This NFL season has been especially bittersweet for some Hoosiers as Peyton Manning, the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, led the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl XLVIII. This week, The Herald Bulletin talked to sports fans about their loyalties to Manning and the Colts’ new quarterback, Andrew Luck.
Talking Manning...and Luck
According to the National Retail Federation, more than 181 million people, spending more than $12 billion on food, sporting merchandise and party decorations are going to watch the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks today in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Kels Watson, Noblesville
1. “Andrew Luck. I’m not happy with how the last year went down with Peyton, and Luck is young and fresh. Luck will bring us more Super Bowl rings than Manning by the time his career is done.”
Melissa Watson, Noblesville
1. “I want Andrew. He is new, ambitious and ready to take on the world.”
Roger Wilkerson, Anderson
1. “I’m a Manning fan. I think we went in the right direction, but I’m a Manning fan.”
Adam Wade, Anderson
1. “Andrew Luck. I would rather have 15 years than three years.”
Brent Stone, Virginia Beach, Va.
1. “I would take Peyton Manning. Peyton is in the Super Bowl, while Andrew Luck is sitting at home!”
Nikhea Jackson, Anderson
1. “Peyton – ‘cause he is Peyton.”
Matt Kissane, Alexandria
1. “I think Peyton Manning is old. I would rather have Luck because he is better under pressure.”
Jeremy Sullivan, Markleville
1. “Peyton Manning. I would have stuck with him through the rough times. Peyton made the Colts what they are today.”
Koni Cruz, Appleton, Wis.
1. “Peyton. I want the original.”
Trina Watson, Appleton, Wis.
1. “Peyton Manning. No, actually I would want Aaron Rodgers.”
Ruthy Clement, Anderson
1. “Peyton Manning. I think he did a lot of things for Indianapolis, and he seems to be a better quarterback.”
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