The Dude abides.
Am I the only one who thinks it's hilarious and awesome that Luck has a cheapo flip phone? At least we know he'll be focusing on football and not Angry Birds...
2 years, 10 months ago on New Colts' Twitter Handles | April
@bjones419 How have all of the other "more athletic" QBs panned out in winning the Super Bowl? Oh yeah, they haven't. I'll take a smarter, better thrower.
2 years, 11 months ago on Who do you prefer: Luck or RG3? | Articles
I always knew you were a closet Jags fan! What better way to slowly make your way onto Kitty Purrs, or whatever their fan blog is named.
2 years, 12 months ago on Covering the AFC South | March
A phenomenal piece of writing, Nate! I find it hilarious and maddening that some sap from New York can write a piece about how Hoosiers don't really like Peyton Manning. What does he know? Are we all just in-betweeners anyway?
3 years ago on Stealing the Thorny Crown | February
It's pretty cool to know that the Colts can be so much more than just a hobby to watch. I've always considered professional sports players as over-paid entertainers, but in this case they are inspirational and life-changing. Cool stuff!
3 years ago on Horseshoe Diaries, Volume 2 | February
As an artist I can appreciate the simplicity of the Colts' logo, and as a businessman I can appreciate the continuity and brand recognition that it has. However, I think some subtle changes could be made to make it pop a little more. I stress the word subtle.
3 years ago on Nike to "have fun" with new logos and uniforms | Articles
Yay, more draft picks for us! Maybe.
3 years ago on Report: Chiefs have talked to Manning's agent | Articles
Dammit, I'm gonna miss that man.
3 years ago on Five Plays & Cap Casualties - Peyton Manning. | February
Excellent analyses and draft strategy. I have no clue how the other GMs picked, so I can't be too critical of what you've taken, but I'd like to see some more love in the trenches. One DT and one OG probably won't cut it, I'm afraid, unless we make a few splashes in free agency. That being said, I wouldn't be unhappy if this is how our draft ended up.
3 years ago on MockingTheDraft live mock draft results | Articles
@buymymonkey Nonsense! We don't want you to have any credit for your posts.
3 years ago on Bleacher Report Blame Irsay for Mishandling Manning Situation | Articles
"Patriots fans had invaded my stadium to celebrate their team and it was my sworn duty to make the game experience as miserable as possible for them."
This. This. This a thousand times over. My brother and I went to the Pats/Colts game in '09 (I believe it was) for the infamous "4th and 2" game. I spent at least an hour after the game running up to every Pats fan I saw on the street, and immediately falling onto the ground holding my throat while making choking sounds. Am I proud of it? No. Wait, yes I am. Very proud. Was it immature? Absolutely. Welcome to my world.
The point is that I wanted to beat into their thick skulls that they are not welcome in our house.
3 years ago on A Super Bowl Diary, Part Three | February
@Lineback Utter brilliance.
@Nate Dunlevy@flores_salicis You forgot to put "eh" at the end of your question.
3 years ago on A Super Bowl Diary, Part One | February
@gizzardfanny@buymymonkey I see your Photoshopped logo, and raise you a Kleenex box.
3 years ago on Forget Tebowing...New Craze id 'Bradying' | Articles
Oh. My. God. This is the best thing I've seen, football related, since Manning hoisted the Lombardi.
@buymymonkey@omahacolt@Peyton for President Someone's parents didn't pin his drawings up on the refrigerator when he was a kid.
3 years ago on A Chance At Glory is Worth It All | Articles
The best movie speech of all time? Clearly you haven't heard Mikey's speech at the bottom of the Moss Garden wishing well in The Goonies. Clearly.
In all seriousness, I like your post. The only problem I see is that it requires a ton of players to sacrifice money for the chance at making a run. There's no guarantee they'll win another Super Bowl. There's no guarantee none of them get severely injured and have to retire early. There's no guarantee that Manning will be the same as he was in years past. The only guarantee they have is the money that is written into their contracts, and if modern professional football is consistent in any way it's that players will sacrifice being on a good team in order to get paid more money.
I've really enjoyed watching Garcon progress into a viable deep threat this year. Coming from a small school, then making it into the NFL only to earn criticism for inconsistent play, and finally showing that hard work and dedication pay off. It's such a shame that he had CP throwing to him all season instead of the GOAT.
He's a fan favorite because he's dedicated, genuine, humble, and passionate. You really can't go wrong with a combination like that.
3 years ago on Interview with Pierre Garcon | February
@Colt18_4life Lol, wow. I find it very, very amusing that your title states that you are a "Colt for life", yet you are done with this team if Peyton doesn't play for us next year. I could meticulously shred the juxtaposition seen here, but it'd be too easy. Candy from a baby, et al.
3 years ago on Peyton Manning Not Medically Cleared to Resume NFL Career | February
@muncie_in_this Haha, you'll learn soon enough not to take me too seriously.
3 years ago on No Happy Endings for Peyton Manning in Indy | February
@AJ_ I think they'll eventually ease into a more heavily-favored 3-4 front, but what I neglected to say in my original post below was that I don't expect the Colts to change in 2012. Maybe in the next few years the Colts will be playing more of a 3-4 look, but as you and I have already pointed out I doubt they'll force it.
3 years ago on Preparing for the Colts Future: Defensive Tackle | December
@Peyton for President Good points. Peyton wears his emotions right on his face. He's a passionate and honest person that wouldn't come out and lie in front of everyone, because that's just not in his nature. If he didn't feel close to normal I suspect he would've dodged the questioning by saying things like, "We're just taking it day by day."
Although this seems to be good news for Manning, I'm not sure it'll bode well for us Colts fans. There's still a reality that he could be playing elsewhere in 2012. :(
3 years ago on ESPN: Peyton Manning Medically Cleared to Resume NFL Career | January
Very well-written article, and very insightful. I don't mind waiting a few extra hours for the articles to "break" here on Colts Authority, because they seem to have a hell of a lot more meat to them, and less potatoes. Although Manusky's defense was never considered "top tier" in San Diego, they did create a lot of turnovers and made big plays. That being said, anything would be an upgrade from our basement-dwelling of a defense.
3 years ago on The Indianapolis Colts Add Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky | February
@onlygib Born and raised there, but I haven't lived in Indy in about 10 years.
@muncie_in_this People don't get hurt in tornadoes? Someone's been watching too much Wizard of Oz. :P
Unless we can grab a prototypical 3-4 DT in the draft or free agency I don't expect the Colts to change the scheme. They may flirt with some 3-4 looks, especially during the preseason, but I don't suspect they'll force a scheme change if they don't have the personnel. Pagano is used to running a hybrid system in Baltimore, so I think he'll be patient with that transition as he fine tunes the overall defensive philosophy and exorcises the Coyer Cushion.
I think there's a big difference between celebrating, and being pompous. I watch the game of football to be entertained, and I don't care how the entertainment is derived as long as it isn't immoral or unethical. As much as I'd absolutely hate to have him on a team that I loved, I must admit that I liked Ochocinco's touchdown celebrations. They were cheeky, creative, and paid no disrespect to anyone. There's also the infamous touchdown spike from Marvin Harrison in the '06 AFCCG that bounced up and hit Vrabel (I believe) in the face. That kind of "fire" is something that I enjoy in a player.
On the other hand you have players like James Harrison, who will openly scoff at the league about his illegals hits, which are potentially dangerous to other players. You also have guys like TO that fly off of the handle whenever things don't go his way, and will do anything to receive attention, much like a toddler. That kind of "fire" is not needed, and is unwelcome by me.
3 years ago on Pagano Era - Right for the Colts? | Articles
@invisibulman@Kyle Rodriguez Arguing the difference between a C- and D+ seems silly, so I'll simply agree with you here that he was worth that much.
3 years ago on Judging the Draft: Indianapolis Colts 2007 | January
@squirrel I know that capital letters don't make the pick more valuable, but they do convey importance. I know we're posting on the internet, where many people rage with their caps lock on cruise control, but I am not one of them. Maybe instead of making snide comments about two words I capitalized you could actually spend time forming a respectful reply.
I'm not saying that Ugoh wasn't needed. I'm saying that Ugoh wasn't that valuable, especially not to trade the following year's first round draft pick. The reason why he was a starter for 2 years is because Glenn left unexpectedly, and the Polians decided to reach.
Let me ask you this question: If Ugoh is such a good player then why isn't he still starting in the NFL?
@muncie_in_this I really have no clue why, but I don't dislike him like everyone else (it seems). But I agree with you in regards to the actual writers on the site.
@muncie_in_this Yeah, I've heard some great things about this site, like how the articles are usually very well-written and the maturity level is... well, acceptable. It is the internet after all.
I'm glad you're writing these up as articles over here. I always enjoyed your fan posts of the "five plays..." over at Stampede Blue. Good stuff!
3 years ago on Five Plays in Free Agency - Jamaal Anderson Edition | February
From what I understand the people in Indy have really represented the NFL well. Courteous, abundant, and going bonkers at the reality of hosting the Super Bowl.
3 years ago on Hoosiers Love Football: 7000+ Fans Attend NFL Media Day | February
@buymymonkey My sentiments exactly. Wait and see what happens. I'm not looking to make wild predictions or try to connect the dots from obscure Irsay tweets.
@muncie_in_this Hey, this guy looks familiar.
@Kyle Rodriguez@Dezznutz1001 Don't mind Dezz. He's not very bright.
I know what you're saying with the Ugoh pick, but a B+? Sure, we could've used a LT in the draft, but we also traded our FIRST ROUND pick in the 2008 draft for him. And if the 2007 draft was as weak as you continually said it was, then why did we reach in such a weak draft and trade the first round pick for the following year?
Ugoh is a D+ at best. Horrible bust that cost us much more than he was worth.
I'm not a fan of the Colts drafting a TE early in the draft. We have many other glaring needs, especially with Pagano (and possibly Butler) coming to town and possibly changing our scheme to at least a 3-4/4-3 hybrid. It makes no sense to flat out release Clark and Eldridge, especially when it'll only clear up $1m in cap space. The upside of keeping them far outweighs the upside of cutting them.
3 years ago on Preparing for the Colts Future: Tight Ends Dropping Like Flies | November
That's not necessarily the OC's fault. Executing in the red zone is extremely difficult in the NFL, but that's something Peyton is a surgeon doing. I have confidence that Arians can whip up some creative plays for Manning to utilize.
3 years, 1 month ago on Intriguing hiring at OC with Bruce Arians | Articles