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  1. Wow, that is nice to hear that Papa John's management saw fit to recognize Amy for all her years of service & dedication to the company. No job is insignificant & I'm sure that there's an artform to folding that many boxes over the years. I hope Amy was touched by all the well deserved attention she was given for her hard work, steadfast loyalty, & sense of team cohesiveness. Delicious pizza, thirst quenching refreshments, relaxing music provided by Gramz & Ron, & a roomful of proud people. Way to Go Amy! Thank you Gramz, Ron, & all the people who make disabled individuals feel part of the crowd & everyday society. You Rock!
    5 points
  2. I really like this reminder. I want to add it is not fun in the least being away from friends that you develop on this site. Being away means missing out on the great people and posts. Being away sucks in the off-season let alone when the real stuff is here. There is nothing like being on here on game day whether in chat or in a game day thread!!! I am on nearly every day, and want to say there are varying levels of knowledge. I encourage new posters to read a lot of posts before starting your first thread. Also introduce yourselves in Member Introductions: If you are a 'kid' jjust wanting to learn football tell us. We will be glad to help. Lastly the moderation team works together very well in coming to decisions. Debates can get heated....when it is obvious that you both are 360 degrees apart....just agree to disagree. I did that with one of my best friends on here...and we laughed about it. And in difficult cases...use the Ignore function. I learned the hard way, but I am glad I did. Happy posting!!
    4 points
  3. *- You have no clue as to what took place. It was a joke that was played on the Steeler fan by his friend and the coach. The Steeler fan got to meet a couple of coaches after practice and got a free Luck jersey that he gave to his friend. It would be smart for you to know you're facts before running you're uninformed mouth. The steeler fan was told he would be escorted out by a joking Pagano. It was all done and said in fun with a touch of sarcasm. How dare you talk about the Colts fans after the way outside fans are treated in Pittsburgh. I was there a few years ago for a game and got threatened and had beer and trash thrown on me.
    4 points
  4. Being a student of history myself, having a Masters degree in American History, I am well aware the bloodshed spilled in this country & young Republic to preserve & protect our civil liberties. I know what "shared sacrifice" & paying the ultimate price really means. I am also intimately aware of what guilt over survival really means among veterans too. Why did I live & my buddy standing right next to me drop? To me, honoring veterans is more than a parade or salute of gratitude. When our men women come home from duty without limbs & brain trauma, does our citizenry & federal government cut through the red tape & get these men & women the surgeries, medical attention, & psychological assistance they need? When Humpty Dumpty comes back broken & weak, what do we do as a society to make them whole again? Once the crowds & fanfare does down, who comforts the sick, the ill, & the lame? Who quiets the voices of fear, pain, & nightmares? Who counteracts the images of death & decay that time can not completely erase? Who reminds these noble men & women that they matter & have value? Who can step in listen, let them cry, & prevent a suicide? Another point: Veterans of Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, & Afghanistan really resent the implication that only WWII Vets fought in the only "noble war" & that any wartime experience beyond 1945 does mean anything. WWII vets got parades, national respect, & the GI Bill to attend college & rise in terms of social & income mobility. Beyond WWII, media appreciation for veterans sacrifices has significantly diminished. VFW Posts will crumble unless WWII veterans loosen the misconception that theirs was the only war that really mattered. Also, the public isn't asked to ration sugar & other products for troops overseas anymore. So public awareness is almost completely unknown which is so sad. The fighting is now largely down by drown attacks at the push of a button or drop of a missile. The public doesn't see investigative journalists like Walter Kronkite anymore at the dinner table who keep the public aware of casualities, political power plays, & ultimately change the scope, mindset, & opinion of the War in South East Asia. Good Bless All The MEN & WOMEN WHO SERVE IN EVERY BRANCH OF SERVICE WHO SERVE IN A REMOTE CORNER OF THE WORLD WITH A SPATULA, MOP, OR MACHINE GUN. I WILL NEVER LET YOUR SACRIFICE DIE, DISAPPEAR, OR SLIP AWAY. THANK YOU.
    4 points
  5. I find those comments from players both disappointing and disturbing. My daughter is friends with several college football players and she says they have the same reaction as these NFL players. So, it's a very good thing that these punishments included players. A solid reminder to them that yes, you will be held responsible for what you do. Sorry guys but it comes with being an adult
    4 points
  6. I just want to say I am a woman and I'm not jumping ship! I don't know why that comment was even made but it irritates me. I have stated in many posts I am a colts fan no matter what. It does not matter what happens, I will be loyal to this team and will die a colts fan. I wish fans would not turn on each other and just let it be. To each there own. Can't we all just get along?
    4 points
  7. So sorry for your loss. My dad died 6 years ago from pancreatic cancer. It's awful. Sending prayers your way.
    3 points
  8. Your dad will be missed by the entire Colts Nation!!! I am sincerely sorry for your loss.
    3 points
  9. My thoughts and prayers go out to both YellScream and pacolts.
    3 points
  10. Our oldest daughter Alex just got offered a job working with autistic children. This is something she has had on her heart for awhile. So, we are anxious to see how it works out. I think she will be fabulous!
    3 points
  11. I am sorry but I have been a die hard fan since the Johnny U days back in Baltimore. I have never heard a professional athlete use the excuse that he hasn't learned the playbook yet. Running is a lot of instinct too and all Trent has to do is go home and look at the films. He runs into a pile up and never hits the hole. He is paid millions and its time he stepped up stopped using excuses about the playbook. I would hope the Colt's would have tested his intelligence before trading for him also and if he was that slow to learn they would have passed. Let Boom Herron get a chance. At least he hits the holes quickly and Bradshaw is a hard runner too. Trent run like a real professional running back or get out of the league because your playbook excuse is old.
    3 points
  12. Trent just doesn't seem to have the speed to hit the holes that our line can only hold for a fraction of a second apparently. I know our line is not very good at run blocking and perhaps we need to rethini our offensive line coach if it is not the talent that is at fault. Herron just appears to be faster and quicker than Trent, just like Donald Brown was last year. If we made a mistake on Richardson, we need to just bite the bullet and start Herron and use Richardson on short yardage situations where his size will be to his advantage instead of making him just too slow.
    3 points
  13. Wow! Maybe you should not be so literal. I realize he cannot be stolen from them and they can match any offer (transition tag). If you read the post, I also said that it would take a deal that the Browns would not want to match, which would be a crazy offer! I also talked about it possibly being smoke, and that free agency filled with rumors, I NEVER said it would be a smart move by the Colts. If all you do is go around and correct peoples posts then maybe you should actually read them before you respond. I thought us Colts fans were more intelligent than that, but I guess there is one of YOU in every bunch. My "sources" say your an *......
    3 points
  14. We've got to upgrade our O-line! Whether it's re-shuffling, draft or FA we got to upgrade it. Wayne is nearing the end of his career with age and injury so we also need to find a successor. I see Hilton as a great #2 with Whalen and Brazil great complimentary WR. Rodgers has potential but needs to elevate his game to another level. Hopefully with the upcoming camp the wr corps will be able to raise the bar. I have more confidence with the wr corps coming around than the O-line. With the wr or rb's you could spread the ball around you can't with the O-line. With that said one player may be able to stabilize the line.
    3 points
  15. Ijalana has elite ability and could be a factor anywhere on the line, he is prob the best linemen we have, at least potentially, he just has to stay healthy and get reps
    3 points
  16. We need to focus on getting revamping the O-Line and Secondary, and Linebackers. However, Mathis and Hughes did very well in those positions.
    3 points
  17. Don't you remember that guy from a week or two ago? He enjoys your discomfort - don't give him the satisfaction. Probably not even Colts fan.
    3 points
  18. It seems as though my good friend CP11 had what is called a "once in a lifetime" vacation....a well deserved vacation!! I envisioned myself all the way through Kansas and on the Arkansas River. I am a huge whitewater rafting fan. I bet you were a little let down that the river was down, but it sounded like a fantastic time. I would have loved to see the ghost town. It would be my luck it would not have been Casper, but some mean old ghost. HA HA! Looking for some pictures of your Rocky Mountain high vacation!! Super blog!!!
    3 points
  19. Wow, I feel like I just read a journal for a reporter on the Travel Channel. The trees, the grass, the rolling hills, & the mighty & majestic Colorado River. I was transported from 2012 to the 1920's & back again. No phones, no internet, no modern day technology just rugged individualism, breathtaking scenery, & tranquil sunset backdrops. Our experiences of a simpler less complex time color of memories & remind us all not to be clouded by possessions & materialism. I understand this is only a fraction of your adventure, which is told in crisp & vivid detail documenting the sights, sounds, & smells on your trip. You touched on it, but I wanted to know the fear & exhileration [sic] of the cold water as it splashed in your raft, the thrill of not capsizing the boat, your anxieties of not slamming against the rock formations, & the thrill & adreneline rush of surviving a trip down the Colorado River. Beautifully written piece CP11!!! I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you. Nice work buddy!!!
    3 points
  20. ColtsPRIDE11,Thank you for posting that,now im gonna speak even if i do get a warning or whatever,our service vets have been denied treatment they should get ,as far as medical, restitution so on,and we all know who denies this.You are so right they have maulled our history books,and removed so much that is ultimatley important,my teens have learned from myself,history channel helps.Im a Marine i will die a Marine ,tell your freind Semper Fi, and he and all vets of all our armed services will always have my and all of my familys respect,no matter what war,conflict or so on
    3 points
  21. I no longer wear the uniform but I will forever keep it.
    3 points
  22. I agree with you Maureen. For the most part your average American citizen does appreciate our veterans. But then we have those that do not. I am a firm believer that no matter what, you support the service people. Many times it is forgotten that they are just executing what their Commander and Chief (the President) tells them to do. Many times if someone disagrees with a war or what ever our military may be doing, they take it out on the soliders themselves. This to me is completely and utterly wrong on top of being disrespectful to them. As I said in my post, I needed to vent a bit. I too was dismayed when he told me that the high schoolers seemed to not have a good grasp of WWII. It took me aback actually. I guess the argument could be made that maybe it was a student that has yet to have US History or even World HIstory, but still, should a 15, 16, 17 year old kid not have knowledge of our history? Maybe this should be taught at younger ages...I remember learning about things such as this in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. All in all, we should be proud of our countries history and we (even at home) should teach it to the younger generations. And likewise, we need to make sure we pass down that service men and women are to be respected and honored for their service for us. Thanks for reading Maureen
    3 points
  23. It seems to the attitude "of it's just football" with regards to intentionally hurt someone directly opposes the law suits against the league for injuries sustained "just doing their job and just playing football" .... how many of the injuries in the law suits resulted from certain players versions of "just playing football?" There is no place in any sport for intentional injury. Play the game with skill and leave it on the score board.
    3 points
  24. I love my Colts and I love Chuck Pagano!!! I am so excited about the new year!! Thank you for this blog, I absolutely love it. I am just full of love today I guess, !! I can't wait to see us have a legitimate defense!! I posted in a forum the other day how glad I was we got rid of Coyer. Someone quoted me and said I need to be careful what I wish for. Well, why wouldn't I wish for this? Let's Hunt!!
    3 points
  25. "If we had won the Superbowl in 2009 against the New Orleans Saints, would Manning's longevity within this organization still be in question?" If we had won the Super Bowl in 09, Peyton Manning would have been crowned as the indisputable GOAT. I think that is what bothers most Colts fans when they think of him in another uniform. It is all so silly and trivial to place his future with this team on a nerve regeneration time-frame. Doctors have said that once the regeneration process begins, it will never stop, and the gains made will not be lost in regression. The regeneration HAS started! Thus, we can safely say that Peyton will be healthy at some point, and to not have him in the blue and white because it might take a month longer for that healing to complete than the Front Office wants---is absurd. Had we won the 2009 Super Bowl, Peyton would be happily collecting his well-deserved $28 million bonus, and there would be no questions whatsoever. Sad, isn't it? Oh well, I guess I'll just go cry myself to sleep...
    3 points
  26. I'm with you Wyld1.. are far as child psychology goes, many parents fail to account for their childs readiness to deal with violent images, sex, inappropriate behavior etc, whether it's a video game or a movie. If a child is still believing in santa or other such fantasies (tooth fairy, etc) they are unable to separate fantasy from reality and are very likely to believe those images they are seeing are how people are supposed to behave. The age children are exposed to these images is very important and some people start that way to young, then wonder why their 13 is pregnant. I'm not blaming media for people's actions, it's just a small part of the psychological puzzle in child development and I again go back to a child knowing their self worth, this starts very young.
    3 points
  27. As we now teach our kids to write? In some states cursive is no longer taught! Not starting a debate on this...AS I TYPE! We as a nation...formed as a union! I shalt not recite the rest. ESPN has decided to eliminate employees (cannot call them journalists in today's world) and have decided to desecrate individuals for WORD CHOICE!!!! Either one would incriminate them selves in the court of public opinion! ESPN should now look at their principles as so-called journalists name no sources. Why not talk about the WINK? As Southwest so eloquently conveys, reporters{real reporters} are using historical references....and it could have been a whole lot worse. I hope that ESPN would recognize a difference. If ANYONE disagrees so be it. One of my best friends adopted three gorgeous girls from China....call ME a racist!!!! I DARE YA! Brent
    3 points
  28. I no its only 1 game but the effort was terrible they looked lost. Have the feeling its going to be a long year there is no way this D is going to stop the good offensive teams.Grigson has been here 4 years and the Oline is still a mess along with the D GO COLTS
    2 points
  29. That's a great story, Gramz. I spent three years as a job coach for high school students with special needs (I'm in school now to get my special education teaching license). One of the jobs that one of my students had involved folding boxes at a pizza restaurant. Completing one million is a big feat for anyone, so is lasting for 20 years at one job. Congratulations to Amy, and thanks for sharing her awesome accomplishment.
    2 points
  30. I am so glad my two buddy's got the poster. Congratulations Colt man51 and 100GFB!!!!!!!!! And to the rest of you as well
    2 points
  31. What did TY Hilton do, that made the Colts front office purchase an insurance policy for him, and Andrew Luck's future contract?...........He re-hired Drew Rosenhaus. If you don't know who he(D.R.) is, and HOW he does his business, you need to a background check on this guy/agent. He is the alpha male, GREAT WHITE SHARK of all sports agents!!!!!
    2 points
  32. I TOTALLY AGREE!!! We need you on the offensive Coaching staff. You are a True Blue Hall of Fame Player! ONE OF A KIND!!! Stay here, Stay home with us here @Indy!!!
    2 points
  33. I know alot of the members enjoy conversing with each other on gameday, and I can imagine it would be hard to keep up with everything in one thread, but on the other hand you don't need 30 different threads on one game. Hopefully this will work. I personally try to stay away from the threads on gameday... I want to be able to watch the game and not have it tainted by the opinions of others, but that's just me.
    2 points
  34. Trent will be fine as the starter and will surprise quite a lot of fans..... Learning an NFL play book takes time and he has learned three of them in the last year and a half. Now that he's had a preseason with the starters, everyone will see a different T-Rich on game day. No one will run harder than Trent Richardson after he has seen the unending support from the coaches and players. I have a feeling all of these Richardson doubters will be back on this forum saying they knew all along what a great back he was and how Grigson stole him from Cleveland. Richardson has a ton of upside so make sure you squirrel him away on your fantasy football roster. Tom in Maryland
    2 points
  35. I think we will see him on special teams where he HAS excelled.....may be rusty on offense....just an educated (or uneducated) guess
    2 points
  36. I just hope the OL does not get more of a bug....we will be hurting. Cannot afford losses. The schedule is tough enough!!!
    2 points
  37. I do not want to think about this. Just a moderator perspective. I don't want to face Manning. But, if that's how it is, I'm behind our Colts.
    2 points
  38. A nicely written blog. Thank You! I'm glad that some fans are still able to stay optimistic.
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. lol, well Peyton is all about money also. Figure if they Kept Peyton and think of more players they would have to cut. The Colts would have sucked with no Receivers he was used to, no offense line,so he been beat up. Really think on what you are talking about before saying crap. I love Peyton like everybody else, but he never would have lasted this season and been cut next year. So Mr Irsay did what he new he would have had to do when he signed Peyton to that big contract. He was going to cut sooner or hope Peyton retire.So Cry in your beer, you was never a Colts fan to begin with. GO COLTS
    2 points
  41. wonderful post. my thought exactlys. Yes, we've returned to 'go' but we needed to. I ain't afraid of new beginnings. I'm looking forward to watching this team gel.
    2 points
  42. Back when we were still on ColtsDirect, I was really having a bad feeling about Luck and what I perceived as an attitude especially when being asked about his willingness to back up HOF QB Peyton Manning. I even went so far as to say "send Luck to the Browns" and see how he likes the 20 below wind chills off of Lake Erie. I feel now I was totally wrong, and we have the best young QB since our beloved number 18. Good Luck Andrew, and I totally agree SOMDCfan.
    2 points
  43. I am clearly not a student of star wars as you are. I own the original trilogy and admit I am completely unaware as to whether is is digitally remastered. Saw the first of the new star wars series and loathed it. So, I didn't see the rest of them. As far as why he won't release an un remastered version of the original, I have no clue. If it would make money, why wouldn't he?
    2 points
  44. You know anything titled "confessions" draws me like a bee to honey! :: Loved the metal bands . . . so many great ones.
    2 points
  45. Walking away from the Colts over this is sad. Calling out the people who are walking away is just as sad.
    2 points
  46. I have really strong opinions on this topic, and quite frankly can get way out of line concerning today's youth. I will keep it simple. Every child has the right to go to school in a safe environment. I had 4 guys that wanted to hurt me from the time I started high school until I finished. I am not going to kid you I was one tough kid. I still was constantly looking over my shoulder, and sometimes worried who was around the corner or down the hall. I even talked to Dad about how to handle it. Dad was a principal himself, and he said no need to "get suspended for not controlling your own emotions." I have used that phrase throughout my life since especially in some very bad situations where my emotions came very close to getting the best of me. Thanks Pops. I love you!!! By the way......those guys never wanted one on one with me.....they tried to gang up.....never happened!!!!
    2 points
  47. As quoted from Colts.com Craig Kelley article “We’ve had some talks with Jeff. It’s more that I bumped into him at one of the Super Bowl functions,” said Pagano. “Jeff is a great guy and he’s done great things for this organization and this community. “Right now Jeff is trying to decide whether he wants to keep going, how much gas is left in the tank. We certainly think there is some there, and we’d love to have him be a part of our program moving forward. He’s sitting down and visiting with his family and trying to make a decision on what he wants to do.” sounds to me like Colts camp is still interested in Saturday
    2 points
  48. Was the word used as a historical reference? * in armor? seems to be manufactured controversy to me.. had no one hyper focused on the word *, as being used in an inappropriate form (I don't believe it was intended as derogatory in this context) then we wouldn't even be discussing this today. Society and all races need to remember to laugh at themselves now and then or we loose all sense of humanity. I have a new "neice" this year, an exchange student staying with my sister who is from Vietnam. She is adorable and quickly became a loved family member, despite my father having served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam. They had lots to talk about and it was not akward and she also had a chapter at the high school regarding what is now called the "Vietnam Conflict (conflict, ugh)" and the material taught was exactly the same as what she was taught in Vietnam...just the facts. If people could be more honest, real racism would go away. People are just people no matter where they come from, we all want happiness.
    2 points
  49. That is too cute! Love her "mean" faces, then she looks all sweet again . @ Brent love it, Dog Biscuit, thats great.
    2 points
  50. My cousin was one of the operators on the zip line and she told me she had a great time there!
    2 points
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