Two days later, Indianapolis fans are still furious that coach Jim Caldwell gave up on a chance at a perfect season and removed Peyton Manning and other key players in the third quarter of the Colts’ loss to the Jets.
Those fans are joined in their fury by a powerful local politician.
Beurt SerVaas, a former councilman who overcame an oddly spelled name to become one of the most influential people in the city, has drafted a City-County Council resolution demanding that the NFL refund the money paid for tickets.
SerVaas was incensed that the Colts decided not to go for the win on Sunday and he doesn’t think it’s fair to charge full price for tickets to a game the Colts aren’t trying to win. However, he apparently doesn’t have anyone on the council willing to sponsor his resolution.
“Everyone likes to play Monday-morning quarterback,” said Republican Ryan Vaughn, who is described by the Indianapolis Star as both the likely next council president and a season-ticket holder. “I think we have better things to do with our time than second-guess the decisions made by the Colts coaches.”
Even if the council did pass such a resolution, the odds of the NFL refunding fans’ tickets are exactly zero. But it’s hard to blame the folks in Indianapolis for being angry.