Peyton Manning voted “most respected player in the NFL”


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On Thursday, NFL Nation unveiled Peyton Manning as the “Most Respected Player in the NFL.” More survey results will be released leading up to the Super Bowl. It’s just another accolade and endorsement for Peyton Manning, who’s had a ton of them. Peyton Manning just threw for 400+ yards, a NFL conference championship record. They’ll face the winner of Seahawks-49ers in the Super Bowl.

Omaha! Omaha!: Manning’s pre-snap audible calls – “Omaha! Omaha!” – last Sunday made Nebraska’s largest city a trending topic on Twitter during the game. The city’s tourism board entered the fray with a tweet thanking the Denver quarterback. And Omaha Steaks approached Peyton Manning for a possible endorsement.

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What the Indianapolis Colts need to fix in 2014


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The Indianapolis Colts and the NFL postseason have now split due to “creative differences.” The NFL playoffs decided they “wanted some space” from the Colts. The January one-and-done tournament is “going in a different direction” from the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts clinched the NFL’s most awful division. That’s how they got to host a first round game. And the result was an “instant classic” for the ages. One of the greatest playoff games in NFL history in the win over the K.C. Chiefs.

Then tonight happened.

Sure, the Indianapolis Colts made the second season, but their end was quite unceremonious. How do they return to the postseason next fall?

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Colts QB Andrew Luck’s girlfriend: Stanford gymnast Nicole Pechanec (photos)


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Stanford QB Andrew Luck is etched in stone as the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft later this month. The architecture student at the elite university known as The Farm has a fellow jock girlfriend on campus, gymnast Nicole Pechanec.

Indianapolis Colts fans, take a look at the photo gallery

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Andrew Luck corn maze, yes that exists now (photo)


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First Coach Cal in Kentucky. Then Coach Gary Andersen in Wisconsin. Now the Andrew Luck corn maze joins the club. Paraphrasing Frank Sinatra, you’re nobody, until somebody corn-mazes you.

And here we go with Indianapolis Colts QB and franchise player Andrew Luck corn maze, the photo in all its glory.

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Relive that miraculous Indianapolis Colts comeback again


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The Indianapolis Colts turned in an instant classic last Saturday. It was one of the greatest games in NFL history, let alone NFL post season history. Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton had the game of their lives for the Indianapolis Colts. Now you can experience it again. NFL Turning Point features the Indianapolis Colts ’ second-half comeback over the Chiefs, two game-winning field goals on the road by the 49ers and Saints, and the Chargers road victory over the Bengals, with a new episode tonight on NBCSN.

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Indianapolis Colts vs K.C. Chiefs: brutally honest playoff preview


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I would say the Indianapolis Colts don’t really scare anyone heading into the NFL playoffs, as their performances in December left a lot to be desired. However, the last three Super Bowl champions all had at least 6 losses, so it really doesn’t matter all that much. The Indianapolis Colts, if they run the table this month would truly represent the “just get in” mentality that epitomizes what the NFL playoffs are today.

These days it’s basically March Madness, one and done, seeding doesn’t matter and anything can happen.

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NFL playoffs seedings, schedule, tv info and kickoff times


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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced minutes ago the NFL playoffs schedule of sites, dates and times for the Wild Card and Divisional Playoffs on January 11-12 (all times Eastern. Nope, this site is a Midwest thing! All NFL playoffs kick times are CENTRAL

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PHOTO: Indianapolis Colts S Antoine Bethea promotes PETA


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Antoine Bethea of the Indianapolis Colts is a hard hitting defensive back. He’s vicious out on the NFL playing field for the AFC South Champs. But when it comes to animals killed for fur, Antoine Bethea has a softer side. That’s why he chose to show off his amply tattooed torso in a brand-new PETA ad that carries the caption “Play Hard and Make Kind Choices—Mine Is Ink, Not Mink.”

The stunning ad, which was shot by top celebrity photographer Sabin Orr, can be viewed after the jump

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Colts cheerleader turned meteorologist Megan Glaros wins the internet


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Megan Glaros is the local meteorologist and entertainment reporter for the CBS affiliate, channel 2 WBBM-TV in Chicago. Glaros formerly worked for CBS 2 New York. Megan Glaros is a former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader, dancing for the squad for a few moths in 2002. She’s a local woman too, growing up in Dyer, Indiana.

I web seems to be exploding today with Google searches for Megan Glaros, see why after the jump.

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Indianapolis Colts Chuck Pagano: under the radar in ’13


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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano; who took leave for a few months last season when he was diagnosed with leukemia. The 53 year old had to endure a multi-week stay in the hospital for chemotherapy treatment. The team rallied around him with the #chuckstrong motto. Team cheerleaders even shaved their heads to show solidarity with Chuck Pagano. And once he was cleared by doctors, his last round of chemotherapy, he returned to coaching, just in time for the NFL playoffs.

Chuck Pagano also gave one hell of a pregame speech last year. It made me one hell of a Colts fan; and of course a fan of Chuck Pagano.

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Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans preview


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The division-leading Indianapolis Colts travel to Houston, Texas, to take on J.J. Watt and the Texans on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 6 pm

A high profile came like this, there’s a obviously a lot of action on it. National telecasts usually bring out a lot of wagering, as more eyeballs in the game means more football fans going to “invest.”

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Colts vs Broncos not the highest rated regular season game ever


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Indianapolis Colts versus Denver Broncos was not the highest rated NFL regular season game in history. Many of us thought it indeed would be. It has to settle for good ratings, decent ratings, but not record breaking. The Peyton Manning Homecoming Game or “Peyton Manning Bowl” was ALL CAPS! in its HYPE AND PROMOTION.

OMG!! FOOTBALL FOOTBALL! OMG! COLTS! BRONCOS! PEYTON MANNING!

Manning’s return to Indy to face the Colts in “The House that Peyton Built” was over-covered by national media on a level on par with the Johnny Manziel offseason. NBC absolutely promoted the hell of it, self-promoting in a way that only NBC Sports Network can. It was aggressive, even so by NBC standards.

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