Why Didn’t Peyton Manning Speak Out Against Reggie Bush Banners In Indianapolis?

Reggie Bush and Peyton banner posted in Indianapolis before Opening Kickoff

Surprise, surprise.

ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted a picture of a Reggie Bush and Peyton Manning banner that the NFL displayed in Indianapolis before Opening Kickoff 2007. It turns out the Joe Flacco signage in Denver isn’t the first time that the league promoted the visiting team.

It is however the first time that a sportscaster went vigilante and decide to put duct tape on banners and write lame messages. There weren’t any “not in our city” messages written on Bush’s forehead.

Interestingly, Manning spoke out against the league for promoting the Ravens saying “[it] doesn’t seem like it makes a lot of sense that the Denver Broncos have to have an opposing player on their stadium.” While Bush wasn’t on the RCA Dome, he was displayed in downtown Indy.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised to find out that Denver has severely overreacted to the Ravens signage around town, but I think we knew that before ever even seeing the image above. I’m thinking the wounds are slow to heal in the Mile High City after that devastating loss they suffered in in the AFC Divisional Playoff game.

You’d think by now Manning would be used to playoff losses.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

9 Comments

  1. Kate

    August 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I have 2 reasons why Peyton Manning didn’t Speak Out Against Reggie Bush Banners In Indianapolis. One, because that sign wasn’t on their stadium, it appears to be on some random building downtown. And two, the person on the sign isn’t a member of the team who knocked them out of the playoffs JUST last season.

    The fact of the matter is that this game should be played in Baltimore. Denver shouldn’t have to pay for the fact that the Orioles wouldn’t change their game. Also Broncos fans are bitter, and rightly so, would you want a player of a team who knocked you out of the playoffs last year hanging all over your town? I think not. Let’s rewind back to 2011 and put up a big old poster of Ben Roethlisberger around Baltimore and see how well that goes over.

    • spy

      August 29, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Well said Kate……………maybe one day Matt will learn how powerful the NFL is and MLB shouldn’t shank them,,,,,Matt is a baseball groupie,,,,,,,,,,

      • MGW

        August 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm

        Umm, Matt usually writes football stuff for the site…

        • spy

          August 30, 2013 at 8:36 am

          BUt he is really a baseball groupie , he just tries to add balance to this site,,,,,,,,,,,,,,if you read between the lines his love is the O’s……………..

  2. Matt Lund

    August 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    It wasn’t the Orioles who refused to change the game. Get your facts right.

  3. Matt Lund

    August 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    If anyone deserves blame here, its the all-mighty and powerful NFL who wouldn’t change the date on the game to help out all parties and then have to make sure the game is in Denver and banners go up all over the city.

    Though, I’m sure if the situation were reversed, people are town here in Baltimore would be up in arms.

    • spy

      August 30, 2013 at 8:37 am

      See MGW , I told you so,,,,,,,,a baseball groupie……………..

  4. 9inchnails

    August 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    The real reason is that Reggie was banging Kim Kardashian and Peyton wanted a slice. Take that to the bank!

  5. Bigtuck55

    August 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Kate it would have nothing to do with losing to Ben, We hate the steelers on any day or game!