December 09, 2010

Colts Announcer: Peyton Manning Should Be Benched: In an off-air rant that was rebroadcast on local sports radio, Indianapolis Colts radio announcer Bob Lamey said that Peyton Manning should be benched for Curtis Painter the rest of the season because the NFL has "figured Manning out" and it's time for the Colts to draft his replacement. Lamey made the remarks during a commercial as the Colts played the Dallas Cowboys Sunday.

posted by rcade to football at 05:42 PM - 14 comments

I . . . what? Figured him out? Right, because it's poker and he has an incurable tell. No wonder sports broadcasts are almost universally awful; the people doing them aren't fit to hold down a stool at your neighborhood watering hole*.

Per NFL requirements, the nearest Applebee's

posted by yerfatma at 05:38 PM on December 09

This year's Vanderjagt Award winner.

It takes a special kind of guy to become obsessed over a hijacked sports franchise to the point of apoplexy.

Wonder how he kept himself occupied before the moving vans left Baltimore in the dead of night.

posted by beaverboard at 06:10 PM on December 09

Wow, good point. Here's hoping he's not married and doesn't own any pets.

posted by yerfatma at 06:33 PM on December 09

Aw, c'mon, give me a break. Manning is one of the great athletes of our generation. You don't beat him by "figuring him out." You beat him through skill and luck and hoping he doesn't screw up.

He's had a few dry games, but he's not Farved yet or anything. He'll be back and that should terrify all of us who root for other teams.

posted by Joey Michaels at 06:41 PM on December 09

Ha Ha! Frustration. Drunk Talk. Just conversation. Lighten up folks. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!


posted by JohnEBGood at 08:45 PM on December 09

Dear Indianapolis management and coaching staff,

This man knows what he's talking about. Listen to him. Bench Manning and then cut him at the end of the season.

Pretty please?


The Other 29 NFL Teams

posted by grum@work at 09:26 PM on December 09

Well said, Grum.

posted by Joey Michaels at 09:29 PM on December 09

I believe the Lions would find Manning to be a suitable backup for Drew Stanton for the rest of the season.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:42 PM on December 09

I'm trying to figure out if grum meant 29 and was just omitting the Lions and Panthers.

posted by Ricardo at 09:48 PM on December 09

I'm trying to figure out if grum meant 29 and was just omitting the Lions and Panthers.'s not that I thought there were only 30 teams.
No. That's not it at all.
I deliberately left out, um, the Patriots (Brady) and, uh, the Steelers (Dirty Ben)?

Sure. Let's go with that.

posted by grum@work at 09:52 PM on December 09's not that I thought there were only 30 teams.

I just couldn't bring myself to believe the inhouse statistician could get one of the simpler numbers wrong.

posted by Ricardo at 05:56 AM on December 10

The number is OK. It's just the total number of franchises minus the legacy teams that haven't been to a Super Bowl.

posted by beaverboard at 08:54 AM on December 10

So is Bob "The Mouth" Lamey still working for the Colts?

posted by irunfromclones at 06:59 AM on December 11

I can well believe that other NFL teams have figured Manning out. So what? When a team or a player does something successfully, it's often possible to analyze it and figure out how it was done. That doesn't mean you can do anything about it.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:34 PM on December 11

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