Found November 28, 2011 on The Colts Authority:
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I spent three conflicted hours at Lucas Oil Stadium yesterday, torn between my head and my heart My head knew that the best thing for the Indianapolis Colts was to lose to the Panthers. I knew that a loss would all but seal the first pick in the draft and a bright future with a new quarterback. My heart just wanted to see the boys in blue win. I stood with tears in my eyes and one fist raised at half time as Marvin Harrison, the last link to my two favorite Colts squads (the '96 and '08 teams), passed his first hurdle in football beautification. You see, Marvin gave me something week in and out that has mostly been missing from 2011...joy. There are people who see the NFL as completely binary. It's a championship or bust. Every season that doesn't bring a title is a failure. It doesn't matter what happens week in and week out, only the final roll of the playoff die counts. These people see no point in celebrating 'just another regular season win'. I...
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