It's a shame that Indy plays host to Buffalo and Cleveland this preseason – while travelling to play the Bengals and Giants. Not that the Bills and Browns are easy opponents, as Buffalo went out of their way to prove in week one … but in meaningless games, I'd rather watch Eli and Andy than EJ and Weeden. Then again, that might change in a few years. Speaking of Eli, check out this video. Both Mannings star, and trust me – you won't be disappointed.
Anyway, Colts fans are still ready to go this week, with a charity run set to take place tomorrow.
The 5K will go through the streets of Downtown Indianapolis starting at 7:30 a.m. The finish line will be at the 50 yard line of Lucas Oil Stadium. There will also be a kids "PLAY 60" Fun Run.This event is part of the "NFL Run Series," which began last year in six cities. It has doubled this year to 12 cities, including Indianapolis. To cheer you on, Colts cheerleaders and alumnus Marlin Jackson will be at the event.
The question, now: are you more excited to be 'cheered on' by cheerleaders, or the guy who picked off Tom Brady in the 2007 AFC Championship game? Also, is the AFC North actually harder this year? Pittsburgh seems to be on a downward spin – but is still relevant – but Baltimore, Cincy, and Cleveland all seem to be getting better.
Thank goodness for the AFC West.