Peyton smiling?! I call BS!
Colts Add Putting Greens. Peyton Sad.
By Kickntrue on 8/2/10
The Indianapolis Colts are adding golf putting greens to their practice facility to give the guys someplace to relax during downtime. QB Peyton Manning thinks studying playbooks and film should be enough to keep his teammates busy. By the way... bobblehead picture on the right... has to be the worst bobblehead every, yes? That looks NOTHING like Peyton Manning?!Naturally, quarterback Peyton Manning would like to see his teammates in the film room rather than on the putting green. Sources close to the team said Manning is concerned the putting greens could be a distraction to players. Luckily, there are no such distractions in Anderson where the Colts opened up training camp this week.

The putting greens are only part of the project. The work at the Colts training complex is part of an extensive ongoing plan to expand and improve the 25-year old facility.Being a pro athlete must rock, though I'd probably pick a different sport to go pro in than football. It's by far my favorite sport to watch, but the life expectancy of having your brained bounced around your skull for 20 years is showing itself to be substantially lowered. Baseball would bore the tar out of you. Basketball is too much useless exercise. Ditto, soccer. Which leaves us with two options; golf or bowling. A pretty obvious choice.

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mjaber says:
Maybe the putting green will help them focus on the goal, instead of taking the last few weeks of the season off every year.
8/2/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@mjaber- ZING! You'd really think they would learn, huh? I'm guessing Peyton isn't choosing to take these weeks off though. I'm guessing he fights old Jimmy pretty hard to stay in these games. He's an animal.
8/2/10
 
mjaber says:
@Kickntrue... Maybe he doesn't fight hard enough. I remember watching the replay of Stafford with the Lion's last year when he had the dislocated shoulder. He ducked and dodged and hid trying to make sure the coaches didn't catch him going onto the field until it was too late. I'll bet if P and the other starters simply decided they were going to play, the coaches couldn't stop them. The only way would be to make them inactive, and I don't know how that would affect the team come playoff time.
8/2/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@mjaber- i'm going to say "fair enough..." but as good as Stafford may end up being, to say he cares more than sourpuss Peyton is a biiiiiiiittt of a stretch.
8/2/10
 
wanamaker says:
Isn't that really a Tom Brady bobblehead?
8/2/10
 
rmumph1 says:
@wanamaker, yes it is, they made it in 2005 when Tom was the best thing since sliced bread and everyone wanted a piece of him. They used his as a mold for everyone else.
8/2/10
 
mjaber says:
@Kickntrue... exactly my point. Peyton is (probably) by far a much more competitive player than Stafford, and yet Stafford figured out how to get himself back in the game, even though the coaches didn't want him to go in, fearing greater injury.
8/2/10
 
DaveMBarb says:
No love for hockey? Typical...
8/2/10
 
TravisMiller says:
Hockey is soccer on ice....duh!
8/2/10
 
DaveMBarb says:
But with sticks and violence!
8/2/10
 
falcon50driver says:
Went to the fights and a hockey game broke out
8/2/10
 
TravisMiller says:
@DaveMBarb I Like hockey. However, it is the only sport where you can have a losing record and still make the playoffs. Why is that?
8/2/10
 
Kickntrue says:
I'm pretty sure you can make playoffs in NBA with a losing record.
8/2/10
 
TravisMiller says:
@Kickntrue, sorry I meant real sports
8/3/10
 
mjaber says:
It's probably possible to make the playoffs in the NFL with a losing record as well... not likely, but possible.
8/3/10
 
rmumph1 says:
It is possible to make any of the four major US sports with a losing record.
Baseball
Football the winner of the division gets in. Poor division, the leader can have losing record. NFC west in football is weak, usually.
Basketball
Hockey the top 8 teams from each conference get in. If there is a weak conference, like the NBA Eastern conference a few years ago, the 8th place team can have a below .500 record.
8/3/10
 
Banker85 says:
i dont recall the last time in Baseball a team got in the playoffs with a losing record.
8/3/10
 
lcgolfer64 says:
@TravisMiller
Ouch!!! Lol... but true.
I'd rather watch an info-mmercial then an NBA game.
8/3/10
 
rmumph1 says:
@ Banker85
Your right, only once
The 1981 Kansas City Royals finished the season with a 50-53 (.485) record, but advanced to the postseason by dint of having won the second half of the strike-split season with a 30-23 (.566) mark. (Doing the math shows that the Royals finished the first half with a dismal 20-30 (.400) record.)

In the AL Division Series, the Oakland Athletics, winners of the first half AL West, pasted the Royals, three games to zero.

Not likely to happen in Baseball, but the other sports it can happen more frequently.
8/3/10
 
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