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"Speaking of Reggie Wayne, he taught Richard Sherman a little lesson on Sunday about one-on-one coverage. Namely, that it won't work forever, because Wayne learned how to run routes from Marvin Harrison."Easily my favorite line in this whole piece :)
1 year ago on GIFtastic: The Colts Beat Seattle and Andrew Luck is Amazing
@DougEngland Insane levels of talent trumping insane(ly low) levels of coaching ability, IMO.
2 years ago on Colts Monday Musings: Let's talk about the Coaches | October
"It's not coaching to win, or coaching to not lose, it's coaching to not get criticized" I've been looking for somethign better than "coaching not to lose" and you nailed it here.
If this had been on Bleacher Report, I'd just have assumed the headline was generated by the Headline Machine and handed out, but I'm inclined to believe you.
2 years ago on 5 Reasons Why the Colts Can Make the Playoffs | October
Excellent work, although I still prefer to refer to our secondary as Antoine Bethea and teh Wacky Waving Flailing Arm Inflatable Tube Men. FROM WEEKAPAUG!!
2 years, 1 month ago on All-22 Analysis - Evaluating the Colts Defense | September
Great piece, but I take issue with an oversimplification: "A common refrain, one that I hear all across the internet Colts’ communities that I frequent, is if you wear a Peyton Manning jersey to a Colts’ game you’re a turncoat, a traitor, disloyal, unsupportive, a Peyton Manning fan, not a real Colts’ fan, a Dolt."I don't think it's if you wear a Manning jersey, full stop. It's if you purchase and wear a Manning BRONCOS jersey, wearing it to Colts games, etc. Then? Yes, I consider you a Dolt. A bandwagon fan. A fairweather fan. Only slightly above those who just sell off their tickets at the first sign of a bad season (I'm looking at you, everyone whose seats were filled by Vikings fans yesterday).
Maybe I just "root for the laundry", but I'm a fan of the team, the franchise. I root for specific players on that team, that franchise, in the time they spend there but if they move on? Best of luck to them but I'm not going to go around rooting for them and wearing the jersey of another team. I'll value the memories of their time here. Doesn't mean I need to start hitting the bar to watch the Broncos vs Oakland and wear that hideous orange and blue.
So yes, he *IS* just a player on another team now. Sucks to say it, but there you go. I'll certainly still wear my _COLTS_ #18... but you won't catch me dead in a Broncos jersey.
2 years, 1 month ago on The Football Fan’s False Dichotomy: Rooting For Laundry | September
I refuse to believe "Larry Lumpkin" is a real name.
2 years, 2 months ago on Colts Trade for Another Cornerback: Josh Gordy of the St. Louis Rams | August
While not quite Mark Cuban vs Skip Bayless levels of glorious smakcdown, this was pretty far up teh list.
2 years, 3 months ago on The BP Report: Mewelde Moore Is the Subject of Inaccuracies | June
Slightly off topic, but is anyone on CA, reader or writer, around the Raleigh, NC area? I'm here on business and would love to catch the draft somewhere with a fellow Colts fan.
2 years, 6 months ago on Andrew Luck Will be the Colts First Round Draft Choice | April
I just don't see how _anyone_ outside of 56th street can have an opinion about this decision either way. $28 million... if he's not 100%, if teh Colts pay him twenty-eight-freaking-million-dollars and he turns around and is hurt again or a shadow of his former self.... how is that good at ALL for the team and the fans? Conversely, those who argue to let him walk ALSO dont' know that he's not 100%.
Basically, no one knows or will know his health status until early March.
As a fan, a huge fan, of Manning's I emotionally don't want to see him go. But I can't bring myself to "campaign" to keep him all the while knowing there's the giant elephant in a room on 56th street that is his health and recovery progress.
2 years, 9 months ago on Twitter campaign to save Colts | Articles
@GregC IMO too many sites are doing this to artificially increase their page views (in turn inflating ad views & potentially clicks... although not saying that was the or even a reason behind CA's design). I'll give it a try, but combined with the tiny bits in RSS there's not much to grab any attention from one sentence and I doubt I'll read as much as I would with full/half text. it's a design paradigm that just intrinsically bugs me (for right or wrong)
I read a *lot* of stuff online, and if I have to choose between multiple clicks on one site/feed and just reading the content on another, it's not that difficult of a choice from a time management standpoint.
2 years, 9 months ago on Incomplete Guide to Navigating Colts Authority | January
My comments from a user-friendliness standpoint:
*The front page* : The front page only has small snippets of stories, forcing you into another click to be able to read the full story. Hurts the user ability to consume a lot of information quickly by skimming/reading down the main page. I read too much on the internet (and do too much of my internet browsing on my smartphone) to do multiple multiple clicks to be able to read multiple stories
*Rss feed* Already mentioned this via twitter (thanks for the encouraging response!), but the RSS feed also does not include full text. For teh same reason as the front page - I do so much browsing when mobile on my smartphone that adding another layer of clicks makes me less likely to read most of the posts. I get worries abotu ad revenue here, but you can put ads in RSS feeds with the bonus that those reading via RSS are even more likely to be very engaged with the content (they took the time to subscribe!) so possibly a lower chance of just tuning out the ads. No data to back that up, but it's my best guess to it as a user myself.
Dig the reader blogs and podcast player. Thanks for all the hard work, really looking forward to what this site can become.
@Nate Dunlevy Thanks for the info!
2 years, 9 months ago on Colts Authority Coming Soon
Good luck at the new site. Looking forward to it and hoping that, without your editorial control, it stays as smart and sane as 18to88 has been. This was my refuge from that other site and I'd hate to have to find another refuge :)
Technical question: Will your RSS feed redirect, or will those that use RSS feed readers have to set up a new feed for that site?