first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Part 2, I blame Jaws for what he told me on Thursday.Andrew Luck is so good, so NFL ready right now; he has toplay right away. He’s too good to sit.Suddenly the absurd speculation turns to a semi-logicaltimeline. The Colts, armed with the number one pick, standon the precipice of a new era. A new coach, new GM and newquarterback poised to shift into the next decade with verylittle down time in between. You’re not sure Manning ishealthy and what sense does it make to pay him $28 millionwhen you probably should be starting Luck anyway. Allyou’re doing is paying a lot of money to delay theinevitable. Now Manning is free. Show me anotheropportunity that provides the warmth, weather, facility,stability, style of offense and most importantly…LarryFitzgerald. Without him the Cardinals aren’t in theconversation. So for now I’ll enjoy the song even though I have nobusiness listening to it. Like George sang “All we have todo now is take these lies and make them true somehow…” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Everybody has at least one. Mine is George Michael’s“Freedom.”One song on your iPod that you’re embarrassed to own. Onesong that, when it blares out of your car stereo, up gothe windows.When George belts out “I won’t let you down…I will notgive you up” there is an internal acknowledgement; Ishould not have this song on my iPod/I cannot imagine myiPod without it. The talk about Peyton Manning to the Arizona Cardinals issimilarly equal parts shame and love. As irrational andspeculative as it is, I simply can’t rise above it. Ican’t stop thinking about it.On some level, I agree with Darren Urban who has written that it’s noteven worthdiscussing. He’s right. It’s absurd speculation. Likethatmovie “Inception” it’s a dream within a dream within adream. A healthy Peyton Manning getting cut by theIndianapolis Colts and wanting to play for the ArizonaCardinals. Yeah, sure. Sorry Leo, that top is going spinfor the rest of eternity. So why the fixation, beyond of course the pure desire thatI want it to be real? I blame Doug Franz and Ron Jaworski:Franz because he planted the seed of an idea. When CharlieCasserly reports the Manning camp hasn’t had anydiscussions with the Colts about his future the naturalfollow up question in that off-the-record chat is…wellwhere would he want to go if he isn’t with the Colts?Casserly tells a national audience that the Cardinals area dark horse candidate for Manning because somebody fromManning’s camp told him that. Casserly didn’t pluck theCards out of thin air. He was handed that information. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img

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