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Thursday, 7 August 2008

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Packers Trade Brett Favre to the New York Jets

The Brett Favre drama has finally ended.

The Green Bay Packers traded quarterback, Brett Favre to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional fourth round pick in next year's draft. That could change to a first round pick if Favre plays 80% of the snaps and if the Jets make the Super Bowl.


Harrington joins Colts for NFL preseason work

Former Mexico High School two-way football star and University of Missouri standout linebacker Dedrick Harrington hopes to come to the rescue of the Indianapolis Colts.

With up to five linebackers unavailable this week, the Colts have signed Harrington, who had been released late last month from the St. Louis Rams training camp.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Harrington spent time on the Colts' practice squad last season and also has worked out with Dallas in hopes of continuing his gridiron career at the professional level.

After losing to Washington in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game, the Colts had Monday off and a relatively light day Tuesday before going through a pair of full-team practices Wednesday.

The Colts were to practice twice today, then once Friday morning before traveling to Carolina to play the Panthers on Saturday night.


You can kiss the RCA Dome goodbye -- starting in September 

The RCA Dome, home of the Indianapolis Colts, will die a slow death. Starting in September, the 16 fans that supply air for the dome will be turned off. No big deal to you, but for the dome's ceiling it's everything. The Indianapolis Star writes that the ceiling will collapse within 30 minutes of the air being cut off.

An implosion in December will end the RCA Dome's life. But in the meantime, the RCA Dome will be torn down slowly. According to the newspaper, "Even the dome's fabric roof will be preserved and sold as memorabilia -- $60 for an 8.5-by-4-inch swath." And for you green fans, 80 percent of the stadium will be recycled.

Lucas Oil Stadium will be the new home of the Colts. The RCA Dome has been the home of Colts ever since they left Baltimore in the middle of the night in 1984. It was very similar to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. It was called the Hoosier Dome until 1994 when RCA bought the naming rights. The stadium, which seats 57,980 for football, saw its last game when the Colts lost to the San Diego Chargers, 28-24, Jan. 13, 2008.

The Lucas Oil Stadium will seat 63,000. Interestingly, it will have the second smallest seating in the NFL. The Chicago Bears' Soldiers Field seats just 61,000. The first game at the new stadium will pit the Colts against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, August 24, at 8:00 p.m. in an exhibition game.


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Cincinnati Bengals game on August 28th at Lucas Oil Stadium.

 

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 Coe undergoes knee surgery, out two months

Aug. 7, 2008

Colts CB Michael Coe should be out approximately two months after undergoing surgery on his left knee Wednesday.

"The surgery went well," coach Tony Dungy told the Indianapolis Star. "We're looking at probably eight weeks from now before he's ready to get back going."

A second-year pro out of Alabama State, Coe recorded 10 tackles in his rookie season. He was expected to add depth to the Colts' secondary, most likely seeing time in a reserve role or in the nickel and dime packages.

Coe, who injured the knee in practice last week, is the latest casualty to a Colts defense already operating without starters DE Dwight Freeney, S Bob Sanders, DE Robert Mathis, MLB Gary Brackett and SLB Tyjuan Hagler. All except Hagler and Coe are expected back for the regular season, although it's no certainty Coe will make the final 53-man roster.


Colts Ultimate Viewing Challenge

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HOW TO REGISTER: Until August 8, listeners can visit a local Indiana HH Gregg location to register for their chance to compete in the Ultimate Viewing Challenge.

On August 12th, 10 participants will be drawn from store registrants and announced on the Wank & O'Brien Show. These participants will compete in the Challenge on Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th.

HOW TO WIN: Contestants will get comfortable on Serta mattresses to watch a large, flat screen TV on-site for 48 hours or until one contestant remains awake at each location. These two winners will receive Colts Season Tickets or up to a 40-inch TV plus a full-size Serta mattress!

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Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Congratulations 
Indiana! 

The greatest city and the greatest state are hosting the world's biggest sporting event, Super Bowl XLVI!

Today, (May 20, 2008) the NFL has announced that the Indianapolis Colts will be awarded
Super Bowl XLVI.

Arizona came in second. This is the second year in a row that the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee was passed up by owners in favor of another host. Last season North Texas was awarded the 2011 Super Bowl over both Arizona and Indianapolis.

Indy beat Houston and Phoenix in a vote of the league's 32 owners after losing by just two votes to Dallas for the 2011 game.

The only other cold-weather cities that have received a Super Bowl include Detroit and Minnesota, both with domes.

Average temperatures in Indianapolis for February are a High of 38,  Low 20.

South Florida and New Orleans have hosted the most Super Bowls with 9 apiece. Tampa, South Florida, Dallas will host Super Bowls in the next 3 years.

Dallas' Super Bowl bid has received much publicity because of their new $1 billion stadium that is opening.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said owners were blown away by the enthusiasm and planning that went into Indianapolis' bid, along with the strength of the organization's public-private partnership.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said that Indianapolis's new Lucas Oil Stadium was a deciding factor for the owners in the decision to award the game to the central Indiana city.

The bid highlighted Indianapolis' $1.1 billion airport, a Friday night party at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a Saturday night concert on Monument Circle before the big game.

Also the city has promised to build a practice facility for the Super Bowl that will then be turned over to the community.

Indianapolis officials said they want the game to leave a lasting legacy. Part of the proposal includes a Super Bowl training facility at Arsenal Tech High School that would become a recreational center for children on the east side long after the game is over.

"You want to have something that affects the community for years to come," Irsay said. "This is about ... helping our city and state and connecting the whole community."

The game will be played in Lucas Oil Stadium, a new $700 million facility scheduled to open in August of 2008 that will seat about 73,000 for a Super Bowl.

Holding the 2012 Super Bowl in Lucas Oils Stadium marks only the fourth time a domed stadium in a northern US city will host the event.

Over the last 25 years, Indianapolis has grown into the ideal city to host major sports championships. Our central location, uniquely convenient and connected downtown, and track record of successful events like the NCAA Final Four, Indianapolis 500 and Allstate Brickyard 400 give us a competitive advantage.

The amenities and convenience of downtown Indianapolis, our experience in hosting world-class events and our storied army of experienced volunteers have made Indianapolis the destination of choice for more than 400 elite sporting events and their fans for nearly three decades. Look at our track record: the 1982 Olympic Sports Festival, 1987 Pan American Games, 17 U.S. Olympic Trials, five NCAA Men's Basketball Final Fours, an NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, world championships in basketball, swimming, gymnastics and track & field, as well as unique events such as the 2001 World Police and Fire Games and the 2005 Solheim Cup.

The Indianapolis 500 ran its first race in 1911-and treats visitors better than any other convention or tourist destination. Visitors crow about the ability to move effortlessly on foot from a sporting venue to a restaurant to a popular nightspot and back to their hotel. No need for shuttle buses to move from place to place; just a pair of comfortable shoes

And by 2012, almost $3 billion in new investment will make the Circle City an even more attractive destination, with Lucas Oil Stadium, the new Indianapolis International Airport, expanded Convention Center and new downtown convention hotel all open for business to welcome the Super Bowl.

There's no question Indianapolis is a Super Bowl city - and there's also no doubt that bringing the game here would be a major economic victory, with more than $250 million in economic benefits and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase our city to the world.

The benefits of hosting a Super Bowl begin with the direct economic activity generated by the game itself - spending by visitors. Over the last ten years, direct spending has only dipped below $120 million once, and has often topped $140 million. Miami saw $195 million in direct impact from its 2007 Super Bowl.

On the cost side of the equation, the bulk of the expenses for the Super Bowl and related events are funded by private sector contributions - in Indianapolis, the corporate community came forward with $25 million in pledges for city's 2011 bid, and early indications are that this level of commitment continues to exist for a 2012 attempt. Completing this fundraising early puts Indianapolis in an enviable position.

Public safety and security are the only major direct costs to the City itself. While we're still assessing these expenses, past experience tells us that they will be repaid several times over by the additional sales tax and other revenues generated by visitors during Super Bowl week alone.

So from a strictly short-term economic analysis, the case for pursuing the Super Bowl is overwhelming.

City and bid officials now have less than four years to prepare their vision for game week, including a Super Bowl "Village" that would transform Downtown into a week-long festival that could draw hundreds of thousands of visitors.

An even more ambitious task is their goal of leveraging game to revitalize the Near-Eastside, highlighted by a roughly $9 million practice facility that would then be handed over to Indianapolis Public Schools.

The vote was announced at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the Atlanta suburb of Buckhead, where the NFL owners held their annual meeting. Indianapolis went first as the three competing cities gave 15-minute presentations, followed by a league analysis.


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Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Do we really know Marvin Harrison?
Mood:  quizzical

Do we really know Marvin Harrison?

I have to admit, this is all VERY SHADY!

We all know Marvin Harrison. Number 88, Wide receiver for The Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning's number one go to man! Ask the Indianapolis Colts about Marvin Harrison and you'll hear plenty about what a skilled pass-catcher and teammate he is.

Or do we know Marvin Harrison? 

Marvin has always been a very exceptional NFL player while he has always been reticent. Harrison, who politely refuses NFL reporters' questions almost without fail, doesn't offer up much about his personal side, even to those who play alongside him.

I think the only time anybody has seen Marvin speak to the press was in 2006 at the Super Bowl Media Day, the annual three-ring circus staged inside the stadium that teems with one of the greatest concentrations of media types anywhere.

"Hey! What's up? How ya'll doing?'' Harrison said, busting out a huge grin. "I saw ya'll on the Jay Leno show!''

However, Marvin has made headlines several times outside his NFL career.

In January of 2003 The Jets were looking into a pregame incident involving a Jets ball boy and Colts receiver Marvin Harrison today. Harrison was catching passes from Peyton Manning before warm-ups. Nearby, Jets punter Matt Turk was practicing and the ball boy, Matt Prior, was retrieving balls for him.

Harrison apparently became upset that the punts were sailing near him and Manning, and he confronted Prior, knocking him to the ground, according to Marty Lyons, a former Jet. Lyons, an analyst on the Jets' radio broadcast, reported that Harrison put his hands on Prior's neck before security guards ended the confrontation. The Jets confirmed that there was physical contact between Harrison and Prior and said that the league was aware of the incident.

Then in 2005 Harrison was sued after the 2005 Pro Bowl when three boys accused him of attacking them when they tried to get his autograph. The suit alleged Harrison "violently and physically attacked" the minors, including placing a "potentially deadly choke hold" on one of the boys, but it was later dismissed.

And now this . . .

Marvin made headlines big time May 2, 2008 which involved a bar fight and a shooting in and in front of a bar owned by Marvin Harrison in North Philadelphia, where high crime and unfettered poverty have earned this area a reputation as a slum.

On April 29 in Marvin got into a fight with a man and followed him out to his car. Gunshots broke out, and the alleged intended victim was shot in the hand and has refused to identify the shooter.

Media is claiming that Marvin was simply being questioned and Marvin himself claims he was not involved with the shooting.

Yet . . .

The recent development is six of the bullet casings found at the bar after the shooting came from a gun that belongs to Marvin. While Marvin was interviewed last week, the police still have no suspect. His people say his gun wasn't a part of the shooting, and that he wasn't even there. Although, to contradict his not being "present" claim, he did own up to being a part of a fist fight that very night at his bar. Marvin also admitted to owning the same gun used in the fire fight, but said his gun never left his home. But the kabosh was put on that when the authorities actually found his gun in a bucket at his car wash (which is about a half mile away from his bar). Ballistic tests showed it was in fact the same gun used in the shooting.

"It's mine, but I left it at home." That was Marvin's excuse.

Marvin claims he was there, but he was fist-fighting, not gun-fighting; and the gun was his, but it had been at his home the whole time. Regardless, he can be placed at the scene, and his gun can be placed at the scene as the weapon used. Six of the bullet casings -which implies that there are more? Which would mean there is more than one gun involved,

Now, I am not in anyway suggesting that Marvin Harrison is guilty as I believe he is innocent.

But . . .

I have to admit, this is all VERY SHADY!


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Sunday, 27 April 2008
NEW COLTS PLAYERS
Mood:  a-ok

 



I present to you . . .

The New Colts Players:

Colts do not have a first-round selection Saturday.

But they do have offensive tackle Tony Ugoh, who they selected last April with a second-round selection exchanged with the San Francisco 49ers for today’s first-round selection.

And to Polian that means today’s draft actually began a year ago. 


Colts take Pollak with 1st draft pick In the second round


Mike Pollak.
School: Arizona State.
Position: Center.
Height/weight: 6-4, 293.

The Indianapolis Colts chose Arizona State center Mike Pollak with their first choice in today's NFL draft.

Pollak, who is 6-foot-3 and 293 pounds, was taken with the 59th pick overall and was projected by some as the top center in the draft. But the Colts have no glaring need at that position with three-time Pro Bowler Jeff Saturday entrenched as the starter.

Instead, the Colts intend to give Pollak a chance to compete with veterans Charlie Johnson and Dylan Gandy for Jake Scott's old starting job. Scott signed with Tennessee as a free agent during the offseason.

He excelled in the classroom at ASU completing his undergraduate degree BEFORE his final season. In 777 pass plays during his Junior and Senior seasons, he is charged with only allowing his man (opponent) to sack the quarterback seven times. He is a big, strong lineman that should see some playing time early with the way the Colts like to platoon players along the offensive line.

Indy waited more than five and one half hours to make its only pick of the day. It has eight more picks tomorrow.

Colts take LB in 3rd round

The Indianapolis Colts selected linebacker Philip Wheeler in the third round of today's NFL draft.


Philip Wheeler
Round 3, 93rd overall
School: Georgia Tech.
Position: Linebacker.
Size: 6-1, 238.

He was the 93rd pick overall and adds depth to the Colts defense. Wheeler had 19 career sacks at Georgia Tech and is considered a strong blitzer.

Considered by some as one of the best blitzing linebackers in the nation, with good speed and balance. He started 39 games in his last three years and recorded 242 tackles (35 for a loss), 19 sacks, 4 interceptions and 14 pass break-ups. Should be a very good addition to a position that is a little lean with the losses of Morris and Boiman.

Indy took center Mike Pollak (PALL-ick) with its only choice yesterday, at number 59. The Colts are expected to make seven more picks before the draft concludes tonight.

Their third selection (fourth round) is a tight end, Jacob Tamme of Kentucky


Jacob Tamme
Round 4, 127th overall
School: Kentucky.
Position: Tight end.
Size: 6-3, 239.

 A very intelligent football player - completed his Bachelor's degree with a 3.82 GPA in only three semesters, and then followed that up with a 3.83 GPA in graduate school. He is the all-time leading pass catcher among UK tight ends and second in SEC history - 133 receptions for 1,417 yards (10.7 yds/catch) and 11 touchdowns. He began his career as a Wide Receiver but moved to TE during his junior season. Some question his blocking abilities at the next level, but not his ability to get up field and catch the football.

The fourth selection of the draft (fifth round), Marcus Howard of Georgia


Marcus Howard
Round 5, 161st overall
School: Georgia.
Position: Linebacker.
Size: 6-1, 237.

Howard is a guy a lot of people expected the Colts to get. As a defensive end, he is undersized. A lot of teams would probably convert him to an outside linebacker and hope he'd become a beast at that position. I bet the Colts see an SEC version of Robert Mathis with this pick. Howard has fantastic speed, but is 6'1?, 237 lbs. He's certainly not an every down guy, but I think he may turn some heads.

During his senior season, he recorded 41 tackles (12 for losses), 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three pass break-ups - all in what most people would agree was the toughest conference in college football last year. Some of the experts questions whether he can stay at DE at the professional level, but all I can say to that is we heard the same EXACT things when the Colts drafted Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.

The sixth round could prove to be a real bounty for the Colts this year.


Tom Santi
Round 6, 196th overall
School: Virginia.
Position: Tight end.
Size: 6-5, 250.

Their first pick here, tight end Tom Santi of Virginia, provides a more traditional "blocking" tight end. At 6'4?, 248, he's not quite as big as Ben Utecht, but he'll likely fulfill the same role. He should be able to make a big catch here and there, but he won't really outrun anyone.
Santi will be used more as a blocking TE, but does possess decent hands in the receiving game compiling 61 receptions for 766 yards and three touchdowns. He also played a little fullback at Virginia and could see some time there on short yardage situations

The Colts ended up with three compensatory picks in this round. 

They used the first one to select center Steven Justice 


Steve Justice
Round 6, 201st overall
School: Wake Forest.
Position: Center.
Size: 6-3, 284.

Again, Indy uses a pick to bolster the offensive line. Like Pollak (their first round selection) I expect Justice to be a bright guy who should learn a lot from playing behind Jeff Saturday. I like everything I've read about the guy so far. Seems tough, dedicated, and hard-working.

During his last two seasons as a Demon Deacon, he registered 121 knockdowns, 21 touchdown resulting blocks and only allowed TWO quarterback sacks in 701 pass plays - very productive numbers for a center.


Mike Hart
Round 6, 202nd overall
School: Michigan.
Position: Running back.
Size: 5-9, 202.

 This was a steal in my opinion, to get a guy with Mike Harts production at this point in the draft. Did not run a very good 40yd dash at the combine, and the experts indicate that is what resulted in his sliding down the board. He ended his career at Michigan with 1,015 carries for 5,040 yards and 41 touchdowns. He may be the kind of power running back that the Colts have longed for, for quite some time. He was only the fourth player in Big Ten history to rush for more than 5000 yards, and actually carried the football 1,005 times between fumbles - that is unheard of at ANY level of football.


Pierre Garcon
Round 6, 205th overall
School: Mount Union.
Position: Wide receiver.
Size: 6-0, 210.

 Playing for a Division III school does not get you much recognition with most teams, but this is once again where the Colts excel - finding productive football players when others don't. This guy was VERY productive in leading his team two National titles in just three years. He caught 246 passes for 4,380 yards (17.8 yds/catch) and 60 touchdowns - SIXTY!!! He has 4.48 speed and is another weapon that Peyton will have to throw the ball to.

Scouts say he's the best blocker among wide receivers in this year's draft. He's also not afraid to step across the middle to make the tough catch. He performed very well in the combine, putting in outstanding numbers in the 40-yard dash (4.48), vertical leap (36.5), bench press (20), and 20-yard shuttle (4.19). Physically, he can hold up to just about any other receiver in the draft.


Jamey Richard
Round 7, 236th overall
School: Buffalo.
Position: Center.
Size: 6-5, 301.

 A third player taken that played center in college

Proving once again how important protecting the franchise is for the Colts, they took another offensive lineman with their final pick. Jamey Richard is a small-school guy from the Buffalo in the MAC. He's also another center! That's right, three offensive linemen, three centers. From what I've read up on Richard, he's very athletic. He's very tall (6'5?), but is more of finesse guy than a power blocker. It also sounds like he's got a bit of a nasty streak in him that causes him to be overaggressive and pick up penalties on occasion.

 

Samuel Giguère, who ranked second in Canadian college football with 45 receptions for 871 yards in his final season at Sherbrooke, signed a free-agent contract Sunday night with the Indianapolis Colts.

 

So, there you have it. Three offensive linemen, an inside linebacker, an outside linebacker/defensive end, two tight ends, a running back, and a wide receiver.

We Welcome You All!

 

 


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Updated: Sunday, 27 April 2008 11:15 PM
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Monday, 18 February 2008
It doesn?t matter that The New England Patriots cheated!
During their season-opening game Sept. 9, 2007 the Patriots were caught filming the signals of Jets coaches, a violation of league rules. On Sept. 13, Goodell fined Belichick $500,000 and the Patriots $250,000, and took away a first-round draft choice, a penalty intended to send a chilling message through the league. The Patriots then submitted all information they had illegally obtained, and the N.F.L. destroyed it Sept. 20 in Foxborough, Mass., where the Patriots are based, by two league vice presidents, Jeff Pash and Ray Anderson.Destroyed it! Destroyed all evidence?Goodell said that he destroyed the evidence, in part, because there was no use for it. The Patriots had already admitted wrongdoing and accepted their punishment.At a news conference two days before the Super Bowl, Goodell said that the league collected six tapes, some from the 2007 preseason and the rest “primarily” from late 2006. He also said that the league confiscated some notes. Goodell said that the notes dated back to 2002.Goodell said Belichick probably had been videotaping opponents’ signals his entire career as a head coach, perhaps dating to his five-year stint with the Browns in the early 1990s.Goodell said Belichick told him he believed the taping was legal; Goodell said he did not concur.“He thought that it was permissible to use electronic equipment as long as the information wasn’t used in the same game,” Goodell said. “That’s not my reading of the rules, and that is why I disciplined him so aggressively.”Goodell was asked how far Belichick’s actions may date. "He said that's always been his interpretation since he's been the head coach," the commissioner said. "We are going to agree to disagree on the facts."Belichick has lead the Patriots to four Super Bowls, with three victories, since becoming coach in 2000.It also doesn’t matter if Matt Walsh, a former Patriots employee has what he claims to be tapes that could prove damaging to the Patriots, including one of the St. Louis Rams' walkthrough prior to Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002. Goodell noted that "we were the ones that disclosed" the Patriots' illegal taping of the New York Jets' defensive signals in Week 1 of last season. Further, Goodell said, they had an admission by Belichick.

"I have nothing to hide," Goodell said.
 Goodell destroyed the New England Patriots Spygate tapes because
a) Belichek admited to cheating and
b) he was afraid the tapes would fall into the hands of other teams.
c) The issue is not stealing signals. That is allowed, "and it is done quite widely," commissioner Roger Goodell had said. The issue, rather, is the method of acquiring the signals. "I'm not sure that there is a coach in the league that doesn't expect that their signals are being intercepted by opposing teams," It is why, as Goodell pointed out, coaches cover their mouths when barking instructions. It is why teams use complicated hand signals and often have someone send fake signals to confuse opponents.At least one former player feels the Patriots' practices had an affect on the outcome of a game he played in. Willie Gary, who played in seven games for the 2001 Rams, was one of four plaintiffs named in a lawsuit filed against the Patriots, owner Robert Kraft, and Belichick in New Orleans Federal Court yesterday that seeks more than $100 million in damages.The lawsuit contends, "The ticket purchasers and attendees of the game were damaged by watching and paying for a game tainted by the defendants' illegal activities," and "all Rams employees were damaged by having played in a Super Bowl game tainted by the defendants' illegal activity and by the loss of the game also caused by the defendants' illegal activity."The lawsuit seeks damages on behalf of Gary, two fans who attended the Super Bowl, and a Rams season ticket-holder. They won’t win!Why? Why won’t they win? Why doesn’t it matter if the Patriots were caught cheating?The commissioner Roger Goodell and the league are protecting the league, not the patriots.  There's a whole lot more at stake here than just the court of public opinion and the patsies.  This is a huge cash cow that can't afford to be crushed by a cheating scandal.  The pats get off light for the BULLSHIT because it's better for the league.  It's the same reason why the Steelers aren't going to go after the Pats.

The NFL has adopted a sit down, shut up, and let it all blow over mentality with this.

 


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Monday, 11 February 2008
Patriot Fans write NFL a petition about UNFAIRNESS?
Mood:  don't ask
It appears some Patriots fans are tad bit angered about a time clock error during the N.Y. Giants’ final, game-winning drive in the Super Bowl. They’re so mad, in fact, they’ve started a petition to get the game reversed.Are you fucking serious?!!!!!!First, let’s take a look back in 2005. Those lil’ Patsie Fans didn’t have a problem September 25, 2005 when a clock error added 52 seconds to the fourth quarter of the Patriots-Steelers game resulting in a Patriots 23-20 victory.Secondly, I read the first 96 signatures and their comments. You have got to be kidding me. Unfuckingreal!Bradley Whitaker writes, “the referees seemed as though they wanted the Patriots to finally lose.”Hey Bradley, welcome to our world. It seems the refs are always wanting Colts along with other NFL Teams (see above –Steelers/Patriots and The Time Clock Error) to lose against the Patriots.A Chip wrote, “We deserve to have won the superbowl”
Hey Chip, Steelers deserve to win the
September 25, 2005 game. The Colts deserved to have won the 2004 AFC Championship Game.
http://www.angelfire.com/ia3/colts2/history.htm#cheatedJeffrey Alexandre wrote, “I Want Justice” Don’t we all, Jeffrey? Spygate!!!!!!Matt Crescenzo wrote, “A possible error this big should be reviewed” Ya think? We as Colts fan along with many other NFL Teams and fans feel a lot of Patriots Games should be reviewed . . .Along with Spygate!!!!!!!Michael Lehner writes, “Make it fair” YEAH, Goodell. Make this entire Patriot cheating bullshit fair.Michael J Tremblay writes, “Such an error is unacceptable and highly suspicious”. SUSPICIOUS? UNACCEPTABLE? Did he really say that? Suspicious and unacceptable? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!Dave Rosenthal writes. “I can't believe this isn't a big story. I mean, we should be 19-0, but the NFL hates that Pats, so instead we have to go through this the rest of our lives knowing we got jipped.” Newsflash, Dabe, the whole world hates The Pats. Do ya know why? They cheated (Spygate). Nobody likes a cheater. Nor do they like a loser. Alex R wrote, “The Pats Deserve an Investigation!” Don’t worry Alex, you’ll get your investigation. Spygate Back in the News: Time for Another Look at the Patriots’ Illegal Looking? 
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/ballz/2008/02/spygate_back_in_the_news_time.php
It’s just a shame it’s being investigated by Crafts best friend, Roger Goodell. Goodell will probably just destroy all the evidence again.And Myles Fraser claims, “We must spread the truth and get the NFL to investigate this game.”The truth Myles? The truth is the Patriots cheat. How do you pathetic losers have any grounds to pronounce unfair acts!Face it! You lost! Cheaters never win!

Posted by ia3/colts at 2:14 PM
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Patriot Fans write NFL a petition about UNFAIRNESS?
Mood:  don't ask
It appears some Patriots fans are tad bit angered about a time clock error during the N.Y. Giants’ final, game-winning drive in the Super Bowl. They’re so mad, in fact, they’ve started a petition to get the game reversed.Are you fucking serious?!!!!!!

First, let’s take a look back in 2005. Those lil’ Patsie Fans didn’t have a problem September 25, 2005 when a clock error added 52 seconds to the fourth quarter of the Patriots-Steelers game resulting in a Patriots 23-20 victory.

Secondly, I read the first 96 signatures and their comments. You have got to be kidding me. Unfuckingreal!Bradley Whitaker writes, “the referees seemed as though they wanted the Patriots to finally lose.”

Hey Bradley, welcome to our world. It seems the refs are always wanting Colts along with other NFL Teams (see above –Steelers/Patriots and The Time Clock Error) to lose against the Patriots.

 

A Chip wrote, “We deserve to have won the superbowl”
Hey Chip, Steelers deserve to win the
September 25, 2005 game. The Colts deserved to have won the 2004 AFC Championship Game.

 

Jeffrey Alexandre wrote, “I Want Justice” Don’t we all, Jeffrey? Spygate!!!!!!Matt Crescenzo wrote, “A possible error this big should be reviewed” Ya think? We as Colts fan along with many other NFL Teams and fans feel a lot of Patriots Games should be reviewed . . .Along with Spygate!!!!!!!Michael Lehner writes, “Make it fair” YEAH, Goodell. Make this entire Patriot cheating bullshit fair.Michael J Tremblay writes, “Such an error is unacceptable and highly suspicious”. SUSPICIOUS? UNACCEPTABLE? Did he really say that? Suspicious and unacceptable? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!Dave Rosenthal writes. “I can't believe this isn't a big story. I mean, we should be 19-0, but the NFL hates that Pats, so instead we have to go through this the rest of our lives knowing we got jipped.” Newsflash, Dabe, the whole world hates The Pats. Do ya know why? They cheated (Spygate). Nobody likes a cheater. Nor do they like a loser. Alex R wrote, “The Pats Deserve an Investigation!” Don’t worry Alex, you’ll get your investigation.

Spygate Back in the News: Time for Another Look at the Patriots’ Illegal Looking? 

It’s just a shame it’s being investigated by Crafts best friend, Roger Goodell. Goodell will probably just destroy all the evidence again.And Myles Fraser claims, “We must spread the truth and get the NFL to investigate this game.”The truth Myles? The truth is the Patriots cheat.  How do you pathetic losers have any grounds to pronounce unfair acts!

Face it! You lost! Cheaters never win!


Posted by ia3/colts at 2:03 PM
Updated: Monday, 11 February 2008 2:09 PM
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Sunday, 3 February 2008
MAKES NO SENSE
Mood:  on fire

I know it’s all been already said, blogged, posted in forums and spoken about at the office; yet I’m going to bring it up again . . .

 

. . . and with it all being said, blogged, posted and spoken about, WHY IS NOTHING BEING DONE?

 

Yes, the Cheating Patriots Spygate Scandal..

 

What image is the NFL giving to its Fans and the children that look up to these Teams and Star Players? “But Dad, I thought you told me cheaters never win!”

 New England Patriots (staff) was accused, held to trial and found guilty of cheating, (Judge) NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handed the Patriots a slap on the wrist and THEN DESTROYED ALL EVIDENCE. And now The Patriots are breaking records in The NFL and this cheating factor plays no part. HOW can these records stand when you are FOUND GUILTY of CHEATING? Some have made claims that everyone cheats to get the better advantage over their opposing team. This may be so. But no one has been caught, brought to The NFL Commisioner or Board and found guilty. The New England Patriots were found guilty in 2007 for cheating and are now at the end of the season with multiple NFL records being broke, going to the Super Bowl and nobody has a problem with this? The media is glorifying all their records and claiming them to be the best team ever in the NFL. THEY FUCKING CHEATED!!!!!!!!!!

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Sunday, 2 December 2007
Jags try nevertheless come up short, Colts WIN
Mood:  flirty

The Indianapolis Colts are on the verge of their fifth straight AFC South title as Peyton threw four touchdown passes beating once again The Jacksonville Jaguars in a 28-25 victory Sunday and take a two-game lead with four games to go.

 

I hope your prevision of an undefeated season is worth it while in the end The Colts become victorious in The AFC Championship . . .

AGAIN!

Just had to add that in there!

 

I must also add, HEY YOU TWELTH MAN out there, GREAT JOB! You guys were loud and proud! Jags had 4 false start penalties called on them; three were in the first quarter. One on their first drive and two on their second drive. Their third one really is pissy as Kelvin Hayden had intercepted the pass yet was wiped clear because of the false start on Jags. Lucky bastards.

 The first quarter was a real hoot as red flags were being bounced back and forth. On a play where Robert Mathis got around Khalif Barnes and forced the fumble; Officials ruled that Jags had recovered the ball when in fact was recovered by Colts; Raheem Brock and was actually down at the time before trying to get up and run with the ball as it came loose and was recovered by Jags. Tony threw the red flag challenging that they recovered the fumble and the play was REVERSED. Jags Coach, Jack Del Rio attempted to in turn throw his red flag, yet there was nothing to challenge. This gave the Colts the opportunity to put a score on the board first as Manning hit Dallas Clark as he beat Clint Ingram into the endzone for the touchdown. 

Later in the first quarter on a Colts 3rd and 10; Manning fires to Ben Utecht for the first down at the Jaguars 42, but Jags coach Jack Del Rio is upset. He's throwing the red flag for the challenge. Del Rio is challenging where Utecht was spotted. Del Rio got his adjustment and in return wasted a timeout for as the Officials made corrections to the spot of the ball, they brought out the chains to in turn flash the palm of his hand towards Colts end zone – FIRST DOWN, COLTS!

 

Two plays later, Manning fires one to Utecht who in turn fumbles and is recovered by Jags. Dungy tossed the ol’ red flag challenging if it was a complete pass, Tony won and Colts keep the ball. Next play was a 48 yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne!

 

Manning, who was 19-of-28 for 288 yards and now has 23 TD passes for the season, tying him with Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks to throw more than 20 in each of their first 10 NFL seasons.

Posted by ia3/colts at 4:57 PM
Updated: Sunday, 2 December 2007 5:02 PM
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Monday, 26 November 2007
6 games in 32 days
Mood:  quizzical
DID YOU KNOW?
The Colts have played 6 games in 32 days.
Any normal NFL team would play roughly 4 games in 30 or so days. For some reason, the scheduling gods decided the Colts could do 6 games in 32 days, with one of those games against undefeated New England and another all the way out in San Diego, in the middle of a monsoon. This, along with a body bag's worth of injuries, has made the last 6 games one helluva gauntlet for any team to run through.
It's insane I tell you.
And yet, despite the injuries, the poor breaks, the missed FGs, and Russ Purnell's continued employment, this team should be 11-0. They are better than any team in football; including New England, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and GB.

Posted by ia3/colts at 8:51 AM
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