The retirement thing is stupid. It has nothing to do with Manning not liking Indy, he probably just didn't see the point. Remember his presser to announce he was leaving? He choked up, I believe he loves the Colts.
When has Irsay ever been a loose cannon when it comes to team matters? He's actually been. very calculated and reasonable usually.
You weren't supposed to notice ... I wonder, however, that it may not be the talent we have on the field (or lack thereof, tho' it may be) but the performance of the players on the field. Are the Colts both talented, unsure and confused? It's hard to tell.
This is why football is worse. The afc is so predictable. The patriots and steelers make football boring and these games mean nothing to their franchises. This means nothing to them. Until we eradicate this huge franchises the league will suck.