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Peyton Manning to be Released

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Tomorrow the Indianapolis Colts will have a news conference tomorrow to officially release Peyton Manning after 14 years. I didn’t think that I would ever see the day that the Colts would be without Peyton Manning. This raises the question: “Where will he go now?”

Manning says that he will still play despite the fact that he missed the entire 2011 season. This will be the first time in fourteen years that we will have to pick a new QB and the first time in fourteen years that we have the first-round pick.

Everyone thought that Manning would stay in Indy until he couldn’t play anymore, that he would retire as a Colt. Manning brought back Indy to its greatest, he broke records that we thought could never be broken. He made passes that seemed to be uncatchable and he made them catchable.

Peyton Manning is more than just an amazing football player. St. Vincent  hospital changed its children’s hospital’s name to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent because of his generosity. When Manning came to Indy, he brought back life and excitment to fans of all ages, he could do the impossible, he could make it all the way down the field for a game winning TD in only :42 seconds. Peyton helped turn Indiana into what it is today, more fans, a new stadium, and held the Super Bowl for the first time.

He brought us to the playoffs eight times in a row, two of which were the Super Bowl, winning the Super Bowl in 2006. Manning has been Indy’s pride and Joy,  he will always be remembered here, here is where he became one of the best QBs of all time.

This has by far been the hardest blog post to write. Everyone in Indiana will miss him,  but we all hope to see him play again even if its for another team. A Manning is saying good-bye, all of Indiana is saying Thank You for all that you have done for Indiana, you have helped shaped us to the city we are today.

Thank You, Peyton Manning, for 14 amazing years.


Written by maddiedeckers

March 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm

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