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Has everyone noticed that the pain in Mannings neck, is becoming more of a pain in the ass? Everywhere you look, someone has an update, a rumor, or a “informant” that has leaked something. It all started with a Tweet from 1070 The Fan’s radio host JMV when he tweeted, “Been told by multi sources that QB P Manning needs a 2nd neck procedure. Will remain out indefinitely.Called #Colts and waiting on response.” It was a tweet that JMV took alot of shit for, but after a few days seemed to be right on. This news knocked the State Fair right off the front page and now has put Manning’s mug neck on everything I look at.

The Colts finally came forward today, when GM Bill Polian told ESPN Radio 1050 in New York, not the local stations, that quarterback Peyton Manning will not play Sunday. Manning himself even released a statement.

“To say I am disappointed in not being able to play is an understatement. The best part about football is being out there on the field playing with my teammates. It will be tough not to be out there playing for the organization and our fans. I simply am not healthy enough to play, and I am doing everything I can to get my health back. The team will do fine without me, and I know for sure that I will miss them much more than they will miss me.”

Then tonight another added twist, WNDE radio host Jake Query tweeted,

“A source I consider reliable told me he is out for the season. I do believe that the actual diagnosis is still being determined”

“I was also told the 3rd procedure has taken place, either Sun or Monday.”

I’m not sure if the latest tweets was a rating ploy or not but it got people talking and retweeting and even got response from team owner Jim Irsay, “Peyton didn’t have a medical procedure last sunday,we’ll have more info 2 add clarity 2 situation soon.”

The season kickoffs tomorrow and I expect we’ll hear plenty more about Manning’s neck, I’ll even set the over/under at 7 for Thursday game broadcast.

Dan Dakich will headline the 65th Gary Old-Timers Banquet Jan. 12 at Avalon Manor in Hobart. For Tickets call Doug Miller at (219)476-4220 or email him at dougmiller@frontier.com and check out Al Hamnik’s article over at NWI.com

Dan Dakich

Beginning Monday Emmis will  shuffle it’s on-air personalities in a move the company says will maximize their talents.  The moves will affect Joe Staysniak and Steve Simpson of WIBC-FM 93.1, Ed Wenck of WLHK-FM 97.1 and Dan Dakich of WFNI-AM 1070. Dakich, the former Indiana University basketball star and coach will move into the noon-to-3 p.m. timeslot.

Kravitz & Eddie

But the biggest rumor out of this shuffle maybe the role, JMV plays in it. According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, the 3-to-6 p.m. timeslot currently occupied by Bob Kravitz and Eddie White, could be changing. Kravitz contract  expires on April 7th, and it’s been widely rumored that JMV, the former host of “The Drive with JMV” on WNDE 1260 AM will replace Kravitz, Eddie or both.  For more on the shuffle, and new lineup check out the article at the Indianapolis Business journal.