I wanted to wait a couple of days after the game to thank you 49ers for some great blogging leading up to last Sunday's contest. While I and many other Colts fans are still livid that your coach has to resort to cheating to try and steal a ballgame, that doesn't mean we think the 49ers are "bums," or that you fans are. Many of us just think your coach misrepresents you. That's just our opinion.
And before some of you chime in suggesting it wasn't cheating; yes, it was. There is an NFL rule against doing feigning injuries. The problem is the rule is hard to enforce, and since so few NFL teams do it anymore, the league doesn't issue any "point of emphasis" type edicts on it. It's because it is so rare, and so frowned upon, that fans like me blast Singletary for attempting it when his team is so obviously struggling to keep up with the hurry-up. I have a strong belief in the integrity of the game. Without integrity, the game is meaningless. And when people's actions question the game's integrity (be they players who take steroids or coaches you violate league rules), when they do that (in my view) they piss in the faces of honest fans who shell out hard-earned money in a tough economy.
Sorry for the morality lesson. I just wanted you all to know where I come from.
But, that aside, it was a well played game overall between two tough teams. I think your 49ers are on the up-and-up, and will likely make some noise in December of this year. Best of luck, and thank you for all the great writing Fooch, the NN writers, and fans like you did.