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.