bedroom wall. I still have a Peyton Manning Iphone case though. DOES THIS MEAN I'M A FAIRWEATHER FAN TOO?!
This is the same guy who wrote in September "Peyton Manning gets exposed: Looks like Michael Jordan with Wizards as Wade's Bulls becon" - September 18, 2012. Here are the box quotes from the same article "Jordan had a few 40-point games with Washington, but he never came close to being the Michael of old. Just like Manning will never come close to being the Peyton of old" and "Peyton Manning isn't close to being one of the best quarterbacks in the league anymore. He may not even be in the Top 10."
And he calls us fair weather fans?
For more laughs check out this gem "Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are inferior to Matt Schaub now: Doubted QB absolutely owns 2012" He wrote that laugh fest just two weeks ago.
Good to know that Houston has their own verison of Skip Bayless.
@MitchIsaacs Just to set this straight, please know that Houston hates this guy. Ok, maybe I hate him and I'm projecting it to the whole city, but seriously read any of his past articles and most comments are extremely negative.
This Baldwin article is always good for a laugh: http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/04-29-11-texans-will-rue-the-night-they-took-pizza-boy-watts-over-nick-fairley-houston-lover/
Though I know posting this will only help his cause and generate more hits.
Houston has many legitimate, quality sports journalists. This guy is not one of them.
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, you busted out a Vern Fleming reference. Brilliant work, sir :)
@Fantzy_Pantz This is awesome too: http://t.co/eGeEpPA7
I still lamet for Peyton all the time. I still think we should have kept him and went for broke over the next 4 years. That said, I'm also pretty fucking happy the Colts got Luck and we're having a hell of a season.
I know watch every Denver game I can because I want to see Peyton succeed. It is possible to love both QBs. Peyton is higher than Luck is and will be for a long time coming, but that doesn't mean I don't love Luck and what's he doing for the Colts. Colts will always be my favorite team, but it's going to be almost impossible to replace Peyton as my favorite athlete. Luck hasn't even forced any small children into a port-a-let yet.