Sadly I am not in London. The work I do extended into and devoured an entire 6 week vacation we had planned for 2 years supposedly ending with the London game. I sent my wife on her own to Texas to see family and I am still buried in work and far from finished. I am really bummed as I doubt I will have a chance to see the Colts outside of the country again in my lifetime. (Not in good health). I really wanted to meet as many of you European Colts fans as I could as I love traveling and hanging with locals and making worldwide friendships. I hope you all have a great time and I will be watching like most Colts fans here on TV.
If any of you get together because of this post, please tip a drink and be glad you're meeting new folks from far and wide. I have spent my adult life bringing musicians together and I wanted this to be a chance for me to meet up with fellow Football fans overseas as I spent many years playing before switching to music. Enjoy it! And let's all hope for a win!
Hi, Nils here....
I know a lot of Europeans support the Patriots, but all I can say is no way man, no way!
I'm not entirely sure when I started to follow and cheer for the Colts, but I has no shame in admitting that it was when Manning begun to really shine. It was probably back in 1999 because I seem to remember that play-off game against the Titans.
I also remember the I loved how the Colts would play a beautiful offensive game whereas other teams were boring with their defensive strengths. Aaaahh, those were the days!
I was introduced to American Football during my American Politics/presidential election study in Washington D.C. in the fall of 1996 (Clinton vs Dole). Didn't really get attached to any team back then, so you can say that Redskins just left me totally uninspired.
It is a great and welcoming forum here - and that is just how I remembered America too.