Jersey Monday: Peyton Manning

I was all ready for Jersey Monday to spotlight the Adrian Peterson jersey I got earlier this year, but then Fumblor struck again, and the Vikings suffered another horrible crushing defeat, so Peyton Manning it is.

This is an old school Starter replica jersey, back from when five or six different companies were allowed to make officially licensed NFL jerseys. The Colts shoulder stripes are on the sleeves for some reason -- probably cheaper and easier for Starter to do it that way -- and they’re screened on, rather than inset in a different fabric.

This isn’t my favorite of my Colts jerseys -- that honor falls to my white Marvin Harrison authentic -- and it isn’t even in my closet anymore, since I moved the majority of my jerseys to boxes in my basement. But it is probably the closest thing I have to a jersey to represent this year’s Super Bowl. And as the designated home team, the Colts will probably wear blue in a Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl III. As you know, they lost that game, but they’re 2-0 in Super Bowls wearing white. Hmm... maybe they won’t wear blue after all.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.