So Much for Past Precedent, As Uproar Over Colts Finalist Banner


The Indianapolis Colts apparently have hung up a 2014 AFC Finalist banner some time between now and the end of last season, as noticed by media at Wednesday’s open mini-camp practice. While that seems perfectly acceptable in its own right, it somehow drew the ire of other members of the national media:

Rovell may have a point except the Colts have been doing this for years, as astutely pointed out by Chris Price of WEEI in Boston and later the always reputable Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star:

Still, past precedent wasn’t enough for national media members like Rovell, who still questioned the decision even though the Colts have been doing this for years, much to the dismay of no one:

Besides the fact that no one has questioned these banners for years, the Colts are free to do whatever they want. If the team is going to hang up AFC South Champion banners year-after-year in what has been a brutal division in recent seasons, why not hang up a banner that is actually much more meaningful?

If the championships come, maybe the team ultimately take some of these banners down; however, in the mean time, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with hanging AFC Finalist banners. It’s the equivalent of the NFL’s version of the “Final Four” and is still an important accomplishment regardless of what members of the mainstream media may think otherwise.

The banners don’t have to permanent. Rather, they can serve as placeholders for bigger and better accomplishments yet to come.

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