basketballsteve

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  1. Grew up in the Bay area just south of S.F. and in 1966 my dad took me to a 49ers game (in the 60's the Colts were in the costal division with SF and LA) and by chance they were playing the Unitas led Baltimore Colts...I've ben a die hard Colts fan since then. More then anything else it was the uniforms that first game that caught my eye but as I became a fan of the game it became the players and their stories than kept me a Colts fan. Back in the days of the costal division the Colts once beat the 49ers 13 straight times.
  2. Couldn't agree more, JM is killing us, anybody else would be better and although he has been ok on special teams he has very little upside other than that.
  3. Does Grigson get any credit in your analysis for the positive personnel moves he has made? I'm thinking that many of the very small contract players acquired by Grigson are deserving of praise (Freeman, McNary, Rogers, Doyle, Whalen, Studebaker, Butler, Lynch, Overton, Hickman, Howell, Herron, Saunders). Role players all (except Freeman) but guys that have contributed significantly to our success the last 2 seasons. All these moves were for discarded players or players that never made a 53? There is a enormous churn for every teams bottom 1/3 to 1/2 of the roster and isn't that where a savvy GM makes a difference?. I get that you are obviously unable to give him credit for what you call no brainer picks like the sturdy and talented luck rather than the fragile and talented RG3, even though there were a chorus of voices prior to the pick and after exclaiming how much better RG3 was than Luck but hasn't that already been proven false?
  4. Robert Mathis….The goal is New York

    The lyrics of the Rolling Stones express the dilemma best, "I can't get no……satisfaction". Should we beat New England tonight, Robert Mathis reminds us that satisfaction remains at bay because the goal is (winning) in New York. In my teens, I learned the hard math of the Super Bowl equation there is only one with satisfaction and it happens only once a year. In my naive youth I believed that the 1967 Colts arriving at the last game of the season undefeated was destine for the Super Bowl (by god yes they were that good) but of course that dream died on the turn of the point differential tie breaker at the final gun of game 14. Where was justice in the equation? The Colts were better than all the other teams in the playoffs. No worries. 1968 brought a Colts team so overwhelmingly powerful, on both sides of the ball, there was no way they could lose the Super Bowl, but somehow they did, to the Jets(&*%#). Sill a youth but no longer naive, so it was that the most powerful Colt defense ever assembled arrived at the first ever AFC championship game and when John Unitas hit Ray Perkins out of the backfield our SuperBowl redemption opportunity had arrived. So when Jim O'Brien's kick sailed through the uprights as time expired in SuperBowl V Jim O'Brien wasn't the only one jumping. And the media of the day (Sports Illustrated) belittled the win and blared "Colts win the Blunder Bowl". Still I can't get no….. satisfaction? So for the next 36 years…..and I try, and I try, and I try, and I TRY…..I can't get no. How sublime was the satisfaction when Peyton Manning raised that Lombardi Trophy over his head some 36 years later? Well if you're like me then you know the answer to the depth of how that felt. Sweeter even because we did it as a team of destiny and belief not a "powerhouse" team. And…..just so I had the lesson of the goal reinforced, the 2009 Super Bowl once again taught me the agony of the only goal that mattered being unfulfilled (for the want of batting an onside kick out of bound for crying out loud)…..No no no no! Hey hey hey that's what I say. No matter what happens in New England tonight, Robert is right, and I'll take no satisfaction of the heart (maybe of the intellect)…..I'll still be waiting for Mick to be proven wrong. And if we lose tonight well……... 'Cause you see I'm on a losing streak I can't get no, oh no, no, no Hey hey hey, that's what I say Regardless of the outcome tonight, I'll still will have the appreciation of how hard these Colts have played all year, and that next year Mick might be wrong.
  5. We're all wondering

    All Colt fans are wondering right now what will happen on Saturday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. As nervous as we all might be about some aspects of this game, especially the final score, I have no fear about the performance we will see from Andrew Luck tomorrow, I know he'll give superb effort, make some plays and display his ample talent. The game against the Chiefs will allow Andrew another step in his growth and reward all our players for their hard work this year. I know our Colts will play with together and with great effort in this one. I know our fans will be heard. Let's appreciate being here. I can't wait to see if the "monster" is Super Bowl ready.
  6. We're not going anywhere near the elite teams without better special teams play and we have no sign of that happening yet.

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