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I thought hard about one of sports most meaningful quotes as I watched the Indianapolis Colts improbable last second victory Thursday night over the Houston Texans. Stuck in my head was former New York Jets coach Herman Edwards’ unforgettable mantra: “you play to win the game.” Playing to win is the very essence of sports.

Two years ago, the Colts were on the verge of an undefeated regular season. But coaches and management opted to rest certain players so they would be healthy for the playoff run. As a result the Colts lost the last two games to finish the regular season 14 – 2. Indianapolis fans have never forgiven Colts’ management for not trying to win every game in 2009.

The Colts did win two playoff games and went to the Super Bowl, but they would lose a close hard fought game to the New Orleans Saints.

Many have come to believe that the Colts are still suffering from the karmic consequences of a season spoiling decision.

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To those who think Tebow has no business in the NFL, I point to this breakthrough game against the Texans as evidence that Tebow can be an effective, if not very good NFL quarterback. Does this one game say everything about Tebow? No, but it does give us an indication that he won’t be a disaster, as so many have predicted. I continue to believe Tebow was too much of a leader, and a winner, at the University of Florida to say otherwise.

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Remember this – the Tennessee Titans have now won four games in a row. The winning streak was extended Monday night with an impressive victory in the Titans’ original hometown of Houston. The streak started just over a month ago after a humiliating loss to the New England Patriots, 59 – 0. At that point […]

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