Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
New England Patriots (4-0) #1 AFC Division
Indianapolis Colts (3-2)
8:30 P.M. NBC
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
"The discovery of deflated footballs being used by the New England Patriots was not totally a case of circumstance. Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson stated that he informed the NFL several days before the AFC Championship that he thought the Patriots might be doctoring their footballs.
It was originally reported that the Colts discovered a tampered football after Colts linebackerD'Qwell Jackson intercepted Tom Brady in the second quarter of the game. Jackson hoped to keep the game ball as a souvenir, but it quickly became more important than that, as word systematically came to Grigson that the ball was under-inflated. Grigson then alerted the league office and set the whole scandal into motion.
Grigson explained that he alerted the league to his suspicions in an attempt to level the playing field. Of course, this proved to be a fruitless endeavor, as the Patriots coasted to a dominant win, 45-7."
The Colts lead the Broncos 26-14 at half right now. Also, the Lions lost on a GW field goal. The Patriots lost on a GW field goal after a very controversial call, so much so the NFL changed its rulebook.
The Colts are set to announce that they are releasing Peyton Manning tomorrow. It's an end of an era, and sad to see—despite the fact that I am not a Colts fan. That being said, I think it's probably the right move for the Colts in the long run.
As for where Peyton lands, I'm not sure, but ESPN has predictions. My guess is Miami (sadly, I hate to see Henne get ousted, even though he has struggled there), but we'll see.
ESPN is reporting that for the second time since the firing of Jim Caldwell, the owner of the Colts has spoke to Jim Tressel about their head coaching vacancy.
I'm not sure how I feel about it. I care about the NFL very little outside of the Lions and fantasy football, but maybe if Tressel stupidly gets this job, it may make me interested again (at least in the fact that I'll have a team to root against).
Any thoughts from big NFL fans here, or even better, any (possibly soon to be ex-) Colts fans?
I just wanted to scream it from the rooftops of the internet - Mike Hart scored his first TD in the NFL!!! I have been patiently waiting for him to recover and contribute to an NFL team, and he did a great job yesterday. Don't be surprised to see him scoring a TD in the Super Bowl this year.