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1. Peyton Manning

This one was surprisingly easy.

Peyton Manning holds every major Quarterback record in Colts history and for that matter a cornucopia of all-time records in the National Football League.

Peyton Manning

There are some that say Peyton Manning is the greatest Quarterback of all time, and statistically speaking it is very difficult to argue.

The man who at one point was debated with Ryan Leaf as to which pivot to take first in the 1998 Draft immediately left no doubt that he was the right choice.  Recapping Manning’s accomplishments can be exhausting, but lets try to do it anyway:

2 Super Bowls
14 Pro Bowls
7 First Team All Pros
71,940 Passing Yards
539 Touchdown Passes
5 MVP Awards 

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

In 100 years, Manning will be still be discussed as one of the greatest Quarterbacks that ever competed, and we might still be seeing his commercials.   There should be no doubt that once eligible he will vault to the top of our Football list and stay there for one year because he will get inducted immediately.

You can set your watch on that one.

Peyton Manning Retires: Next Stop, Canton

The expected retirement of Peyton Manning will be announced tomorrow and there should be no doubt that he will be selected for the Hall of Fame on his first try.

The statistics that he retires with are incredible:

2 Super Bowl Rings

5 Time MVP

7 First Team All Pro Selections

14 Pro Bowls

4 Time Completions Leader

2 Time Completion Percentage Leader

3 Time Passing Yards Leader

4 Time Touchdown Passes Leader

3 Time Quarterback Rating Leader

6 Time QBR Leader

189-79 Career Record

6,125 Completions (2nd Overall)

71,940 Passing Yards (1st Overall)

539 Touchdown Passes (2nd Overall)

96.5 Passing Rating (5th Overall)

270.5 Passing Yards/Game (3rd Overall)

65.3 Completion Percentage (3rd Overall)

It makes your head spin doesn’t it?

We aren’t going to go through his entire career as chances are all of you are very familiar with his vast accomplishments, so we will say this:

Peyton Manning is a first ballot Hall of Famer, and will debut at #1 on our football list when he is eligible for the Hall of Fame, which by the way will be 2021.

Thank you Peyton, as we loved watching one of the best of all time. 

The Indianapolis Colts to retire Peyton Manning's Number

As we slowly work on the 50 All-Time players for each major North American franchise, the follow up will be a look at how they honor their past players/coaches/executives. 

This being said, it is news to us that the Indianapolis Colts will be retiring the number 18 of former Quarterback, Peyton Manning and will also be erecting a statue in his honor outside of Lucas Oil Field.

The number one draft pick in 1998, Manning was the team’s starting Quarterback for fourteen years and was the NFL MVP four times.  Manning took the Colts to the Super Bowl twice, winning one of them, and threw 399 Touchdown Passes with 54,828 Yards as a Colt and is a surefire first ballot Hall of Famer. 

This will be the eight number retired by the Colts.

We would like to congratulate the Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning at this time and we are sure it will be a beautiful moment for the fans of Indianapolis.

The Top 50 Indianapolis Colts of All-Time are now up

Our work in progress of the Greatest 50 Players of each major North American franchise continues.

We are proud to present our Top 50 Indianapolis Colts, an organization with 2 Super Bowls, 2 NFL Championships and a rich history in two cities.

As always, we will give you a sneak preview of the top 5:

1. Peyton Manning

2. Johnny Unitas

3. Gino Marchetti

4. Marvin Harrison

5. Raymond Berry

The complete list can be found here and we encourage you to check it our and voice your opinions.

Up next will be the Top 50 Minnesota Timberwolves, and yes the #1 choice on that one was very easy!

Look for that soon!

The 2021 Football Futures are now up!

Onwards and upwards for us here at, as we have added a new addition to an existing section.  We have added a 2021 section for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and here are the key players worth looking at:

They are:

Antrel Rolle: a Super Bowl winning Cornerback with the New York Giants.  He would also go to three Pro Bowls.

Ben Grubbs, a two time Pro Bowl Offensive Guard. 

Calvin Johnson, the longtime Detroit Lions Wide Receiver who went to six Pro Bowls and led the NFL in Receiving Yards twice.  He is also a three time First Team All Pro Selection.

Charles Tillman, a Defensive Back who went to two Pro Bowls and spent most of his career with the Chicago Bears.

Charles Woodson, A nine time Pro Bowl Defensive Back who won the Defensive Rookie of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year.  Woodson was named a First Team All Pro three times and helped the Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl XLV.

D’Brickashaw Ferguson, a three time Pro Bowl Offensive Lineman who played his entire career with the New York Jets.

Greg Jennings, a two time Pro Bowl Wide Receiver who was on the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV team.

Heath Miller, a Tight End who was with the Pittsburgh Steelers for all eleven of his NFL seasons.  Miller would go to two Pro Bowls and helped Pittsburgh win two Super Bowls.

Jared Allen, a Defensive End most known for his time with the Minnesota Vikings.  He would win the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2011 and was a five time First Team All Pro.  Allen would also be a two time Sack leader.

Jason Hatcher, a one time Pro Bowl Defensive End.

Justin Tuck, a two time Pro Bowl Defensive End known mostly for his big game performances in two New York Giants Super Bowl wins.

Kevin Williams, a six time Pro Bowler who was also chosen for five First Team All Pro spots. 

Logan Mankins, a seven time Pro Bowl Offensive Lineman who played most of his career with the New England Patriots.

Matt Hasselbeck, a Quarterback who went to three Pro Bowls.

Peyton Manning, a Quarterback who is considered one of the best of all-time who holds the records for Passing Yards.  The two time Super Bowl winner also won five MVPs, was chosen for seven First Team All Pros and 14 Pro Bowls.

Reshean Mathis, a one time Pro Bowl Cornerback.

The entire section can be found here.

We encourage you to take a look and cast your votes!

The College Football HOF Announces the 2017 Class

January is all about the Hall of Fame isn’t it?

The College Football Hall of Fame has announced thirteen new entries for the Class of 2017 comprising of three Head Coaches and ten former players.

Head Coach, Steve Spurrier.  For many, this is the headliner of the 2017 Class.  Spurrier was already inducted as a player from his stint with Florida where he won the 1986 Heisman Trophy.  As a Head Coach, Spurrier took over the reigns of Duke where in three years (1987-89) he would win one ACC Championship and two ACC Coach of the Years.  He would move to his alumni, the University of Florida where he would win five SEC Titles and seven SEC Coach of the Year Awards.  Most importantly, he would take the Gators to the National Championship in 1996.  He was Florida’s coach for 12 seasons.

After a less than stellar performance coaching the Washington Redskins, Spurrier returned to the SEC and took over the reigns of the South Carolina Gamecocks.  He would win one SEC title and another two SEC Coach of the Year Awards.  His overall Coaching record is 228-89-2.

Head Coach, Danny Ford.  Ford took over as the Head Coach of the Clemson Tigers in 1978 and in 1981 he took the University to a consensus National Championship.  He would be named the ACC Coach and Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year in ’81 and is a five time ACC Champion.  He would also coach at Arkansas.  Ford had a coaching record of 122-59-5 and a 6-3 Bowl record.

Head Coach, Larry Kehres.  A former Quarterback at Mount Union, Larry Kehres would return as an Assistant Coach in 1974 and would be named their Head Coach in 1986, a position he would hold until 2012.  He would win 11 Division III Championships for Mount Union.

Quarterback, Peyton Manning.  Manning would become the #1 Draft Pick in 1998 after becoming a superstar at the University of Tennessee.  Manning would be named an All-American in 1997 and won the Davey O’Brien Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Maxwell Award and was named the SEC Player of the Year.  Manning threw for 11,201 Yards with 89 Touchdowns.

Quarterback, Matt Leinart.  Out of USC, Matt Leinart won a multitude of awards including the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (twice), the Manning Award, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and of course the Heisman Trophy in 2004.  He would throw for 10,693 Passing Yards with 99 Touchdown Passes.  Most importantly, he took the Trojans to a National Championship in 2004.

Marshall Faulk, Running Back.  Faulk is already a Pro Football Hall of Famer and a Super Bowl Champion.  At San Diego State, the Running Back would finish 2nd and 4th in Heisman Trophy Voting (’92 and ’93 respectively) and rushed for 4,589 Yards with 57 Touchdowns as an Aztec.  He would win the NCAA Rushing Title in 1992 and is a two time Consensus All-American.

Adrian Paterson, Running Back.  At Georgia Southern, Peterson set the Rushing Record in Division IAA with 6.559 Yards.  He would also win the Walter Payton Award in 1999.

Kirk Gibson, Wide Receiver.  Gibson would become far more known for his prowess in Baseball, winning two World Series Championships, but at Michigan State he caught 112 passes for 2,347 Yards and 24 Touchdowns.  He would have the most Receiving Yards in the Big 10 twice.

Offensive Tackle, Bob McKay.  McKay was a Consensus All-American at the University of Texas and helped the Longhorns win the National Championship in 1969.

Bob Crable, Linebacker.  Crable was a two time Consensus All-American at Notre Dame who had 521 career Tackles. 

Brian Urlacher, Linebacker.  Urlacher was a star player at the University of New Mexico where he was named a Consensus All-American and the MWC Player of the Year in 1999.  He would have 442 Tackles in his collegiate career and would also be used as a Kick Returner and occasional Wide Receiver.

Dat Nguyen, Linebacker.  Playing at Texas A&M, Dat Nguyen changed the perception of the Asian-American Football Player.  With the Aggies, he led his school in Tackles four straight years and in 1998 was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, won the Chuck Bednarik Award, The Vince Lombardi Award and was a Consensus All-American.

Mike Ruth, Defensive Tackle.  Ruth would win the Outland Trophy and Consensus All-American Honors in 1985.  He played for Boston College.

We here at would like to congratulate the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class.

Awards = HOF? Part Four: The Super Bowl MVP (NFL)

We here at thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.

Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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