Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/20/13
Today is the day. The day the man who helped build a franchise for 14 years returns. The day that the man who facilitated the construction of a stadium and a city comes back. This man is Peyton Manning. Sure Lucas Oil Stadium is also known as the house that Peyton built, but he is no longer in the beautiful blue and white. He is now part of the mile high club. Now leading a potent offense with the Broncos. And now, he is leading that offense right into Indianapolis. Right back to his old stomping grounds. But forget that this is a matchup of old hometown versus new hometown for Peyton. Or that this is a battle of a future member of the class of quarterbacks in Andrew Luck versus someone who is the class of quarterbacks in the league right now in Peyton. Above all, more than anything, this is Peyton Manning versus the citizens of Indianapolis. An internal struggle of what to do. Cheer for the man who made Indiana, a basketball mecca, into a football state? Or cheer for the hometown team that you’ve grown so fondly of? But then again you did live and breathe the roller coaster ride that was Peyton’s career as a Colt. What do you do? The answer is; stay true to the blue. The city that you’re from and the franchise that dedicates every victory to the city of Indianapolis. In life and in sports, every good thing must come to an end. But rarely do you get a chance to start something new and just as riveting. And sometimes, in order to make that transition, you must overcome your past, head on. Believe in the horse shoe and bring the noise tonight Colts fans. Show the rest of the nation that you are no longer Peyton strong but Colts strong, because alone you are weak, but together, you are unbreakable. Go Colts
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