Re: Cowardly Colts' Organization Shows Its' True Colors
posted at 1/5/2010 10:54 AM EST
Dogg(g) and All:
Apparently, Bill Polian buffoonery knows no bounds. Heres' the text of an article by Mike Florio regarding "wimpgate", and comments Polian made on his radio show following the Colts' 30-7 loss to the Buffalo Bills:
Polian's radio show sticks to radio waves only
"As the Indianapolis Colts continue to try to turn the page on the decision not to pursue perfection -- and the ridiculous reasons they provided
in support of the strategy -- team president Bill Polian once again took to the airwaves for his weekly radio show, seven days after his last show mysteriously ended early
And, curiously, the radio show was available on the airwaves only. For reasons that have not yet been explained via a team-issued press release
quoting the program director of either station on which the show aired, Polian's most recent show did not stream on the web sites of HANK FM or 1070 the Fan, as it usually does.
As pointed out by StampedeBlue.com
(yeah, the dude who writes it doesn't like me and, no, membership in that particular club has not yet maxed out), HANK FM's web stream featured music, and 1070 the Fan's live link wasn't working.
The folks at Examiner.com have posted an excellent multi-part summary of the show
, during which Polian offered up gems like this one, "We were because of the 14--2 record able to do a marvelous and rarely done thing, which is to ensure ourselves of home-field advantage for as long as we last in the playoffs."
Yeah, it's really rare. It only happens two times every year. And the Colts have achieved it only two times in the last five seasons -- and they've managed to blow it in the divisional round each time.
Polian also tried to make nice with those who would hang him in effigy. (Or in Indianapolis.)
"One of the major reasons we're 14-2 is because we have the greatest fans in the league, and because [Lucas Oil Stadium] is the toughest place to play in the league," Polian said. "The fans are part of that 14-2. They're part of this marvelous decade, a huge part of this marvelous decade we just witnessed. We need them to be part of this journey upon which we're about to embark. Without them, we lose a valuable member of our team. They are the 12th man."
Hey, at least the 12th man can't be pulled out of a game and rested.
Polian also defended the decision to subject receiver Reggie Wayne
and tight end Dallas Clark
to injury in Sunday's Siberian regular-season finale by explaining that those 100-catch seasons
might help them make an eventual case for Canton.
"First of all, personal milestones are important
in that they play a vast role -- perhaps too much of a role -- in Hall of Fame, All-Decade teams, things of that nature," Polian said.
Fine, but team
accomplishments have even greater meaning. Just ask Lynn Swann, whose career numbers never would have gotten him a bronze bust if he hadn't played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s.
Besides, what better way to boost the case for all key Colts players than to make them members of the only 19-0 team in NFL history?
See, this is why Polian needs to just quit talking about the situation. The more he says, the more ammunition he provides to those who think he's simply refusing to admit that the Colts made a bad decision.
So maybe he simply shouldn't do a radio show at all.
And maybe that's why last night's show was available only in a format where Polian's words disappeared into the ether. But for the diligence of John Oesher of Examiner.com, they would have.