They say there are five stages of mourning: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. When Indianapolis lost its franchise QB, Peyton Manning, to a neck injury this season, Colts fans moved through them all in record time. The loss of Manning, however, isn't simply a loss for folks in Indy.
It's also a loss for all fans who've grown accustomed to watching one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. And the loss was felt particularly potently this past weekend, when the normally much-anticipated matchup of the Colts and New England Patriots was largely greeted with a collective shrug.
But "The NFL Season: A Biography", presented by SAP, was there for fans on their way to Foxborough for the game, to help them on the road to running better with a reflection on what the Colts, and the league, have been missing this season.