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A house full of the 'Blues'Posted Monday, February 1, 2010, at 5:37 PM
It's less than a week before the Super Bowl.
The Indianapolis Colts played their way into the championship game and will face the New Orleans Saints, a squad that needed overtime to knock off my beloved Minnesota Vikings to advance to the title bout.
The game will be played Sunday evening in Miami.
With the game less than seven days away, I'm already "blued" out.
When the Colts moved to Indianapolis from Baltimore several years ago, I elected to remain a Vikings fan.
It wasn't because the Colts were bad in the mid-1980s. Rather, it was because my heart belonged to the Vikings.
When Peyton Manning came to the Colts, I would root for them and still do from time to time.
I was pleased to see him win a Super Bowl ring when the Colts knocked off the Chicago Bears, although I must admit, I was also rooting for Bloomington native Rex Grossman to at least have a good game.
It's always been in my heart to despise the Chicago Bears. They are in the same division as Minnesota.
Now, heading into this week's NFL season finale, to be honest, I'm indifferent as to who I would like to see win.
For one, if Manning and the Colts win, I'll probably never hear the end of it. When Merry and I moved into our home, our family room became the "Colts Room."
It is painted Colts Blue. We drove up to Indianapolis just to get the specific color.
The walls in the room are adorned with Colts memorabilia. Posters, blue lights, shot glasses, footballs, framed pictures, the list is endless.
One would think we were both huge Colts fans with a glance in the room. But it's just Merry.
I have a Vikings pillow that she made me in addition to a jersey that she bought me.
I'm not one to have to have all that stuff. I know who I root for and that's all I need.
But I digress.
For another point, despite the fact that it goes against my better judgment to root for anyone who graduated from Purdue, it's hard not to look at Drew Brees and think, I hope the guy wins one.
He really is fun to watch. He's turned into a great quarterback. I wonder if San Diego ever recalls the day they decided they didn't want him anymore (not that having Philip Rivers is a bad thing).
To be honest, I find myself in a bit of a conundrum. I really don't know who to root for.
Who should I root for?