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Peyton Manning Officially Released: End of an Era in Indianapolis

Published by on March 7, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Last September, I wrote, "There will be no miracle comeback, no last minute push to the playoffs nor any "rebuilding" next year. It's over. If Manning returns, he may not even be the same player he was before his injuries.  God forbid if he doesn't. This tactical plan has run its course. It's time to clean house."

Those words have become increasingly true over the last few months, but came to complete fruition today as Jim Irsay and Petyon Manning stood side by side in an extremely emotional press conference announcing that the 14-year veteran and future hall-of-fame quarterback would no longer wear the horseshoe while under center in the NFL.

Manning and Irsay both held back tears while expressing their affection and gratitude for their 14-year personal relationship that developed far beyond the playing field.  

I must say that I was touched, ho...

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