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Mar 7, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (left) speaks during a press conference as owner Jim Irsay looks on during a press conference to announce Manning

Colts' Jim Irsay rooting for Peyton Manning in Super Bowl

The Indianapolis Colts let long-time quarterback Peyton Manning leave with the plan of taking Andrew Luck No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft. After that he signed with the Denver Broncos and they’ve had two successful season and now Peyton Manning is playing in his third Super Bowl.

Colts owner Jim Irsay said he’d be rooting for Manning in the big game.

I just couldn’t be more excited,” Irsay tells Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star.  “This is what we were hoping it was going to be — a win-win situation for everybody.  I’m so happy for him.  We’ve already talked this week about getting him some extra [Super Bowl] tickets and I told him, ‘You’ve got it, buddy.  Go get ‘em.  Go win it.’  I wish him all the best.”

“I couldn’t be happier because he will forever be a Colt and a part of so many years of greatness here. I’m just really rooting for him to get that second ring.  That would be awesome.”

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