One of the curses of the Super Bowl, it seems, is that the home team where it is held has never gotten to play in it. Any year where the host city has a decent team, though, hope always mounts. Before the 2011-2012 season, speculation this trend may change was especially strong with the Indianapolis Colts being a perennial contender. However, Fate put a quick end to that. Their magician quarterback, Peyton Manning, was sidelined for the first time in his career with a neck injury that was going to keep him out for the season, or enough of it to keep the Colts from even getting to the playoffs to have a chance to play a Super Bowl in front of their fans.
Unfortunately, Fate was in a foul mood towards Indy for some reason and did not stop there. View full article »