If You Finally Start Winning “The BIG One”

…how nice to start with the biggest one of all. And how nice it was a team mostly full of…well…nice people, from the coach, to the quarterback

…The AFC’s Colts are loaded with Louisiana boys. Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Joseph Addai, and Brandon Stokely are players that I know grew up here and played ball here in high school or college. The Mannings are New Orleans royalty. They have been magnificent ambassadors for New Orleans and Louisiana for nearly 40 years. I can’t root against them … unless they were playing against the Saints.

and the running back.

After LaJuan Moore made the tackle that changed his life, his mother warned him that friends would disappear. Other children will distance themselves, she said, from the one who was suddenly paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.
But Joseph Addai moved closer.
“Joseph stuck like glue,” Charlotte Beverly said.
…After the accident, Addai put together two chairs and slept with Moore in the hospital room. He learned to bathe his friend, dress him and help him use the bathroom. When Addai went to Louisiana State, he got a dorm room that was wheelchair-accessible so that Moore could visit. They spent last April’s draft day together, celebrating Addai’s first-round selection by the Colts.
Addai and Moore call each other every day. Sometimes, they barely speak. They just hold the phone to their ears and hang out together…

And I don’t think a single Colt has dated Paris Hilton. (Yet.)
How nice is that?
Of course, as champs, they are now forever doomed to press conferences full of the elites of the sports writing world, peppering them with questions like…

“Since you’re the ‘Colts’, will you be dedicating this game to the memory of Barbaro?”

How nice to have something to look forward to.
Raise a glass, Shriners. To the Colts!

One Response to “If You Finally Start Winning “The BIG One””

  1. Rob says:

    Sometimes, nice guys don’t finish last.

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