Monday, December 18, 2006

Colts Trying to Get Back on Track

The Indianapolis Colts are looking to find their winning ways again tonight against the Cincinnati Bengals. After starting the season with 9 straight wins, the Colts have lost 3 of 4 and find themselves in a fight for homefield advantage. The Colts should be able to win out the rest of this season, assuming that they can get themselves in order. But it seems that the secret is out, the Colts cannot stop the run. They're last in the league in rushing defense allowing 5.4 yard per carry 176.5 yards per game.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Another in the "L" Column

A benefit of starting the season 9-0, is that when you lose 3 of 4 you're still in the driver's seat. The Indianapolis Colts dropped another game yesterday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 44-17. Mauric Jones-Drew ran wild in this game with 15 carries for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns. The secret of how to beat the Colts is out, and Tony Dungy better do something to fix that defensive line before the playoffs.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

 The Indianapolis Colts hoping to get a big boost Sunday against Tennessee with the expected returns of wide receiver Brandon Stokley, safety Bob Sanders and outside linebacker Gilbert Gardner.

Sanders has missed due to soreness and swelling in his right knee.  

Stokley has been sidelined since Oct. 8 with a sprained left knee.  Stokley said he feels better than he has in a while.  "Hopefully, I'll be able to get out there and give it a show," he said. "We'll see how it does."

Monday, November 20, 2006

Okay, Now We Concentrate on Games

Actually, I believe the Colts and Peyton Manning in particular have done an excellent job of playing each game one at a time. That’s how we got to 9 and 0, and that’s why being temporarily at 9 and 1 is nothing to fret about. The hype sometimes makes you feel like anything short of perfection is a failure, but by the time they’ve played enough of their sport to make it to the big leagues, the best athletes know not to buy into that.

I happened to hear some of the Colts’ game against Dallas on radio, and it was a Dallas-area broadcast, so pro-Cowboys, of course. One of the commentators started to complain about some play that didn’t go as their young QB Tony Romo had planned, then stopped and rephrased the griping, when he noticed his guy had completed 9 of 12 or something without any turnovers. He said something like, “Oh, okay, that’s 75%, and no mistakes. I guess we always want 100%, but that’s too much to ask for.” Still, it would be nice if this would be the only loss of the season. Is that too much to ask for?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

No Need to Drop the Ball in Dallas

Our Indianapolis Colts go galloping off to Dallas on Sunday, but although they are again attempting to preserve a perfect winning season, that doesn't seem to be the burden it was last year. The Colts seem to have been managing to focus on one game at a time, as well they might, because in 2006, not many of our games would be considered a romp. Coming from behind to beat the Buffalo Bills by one point? But that's not all bad--at least the wake-up call came with a win.

The Dallas Cowboys have been unpredictable all year, and they currently stand at an unimpressive 5 and 4. We need to forget about that, and forget about our being 9 and 0, and remember that Tony Romo wants to win his first start at home to impress those rabid fans in Big D.

Friday, November 03, 2006

A Tie for the Indianapolis Colts

That’s right. Our Colts have tied the Green Bay Packers of yore (or more specifically, of 1929-31) as the only team to start consecutive seasons with an undefeated streak of 7-0. Another interesting record that could be tied this weekend is the NFL’s high point for two teams remaining undefeated at 8-0. That has only happened three times before, and the only time within most NFL fans’ lifetimes was 1990; the teams were the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. In 2006, of course, it’s the Colts and the Chicago Bears who are looking to hang on to their streaks.

Impressive as this is, nobody’s talking about it around Indianapolis. We’re all, “Where can I get tickets for the Colts-Patriots game?” I mean, everybody wants to settle the Manning vs. Brady thing, and establish the fact that Peyton Manning is the best!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Colts Continue Their Streak

I'm not too senile to remember our last unbeaten streak. Um, that would be 2005...or most of it anyway. What I didn't know until I read about it was that this year's start makes the Indianapolis Colts the ninth team in NFL history to begin two back-to-back seasons with 6 victories, no losses.

I think we can break out of that statistical pack and keep it going far longer, maybe all the way! Next week we'll have a worse challenge than the Washington Redskins though. The Denver Broncos are currently at 5 and 1 and they'll be gunning for us.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Indianapolis Colts-

According to a posting on the offical website for the Colts, as of today Corey Simon was added to the NFL Non-Football illness/injury list. Spokes person is not at liberty to comment in detail about Corey's condition in compliance to the Federal Medical privacy law as well as in respect and to Simon's privacy. What was offered however is that his affliction is due to an illness rather than an injury and has no relation to the knee surgery he under went this past August. Good Luck to Simon and his family, our thoughts are with you!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Indianapolis Colts Keep Their Cool and Their Streak

Whatever you paid for your tickets to Giants Stadium today, you got your money's worth, mainly in the last 2 or 3 minutes of the game. All the more so, if you were an Indianapolis Colts fan, of course, but there were some heart-stopping highs for the fans of the New York Jets as well. One of those came just after the Colts had gone ahead, when their score was answered by the Jets' Justin Miller running 103 yards straight back on the kickoff. That put the Jets ahead with only 2:20 left on the clock.

No problem for Peyton Manning. As he said later, there was no time to get mad or panic. The 2-minute drill that gets practiced all the time got us right back at 'em. Peyton did the 1-yard leap into the Jets' endzone himself.

Believe it or not, the Jets squeezed a batch of plays into the last 8 seconds! And but for the fumble we recovered at the end, who knows? This one ended at 31-28, and our 2006 season now stands at 4 and 0!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Colts' Postseason Is Past Season

Fans in Indianapolis don't need to be reminded that our team's awesome winning streak in 2005 did not carry us all the way to the Super Bowl. But we shouldn't forget how much fun it was going as far as we did. People are also nervous about the departures of Edgerrin James to the Arizona Cardinals, David Thornton to the Tennessee Titans, and Larry Tripplett to Buffalo. But we've got 20 of our starters back, and that includes Peyton Manning. I want Colts tickets just as much as ever, so I can witness the NFL's best passing team in action!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Not a bad draft, but I can’t be sure.

I know not everyone feels the same but I think we did pretty good in the draft. Two offensive tackles, a running back and two corner backs. I don’t know a lot about the picks but its obvious we have some depth at those positions that we didn’t before and that can’t be a bad thing. Does anyone have any specific comments or complaints about the Falcons Draft?

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Be nice to your mother boys

The Indianapolis Colts have already sold out of 2006 season tickets and the season is nowhere near starting. That goes to show how much this town loves their Colts. Personally, I am holding out for tickets to the Colts preseason games. My dad always gets Colts season tickets and takes my brother and me to as many games as we can handle. My mom loves it because she gets the house to herself on a day when we would normally be glued to the couch watching the TV and trashing her sparkling living room with crushed chips and beer cans. Poor Ma.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Peyton. Meet Eli. He’s your brother.

The Indianapolis Colts will be playing the New York Giants in their first game of the 2006 season. It will be the first meeting for the two brothers Peyton and Eli Manning. I find it hard to believe that this is the first time the two have met in the NFL but it is.

Monday, February 27, 2006

The WBC and the NFL Draft

The hot buzz in the sports world is the World Baseball Classic. It comes right before the beginning of the regular season and then in April we have the NFL draft. The Indianapolis Colts don’t get first pick like the Houston Texans but I am still excited to see who we pick up.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

What the Colts would have done...

The Indianapolis Colts lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs, so I think it is very fitting that the Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. I think it helps the sting a little to know they went all the way.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Fans Appreciate Colts Hard Work

The Indianapolis Colts lost their first playoff game to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday. It feels funny knowing they won’t make the Super Bowl. I was certain we would, almost all season long. Nevertheless I am not despondent or disappointed. In fact I am satisfied in a way. Watching the Cols has been exciting and entertaining from the first game of 2005. I’d like to thank Peyton Manning and the Colts for a job well done.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Hoping for a Little Luck on Sunday

We are playing the AFC Divisional Playoff game on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers and we know that the key to that game will be the Indianapolis Colts stopping the Steelers running game. In the regular season we held them to 86 rushing yards and won. The Steelers have racked up over 175 rushing yards in their last five games and the Colts may be the only team capable of stopping them. It would be really nice to see the Colts go to the Super Bowl so get your jerseys out and cross your fingers because Sunday’s game means everything to this Colts team.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Back Up Squad Wins One for Dungy

The Indianapolis Colts won their game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. It was one of many peak performances they have put forth this season. The Colts took the game seriously even though they had already clinched a playoff spot. That says something about a team, especially when you see teams like the Cowboys practically throw their last game because it didn’t mean anything. We have been resting our starters for the past few games and have done pretty well despite losing a few games. This win was an emotional win for our back up squad and they presented Tony Dungy with the game ball.