Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Manning has knee surgery...yawn.

Yeah, so you never want to hear that your franchise QB just had knee surgery. I'm sure this is probably no big deal, and if anything reduces the possibility that something horrible will happen in the preseason. In fact, if there was ever an argument for the uselessness of preseason football, this is it. The Colts are basically saying, "Sure, wait till the last minute so you can have a reason to ensure that everyone who pays for preseason tickets will spend the whole time checking out the new digs at Lucas Oil and not have any reason at all to watch the field." Manning is expected back in 4-6 weeks, basically just in time for the last preseason game.

Sigh. It's SORGI TIME!

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God bless you, Hambone. That was some kind of night. You may be gone, but I'm still wear your jersey.

Demond Sanders: Hambone is something else. After homer #10 last night I called DZ and told him I think we (the Reds) may have traded Babe Ruth. 18 home runs later I'm pretty damn sure of it. I like his game so much it almost doesn't matter he's not in Cincy any more.

11 comments:

Joel said...

The douches over at Pro Football Talk are running this as "Manning may miss first game of regular season." They apparently failed math, since even if he takes 6 weeks and not 4, he'd be back before the season opener. Not to mention the fact that there's no way in hell Peyton sits and breaks his starting streak unless his leg has completely fallen off. Once again, PFT proves that they're more interested in saying something shocking than saying something true.

zachary Pittman said...

Manning obviously doesn't need a bursa sack to be awesome, so he got rid of it.

Anonymous said...

He played the Orange Bowl against Nebraska as a senior with a knee the size of a volleyball because of a bursa sack problem. Shotgun every snap.

He'll start opening day.

Demond Sanders said...

0% chance he misses a game.

chipbennett said...

Hey, I think this is an ingenious move by Sir Bill!

Manning doesn't need pre-season. Manning pretty much doesn't have an off-season.

I actually would like to see what Sorgi does with the first-stringers in the lineup instead of Charlie Johnson and the Ragamuffin Line trying to protect him while he throws to Aromashaduuuuuuuu and hands off to Kenton my-days-as-a-Colt-are-numbered Keith.

Bob M. said...

Weird as it may sound, SorgiTime is always my favorite time. That's because, until now, it's always meant mop-up duty, a big win, and rest for the deserving bursa-less wonder. We'll see.

If he actually needed one, I suspect there'd be donor volunteers lined up around the block.

To sound like those Bears fans from SNL many years ago, maybe Manning has all his bursa sacs removed just to level the playng field a little so the other team doesn't get so discouraged.

Furthermore, at the risk of infuriating old stats professors, I'd put the chances of his missing the opener because of THIS at -90%. That's right, a negative probability. Not even sure what that means. Of course there might be extenuating circumstances, like Brett Favre going all Jeff Gilooley on his other knee to preserve his own games streak....

jc said...

And Jeremy wins $300 on the NL + 1.5 even without Lincecum.

AND one of my guys wins the MVP.

Love July.

Nate said...
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Demond Sanders said...

I'm thrilled for you JC. Your life is pretty much a modern fairy tale.

jc said...

I suppose I could call myself Ellis Hobbs and run a blog.

Now that would be happily ever after...

HeatherRadish said...

Ellis Hobbs intercepted Josh Betts to win the 2004 Independence Bowl (ISU! ISU!).

It's a small world.