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Accepting nominations for Colts’ Mt. Rushmore

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The process of nominating candidates for the Pro Football Talk Mt. Rushmore turns from the NFC to the AFC, and the first AFC team is one of the NFL teams that joined the AFL teams when the leagues merged in 1970.

The Colts, currently of Indianapolis and previously of Baltimore, have a long history of many accomplished players, including two of the best quarterbacks of all time.

So, basically the Mt. Rushmore process for the Colts will consist of picking two people to go along with John Unitas and Peyton Manning.

Next month, the final four will be unveiled on NBC Sports Network.  Before you can cast votes aimed at identifying the final four, we need some nominees.  So have at it.

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124 Responses to “Accepting nominations for Colts’ Mt. Rushmore”
  1. dietrich43 says: May 15, 2013 8:26 PM

    Art Donovan
    John Mackey

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: May 15, 2013 8:27 PM

    Mike Vanderjagt.

  3. vermverm says: May 15, 2013 8:28 PM

    Marvin Harrison and Dwight Freeney

  4. karlton3 says: May 15, 2013 8:29 PM

    Unitas, Manning, Bert Jones, Tony Dungy (winningest Colts coach + Super Bowl).

  5. danieladubay says: May 15, 2013 8:30 PM

    Marvin Harrison…he may get his due but if he played in a different market or was a diva, he would be as popular as Randy Moss

  6. Dennis Allen's Outgoing Persona says: May 15, 2013 8:31 PM

    Art Donovan, Raymond Berry

  7. vermverm says: May 15, 2013 8:32 PM

    You could add Jeff George to “Mt. Rushmore” so we could throw rotten tomatoes at him.

  8. rayray52 says: May 15, 2013 8:32 PM

    Baltimore colts
    Unitas
    Mackey
    Moore
    Berry

  9. flavadave10 says: May 15, 2013 8:33 PM

    Fine, I’ll get over myself:

    Johnny Unitas
    Peyton Manning
    Marvin Harrison
    Gino Marchetti
    Lenny Moore
    Tony Dungy
    Raymond Berry
    Art Donovan
    John Mackey

  10. inyofaceagain says: May 15, 2013 8:33 PM

    Peyton
    Unitas
    E. James
    R. Wayne

  11. FlyFromTheInside says: May 15, 2013 8:34 PM

    Unitas
    Manning
    Lenny Moore
    Marvin Harrison

  12. coltzfan166 says: May 15, 2013 8:35 PM

    Unitas, Manning, Marvin Harrison, and Erik Dickerson

  13. bdawks20 says: May 15, 2013 8:35 PM

    Unitas
    Manning
    Raymond Berry
    Robert Irsay (just one of them)

    I was going to put Marvin Harrison in there but he has had some serious legal troubles.

  14. rmc1995 says: May 15, 2013 8:36 PM

    Unitas, Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, Manning.

  15. flavadave10 says: May 15, 2013 8:37 PM

    Shocked that no one has mentioned Curtis Painter yet…

  16. ttommytom says: May 15, 2013 8:38 PM

    Unitas, Manning, Harrison and Mackey.

    Bert Jones was an unbelievable talent but didn’t last like the Favres, Mannings, Bradys etc. Definitely as good as anyone I have ever seen play.

  17. raynman49 says: May 15, 2013 8:39 PM

    John Mackey, Manning, Unitas, Berry

  18. peytonsneck18 says: May 15, 2013 8:41 PM

    Unitas, Peyton, Wayne, Harrison, T.Glenn, Edge James

  19. hbdbrowns33 says: May 15, 2013 8:42 PM

    John Mackey has to be on there. When they name an award after you you get on the list.

  20. thestrategyexpert says: May 15, 2013 8:42 PM

    Manning might retire as a Bronco so I’m not so sure about including him on plans made today. He might need to go up on Denver’s site after winning more titles for them perhaps. Letting him walk as a Free Agent loses claim points at this juncture. There just was not mutual loyalty and commitment to that whole partnership. Gotta have a better rep than that!

  21. peytonsneck18 says: May 15, 2013 8:42 PM

    And Luck

  22. coltsfan93 says: May 15, 2013 8:42 PM

    Raymond Barry & Marvin Harrison.

  23. noodlecbs says: May 15, 2013 8:43 PM

    Bob Irsay
    Tony Mandarich

  24. citizenstrange says: May 15, 2013 8:46 PM

    I don’t know if he should get on the Colts Mt. Rushmore or not but it’s sure nice to see Bert Jones at least mentioned in the discussion. He threw one of the prettiest spirals you’ll ever see. His career was cut short by injury but he was right up there with Bradshaw, Fouts and Staubach in that era IMO.

  25. pmangarola says: May 15, 2013 8:46 PM

    P. Manning
    J. Unitas
    M. Harrison
    J. Mackey

  26. lks311 says: May 15, 2013 8:47 PM

    Tough one:

    Unitas
    Manning
    Mackey
    Jim Parker

    Honorable mention:
    Marvin Harrison
    Raymond Berry
    Big Daddy Lipscomb
    Bubba Smith

  27. divola52 says: May 15, 2013 8:49 PM

    Johnny Unitas considered himself a BALTIMORE Colt and wanted nothing to do with the Indy franchise as did many of the former Baltimore Colts. You can leave them off this Mt Rushmore.

  28. ss9boxer says: May 15, 2013 8:50 PM

    Unitas, Machey, Berry, Manning

  29. milkmandanimal says: May 15, 2013 8:57 PM

    Johnny Unitas
    Peyton Manning
    John Mackey
    Gino Marchetti

  30. citizenstrange says: May 15, 2013 8:58 PM

    sorry …. s/b Joe Green of course

  31. mendenhallfumblemachine says: May 15, 2013 9:00 PM

    Jim Sorgi
    Curtis painter
    Jim Sorgi
    John “No Go” Elway

  32. dalanz28 says: May 15, 2013 9:04 PM

    Johnny Unitas, Peyton Manning, Bert Jones, John Mackey

  33. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: May 15, 2013 9:04 PM

    John Unitas
    Lenny Moore
    Peyton Manning
    John Mackey

    Hon. Mention to Artie Donovan just on principle. Artie was a very good baller (so I’m told), but his legendary story-telling make him an absolute must. Artie was/is/always will be awesome.

    And those old Colts had a hell of a lot of great defensive players too (too numerous to name, but any decent football fan knows who they all are). Point being, those Colt teams back then were absolutely STACKED.

    You can’t make a Mount Rushmore for the Colts – because a mere 4 faces leaves a lot of legends off the granite.

  34. rockthered1286 says: May 15, 2013 9:11 PM

    Funny how much the Indy Colts fans like to claim the Baltimore Colts as part of their history, yet outside of Johnny U they either can’t name a single player or think guys like Marvin Harrison are superior… What a joke.

  35. seanx40 says: May 15, 2013 9:12 PM

    You can tell the age of the people leaving comments just by their choices.

  36. raiderinva says: May 15, 2013 9:13 PM

    Johnny Unitas
    Peyton Manning
    Geno Marchetti
    Jim O’Brien

    Being a Syracuse fan it’s hard not to add Marvin Harrison or Dwight Freeney. Also Bill Polian will go down as not just a great in the Colts front office, but in the NFL in general.

  37. tomtravis76 says: May 15, 2013 9:14 PM

    Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, John Mackey, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker and Johnny Unitas did not establish their Hall of Fame credentials in Indianapolis. They are Baltimore Colts. None of them ever embraced being included as part of the Indianapolis legacy.
    The winner of “The Greatest Game Ever Played” always will be the Baltimore Colts.

    And Indy fans don’t want anything to do with Baltimore Colts. They don’t even recognize the Baltimore Colts in their Ring of Honor.

    Indy Colts Rushmore:

    Peyton, Freeney, Marvin Harrison, Edge

  38. fatguystrangler says: May 15, 2013 9:15 PM

    Unitas, Manning, Mackey, Donovan, Harrison, Berry, Marchetti, Freeney. HM: Moore, Saturday. Mt. Crapmore: Steve Emtman, Tony Ugoh, Anthony Gonzales

  39. listenupcupcake says: May 15, 2013 9:19 PM

    Some great all-timers wore the ‘shoe. The first 3 are easy, the 4th is a tough call:

    1 – Johnny Unitas
    2 – Raymond Berry
    3 – John Mackey
    4 – Gino Marchetti

    HM – Art Donovan, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Don Shula (if not with Miami), and a few guys that aren’t in the HOF – Alan Ameche, Big Daddy Lipscomb (a brief but brilliant career), and Marvin Harrison. Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne are both great, but neither is done yet, and Peyton might be on the Bronco’s wall when all is said and done.

  40. sixringsofsteel says: May 15, 2013 9:19 PM

    Peyton Manning/Ryan Leaf

  41. nyfan63 says: May 15, 2013 9:21 PM

    Unitas
    Manning
    Raymond Berry
    John Mackey

  42. jeffperk says: May 15, 2013 9:21 PM

    This is an insult to Johnny Unit as & the BALTIMORE COLTS. Unitas & all the Colts wanted nothing to do with Indianapolis or the Irsays. There should be 2 separate Mt Rushmores for this franchise. 1 for the Baltimore Colts % 1 for the Indy Irsays. Baltimore Mt Rushmore – Johnny U, Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker. Honorable Mention – John Mackey, Bert Jones, Gino Marchetti, , Art Donovan, Lyell Mitchell, Alan Ameche, Tom Matte.

  43. evilglazers666 says: May 15, 2013 9:24 PM

    Peyton Manning
    Johnny Unitas
    Raymond Berry
    Marvin Harrison

  44. deathiltis says: May 15, 2013 9:28 PM

    Peyton Manning
    Johnny Unitas
    Marvin Harrison
    Gino Marchetti

  45. blue67ccm says: May 15, 2013 9:34 PM

    Johnny Unitas
    Art Donovan
    Peyton Manning
    Raymond Berry

  46. torridphenix says: May 15, 2013 9:35 PM

    Manning
    Unitas
    Berry
    Saturday or Jim Irsay

  47. bigbluefan11 says: May 15, 2013 9:38 PM

    Peyton
    Johnny U.
    Bubba Smith
    John Mackey

    With so much history, tough to pick just 4. Hard to leave off Raymond Berry, Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney.

    If it was a Mount Rushmore of story telling, Art Donovan would be number one. I could listen to that man tell stories all day and all night and never tire.

  48. blackqbwhiterb says: May 15, 2013 9:39 PM

    Johnny Unitas
    Peyton Manning
    John Unitas
    Manning
    J Unitas
    Johnny U
    Peyton M
    Unitas

    Unitas is the Colts was the Colts will always be the Colts. Peyton saved the franchise after years of doom and gloom, so he’s there too. Truth is, how do you separate Gino Marchetti, Art Donovan, Raymond Berry, and all those guys, same with the new generation- Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Freeney, Dungy, et al- The 2 that stand above the rest are Unitas and Manning, there are many other greats, but not in their class, not on their Mt. Rushmore

  49. reeggss says: May 15, 2013 9:55 PM

    Come on no Colby Fleener love up in this piece?

  50. mswravens says: May 15, 2013 9:57 PM

    Are you kidding me???

    NO BALTIMORE Colts on this list! None of the BALTIMORE Colts would have anything to do with the Irsay franchise after it stole away from town…they sure as hell would not want to be part of a hypothetical monument to the Irsay franchise.

  51. micknangold says: May 15, 2013 9:58 PM

    Unitas, Manning, Marchetti, Moore

  52. vmannj says: May 15, 2013 10:00 PM

    Unitas
    Manning
    Dungy
    Harrison

  53. johnd1369 says: May 15, 2013 10:02 PM

    1- Johnny Unitas
    2- Peyton Manning
    3- Gino Marchetti
    4- Raymond Berry

  54. phonecops says: May 15, 2013 10:03 PM

    Unitas
    Manning
    Harrison
    Mackey
    With Art Donovan there just to say hi.

  55. waraggie says: May 15, 2013 10:11 PM

    I agree with some of the previous posts. As a Colts fan, I consider Johnny U & company to be part of Baltimore’s football history. So here is my Indianapolis Colts Rushmore…

    Peyton Manning – obvious choice

    Jeff Saturday – one of the most loved players in franchise history. He was a helluva football player as well.

    Chris Hinton – best LT in Indy history. 6 time pro bowler and anchor for nearly a decade. I’ve always hated that he was part of the package for Jeff George.

    Reggie Wayne – Marvins numbers are currently better, but I expect that will change. Beyond the numbers, Reggie has always been a leader on this team and just a great representative for the organization.

    Honorable Mention – Bill Brooks (great hands), Ray Donaldson (multiple pro bowls), Jeff Herrod (one of the most under rated players), Edgerrin James (best RB in team history), Dwight Freeney ( best defensive player in team history)

  56. bpeterson464 says: May 15, 2013 10:12 PM

    Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas, John Mackey, Raymond Berry.

  57. mazblast says: May 15, 2013 10:17 PM

    Balmer is Balmer and Indy is Indy, and thanks to the way the team moved, never the twain shall meet, so here’s two separate lists–

    Baltimore:

    Johnny U
    Raymond Berry
    John Mackey
    Weeb Ewbank

    Honorable mention–Carroll Rosenbloom, Gino Marchetti, Alan Ameche, Lenny Moore, Art Donovan, Bubba Smith, Jim Parker

    Indianapolis:

    Peyton Manning
    Marvin Harrison
    Edgerrin James
    Tony Dungy

    Honorable mention–None

  58. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: May 15, 2013 10:17 PM

    MegaHead is nothing but a money-grubbing traitor…to hell with him.

    Vanderjagt
    Vinaterie
    Emtmann
    James

  59. dolphins4 says: May 15, 2013 10:20 PM

    John Elway.

  60. faninvirginia says: May 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    agree with others, do NOT allow Johnny to be on any Indy list. They have to be separate. Johnny wanted nothing to do with the franchise when they moved out

  61. jason49er says: May 15, 2013 10:24 PM

    Come on, no love for Jim Harbaugh?

  62. jdphx says: May 15, 2013 10:33 PM

    Johnny Unitas
    Peyton Manning
    Raymond Berry
    Marvin Harrison

  63. dylanssongwriter says: May 15, 2013 10:34 PM

    Manning, Unitas, Mackey, Harrison

  64. bjsdad says: May 15, 2013 10:35 PM

    Mayor William Hudnut
    bob irsay (holding a brew)
    15 mayflower truck drivers

  65. shnuskis says: May 15, 2013 10:37 PM

    Gotta give some love to Alan Ameche “The Iron Horse”. Don’t know if he is good enough for a spot in the top four though. Same with Bert Jones. Loved him.

    John Mackey is a given for the third spot.

    Reymond Berry is my vote for the 4rth spot.

  66. ravenous21784 says: May 15, 2013 10:48 PM

    The Indianapolis Mt Rushmore would maybe have 2 heads on it, that being Peyton and Reggie Wayne and maybe Jeff Saturday. The “Baltimore Colts” would have to have three mountains to accommodate the great players such as Unitas, Ameche, Smith, Richardson, Matte, Mackey, Berry, Moore, Marchetti, Jones. Tying in the above with Indianapolis’s 2 or 3 players is absurd. Unitas would roll over in his grave!!! Indy needs to find their own greats. The names listed above “have nuttin to do with you all, Hon”! That, you can take to da bank!!!

  67. heavywoody says: May 15, 2013 10:56 PM

    John Unitas
    Raymond Berry
    Gino Marchetti
    Marvin Harrison
    Peyton Manning

    (Bert Jones if he hadn’t been hurt)

  68. heavywoody says: May 15, 2013 10:59 PM

    I really don’t get the Baltimore/Indianapolis thing. They are the same team. The Rams celebrate players from the Cleveland, Los Angeles, and St Louis Rams. The Cardinals acknowledge St Louis and Arizona. Not sure why fans of the Colts try to act like they are two different franchises. If you look at the history of the NFL, teams have moved to cities and retain the records and history.

  69. dirtyharry44 says: May 15, 2013 11:05 PM

    Unitas
    Berry
    Mike Curtis
    Lenny Moore

  70. siggtacular says: May 15, 2013 11:09 PM

    BALTIMORE COLTS:
    Johnny Unitas
    Gino Marchetti
    John Mackey
    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS:
    Peyton Manning

  71. 3xapple says: May 15, 2013 11:23 PM

    Baltimorons can KEEP their holier-than-thou players like Unitas. INDY Colts Rushmore is Manning, Edge, Marv and D-Free. You chumps ran Irsay out of town and have cried about it ever since. You’ve won two Super Bowls, get OVER it!

  72. tomtravis76 says: May 15, 2013 11:40 PM

    heavywoody ,

    Can only assume you are new to NFL football. Just do a quick search about Baltimore Colts and read about their place in NFL history.

    Maybe check out a 30 for 30, And the Band Played On.

    The Indy Colts only recognize Baltimore in their record books/media guide in hopes Indy can wipe the NFL clean of Baltimore Colts.

    Do you think The Ravens are going to combine their history with the Art Browns ,since it is the same franchise? The Titans will look funny with Earl Campbell and Warren Moon on their Mount. Should the Eagles and Steelers be one franchise since they combined franchises(Steagles) during the War ?

  73. hess97 says: May 15, 2013 11:42 PM

    Unitas
    Mackey
    Manning
    Berry

  74. twayward says: May 15, 2013 11:48 PM

    Mt Rushmore for the Baltimore Colts:

    Unitas, Moore, Berry & Marchetti

    (sorry indy, but if you want a mt rushmore, you’re just gonna have to steal it from south dakota)

  75. benacci says: May 15, 2013 11:54 PM

    I agree with heavywoody. I dont know why baltimore fans wants to poo poo Indy, you were the Browns, so go hang your hat on that! I’m a Colts’ fan. I’m proud of both the Baltimore and Indy team legacy. Quit being hypocrites!

  76. nolimit5685 says: May 15, 2013 11:55 PM

    I’d say Mackey n Harrison, I do like Berry and Freeney.

    Stop crying about the.Colts moving, Baltimore stole another team eventually. Seattle can’t even over pay for a basketball franchise.

  77. tsuscrumhalf says: May 15, 2013 11:57 PM

    Unitas
    Mackey
    Moore
    Parker

    No one from Indy should be a Colt. EVER

  78. holdup08 says: May 16, 2013 12:00 AM

    JU, PM, Don Shula, Bob Irsay

  79. lakermetskins says: May 16, 2013 12:24 AM

    My favorite Colts:

    Art Schlichter
    Donald Brown
    John Elway
    Billy Dee Williams (Colt 45 Malt Liqour)

  80. mobuccsfan says: May 16, 2013 1:03 AM

    Baltimore:
    Unitas
    Marchetti
    Moore
    Donovan
    Shula
    Berry
    Mackey

    Indianapolis:

    Peyton Manning (It is about where his career was mostly and his records, etc)
    Wayne
    Harrison
    Saturday
    Glenn
    Freeney
    James
    Polian
    Dungy

  81. rekroot says: May 16, 2013 1:12 AM

    1. Jeff Saturday should be placed in front of Manning since he gave Manning an extra couple of seconds in the pocket.

    2. Peyton Manning

    3. Marvin Harrison

    4. Reggie Wayne

    Honorable mention

    Dallas Clark, Howard Mudd, and Tom Moore

  82. nativeraider says: May 16, 2013 2:06 AM

    1Johnny Unitas
    2 Marvin Harrison
    3 Art Donovan
    4 Raymond Berry

  83. longsufferingbillsfan says: May 16, 2013 2:37 AM

    Unitas, Manning, Art Donovan, Bill Polian

  84. hallcyon says: May 16, 2013 4:21 AM

    Raymond Berry And Gino Marchetti, here’s why:

    Both not only dominated their positions, they changed the way the game itself is played forever. Route running and pass rushing are stories that revolve around these two hall of famers.

  85. ridingwithnohandlebars says: May 16, 2013 6:38 AM

    Can the Baltimore Colts just be included with the Baltimore Ravens in the Baltimore Mt. Rushmore?

  86. Jake Arthur says: May 16, 2013 7:14 AM

    Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas, Tony Dungy, Jim Irsay

  87. wvuandsteelers says: May 16, 2013 7:33 AM

    Bubba Smith
    Raymond Berry

  88. thesmedman says: May 16, 2013 9:30 AM

    Unitas, berry, manning, moore

  89. starchybunker says: May 16, 2013 9:59 AM

    >Peyton Manning’s forehead
    >some drunken Irsay tweets/song lyrics
    >a liquored-up kicker
    >and a Mayflower moving van

  90. ravenous21784 says: May 16, 2013 10:48 AM

    The Ravens do not use the Brown’s legacy and had it not been for a drunk ass belligerent owner (Irsay) and and equally arrogant mayor (Schaeffer), the Colts would still be in Baltimore, not that we as current Ravens fans even care, albeit the legacy of those great Baltimore teams, remain where they rightfully belong, in Baltimore. No one with a bit of sense faults Indy for acquiring a team. It’s business, plain and simple. As for the Brown’s, they were left with their name and eventually got back in the league. They retained all their records and fan base. Again, the move to Baltimore was a business decision, whether one agrees with it or not. The majority of fans across the board, work for someone else and do not understand the difficulties of making decisions such as these. At least Modell did it right, unlike Irsay. The records and great players of those Baltimore Colts, belong to the town and fans of Baltimore. The most glaring testament to that was John Unitas’s and many other great former Baltimore Colts refusal to be even remotely associated with the Indianapolis Colts, and rightfully so. They gave there sweat equity for town and fans of Baltimore, not Indianapolis! Believe me, we as Ravens fans have moved on and Indy is just another game, unlike the Steelers (best rivalry in the NFL) and now Patriots. The Indianapolis Colts must “earn” their own legacy!

  91. turtlehut says: May 16, 2013 10:58 AM

    Art Donavan
    Johnny Unitas
    Raymond Berry
    Peyton Manning

  92. coltsfreek says: May 16, 2013 12:02 PM

    Baltimore – the clingy ex-gf that couldn’t give the Colts what they deserved.

  93. supesfan34 says: May 16, 2013 12:16 PM

    Johnny Unitas
    Payton Manning
    Raymond Berry
    Mike Curtis

  94. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 16, 2013 2:09 PM

    Baltimore can have their own Mt. Rushmore, this should be for the Indianapolis fans.

    Peyton Manning
    Marvin Harrison
    Edgerrin James
    Tony Dungy

  95. ostendpalace says: May 16, 2013 2:58 PM

    Isn’t that cute?

    Indy fans thinking that any Colts from the 50s, 60s, 70s would want anything to do with your Mt. Rushmore.

  96. thejimthorpejamsession says: May 16, 2013 4:06 PM

    The Core Four:

    Johnny “Mr. Football” Unitas
    Peyton Manning
    John “Mack Truck” Mackey
    Raymond Berry

    I won’t go into Honorable Mentions. This is too hot a topic of a franchise as it is, with the whole Baltimore/Indianapolis thing. Those four listed above are deserving, no matter what criteria you apply. Good enough for me.

  97. indyhorsepower says: May 16, 2013 4:17 PM

    It kills me, old Baltimore knuckleheads say they could care less about the Indy Colts and then go on a diatribe of rationalizing how they didn’t steal the Browns and all the reasons why. You know what you did, Modell was sitting in a luxury box in Baltimore while Cleveland was crying. But it was alright because we let them keep thier records and…whatever helps you sleep.

  98. rocketcrab says: May 16, 2013 5:22 PM

    Yup, gotta have separate lists for Baltimore and the Indy version. How many kids in Indianapolis grew up idolizing John Unitas and cherishing Memorial Stadium, AKA “The World’s Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum”? Hey Indy, make your own list, and while you’re at it, consider a name change.

  99. warhawk137 says: May 16, 2013 5:59 PM

    Nobody liked Bob Irsay, and he’s been dead for over 16 years now (Schaefer is dead to, incidentally). Get over it already. Neither side was willing to meet each other half-way. Frankly, if Jim Irsay was the owner back then, they’d probably still be in Baltimore, but he wasn’t. It’s in the past, and the people involved in the Colts organization today aren’t to blame for the move. Stop acting like putting Manning on a list with Unitas is some sort of insult as though Manning was driving the Mayflower truck.

    Anyway, to the topic at hand…

    Has to be Unitas, Manning, Berry, and Mackey.

    Sucks to leave off Moore, Harrison, Marchetti, and Wayne, but, it would probably be too expensive to build 2 Mt. Rushmores. And you’d have to find another appropriate giant hunk of rock.

  100. bartlettruss says: May 16, 2013 7:26 PM

    Unitas
    Manning
    Berry
    Marvin Harrison

  101. deathiltis says: May 16, 2013 8:16 PM

    Peyton Manning
    Johnny U
    Art Donovan
    Marvin Harrison

  102. deathiltis says: May 16, 2013 8:57 PM

    BTW love the bitter old men who still hold on to their kindercare grudges of their precious Colts leaving Baltimore. As the great, former Baltimore Colt, Art Donovan said, “People say it was a tragedy (the move from Baltimore to Indianapolis) and I tell them a tragedy is seeing children die from cancer on a daily basis,” he said. “This is reality, franchises move over time.”
    P.S. franchises win Super Bowls not cities.
    as a COLTS fan I’ll support them wherever they play.

  103. deathiltis says: May 16, 2013 8:58 PM

    BTW love the bitter old men who still hold on to their kindercare grudges of their precious Colts leaving Baltimore. As the great, former Baltimore Colt, Art Donovan said, “People say it was a tragedy (the move from Baltimore to Indianapolis) and I tell them a tragedy is seeing children die from cancer on a daily basis,” he said. “This is reality, franchises move over time.”
    P.S. franchises win Super Bowls not cities.
    as a COLTS fan I’ll support them wherever they play..

  104. badkarma56 says: May 16, 2013 9:13 PM

    Peyton Manning
    Johnny Unitas
    Marvin Harrison
    Tony Dungy

  105. zenblast says: May 16, 2013 9:26 PM

    Back to nominations. Top three are easy for me:

    John Unitas
    Peyton Manning
    Gino Marchetti (1st team All Pro 9 years in a row, 75th Anniversary Team, and a dominating force, he gets the nod over Donovan, though Art has been a great ambassador for the Colts)

    The following are just too close to call, so I’d nominate them all:
    Raymond Berry
    Marvin Harrision
    Edgerrin James

    Tough to leave out Moore, Parker, Freeney, and Wayne, but have to take a stand somewhere.

  106. musicman495 says: May 16, 2013 9:40 PM

    heavywoody says: May 15, 2013 10:59 PM

    I really don’t get the Baltimore/Indianapolis thing. They are the same team. The Rams celebrate players from the Cleveland, Los Angeles, and St Louis Rams. The Cardinals acknowledge St Louis and Arizona. Not sure why fans of the Colts try to act like they are two different franchises. If you look at the history of the NFL, teams have moved to cities and retain the records and history.
    ———————————–
    Please do some reading and educate yourself on the difference between a team losing money unsupported in a half empty stadium leaving a town, and a team which was supported to the hilt by their city, leaving in the middle of the night after pretending they were negotiating, leaving because the pirates from another city made the owner a more lucrative financial offer.

    The Colts Mt. Rushmore:

    John Unitas
    Raymond Berry
    John Mackey
    and one lonely vote for Mad Dog Mike Curtis

    The Indianapolis Irsays:

    Manning
    Dungy
    Freeney
    Marvin Harrison

  107. sullywan says: May 16, 2013 10:04 PM

    No offense to the Baltimore fans but, come on, Bob Irsay has been dead for a while and the team has been in Indy almost 30 years now – didn’t it work out better for ya’ll anyway that he packed up the trucks and left? If Bob had stayed, you would have had to wait 15 miserable years for Peyton to arrive too (or longer, how knows if Petyon would have threatened to play for the Yankees rather than live in Baltimore, just kidding). Plus, based on your high and mighty attitudes that current Colts fans aren’t deserving to be proud of recent players and success, I guess you’ll be awarding the last 2 Ravens’ Super Bowls back to the city of Cleveland???? Let’s not throw stones from the glass house

  108. stompuout says: May 16, 2013 11:06 PM

    John Unitas, Gino Marchetti, Raymond Berry, Peyton Manning

  109. ravenous21784 says: May 16, 2013 11:46 PM

    I love the way the young heads, who never even knew what a Colt was before the 80′s (or for that fact football) can even offer up a lame response! It’s quite simple: Indy Rushmore fine, to mix it with the legends built in Bmore…Nevermore! It would be funny to see another town offer the Indy Colts a sweeter deal and find themselves on that side. I doubt if the song would remain the same. Cleveland dicked around for so long, had it not been Baltimore, it would of been somewhere else. We don’t want Browns records of Jim Brown or other Brown greats like Newsome, etc. That belongs to Cleveland and Cleveland only. Logic defies mental midgets!

  110. The Prophet says: May 17, 2013 10:19 AM

    Johnny Unitas
    Bubba Smith
    Art Donovan
    Peyton Manning

  111. bcgreg says: May 17, 2013 10:46 AM

    Unitas
    Manning
    Art Donovan
    Ray Berry

  112. therealbleedcoltsblue says: May 17, 2013 10:59 AM

    Johnny Unitas
    Marvin Harrison
    Tony Dungy
    Dwight Freeney

  113. the1vito says: May 17, 2013 2:50 PM

    Johnny Unitas
    Peyton Manning
    Marvin Harrison
    Raymond Berry

  114. jamesefallen says: May 17, 2013 3:30 PM

    Ray Berry
    Lenny Moore
    Johnny Unitas
    Peyton Manning
    John Mackey
    Gino Marchetti

  115. hcgraves says: May 17, 2013 7:39 PM

    If the Mt. Rushmore is made of glass I select Bob Sanders.

  116. Chris Henry's Wild Ride says: May 18, 2013 5:43 PM

    Manning, Unitas, Mackey, Harrison.

  117. notthesicko says: May 18, 2013 7:16 PM

    Peyton Manning
    Johnny Unitas
    John Mackey
    Raymond Berry

  118. jwag777 says: May 19, 2013 8:47 PM

    One of the tougher ones! Go with Unitas, Marchetti, Moore, Berry. Second Mount Rushmore: Mackey, Manning, Mike Curtis, Marvin Harrison.

  119. jonato7 says: May 20, 2013 9:11 PM

    Johnny Unitas
    Peyton Manning
    Marvin Harrison
    Tony Dungy

    Honerable Mention:
    Lenny Moore, John Mackey, Art Donovan

  120. nathanjreese says: May 21, 2013 1:20 PM

    They took err teeamm!

  121. kcsmashmouth says: May 27, 2013 9:18 PM

    Peyton Manning
    Johnny Unites
    Lenny Moore
    Marvin Harrison

  122. ksranum says: Jun 4, 2013 11:14 AM

    Manning
    Harrison
    Unitas
    Mackey

  123. droyer85 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:49 PM

    Irsay
    Unitas
    Manning
    Dungy

  124. TheNaturalMevs says: Jun 7, 2013 9:23 PM

    Maybe it’s pathetic… but I want Luck, Irsay, Peyton, and Unitas.

    Honorable mention Reg-gie!

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