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The roof is open in Indy

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Welcome home Peyton, indeed.

The Colts have opted to open the roof for Sunday night’s game against the Broncos.  And Peyton Manning won’t be happy about that.

Manning, who wants to minimize any and all potential variables, would want the roof to be closed.  With the roof open, the wind becomes a factor.

Of course, Peyton has spent the last season and a half (roughly) playing home games in Denver, where wind and weather are part of his weekly reality.  And the effort to throw him off by opening the roof could make him even more determined to have a night that isn’t simply great, but also potentially historic.

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25 Responses to “The roof is open in Indy”
  1. blue18hutthutt says: Oct 20, 2013 7:29 PM

    The whole “Peyton can’t play outside” is so 2000s

    Here’s a hint – check his splits between indoor vs outdoor ..he actually plays better outdoor statistically

  2. exnavysub says: Oct 20, 2013 7:30 PM

    Im pulling for Peyton to win another Super Bowl. Wouldnt mind seeing them have a perfect season, however, if Andrew Luck pulled out a win, I wouldnt be disappointed. Though Id love to see Manning stick it to Irsay.

  3. serkeljerks says: Oct 20, 2013 7:30 PM

    I’d love to hear an audible from Manning along the lines of “Irsay!! Irsay!!” …..

  4. jbl429 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:30 PM

    I didn’t even know the roof in Indy was retractable.

  5. stampnhawk says: Oct 20, 2013 7:31 PM

    So the grasping at straws in the overanlyization of everything Manning begins tonight.

    Isn’t the better question asking how will this be affecting Luck?

    Manning’s played a) A lot more NFL football and b)outside in Denver for a season and a half.

    I am also guessing he’s played more games with the roof open in Indy than Luck has.

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 20, 2013 7:36 PM

    Say hello to my DVR The Mentalist and Homeland and Boardwalk Empire and I guess The Walking Dead.

    This is priority TV.

  7. walpole00 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:38 PM

    Regular season stat monger, playoff choker.

  8. mrbullgator says: Oct 20, 2013 7:41 PM

    Did you call Peyton and ask him if he prefers the dome closed? Cause I’d like to know how you seem to think you know exactly what he wants. Maybe he wanted it opened so the sound would leave the building cause its gonna be loud in there tonight! And irsay was like sure Peyton ill do you a solid.

  9. dalvar1001 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:41 PM

    It’s because it is the only way Peyton’s head would fit in the building…

  10. artvandelay187 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:42 PM

    Well payed Indy. That’s too funny! I checked the weather and there are winds of 20MPH. Peyton is going to throw 3 picks.

  11. radrntn says: Oct 20, 2013 7:42 PM

    blue18hutthutt says:
    Oct 20, 2013 7:29 PM
    The whole “Peyton can’t play outside” is so 2000s

    Here’s a hint – check his splits between indoor vs outdoor ..he actually plays better outdoor statistically

    – – – – – — – – – — –

    except in the freezing cold…he is terrible

  12. artvandelay187 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:43 PM

    *played*

  13. jakec4 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:45 PM

    The side story is better than the game. Unless you have a rooting interest in either team, who wouldn’t want to see Manning to stick it to such an ungrateful ex-boss with such a big mouth and lack of appreciation.

  14. axespray says: Oct 20, 2013 7:48 PM

    Can the colts even run the ball?
    Wouldn’t the whole “no roof” thing benefit the team that has to play in Mile High 8+ times a year?

  15. jeffbye says: Oct 20, 2013 7:49 PM

    Peyton Manning plays just fine in outdoor stadiums.

    You’re thinking cold weather.

  16. wearethesteelers says: Oct 20, 2013 7:52 PM

    Peyton is scared of the dark

  17. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 20, 2013 7:54 PM

    I’d be kind of surprised though if Irsay didn’t have a courier deliver a commemorative tribute shirt to him in his locker room with instructions to say hey this also happens to be a long-sleeved shirt in case you need one tonight and Jim assures you it was not tampered with in any way, it’s a clean shirt and very comfortable if you choose to wear it tonight for the ball.

    You know just to give him one more mysterious Irsayism to ponder what the heck is this weirdo up to now?

  18. johnnyjagfan says: Oct 20, 2013 7:55 PM

    Peyton won’t break a sweat with the October chill in the air. Great move, Irsay. Make him comfy, too. Will make for better pictures.

  19. mf7krime says: Oct 20, 2013 7:58 PM

    axespray says:

    Can the colts even run the ball?
    Wouldn’t the whole “no roof” thing benefit the team that has to play in Mile High 8+ times a year?

    —————–

    Colts are 8th in rushing, so they’re decent. So far this year they’ve played well in the big matchups and ran well in those.

    We shall see. I want the Colts to win but it’s a tough gig for this young team. When Manning was my quarterback I always felt like he would win and now that he’s going against us, I still feel that way.

  20. wearethesteelers says: Oct 20, 2013 7:58 PM

    Remember that 10-2 run we spoke about? BELIEVE us now?

    We are the class of the AFC and it is all coming together now.

    We win Super Bowls. It’s in our BLOOD.

    Here we go Steelers, here we go!

    The rest remain hidden in our immense shadow.

    6

  21. packerman1968 says: Oct 20, 2013 8:11 PM

    Well payed Indy. That’s too funny! I checked the weather and there are winds of 20MPH. Peyton is going to throw 3 picks.

    funny, I am in Indy right now. There is no wind at all. Its 58 right now.

  22. billybenoitlsu says: Oct 20, 2013 8:16 PM

    Who cares if the roof is open, I’m going to Papa Johns Pizza and getting a cheese pizza with audibles …

  23. trojanrabbit2 says: Oct 20, 2013 8:20 PM

    Does the roof really make that much of a difference? It can’t be the same as traditional open stadiums.

  24. 6ball says: Oct 20, 2013 8:32 PM

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    @wehave2winssteelers

    Reading is fundamental. The post is about Denver /Indy.

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  25. easyrider1903 says: Oct 20, 2013 10:19 PM

    That should vent out all the beer farts

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