• Brady Quinn seems to be enjoying the Broncos’ ugly Christmas sweater day far too much. He probably didn’t tell his teammates, but he’s been wearing that red monstrosity everywhere for the past month. He’s also one of those obsessed house decorators. You know, the kind who have Valentine’s Day decorations up the moment the Christmas decorations come down.
  • Sure, the scoreboard says that the Colts won last night, but as Gregg Doyel explains, no one really won last night.
  • If you’d like to be entertained and feel better about your life, go sift through the mountain of sorrow and angst that’s still piling up in the Battle Red Blog‘s post-game thread.
  • Prior to last night’s game, 18 to 88 ran through the list of Colts who were maybe and probably getting ready to play their last home game in Indianapolis. The list is long, and it shows that the change and transition coming to Indy extends far beyond the potential for a massive decision at quarterback.
  • Or maybe there won’t be an exodus at all. By winning last night and again next week against Jacksonville, the Colts’ veterans are saving the Peyton Manning era, and saving themselves.
  • Jim Irsay said that a healthy Manning is still the Colts’ quarterback, but his health is still uncertain.
  • As Gagnon wrote yesterday, we’re both obsessed NFL fans and people who value education, meaning we’re conflicted when an elite prospect like Matt Barkley decides the NFL can wait. And as Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times wrote, given the failures of Sam Bradford and Matt Leinart in college after making similar decisions, the pressure on Barkley now is enormous.
  • Speaking of football obsession, that can be taken a little too far sometimes. When you’re choking a loved one, that’s probably too far.
  • The Jets are using a bloody picture of Eli Manning as a motivational tool.
  • Making the playoffs isn’t good enough for Joe Flacco anymore.
  • Hines Ward isn’t thinking about retirement.
  • Strange things happen to your body when you start to get old. For example, Brett Favre‘s face is turning red.