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I really hope Watt gets MVP this year. If not Watt now, they might as well just separate the award into MVB (most valuable [quarter]back) and MVP.And I do NOT like the Texans.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/andrew-luck-afc-offensive-player-of-the-month.html
That's a lot of words when you could have just written "Brady is clutch and just knows how to win.""RINGZ!11"/vomits
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-patriots-42-colts-20.html
I wouldn't agree that it's justifiable to root for the Chefs or Chargers on the grounds you gave but not Miami for the same reason.
Yes I spelled Chefs the way I meant to.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/who-to-root-for-week-11-2.html
@Brad Cronin Be careful putting the words "luck" and "sucks" back-to-back in a sentence!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/eyes-in-the-backfield-steelers-51-colts-34.html
@metal_militia11 @gaiter27 Yeah way too early to call him a bust. Gaiter—you call Hughes a bust, but he's performing very well in Buffalo. He just never got a real chance in Indy.Too many people are too eager to call rookies busts.
We need to start regularly pointing out that as of this year the Colts have been in Indy just as long as they were ever in Baltimore and their new team has already won two championships and damn get over it.
Run-on sentences aren't always bad.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/
Watching TRich it almost feels like he insists on sucking.Finally he starts to have a promising looking game, yes with a fumble but hey maybe it's just an aberration—then he critically fumbles again.Ugh.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/week-2-report-card-colts-vs-eagles.html
The 50+ yard field goal attempt→delay of game→punt netting about 20 yards sequence was disgusting.
They need to go for it on 4th down there, especially 4th and 1, but also 4th and 6.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/2014-articles/colts-24-broncos-31-the-comeback-that-wasnt.html
I look forward to more of those dregs articles./I'd have called it "Roster Riffraff"
8 months, 4 weeks ago on 2014 Indianapolis Colts Offseason Film Reviews
I already quite like it. It's aesthetically pleasing, especially on my phone, and I'm not getting audio ads on my PC or popups on my phone anymore (so far) as well. (No I don't get popups on my phone normally, it's not malware)
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://coltsauthority.com/site/new-colts-authority.html
9 months ago on Colts Draft Prospect Interest Tracker
Two points:One, the KSK article isn't about not having compassion for Irsay. It's about people needing to do some self-examining on why they might feel compassion for Irsay that they might not for others who haven't done as much for the community.Two, Irsay isn't in his position to help the community because of any particular merit he has as a human being. The good he has done for the community is nothing that any of us couldn't have done being born into his position. The rest of us generally find ourselves already in the position he would be in if he gave away his entire fortune, but without any of the praise.As a fan of the Colts and someone who generally supports his handling of the team, I hope he gets better. But if my own brother did what Irsay just did, I'd be calling him an idiot and worse, so I'm not going to feel bad calling Irsay an idiot too.
9 months, 1 week ago on Hot Takes on Jim Irsay
@ECB @Payton No, ECB, the sky is falling. Everybody freak out.
9 months, 1 week ago on Colts Authority Fireside Chats: Grading Grigson's Shopping Spree
He may or may not turn out to be good with the draft and intra-NFL free agents, but I love how Grigson keeps looking for these unconventional guys.I'm really excited about Adongo next year
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Sign Former CFL Standout Linebacker Henoc Muamba
Because I see it often enough to decide to point it out now:Receiving "corps", not "core"
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Bowen: how the heck did Indy beat Seattle?
"basically, the Colts needs this season are the same ones Grigson threw gobs of money at last season"Yeah, but the positions you named are almost every single position in the game.
11 months, 1 week ago on Grigson, Colts Entering Crucial, Defining Off-season
11 months, 1 week ago on Colts Notebook: "Like Last Day of School"
You're right. Time to fire up Kerbal Space Program.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Colts Notebook in Pictures: Two Key Scoring Plays
I have to say I really got a kick out of the speech bubbles.
As long as you continue to use them sparingly, I look forward to the next round!
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Colts Advance after a Wild Comeback, 45-44 over the Chiefs
100% rooting for the Chargers on this one.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Coping with Conflict
So basically every single game except the Colts' own game went the wrong way : /
12 months ago on Who to Root For: Week 16
1 year ago on The Difference a Good Route Makes
I like this writeup, and I'm with you on this.
1 year, 1 month ago on Schottey: Colts Still Rebuilding, Remember?
No argument here on pass > run
But, in fairness,
The Den rushing D is very stout at -18.8DVOA (5th), ranked one better than SEA. (Just Den pass D sucks)
TRich has poor ypc and DVOA, but he actually has a very good success rate at 48% (11th). I don't understand how that works, but I would guess that it means getting tackled in the backfield, making unsuccessful runs VERY unsuccessful, is why. And no long runs. He only has the one fumble, so it's not that.
Jax was his first game&running the clock all game, so a pass.
Next is Sea, awesome D and only 2 weeks on the team.
Next is SD, bad game.
Next is Den, awesome run D and Broncos expecting ball control Colts O
I'm of the opinion that he's not that horrible yet, it's just as likely that he'll get better with the second half cupcake sched, aside from the sunk draft pick cost he's very cheap and has lots of tread still, even then a late 1st pick the next year isn't that bad, and considering he'll be around through the season bar injury no matter what, I'll wait until the end of the season to decide whether to get worked up about his performance.
tl;dr I'm fine with yelling about strategy, less so basing that on the idea that TR sucks. After all, even with Purple Jesus Luck should be the star.
1 year, 1 month ago on The BP Watch: The Colts Are Not 5-2 "Because They Are Run-First"
Good video but a bit disappointed the D got no love.
1 year, 2 months ago on Colts Authority Video Breakdown: Third Down Success against Seattle
Reading this writeup about all the tough things the Colts need to account for, I can't help but think how much of a &-$% nightmare it must be to look at Luck from the other side. I mean, weaknesses? Do any exist?
It's downright unfair going from Manning to Luck with only one bad year in between. Glad I'm from Indy and a Colts fan.
1 year, 2 months ago on Hitchhiker's Guide to Colts at Chargers, NFL Week 6
This article is fantastic--informative, fun to read, and with decidedly successful attempts at humor sprinkled throughout. The Chargers video part at the end had me going.
In the sense that they aren't so much to cause damage as to shift defense away from the head, that sounds reasonable.
Body blows sounds stupid, but I'm really starting to get the feeling that this coaching staff likes to use meathead language while they play chess.
1 year, 2 months ago on Monday Morning Moaner: Colts vs Seahawks
I don't really understand these articles..Am I supposed to care about this fantasy team?
1 year, 2 months ago on 1st-and-Crown... With a Frown
That kinda blows up the narrative.
1 year, 2 months ago on Game Charting: The Colts' Offense With a Fullback
Stats that take context into account vs. those that don't.
1 year, 2 months ago on Does a Strong Passing Game Help you Run the Ball? Part I
I feel like you wasted your time. Didn't really waste mine.
I think if someone like Aaron Schatz had done this he would have thought, "well that doesn't tell us anything, back to the drawing board" and not bothered posting it, or just summarizing the null result.
I'm with you in spirit tho. I look forward to your next iteration with advanced stats. Honest.
Ya I think the moral here is 'conventional' stats are worthless and this kind of number crunching is a waste of time.
Stick to advanced stats please. We all have a chance of learning something that way.
Real world English 'teachers' know that good writing means lower word count.
All I did with this article was look at the two numbers in the bottom right of each table and repeatedly think "no statistical significance" while scrolling through.
On Android here..Personally I really like the new headings. No problems reading them.
1 year, 6 months ago on Colts Notebook: Minicamp Wrap-up Part 2 – No Stopping to Smell the Roses
And clearly this is what I'm talking about.
y u no h8??
2 years, 9 months ago on The unstoppable force meets the immovable object | Articles
So basically a thread of which teams we don't like?
I don't like the Cowboys. They had T.O. too anyway.
Also, I don't understand the lack of Titans hate around here. Frankly I'm almost disappointed by it.
There are others I hate, but those are two of my big three.
@pierrezombie I had made my peace with the fact that Manning was going to leave at some time, because everybody has to hang it up at some point. Last year meant I had to recalibrate that sooner than I had expected, but I made my peace again.
The rest of the cuts are basically the same thing, just lesser.
So I emotionally dealt with this on my own terms, when I had plenty of time. Now, I'm not happy, I'm sad, but I'm sure not reeling.
Furthermore, I think it's unseemly to feel entitled to have my favorite players and team follow a script I have for them in my own head, or entitled to whine about it when they don't.
DON'T disparage my fandom because I deal with my emotions like an adult and refuse to be a drama queen.
2 years, 9 months ago on Fans reeling after the Great Purge | Articles
When did you become Emperor of Indiana?
Sorry, but, I'm a Hoosier and I disagree with you.
I wonder if sometmes the thought is 'stop the opponent from TRYING to run', i.e. keep them out of running situations.
Maybe it's optimistic to think that but it would be logical.
An alternative pollyannish interpretation is that stopping the pass is such a given, especially for a DE for whom the sexiest play is a sack, that it goes without saying.
2 years, 9 months ago on Teams Must Think Differently About Football | February
Personally I can't be upset with either about 'not keeping it in house' so to speak. Both are being absolutely hounded by the media.
In Irsay's case especially, he was always going to be interviewed a lot around this time--he was hosting the Superb Owl after all. Not his fault reporters keep bringing it up.
You might point to twitter, but even without that we'd have pretty much the same thing.
A lot of teeth gnashing going on, but damn, if you're worried about whether this stuff is being handled in the media right, and not just about whether Peyton is coming back, that's too meta for me. Seems like a growing porportion of the stories are going that way, so that means nobody knows anything and it's time to just chill out and stop feeding the beast. Wait for some actual info.
2 years, 10 months ago on NFP: Manning should deny the Colts | Articles
@NateWalton Uh, there's no certainty either way. The entire point is that the MOST LIKELY chance to win would be to do x, with x being letting the Giants score earlier. The article doesn't say nor suggest that doing x = Pats win.
2 years, 10 months ago on Belichick should have let 'em score earlier | Articles
@JasonLeeJason I doubt that this is the case, but it certainly is very plausible. Neither Irsay nor Peyton has any reason to want to piss off Colts fans. If Manning leaving is the way it's going to be, it's best for everyone if it looks like Manning just couldn't guarantee performance, and Irsay's hand was forced.
However, in that case, I don't see why they'd be talking about moving the deadline back. That doesn't jive.
2 years, 10 months ago on Manning Watch 2012: Are the Tides Turning? | February
"[Belichick is] sure to catch plenty more heat for...[allowing the Giants to score,] what some will argue is an affront to sportsmanship."
Wow, seriously? F*** those people. That play showcased everything I love about football, and everything that makes it better than all the other sports. No other has anywhere near the depth of strategy and opportunity for ingenuity.
I hate Bill Belichick just for the fact that he's my team's rival, and I don't approve of his 'misinterpreting the rules,' but damn I wish more coaching was like his.
I never have and never will taunt the Pats with "4th and 2." I respect the hell out of that.
2 years, 10 months ago on Brady's long-ball killed the Patriots | Articles
Fair enough, but the worst thing Indy can be is a second-tier city that's bitter about its lot in life.
Hoosiers have every right to share Carpenter's sentiments, but I hope we don't. "You know, we've always been here" can be said cheerfully with a smile.
2 years, 10 months ago on Carpenter: Indy existed before Super Bowl | Articles
Try having mics shoved in your face 24/7 by reporters looking to stir up trouble for a scoop and see if you don't end up a spotlight-stealing jerk.
2 years, 10 months ago on Doyel: Irsay, Manning childish | Articles
@Mr. Indianapolis Colts
Yeah but the pessimism here is based in logic.
Your problem may be with reality.
2 years, 10 months ago on ESPN: Peyton Manning Medically Cleared to Resume NFL Career | January