Coverage of the Peyton Manning Bowl is at a fever pitch already, and we’re not anywhere even near Sunday night yet. The Denver Broncos coming to the Indianapolis Colts for a nationally televised evening contest on NBC is turning into WWE level melodrama. As you’ll hear approximately 27,638,234, 855,340 times between now and 7:30 PM CDT Sunday, this is Peyton Manning’s first return to Indy as a member of the opposition.
Does Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay have any regrets about parting ways with #18?
Uhm no, he instead struck the first match to light Peyton Manning Bowl fire by saying he wanted more than one Super Bowl ring.
Peyton Manning gave a big no comment in response, but Broncos Coach John Fox said Irsay delivered a “cheap shot” with those comments. Colorado Rockies star Todd Helton went much further:
“Yeah, I have a real problem with that. I think he should shut his mouth personally. It’s getting me a little riled up,” Helton said via The Denver Post.
“I think the guy, (Irsay) just wants to be famous, so he gets one little shot for somebody to know what his name is. To me, that’s just classless,” Helton added. “I hope Peyton goes back and steps on their throat.”
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