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  1. 1 hour ago, NannyMcafee said:


    How long do you have to thank him? 

    I think I get what your driving at. Part of being an established athlete with clout means that they are protected when they go through slumps or a drought period where consistency fluctuates. Your overall point is valid though. No athlete is untouchable & if your performance dips long enough; anybody is replaceable just look at Cam Newton in Carolina or Marcus Mariota in Tennessee. It always boils down to production & tolerance. If your production slips, tolerance among the coaching staff & ownership flies out the window. 


    I always have to remind myself that an athlete is paid or kept around based on what can you do for a franchise moving forward now not what accolades you generated for the organization in the past. That's why Cam Newton is about to be released soon. His 2015 SB appearance feels like ancient history now in 2019. Translation: Every athlete has a shelf life & sooner or later even elite NFL studs like AV get decommissioned from service. 

  2. 1 hour ago, Chloe6124 said:

    Sometimes when you read a quote it can come off different then if you see them actually say it. 

    Very true. I didn't find this article all that compelling, controversial, or wave making actually. Like you said in an earlier post, I didn't find it odd or peculiar either. Not much else to say. 


    I feel bad for Cain & yes, I know rehabbing blows, but I'm with you on this one. I didn't get much out of this update personally. 

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  3. What bothers me most about Antonio Cromartie's case is this: 


    You can't just show up to work, defy your boss's wishes, & go you know what? My head coach told me not to kneel during the NATL. Anthem. Ah screw him, I'm gonna exercise my freedom of choice, embarrass my organization, & then wonder they now refuse to pay me. 


    Your job Antonio was to play football & intercept passes. You can protest whatever injustice you want on the weekend or your day off. You can't just go over your boss's head, refuse to follow their firmly worded suggestion, & not expect repercussions man. SMH. 


    And another thing--If you make the decision to create 14 children, you better plan ahead & be in a position to provide for them sir. Use protection perhaps or inquire about a vasectomy in order to put a lid on future defendants. Eventually, you knew you'd have to pay the piper man. Get real dude. 


    Being responsible for that many children is a massive undertaking. It might have been fun bringing them into the world, but at the end of the day, you need to grow up, be a man, & figure this out already. The time for deflection & excuses is over sir. 

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  4. 31 minutes ago, NannyMcafee said:

    I dont see anyone giving vanderjagt any excuses when ge missed in 2005, and he had made a lot of great kicks for Indy. 

    You do make a compelling case with this last sentence NMFE. Adam gets paid handsomely to close out tight games for INDY & he'd be the first to say that he came up short vs Pittsburgh & didn't get it done. 


    I dislike it when someone inevitably says football is a team sport not tennis or golf. It's a true statement sure, but it's like you said in your original entry, Adam was in a position to get us a W & along with the glory when the Colts win comes the heat when a NFL specialist fails. Excellent point. Well said. The only thing that shields Adam from constructive criticism right now are his 4 SB rings on his resume. We all know this. 

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  5. @NFLfan, 


    You're welcome. I figured you'd wanna see your Purple People Eaters play tonight. Happy to help & make your evening TV watching go a bit more smoothly. 


    Uh huh. Cris Collinsworth has 2 infatuation blindspots: The Patriots & the Cowboys. He can't be objective about either franchise whatsoever. 


    Thank you so much for confirming to me that Dallas doesn't exactly stir your drink or trip your trigger either. My respect for you just skyrocketed over that. 


    No worries. The Vikings know what time it is. I'm confident that Minnesota will emerge victorious my friend. Glad I was able to make you chuckle. :hat:

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  6. On 11/4/2019 at 8:17 PM, NFLfan said:

    Lol. A black cat running on the field. 

    Yeah, you rarely see that happen in football. I was rooting for the cat to be bad voodoo for Dallas too. Oh well. 


    I'm surprised that Whiskers didn't drop this Janet track before making it's SNF debut though. Entrance means everything you know. Gotta leave a lasting impression ya know...:D



    Cats tend to do their own thing though so, I shouldn't be surprised I guess.  @Jules, would have had a field day with this football occurrence  since posting cool cat pictures is more or less her forte & favorite pastime on the forum. 


    I missed the appearance on TV initially, but caught it when NFL Network re-aired the game later that night.

  7. 14 hours ago, WoolMagnet said:

    My opinion:

    Fans are within their rights as a fan, however it is not what i would do.

      I am not a fan of booing.  They are trying.

    Think of your boss and co-workers booing you when you enter the workplace after not meeting your quotas.  I just dont like negative type motivation.  It rarely works.'

      We have such a fine group of men on this team that i wouldnt want some fan frustration to be misconstrued as total disgust with this team.  Its a GOOD team, overachieving, imo.


      But hey, if you pay for a ticket, food, drink, jersey, etc i guess you have the right to voice your displeasure, just not my style.


    We have talented people monitoring and looking for answers to the issues, such as kicking.  I trust they know what they are doing.  Better than any of us, i would think. Thats good enough for me.


    The main question is whether Vinny can "straighten it out"  and be as good or better than the question marks currently available.   There is a reason THEY are available.  Many teams had kicking issues this year and STILL these guys are available.  I'm really not sure what decision would work out better.  No one does.


    13 hours ago, Gramz said:

    Seriously...??   My thoughts.


    Booing is a reflection on the person booing,  NOT the person being booed.


    You're good with that,  knock yourself out.

    Yes, both of you are correct. Booing your favorite team never solves anything in the long run. I've always perceived it as childish & tacky personally. 


    The other side of the coin justifying booing as an act of passion against substandard play & execution reminds me of an article Rob Parker wrote below: 




    I don't subscribe to this point of view. I'm just playing devil's advocate for balance I guess. 


    The interesting thing is this: There's a huge gulf between a bad season or two versus say a bad decade where your team has been in the doldrums for yrs AKA the Cleveland Browns. Boycotting a squad as a fan is vastly different than missing the playoffs occasionally over time. 



  8. 14 hours ago, lollygagger8 said:


    Agree 100% brother! 


    I hate to type that, and have mad respect for the guy, but they can't re-sign him next year. :(

    Trust me Lolly. I've known you for awhile now & I respect you as a regular poster & writer on the forum. I automatically knew how difficult it was to say what you said about Adam--Going in a different direction next yr without Mr. V. 


    I have a ton of respect for you especially anyone courageous enough to be the first to say that this situation isn't working & letting go of such a well liked clutch kicker is exceptionally hard. That takes balls to say that & wait for the potential backlash to roll in brother. Kudos man. 


    Of course, had that happened...People clamoring for your head & out for blood metaphorically speaking naturally...I would have been right there to defend you. 


    You're a good man Lolly; I will always have your back brother. Always remember that. 

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  9. 21 hours ago, NFLfan said:

    How is everything, Southwest? So good to have you with us again. Hope you are enjoying the football season. I may post a thread every week until football is over. If you are available join us.  BTW, all the Cowboys haters have a date on the Colts forum next Sunday night. It will be the Vikes @ Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Do join us. :D

    Your Vikings should with the NFC North as smoothly as silk IMO. Zimmer never gets enough recognition for his coaching prowess in my estimation. I have a ton of respect for your team & organization. Hades, I still miss Denny Green man. A very nice man & good coach God rest his soul. To this day, it still bothers me how Green's NFL legacy gets reduced to the "crown" rant when he was the HC in AZ. That's not right in my book. Without Denny, their is no SB Champion Tony Dungy head coach in INDY period. Denny was awesome! 


    Come on Cousins, don't disappoint me. Please take Dallas to school & show em who is boss. I'm pulling for Minnesota like crazy this weekend. Also, Cris Collinsworth gushes on endlessly about the Cowboys like a Barry White seduction song you know what I'm saying? Get a room already. Sheesh. LOL! 


    BTW: The Vikings vs Chiefs game will be airing on NFL Network tonight at 11 PM CST. 


    Thanks for the invitation & your kind words of encouragement as always. You're a good friend. Thank you. I'll drop you a forum line soon. Take Care. 

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  10. 20 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    @southwest1, never a dull moment in here on this thread. We talk about everything.  The Original Series Spock GIF by Star Trek if Kirk Cousins doesn't beat the Cowboys ,happy star trek GIF - don't worry after all I am Captain Kirk.

    I really do appreciate your humor. You're quite funny @2006Coltsbestever. It just irritates me that the Cowboys gets so much praise from NFL booth pundits on TV. Can Dallas at least play in an NFC Championship Game in this century first? LOL! 


    Yes, you guys do cover all the bases in this thread don't you? lmao

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  11. 20 hours ago, NFLfan said:


    Me too. I love that movie. 

    If I remember correctly, 'A Bronx Tale' is another favorite film of yours as well. A nice coming of age flick about honor, responsibility, love, & making your parents proud by maximizing your potential for the greater good in this world.


    I like the relationship dynamic in that film as well. Amid political & racial turmoil, a guy & a girl from 2 different worlds defy conventional wisdom in order to be together & see where their union goes in an environment looking for a multitude of reasons or social norms of the day to tear them apart at every turn. In many respects, a thought provoking; watershed flick that is relevant now more than ever. 


    You are a fine, motion picture critic in your own right @NFLfan. 

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  12. 3 hours ago, Stephen said:

    Hopefully  we don't  hand the game to the dolphins. Blew a great opportunity versus the Steelers 

    Tell me about it. If Big Ben was playing & INDY lost, I could have learned to live with it, but Mason Rudolph? The kid isn't miraculous or anything like that. We should have taken Pittsburgh down. TJ Watt is no JJ Watt in my estimation either. Very disappointing. Major bummer. 

  13. On 11/3/2019 at 10:33 PM, ColtsBlueFL said:


    To the average fan, they are different. To medical professionals, they are the same (all tears), just  differing from mild to wild. And a Grade I tear/sprain is less severe than Grade II, which is less severe than Grade III.


    Don't take my word?  Then this, from Web MD-


    "People use the words “sprain” and “strain” almost interchangeably, to describe everything from a twisted ankle to a pulled hamstring. But they’re not the same.

    A sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament. Ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to bones at joints.

    A strain is also a stretch or tear, but it happens in a muscle or a tendon. Tendons link muscles to the bones"


    A tear does not have to be completely ripped off the bone, or ripped totally in half to be considered a tear.



    Balanced, well written, & an easy to follow explanation. Don't ever graduate from medical school. Your patients would love you because you'd take the mystery & intrigue out of everything. Plus, confusing jargon is where doctors & surgeons make the bulk of their money for mansions, Porches, & Ferraris man. Just joking! Nicely done CBFL. :D

  14. On 11/3/2019 at 5:17 PM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Do you guys actually watch football, I wonder sometimes. It makes a huge difference who is in at QB if that is what the team is used too. Reaction to plays, etc.. I seen 2 Illegal shifts called on us when Hoyer was in, we had 0 penalty's when JB was in the game.

    No disrespect intended toward any faithful forum poster. Your first 2 sentences made me chuckle pretty hard. I understand what you were driving at. A nice way of saying what on God's green earth are you smoking man. Cute. Very diplomatic actually. 


    I know; I know. We are all Colts fans here & nobody wants to make anyone else feel foolish or alienated. Your point is a valid one. Jacoby tends to play penalty free football for INDY. Hoyer just makes me nervous because I know the pick is coming & oh look, right on cue. There it is. Hoyer just doesn't instill confidence in me as a fan. He's trying to march down the field & score. I know that. But, he never puts me at ease. Just when you think he's figured it out, ah man. Really Brian? Sigh...

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  15. 12 hours ago, lollygagger8 said:

    At least Manning didn't have to cheat for his SB rings lol 

    Uh huh. Spy Gate, Deflate Gate, Smash Phone Gate; & who gives a darn about ply ability & Avocado ice cream anyway? Whatever. Preach bro preach. 


    Off topic: When did it become fashionable to make SB rings look enormous like a bouncer's pair of brass knuckles? I like older ones that looked closer to a fancy dinner ring or tasteful piece of jewelry. 


    No, need to reply Lolly. I just don't care for how larger than life SB rings are now. Carry on. 

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  16. On 10/31/2019 at 10:37 PM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Peyton will get him back. Peyton is smart and witty. Tom better look out haha 

    #18 does better TV commercials too. United Way SNL skit, MasterCard--"Just buy bigger t-shirts." 


    Plus, I like his interactions with Country star Brad Paisley too for Nation Wide Insurance I think. Peyton is an amazing pitch man.  Or that Alexa ad where he orders a book called "Positive Thinking' for Brad--'That's for you.' Bah Ha! Ha! Manning is so good at dead pan, straight laced sarcasm. Very difficult to pull off, but Peyton's a natural at it. 

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  17. On 8/7/2018 at 9:58 PM, PrincetonTiger said:

    I go to Evansville at least once a week

       My Dad went to University of Evansville(East Side) and I went to Univserity of Southern Indiana(West Side)


        @BrentMc11 almost went to UE

    Brent, now there's a poster I haven't heard from in quite some time. Darn nice guy too. Hope he's doing alright. Radio Girl his wife has been absent for a long duration as well. Nice people.

    On 12/23/2018 at 6:55 AM, NFLfan said:




    Btw, I am concerned about the friend of yours in Wisconsin who has not been on the forum for over two months. @HOZER and I have been concerned about him. If you know anything, PM one of us. Thanks, Jay.

    I think this post was about me. If it was, thank you for your concern & wellbeing. If not, I apologize for overstepping my bounds & being mistaken. Appreciate it. :hat:

    On 12/23/2018 at 7:09 AM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    If I tried to ride a Harley I would probably break my neck, I have never rode before :lol:. I would be taking pics of myself in a body cast :banana:

    I had a good chuckle over your reply CBE. Never personal injury of a friend of course. :thmup:

    On 4/11/2019 at 11:10 PM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    For craps and giggles Shawshank Redemption got 4.5 stars keanu reeves thumbs up GIF

    Morgan Freeman should have won an Oscar for playing Red. Such a miscarriage of Academy justice. Tremendous flick indeed. Kudos my man! Kevin Costner in "For The Love Of The Game' is a wonderful picture. @Jaykirk: Uh huh, Clint Eastwood in "Trouble With The Curve' was very good. Amy Adams is easy on the eyes too. Another story for another day. LOL! 

    On 4/11/2019 at 11:13 PM, NFLfan said:


    My favorite movie!


    stephen king best movie ever GIF


    Yup, every time I see Red read that letter next to the rock wall with Andy's voice over dub "I'll keep an eye out for & the chess board ready...Hope is a good thing Red & no good thing ever dies" I almost cry on cue like a classic conditioning bell going off. 

    On 6/27/2019 at 3:57 PM, HOZER said:

    That was one of the best seventh inning stretches ever!!! Cookie Monster slayed it!!!!!






    Speaking of 'Sesame Street,' an upcoming film review will feature a breakdown of 'Mr. Rogers Neighborhood' soon. No, not the upcoming Tom Hanks movie, but the documentary on Fred. A tough critique to write for me since Mr. Rogers played a vital part in my upbringing as a child. Just giving a heads up that's all. 

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  18. Hey there @NFLfan, it's cool to see a topic started by you.  


    Phillip Rivers totally dominated the Cheese Heads in LA. Just when the league forgets about him. He says," Excuse me. I'm not going anywhere. Aaron who? Let me show you how it's done." Very impressive. 


    It was nice to see Brady & Edelman put in their place too. God bless the Ravens man. I'm getting so sick & tired of all the praise & publicity NE gets. They need to go away for like a decade at least. Just saying. 


    I've actually gotten to watch INDY for 2 whole Sundays in Wisconsin now. A win vs Denver & a loss vs Pittsburgh. It's been an unexpected treat for me in the Midwest anyway. 


    Sorry about your Vikings vs the Chiefs yesterday my friend. Cousins is solid, just not elite. Hang in there. 


    Still can't believe Watson for the Texans is playing so well after getting kicked in the eye. That QB is legit & tough as nails. 


    Take Care & keep starting more threads too. :hat:

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  19. On 11/3/2019 at 9:01 PM, open window said:

    I played soccer once, maybe I’m the answer 

    haha Comic relief during volatile situations always comes in handy down the stretch doesn't it? Nice touch. 


    Now, don't get it twisted folks. Adam will always be beloved in INDY. Humor always reduces the sting of tense circumstances. Works for me anyway. Life goes on...

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  20. On 11/3/2019 at 3:43 PM, jvan1973 said:

    This guy knows about kicking and holding.   He called it immediately

    Thanks for posting this. The strange thing about watching this clip is we all know that Adam might miss a FG early in the game, but when the money is on the line & all the marbles are on the table Adam usually seals the deal late. I was stunned & just sat there in silence for what felt like an eternity. I feel horrible for Adam. I truly do. Jacoby goes down & then a Mr. V wide miss. Last thing I expected to see second hand. 


    Okay, maybe the laces out messed with Adam's mojo & all. I just thought he would somehow self correct & split the sticks in the end. This is the hardest part of being a professional: Maintaining your composure in the face of adversity & coming face to face with a superb athlete's mortality. 


    Thanks for all your clutch yrs in the league Adam. None of this diminishes your HOF greatness sir. Always remember that Adam. 

  21. On 9/9/2019 at 6:24 AM, lollygagger8 said:

    I hate to say it, but it might be time for Vinny to hang em up. :(



    Hey there Lolly, I'm gonna keep it 100 with ya. Originally, when I read this post from you, I blew it off because it was early in the season & I figured it was a rare mishap. But, when I saw that kick on Sunday vs. the Steelers & it wasn't even close--I said to myself...Uh oh, I can't ignore the elephant in the room anymore. Adam's golden foot has lost it's juice. This wasn't a laces problem. It's a body is betraying you problem. Sigh. That miss was really bad. Love Adam & all, but we need a new place kicker. I can't lie to myself anymore. Is Robbie Gold or Justin Tucker a free agent soon? 


    Yeah, I know I sound cold & heartless. Sorry, but INDY has a void here that can't be downplayed anymore. I will always revere you Adam, but the NFL sunset is near & approaching fast I'm afraid. 


    It takes guts to be ahead of the curve & you were right Lolly. Facts are facts. 

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