November 29, 2005

Ten and oh and then...: The Indianapolis Colts' unbeaten ride is picking up so much steam that even their opponents see the possibility of perfection. Just don't remind the players.

posted by justgary to football at 08:33 AM - 18 comments

Also: O.J. Simpson, who shared the record of seven consecutive 100-plus-yard rushing games with Earl Campbell, was in the booth that night as one of ABC's broadcasters. In the last 70 seconds of the game, the Bears called three timeouts in order to get the ball back from the Fins, so that Payton, who then had 98 yards, could break the mark. When he did it, Simpson, laughing, said, "Another one bites the dust." Heh.

posted by justgary at 08:34 AM on November 29, 2005

Damn the Colts looked good last night. *sigh*

posted by scully at 11:53 AM on November 29, 2005

I personally think they can go unbeaten thier biggest oppenent is going to the seahawks and chargers ? maybe jaugars if thier replacement qb can step up his game colts have momentum on thier side they've beaten pats and steelers they're is a strong chance thier going to be the next superbowl champs.

posted by mofarooqi1 at 12:32 PM on November 29, 2005

Oh that OJ. The Colts looked good but I think the Steelers represented one of the least likely candidates to defeat the Colts. They really couldn't get the offense going. (Why don't they place Staley more... wasn't he pretty good at some point?) That Jacksonville/San Diego/Seattle stretch still looms as the place they'll probably get an L. I'm thinking San Diego, who will be fighting for a playoff spot, will end the streak. Either that, or Garrard will have an out of mind game. I hope so, I just grabbed him from the waiver wire. I miss Bubby Brister.

posted by panoptican at 12:39 PM on November 29, 2005

I think the remaining teams on the Colts' schedule should offer to let them win if, in return, Peyton stops prancing around and waving his arms every single down.

posted by fabulon7 at 12:52 PM on November 29, 2005

they're is a strong chance thier going to be the next superbowl champs. Grammar police retreating... enemy force... too strong. The Battle of There/Their/They're is lost.

posted by cl at 12:56 PM on November 29, 2005

Also, the Colts might start resting their starters once they clinch home field advantage.

posted by kirkaracha at 01:26 PM on November 29, 2005

The more flapping Peyton does, the more likely it's a running play...

posted by ajaffe at 02:08 PM on November 29, 2005

I can just see OJ in the booth with Johnny Cochran- "If the glove fits he must aquit".- lol

posted by redsoxrgay at 02:19 PM on November 29, 2005

Manning's pre-snap histrionics are laughable. I see them twice a year when they play the Jags. If the Colts are lucky, they'll lose so they can sit players when the home-field advantage is locked up. I was thinking that they would lose in Jacksonville in a couple of weeks, but the team was going to have enough trouble beating Indy with Leftwich as QB. He's out for the rest of the regular season.

posted by rcade at 02:29 PM on November 29, 2005

I see the Chargers as the only legitimate opponent that can undo the streak - and that's such a long shot. Though Seattle may yet surprise. Problem is, I just can't see either one of those teams keeping the Colts off the board. I mean, this is an undefeated team with an offence that only got into gear around week 7.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:41 PM on November 29, 2005

I'm probably the only person in the world who still finds Peyton's YMCA dance fun to watch. I agree with Weedy: Chargers are best chance to beat him. But the thing is, nobody's flummoxed Peyton this year the way the Pats did last year. He just hasn't had that, "WTF, nothing is working," experience, and that's one sure way to be on a helluva roll. Colts undefeated in regular season, I say.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:44 PM on November 29, 2005

I miss Bubby Brister. Back away from the crack pipe, dude.

posted by scully at 04:48 PM on November 29, 2005

I know I should respect him for all his success and talent, but watching him do the fucking chicken dance at the line just kills my admiration. I mean, c'mon, has one play never just been perfect for the way the defense is set? Oh, and the Colts will go undefeated. See, I didn't even bring up Peyton's sexual harassment thing. Oops.

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:46 PM on November 29, 2005

Watch out for the waving of the arms! He's directing his Air Force off of the flight deck!

posted by Tazz1 at 07:36 PM on November 29, 2005

Chicken dance is an apt description, but I thought Monday night he was doing two hand-puppets arguing with each other.

posted by rcade at 08:41 PM on November 29, 2005

two hand-puppets arguing with each other. Now someone is gonna have to take the vid and make a new soundtrack. "Hello! I'm Polly Puppet!"

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:24 PM on November 29, 2005

Let us go back a few years to Mark "the bird" Fidrych with the Detroit Tigers. What a good show he put on only to be ruined with a bad manager who over used his young arm. He talked to the ball, did landscaping on the mound, and just had a good time playing the game he loved. Now we have Peyton. Just sit back and watch the man play the game he loves and see the excitement he instills in the team. Go Colts!!! Good bye Lions!!!!

posted by coach at 09:30 PM on November 29, 2005

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