If you have not heard it before, carpe diem is the latin phrase meaning to live for the day. In other words, take each day as it comes and live it to the fullest. So I am simply borrowing it and applying it to the Colts football season – to live for the day Sunday. Hence, Carpe (SUN)Diem.
I fully buy into the concept that the most important game of the season is the next one. And this will especially hold true for the Colts this season. And it starts this Sunday with the game at Chicago. A win will announce that teams will have to take us seriously this year as a playoff contender. A close loss means lookout, we are coming, though we may not be there at the end of the season. A bad loss will bring me back down to earth.
These are not your Manning’s Colts, where we are almost guaranteed a spot in the playoffs before the first snap of the season. I doubt any Colts fan has already started making plans for the post-season at this point. In fact, the old practice of play the games and add up the wins at the end of the season doesn’t really ring true anymore either. So what is going to matter more to me this year is to get on my Colts gear and get ready for some football.
I am hoping at the least that the Colts will still be in the hunt, realistically or not, for the playoffs in December. But, to get to that point, I am willing to cheer for my team, through their ups and downs, each week of the season, looking for that final score with us ahead of the other team when the gun sounds. And with the most important game of the season coming up (see above), I sure hope that is the way things go down on Sunday. And for everyone who is with me say “ Carpe SUNDiem”.