Don’t worry, Colts fans. Peyton Manning and Jim Irsay apparently have no hard feelings towards each other, according to their joint statement today:
Since 1998, we have enjoyed a great relationship, based upon mutual respect and trust .We have always been able to talk and address matters we’ve faced over the years, not just as owner and player, but as friends. We had a long talk today and we want to assure Colts fans everywhere that we are both committed to maintaining our close relationship and to working together through any challenges the future may bring.
If that doesn’t sound like a dreaded “vote of confidence” or even the announcement of an amicable divorce, I don’t know what does. Sure feels like Manning’s Indy career has been issued last rites, to me.