Have you ever taken a test in school and your eyes wonders to your friend’s desk? Not to cheat, but to just check and see what they’re doing….how far along they are?
Well that’s the life of a Colts’ fan next season.
Yesterday, Peyton Manning attended his first voluntary workout as a De….Den…Denver Bronco. That is just weird to say. So as I watched ESPN and their coverage of the Broncos, I couldn’t help but have a flashback of being in school. I couldn’t help but take an earnest interest in how Manning is starting out with his team. I know this type of ‘checking in’ will continue throughout the upcoming season.
Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts’ parted ways March 7th, which ended a very surreal season for the Colts’. The 2011-2012 season ended like a bad marriage, hurt feelings and not a lot communication between Manning and Colts’ owner Jim Irsay. Irsay completely tore down the ‘house that Peyton built’ just as Manning was being shown the door . Don’t believe me….look at who is no longer a Colt:
- RB Joseph Addai
- TE Dallas Clark
- OG Ryan Diem
- WR Pierre Garcon
- WR Anthony Gonzalez
- C Jeff Saturday
And that’s just the offense.
I know the Colts’ season will be ‘lacking’, with a new quarterback, no veteran quarterback to mentor him or anyone to throw to…..etc. And while there is a slight chance that the upcoming season could be harder to watch than last season(Watching Kerry Collins run made me throw my remote control twice), I will be captivated by the development of Andrew Luck. Still, I can’t help but want the best for our former fearless leader and root him on as well.
So as the as the Colts’ embark on what appears as a completely new era, with not just many, but most veterans on the team gone, as a Colt fan, I have a dilemma. How do you manage your fandom when your favorite player on your favorite team is no longer there??
Maybe I should ask MLB St. Louis Cardinal fans how does it feel to watch Albert Pujos playing for the Anaheim Angels? Or how did Orlando Magic fans feel when Shaq left for L.A.?? There should some type of group therapy for this, aka, a reality show.