When the Colts decided to pull their starters early in the second half today, it was an unprecedented move. Only the third team in league history to reach 14-0. the Colts could have matched only the '07 Patriots by going 15-0. The move made no sense whatsoever. Do Caldwell and Poilan have no knowledge of history? How do you not try to keep up an undefeated season? This was like taking a pitcher out in the ninth inning who is throwing a perfect game. It just isn't done. What is even more crucial here, for those who want to respect the validity of these games, is that the Colts' inexplicable decision handed a crucial victory to the Jets, who are now in the driver's seat to earn a wild card spot. I wonder how those teams who are competing with the Jets for the playoffs feel about the Colts' curious decision? If this was an honest league, there would be a serious investigation launched here. The team's decision to basically "throw" this game, to "rest" their players and avoid injuries, ought to create tons of controversy in the media. Think again.... I've heard very little media criticism of the Colts thus far. I don't anticipate that we'll hear much criticism at all from the obnoxious jock-sniffers who pose as "journalists." I think they'd be reluctant to say anything critical regardless, but seeing as how Jim Caldwell is a black coach, there is zero chance that anyone publicly chastises him for what is an incomprehensible, if not obviously dishonest, move. "Resting" your players and allowing the other team to thereby win, makes a mockery of what is supposed to be a heated competetive enterprise. But then, as I've noted on here before, so do a lot of other questonable things about this league. While the Colts were scheming to "rest" their players for no logical reason, and had a potentially historical record to play for, teams like the Saints and Cardinals-with nothing on the line at all-vowed to play their regulars the entire game. Hmm. Why do the Colts see things so differently? Whether it's fixed or not, I think the Colts' baffling decision today ensures that they will not reach the Super Bowl. Their team would have lost all momentum heading into the playoffs, and I can't believe that benching the regulars and giving the game and a perfect season away sat very well with the players. Despite Peyton Manning's predictable "good solider" public comments, you can't tell me that he and the other stars of this team weren't incensed as they watched the game slip away from the sidelines. While Don Shula, Mercury Morris and company may be ecstatic, true fans of the game have to be holding their noses over the stench from this. The Colts fans booed constantly during the second half, which showed they all aren't completely brain dead (at least when no racial issues are involved). I'm hoping that at least the local Indianapolis media grills Caldwell over this ridiculous decision, but in all liklihood the story will just fade, with few if any questions raised by the loyal jock sniffers. Once again, this is just another reason why I think this is a thoroughly corrupt and illegitimate league.