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While I promise that a couple of articles are soon to appear on our main page (that’s where we put commentary that requires more thought and research than our normal blather or stuff that relates to the historical side of being a Colts fan), for now, I note that Cold Hard football Facts shows Peyton some love as a “good guy” (this despite his recent run in with investigators-see article below).
http://coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article.php?Page=1504

The FO rankings of running backs are in as well. The Colts pull in at 13th, basically because of the lack of a proven back up. Once again, we’ll reiterate that if the back up can pull of a pedestrian 3.5 ypc, and receive out of the backfield, we won’t really miss Dom. That being said, everyone’s skepticism is perfectly understandable.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7034516

We’ve decided not to really comment on the whole Vick thing. It’s really too gross for words. But Don Banks had a couple of HI-larious quotes in his SI piece today that merit repeating:

“He’s not very bright at all,” the source said of Vick. “And that’s a big part of his problems. He’s a very unintelligent person and he makes poor decisions because of it. It’s not a white or black thing. Paris Hilton is an idiot, too. Mike Tyson was totally dumb, but for a long time his trainer kept him protected from his worst mistakes. You have to have someone around you who can protect you from yourself at times.”

Another league source I talked to had a slightly different take. He too watched Vick up close for years and came to this conclusion:

“I’ve seen what he’s truly about, and now, the rest of the world sees what he’s truly about,” the source said. “He’s not dumb, and he’s not a bad guy. He’s just selfish. He’s an extremely selfish human being. He doesn’t care about his team or his teammates. He says he does, but he doesn’t.”

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/don_banks/07/18/vick/1.html

OUCH

Demond Sanders’ comments: Love those quotes. However, I disagree that the world is suddenly realizing what a bad guy Vick is. Anyone with a brain had a sense of his selfishness. He flipped off the HOME crowd. Who does that?

And I’m not sure I equate level of intelligence with the capacity for such evil. Brilliant people do very evil things (i.e. Silence of the Lambs), and so do very stupid people. I think what Vick is alleged to have done in killing those dogs has less to do with his brain power and more to do with hate, pride, anger, and the desire to destroy life.

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