finally the voice of reason.
some here should have gone thru the lean years in Baltimore and early years in Indy.
that success we had was due to Manning and more directly, terrible teams in Houston, nashville, and Jax. The Colts weren't nearly as successful as some think. We kinda had a free pass to the playoffs, and only really a few successful playoff runs.
perhaps Irsay's most important decision (yes, maybe even bigger than drafting Manning), was switching from the AFC East to the AFF South. I seriously doubt Lucas Oil stadium would be there had we stayed in the AFC East. It definitely helped put Indy "on the map" as a football town.
That falls into the category of the pharmaceutical and their controlling the use of pain meds and other things as you mention. They have enough money to dictate what is legal and what is not through their lobbyist paying the politicians. We also cant overlook the impact of insurance companies and their insistence of drug testing to void their liabilities as your opening statement stated.
Welcome jseg18!!! We will pretend that you were not even close to being a Niner fan. No, from Montana and then Young they were fun to watch. I hope we all have fun this year. I do not think the Colts are going to be 3rd in the South.....Have fun.