So, with Peyton Manning heading toward his third Super Bowl, his first with the Denver Broncos, does Jim Irsay feel any seller's remorse?

Not in the least.

Fact is, he's overjoyed that if the Colts couldn't make it, Manning and the Broncos did.

"I just couldn't be more excited," Irsay told The Star Wednesday. "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.

"And we're obviously on track; actually we're past where we thought we would be with Andrew (Luck). If Peyton had stayed, it would have been a joke with what we could have been able to field in 2012. It would have been crazy to think we could have put a team together with Peyton.