Let's go Colts!!!
I saw my first Colts game in October 1980, I think, as the Colts beat the New England Patriots, in Baltimore. My Boy Scout troop from Indianapolis was on a "Mystery History" trip to the Washington, D.C. area and capped off the long weekend with an NFL game.
No one had any idea that three and a half years later, I'd be parked on an Interstate overpass, between first and second periods at my high school, watching a convoy of Mayflower trucks bring those Colts from Baltimore to Indy. My parents applied for season tickets, but so did about 200,000 other Central Indiana families. Fortunately, some friends did get tickets and I saw two games in the (then) Hoosier Dome that fall.
From the Mike Pagel era, through the Halloween Eric Dickerson trade, Jim Harbaugh's almost Hail Mary to the Steelers game last year (where the final minute never happened... because I just couldn't deal with it if it did), I've remained a Colt fan ever since.
Patience, finally, delivers its reward. Tonight, the Colts beat the Patriots again, this time in Indianapolis, and this time to win the AFC Championship and a trip to the Super Bowl, in two weeks in Miami.
Chicago, you're going down! ;-)
This is an open thread. Talk football, or whatever else is on your mind this Sunday evening.
So very happy the colts won!! Bears prepare to lose!! GO COLTS!!!
Well I have to respond!
The close proximity of the two teams might mean lower ratings. Anyway, go Colts.
Nah, Chicago's a big-market team with a large following, so they'll hold up their end. And the Colts might be the most popular team in the league, with Peyton Manning and the big offense. Ratings will be fine.
I'm rooting for the Colts, so I can hear the collective silence of these blowhole sports reporters at ESPN among other networks....who say that Peyton Manning won't be a great quarterback until he wins a Super Bowl. Da Bears won the title game, but I think that it was the Saints who actually beat themselves. If the Colts run defense is as good as it's been during the playoffs, than the Bears are doomed because I just don't think Rex can outgun the Colts.
I like the Jets but um yeah! so yeah Colts are definatly gonna win!
As a life-log resident of the DC/Baltimore area, I cannot be happy to see the Irsay's reach the Super Bowl, epecially since they had to be the Ravens as well. I do, however, greatly admire Peyton Manning and hope that he could do the one thing Dan Marino couldn't.
Well, FWIW, Jim Irsay ain't Bob, that's for sure.
Oh and we have that offensive SNL skit DAAAAA BEARS! Chicago is the city full of curses. The Bears? How about the Honeybear curse? We used to have cheerleaders and they were disbanded because of budget cuts. We haven't won a Super Bowl (or get even close) since!
And Indianapolis hasn't won a Super Bowl in... well, ever. And the Pacers haven't won an NBA title since... well, ever. And Indy doesn't have a baseball team.
The Colts haven't won a Super Bowl since 1971 to be exact Robert...but they were the Baltimore Colts back in the day, so Indy is due.
You cut to the core Robert!
If it weren't for Skalbania selling Gretzky to the Oilers, then folding Indy's team instead of taking the offer to join the NHL, what Wirtz has done to the Blackhawks would rank as the worst ownership in hockey history. Chicago used to be a *great* hockey town. But Wirtz kept 'em off TV and refused to join even the late 20th century in player negotiations. So a generation grew up not caring about the team. And now, from what I here, the Blackhawks don't even draw well anymore. Sad. I hope other owners, in other sports, too, take a lesson. Ya gotta get kids and families seeing your games. In person, ideally, but at least on TV.
I have to say, Indy already played the real Super Bowl the other night. The AFC is much stronger and Chicago may be in trouble. They can slow down Indy but not stop them. Plus Chicago can not score 35 with that QB. Now if Chicago had someone like Manning or Brady at the helm, this would be a great game.
I'm Sorry, Mr. Niles but my Bears are going to walk away with the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Um... look at my earlier post relating Chicago's pro sports history with Indianapolis'. Let's just say that I am totally emotionally prepared to watch Indy blow it again. The track record ain't on Indy's side....
Go Colts, Go Dungy!!!
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