"Steve Hammer’s article (Hammer, Jan. 16-23) entitled “Time to dismantle the Colts” shows why he will never be called upon to write a sports column, even though I am sure he prays to the pictures of Bob Kravitz on his bedroom wall every night. His lack of understanding, no make that his complete ignorance and stupidity of professional sports teams is laughable. With the Colts successes in the Bill Polian/Tony Dungy era, where would anyone with half a brain get an idea that we should dismantle this organization? There are many NFL teams that will NEVER win a Super Bowl, let alone give their fans the excitement that this team has brought to Indy. Bill Polian is a genius as far as player acquisition and team management goes. The loss to San Diego is in the hands of the players not executing as we are used to seeing, although some questionable calls by the coaching staff late in the game were suspect.
Yes, a few great seasons have gone for naught in the playoffs, but that is called life Hammer. No matter the amount of preparation and heart, sometimes life comes at you and puts you in your place. It takes not only preparation and heart but also a lot of luck (or cheating in the case of New England) to continue through the grind that the NFL playoffs have become. Possibly in your drunken stupor you have forgotten the great run to the top that this same team made last year? Just ask Tiger Woods, who is the best by far in the game of golf, if a win in EVERY major tournament, EVERY year is possible.
Speaking of Tiger, the paragraph playing the race card between Peyton and Marvin is disgusting. Marvin Harrison has always been a very quiet, yet outstanding performer for the Colts. I would venture a guess that he prefers to keep his personal life personal, while Peyton enjoys, somewhat, the limelight of all his commercial endeavors. Show me proof that Marvin has NEVER been asked for endorsements. No I didn’t think you could, idiot.
In closing, I will not waste much time on your rants about the new stadium. Anyone who truly knew what downtown was like before the “Hoosier Dome” was built and the Colts rode into town can figure this one out. I would gladly give more tax dollars to the stadium project. At least then I know where those dollars went and I don’t need to wonder what pocket the liberals have shoved them into.