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Thinking about taking my son on the 28th. We've never gone to camp before.
1 year, 3 months ago on Colts Training Camp: Rookies Report on July 23, Veterans on July 27
1 year, 4 months ago on Finding the Colts' Strengths and Weaknesses: Offense
Thursday night football is about as good an idea as flying two teams to England.
1 year, 11 months ago on Five Reasons the Jaguars will Beat the Colts | November
@Kyle Rodriguez @AaronHuston I'm not so sure that a cardboard cut-out of Justin Bieber wouldn't be better than Sergio Brown...
2 years ago on Colts early BYE week transactions – WR Collie to IR, Cut OL Essex, Sign CB Butler and WR Palmer | September
@AaronHuston As much as I hate the Patriots, I do have to give their front office and coaching staff credit for being pretty damn good at evaluating players.
They drafted him in the 2nd round, and gave up on him after only two years.
That kinda scares me.
@Kyle Rodriguez @mattshedd Thought maybe you had a "replacement" writer.
2 years ago on Unforced Errors: Penalties Are a Killer | September
Penalties allow bad teams to stay in games.
Gabbert is not good, but if you give him enough mulligans... well... as they say... even a blind squirrel finds a nut, once in a while.
@mattshedd There are a few places where Minnesota was used instead of Jacksonville.
@Atti46 I believe Bethea is the FS. Zbikowski is the starting SS.
2 years, 1 month ago on Colts Beat Bengals 20-14 to Close Out the Preseason, Recap and Analysis | August
@smonroe They ain't got no alibi...
2 years, 1 month ago on A Guess at Friday's 53-Man Roster | August
Unfortunately Colts fans have gotten used to the phrase "Jeff Linkenbach had gotten turned".
2 years, 2 months ago on Players We Watched: RB Vick Ballard | August
Can we get a special "Cosby Kids" fan section where we all wear ugly sweaters and eat Jell-o Pudding Pops during the game?
2 years, 2 months ago on Players We Watched: WR Kris Adams and WR Quan Cosby | August
Like you said, they have 11 days before camp. There is no reason for either side to be in a big hurry, other than to please the media, although, with the PR crapstorm that they started over the whole blackout thing, It might have been a good idea to get the Luck deal done to generate some positive PR.
Personally, I am not too worried about it. At least not until day 12.
2 years, 3 months ago on RG3 Signs, Pressure Mounts on Colts | July
I don't think Pagano is going to take any crap from anybody, and the Colts do have some veterans in the locker room that can help this kid mature, IF he takes advantage of the opportunity he has been given.
2 years, 3 months ago on Colts Sign ILB Larry Lumpkin Via Supplemental Draft | July
The thing is, for the last 10+ years they haven't had to be good at public relations.
They had Peyton F. Manning. They could have stood out front of Lucas Oil and literally spit into the face of every man, woman and child entering the stadium, and they all would have been happy for it because they knew they were going to be witnessing the GOAT make football history.
Now, on the heels of a 2-14 season, and after putting lots of fan favorites on the curb like yesterday's garbage, the PR staff needs to be more careful in how they make decisions and release information. I can't decide if it is arrogance or ignorance, but they definitely screwed the pooch on this one.
2 years, 3 months ago on Let's Take A Deep Breath | July
I watched every minute as well, even that New Orleans atrocity, which was really more of a human rights violation than a football game.
2 years, 3 months ago on Fed Up Isn't Fair Weather | July
I am not a season ticket holder. Never have been. We are a single income family, and we don't have room in our budget for 2+ tickets to 10 games (2 of them meaningless) plus parking, refreshments and the obligatory trip through the pro-shop.
That doesn't mean that we don't support the team. We buy merchandise AND we pay for that new stadium.
So... according to the Colts brass I'm not a "Paying Customer"?
I, for one, have always found the Chiefs changing the end of the National Anthem to be disrespectful.
We are the land of the free because of the brave, and to omit them so that you can insert the name of your favorite sports team, IMHO, seems like a smack in the face to all the men and women who have made the necessary sacrifices for our country. It could be just me, maybe I'm a bit too sensitive on that.
Secondly, any type of shtick needs to develop naturally, or it won't work. Sure, marketing minds can get together and come up with something they think will work, but utimately it comes down to the fans.
Anybody else still have the "Touchdown Monkey" sticker on their car? Anyone?
2 years, 3 months ago on Winning Over a City and Growing a Fanbase, Part III | June
I am excited to see how Brown can do this year.
He had his best season behind an injury ridden patchwork offensive line, with three seperate, yet equally terrible QBs under center, which would make his season last year look even better.
We know the QB play will be better, and all signs are that the O-line will be significantly improved.
I know I will be rooting for "Dammit" Donald to improve his game even further, if for no other reason than to prove Brad wrong... again.
2 years, 4 months ago on The BP Report: Mewelde Moore Is the Subject of Inaccuracies | June
If you haven't heard much about Reitz, that actually says a lot about his play.
O-line is one of those positions where the only time you usually get attention is when you screw up.
2 years, 4 months ago on Projecting the 2012 Colts' Offensive Line | May
When I see his name on the depth charts (Taylor, Zane) I know I will be singing to myself... "Tell it to my heart..."
2 years, 5 months ago on Colts Claim OG Zane Taylor Off Waivers | May
I will admit, when I read "Aromashadu" I said to myself, that's the winner.
2 years, 5 months ago on Announcing the Winner of the Haiku Contest | May
Rumors out today - Clark visiting Foxboro - Someone please wake me
2 years, 5 months ago on Colts Haiku: Win an Autographed Andrew Luck Football | May
Horseshoe on her cheek - Pigtails, pom-poms, big blue eyes - Her favorite Colt? Blue.
Wayne, Mathis and Snow - Everybody else is new - Last of the old guard
Irsay always said - A healthy Manning would stay - The cake was a lie.
Last year our Colts team - Took an arrow to the knee - Figuratively
Super Bowl Four One - Pouring Rain, Dom Rhodes, Bad Rex - Kicked to Hester, D'oh!
@rogcohen Shhh, don't tell my boss - He thinks I'm making spreadsheets - Wait... are you my boss?
Addai now a Sith - The dark side claims another - Now known as Darth Joe
A single blue tear - In memory of what was - And hope for what comes
Twenty Eleven - Injury brought era's end - Fan support still strong
Offense sells tickets - Defense wins championships - Special Teams gets chicks
Writing Haikus fun - Contest open thru Friday - Long weekend for Nate
Headlines made easy - QB named Luck at the helm - Hope you like bad puns
Excited Lamey - Stumbles on names. FCC - fines for Fugger.
Orlovsky gets wins - Avoids making history - O and thirty two
Two win season sucked - But Painter Vindicated - Now backs up Flacco
Ricky Bobby's dad - Painter and Big O all tried - But didn't have Luck
Kerry On T shirt - Really more like punishment - Like watching him play
Nineteen Eighty Four - Mayflowers came, forever - changed basketball state.
@coltsauth_todd Should have tried to fit - Compliment into Haiku - Just as fun to write
Jersey collection - Not just building the monster - building wardrobe too!
Someone else at work - Counting to five and seven - Reading C.A. too?
Luck from Stanford U - Some day may join his old coach - In ring of honor
RG3 gets old - Hope he doesn't hurt himself - Patting his own back
Schaub can't stay on field - Jags took kicker in the 3rd - Colts can bounce back quick
Star Wars articles - And Connery impressions - Sometimes football too
Peyton in Denver - There's a new sheriff in town - With big shoes to fill
@GregC I can't wait to hear Bob Lamey try that name on the broadcast!
2 years, 5 months ago on New Colts' Twitter Handles | April