Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/6/12
The Colts selected Andrew Luck who is considered by all experts to be the heir apparent to Peyton Manning. If Luck proves to be anything close what Manning was to the Colts over his reign, then Jim Irsay has got to be one of the luckiest new owners in the history of the NFL. No one at this point can look at the history of the Colts over the Irsay Era and not think that a curse or bad luck plagued this franchise under Robert Irsay. That’s not to take anything from the man whose son has proven to be one of the reasons the Colts are as successful as they are now. However the curse or bad luck or whatever you want to call it that this franchise has suffered from since 1972-1997 is finally over and there is nothing but blue skies ahead.
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