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Good Luck  How classless are the Indianapolis Colts’ fans? The day the news broke that the team’s QB, 29-year-old Andrew Luck, was going to retire from the game – he wouldn’t be playing in the upcoming season – the Indy fans booed him as he walked off of the field. Granted, the timing wasn’t good. The retirement news actually broke while Luck was standing on the sideline, smiling and laughing with tight end Jack Doyle, as the Colts played the Chicago Bears during a preseason game. Needless to say, Colts fans weren’t happy and booed Luck as he left the field at game’s end. Said Luck, “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hear the reaction (the booing), it hurt.” (Source: USA Today.) The team’s management and owners addressed the fans’ reaction with a statement issued later: “For those people that booed tonight, it’s an emotional time…But this young man has done a lot for the city of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Colts. No one died and we’ll keep moving forward. We’ll make this city proud.” (Source: USA Today.) Luck said later that it (his retirement) wasn’t a decision he had made lightly, but was something he’d been thinking about for about two weeks. The Colts’ fans show what most people are like, sad to say. It’s not what you’ve done for me over the years; but rather, what have you done for me today? Or in the case of an NFL team, what are you going to do for me this year? Colts Owner Jim Irsay played the part of the lead male in a Novella: “Part of our heart is broken.” A Crazy Game The fact that most of the Colts’ fans who booed probably can’t run a block on a good day and are willing to fork over, on average, $120 per ticket to watch a bunch of over-paid athletes play a kids’ game while griping about how America is a racist country, is actually quite funny when you think about it. It’s their only way to still feel young and tough again by living vicariously through the actions of their favorite player. The worst ones actually played high school football. “You see that hit? That’s how I used to hit when I played ball back at (wherever).” Yeah, but that’s before you gained 120 pounds and lost the ability to run five yards without running out of breath. Now, you can crush a beer can, but that’s ...

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