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  1. I like the part at the very end when the guy says "hey", she pretends to be offended, then she takes a second look. 

     

    Uh huh. I remember Tebow well. The D in Denver saved his bacon so many times that yr. 

     

    I still have no idea how Tim beat the Steelers. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut in a blue moon right? LOL! 

  2. 5 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Rocky 3 might be my favorite movie of all-time, no kidding haha. Not saying it is the best but my favorite. Funny stuff, I can watch that all day. I thought 4 was Good but not like the 1st 3. I hated the way Apollo got killed off. They should've at least had him go 5 or 6 rounds before getting killed. Nobody that great gets killed in 2 rounds, Rocky 4 was too unrealistic IMO but it was still Good. The Drago character was Great and the training scenes by Rocky and Drago were awesome. Rocky 5 stunk, 6 was watchable but should've never been made. He should've stopped at 3 IMO.

    Tremendous post CBE! I agree 1000% with everything you said. Clubber Lang was freaking awesome as a villain who pulverized Balboa in the first matchup. I just loved Mr. T's menacing mohawk & ruthless demeanor. "No, I don't hate Balboa, but I will destroy any man who tries to take what I got...My prediction? Pain." When Mike Tyson was in his heyday as the Heavyweight boxing Champion of the World, he reminded me so much of Mr. T. 

     

    I've always like Carl Weathers AKA Apollo Creed as an actor too. I just watched in 'Predator' last night too. I should tackle that soon too review wise. Still holds up today as a 1987 flick too. Yeah, when Apollo died I was POed. You can't kill Creed man. Retribution is coming you Siberian roid Frankenstein...LOL! I liked the outdoor Russian training scenes too. Very intense. Plus, I gotta a kick out of the symbolism that Drago was a creampuff who did all his fitness regiment inside while Rocky braved the elements outside. The American Eagle dominated the Kremlin Bear baby! Nice. 

     

    Yep, MGM should have stopped the Balboa franchise after Rocky IV, but "Creed" as sort of an independent spinoff was quite good. Micheal B. Jordan & Tessa Thompson made a sweet on screen couple. They really did.  

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  3. 7 hours ago, Mel Kiper's Hair said:

     

    While I agree that Andrew Luck will bounce back, I have to disagree that Rocky 3 is the best Rocky movie. My favorite has always been Rocky II. In fact Rocky II is my favorite movie of all time. I'm not saying it is the best movie ever made, I'm just saying it is my personal favorite.

     

     

    How can you watch this and not want to go workout in a junkyard, have some karate chop you in gut, and chase a chicken? What was this thread about again? haha

    So, you prefer Rocky II eh? I can respect that. Needs a better soundtrack though. Survivor & Sly are so joined at the hip they are almost a trademark package in my eyes. 

     

    It's been ages since I've watched Rocky II. It might be worth another look now. Gotta love Mickey man. 

     

    Yeah, it's fun to take threads in a new direction once in awhile. Absolutely right. Luck will make a triumphant return. 

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  4. 9 hours ago, Chrisaaron1023 said:

    :lol:.. Thanks for making me cry first thing in the morning!! LOL such a clever song

    Happy to help make your day go smoother bro. I should be completing you C-1023. You set me up beautifully with that priceless kicker line. :thmup:

     

    I've posted this video on the forum before. I try not to overdo it except on rare occasions when the situation warrants the Sandler treatment. It really is an ingenious number especially the last verse: "They're going for two." 

     

    I may not always reply, but I pay attention to what you write. Have a good one. Peace out. 

  5. 9 minutes ago, crazycolt1 said:

    Exactly.  A Colts blue with a white shoe is the only one I wear on a daily bases.

    I do have a white one with blue Colts written in cursor with the super bowl emblem on it. (all leather)

    I don't wear that one because it's autographed by Tony Dungy across the brim.

    Sweet. I wouldn't wear a hat Dungy signed either. Nice. 

     

    I like tasteful simple designs that are classic & withstand the test of time regardless of era. Great minds think alike obviously. 

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  6. 5 hours ago, TdungyW/12 said:

    why do people freak out because he hasn’t been flown to Indy for a one on one!

    Exactly Td12. I don't get it either. It's not like Chubb is blowing INDY off on purpose & like countless others have already said, Ballard & other Colt personnel presumably chatted with him at the combine. 

     

    It's not like he went on NFL Total Access & said INDY is a horrible franchise that he refuses to ever play for. 

  7. On April 10, 2018 at 3:57 PM, DaveA1102 said:

    Wonder if, on day one in the job, a truck just turns up at your house with 250 different pieces of colts merchandise and they then take away all your other clothes and burn them lol

    You've really given this a lot of thought Dave. I'm not condemning your post. It's very entertaining. 

     

    But, what happens if Frank gets let go 5 yrs later? Does Jimmy give Mr. Reich to buy new threads before he departs from INDY? Just messing with ya pal. :D

  8. 25 minutes ago, Aaron86 said:

    Andrew will be back. 

    You don't put on weight and size like he has and still have a bad shoulder. I have said it a few times already, I had the same injury Andrew has. You don't look happy and like you have been benching 400 pounds with a bad shoulder or throw anything at all. Him not throwing a football is for his mental. Focus on rehab and not trying to push and get impatient with the process. 

    You touched on something essential to recovery after a major sports injury A86. The silent fear or doubt that a return is even possible. As in, will your mind allow an athlete to believe that they can overcome this. That's why that first game action is so important. Luck wants to know can I be sacked, roll over, get up, & be okay. This is even more crucial then a successful completion actually. Once Andrew takes that first lick & even gets touched on the same shoulder with live game rounds & feels good, everything will be fine. It's the same reason Rocky III is still my favorite Italian Stallion movie. Sports is all about facing down internal demons & still standing once the smoke clears. 

     

    Uh huh. Chewbacca will be back no question. Luck just needs to know psychologically he can still perform at a high level & that only happens with full blown contact on the field. 

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  9. 20 minutes ago, Aaron86 said:

    I agree with you except the last paragraph. 

    I have followed this forum for years. But I just became a member. 

    Alot of the regulars on here have % spewing out of both ends. So just because I don't post on a regular basis makes me less informed or incorrect?

     

     

    No, not at all A-86. I merely meant that I seldom listen to newcomers who I've never seen before. You're always welcome my friend. It's like a frequency of use thing mixed with a knack for knowing which posters know football inside & out. I would never alienate you man. Trust me. 

     

    Disclaimer: Yes, I'm aware that even SW1 was a newbie at 1 point. In addition, it's fine to lay low for awhile & post sporadically depending on a person's mood or time constraints as well. I just meant that I've always had a knack for knowing who to listen to & who to raise an eyebrow to. 

     

    Your feedback is always welcome to me man. Never forget that. 

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  10. On April 10, 2018 at 6:17 AM, Chrisaaron1023 said:

    Meh.. i dont know what to believe. He looks good, but can't throw a football? Alright, I guess he can be a kicker.. Remember they said he'd be good to go week 1 last year, am i right? Then week 6?

     

    I'm not going to cry over something I can't control. If he plays, great. If not, oh well. Good luck Jacoby

    Well said C-1023. Totally reasonable perspective on LUCK right now. I'm cool with criticism or apprehension justified based on what we know right now. 

     

    "He looks good, but can't throw a football? Alright, I guess he can be a kicker.."

     

    Now, that's funny! haha You're a okay in my book man. :thmup:

     

     

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  11. Most INDY fans would acknowledge that Luck's first 3 yrs in INDY were exciting ones & that Andrew took a considerable beating as well. Let's say for the sake of argument that Luck doesn't throw the duke until July 10. He only plays in the 3rd preseason game for a half & Sept. is a dicey month as he knocks the rust off gradually. Even if we go 9-7 & miss the playoffs to Houston or say the Jags. Would fans still say Chewy is washed up & we need to go in a new direction? I doubt it. 

     

    If the real issue is protection or a lack of a pass rush how is that Andrew's fault? All he can do is convert 3rd downs, maintain possession, & cash in TD's right? 

     

    And even if he can't go this season, most would agree we still have numerous holes to fill on our roster. Therefore, why push for our field general to subject that shoulder to more punishment which would set him further behind? 

     

    It's weird because Luck gets slammed for being too competitive for his own good while at the same time not explaining why he has yet to throw a ball like he's concealing something dire on purpose. So, he's too driven, but not honest enough for the fanbase's liking? LOL! 

     

    And these same naysayers with symbolic pitchforks & torches claiming Luck is done will say they had his back all along if Chewbacca starts stringing together consecutive regular season wins too. Just watch. 

     

    I'm excluding regulars on here I like from my last paragraph. You know who you are. I just don't listen to people on the forum who I don't routinely read weekly. 

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  12. 4 hours ago, crazycolt1 said:

    Just shows that Andrew is human, that's all.

    Good point. He's not a machine. That's why I liked 1959C's link earlier when the trainer mentioned Luck's rotator cuff needing to be re-aligned or put on track but various exercises to adapt or retrain your muscle memory etc. etc. 

     

    Just cause Andrew hasn't thrown "the duke' yet, it doesn't mean he's not working or regressing. Fans should just be relieved we have a new coaching staff thats aggressive & channel their energy there. 

     

    Some level of calculated fear is fine, but this sky is falling nonsense is complete hogwash. I read ya CC1. 

  13. On April 10, 2018 at 1:16 PM, crazycolt1 said:

    Man, Bush is feeding the doom and gloom crowd like a mother breast feeding a baby.

    You can say that again CC1. I just watched yesterday's DVRed episode of "Undisputed" & Skip Bayless is in typical Luck hatred form. SMH. I swear he loves to slam our owner, bring up Luck turnovers, & convey the nonstop impression is an overrated bust. Unbelievable. 

     

    At least, Shannon Sharpe brought up the need to protect Luck & fan reservations about still not throwing a ball yet. Those concerns are reasonable ones. I only watch the show because I've always liked Sharpe. 

     

    Funny thing is so many pundits love to bring up stuff that has no bearing on our 2018 outlook: Former GMs, Luck's salary like he's the only QB injured on the job, & they find any excuse to criticize our organization like a broken record. 

     

    I'm not going anywhere. I'll be here when INDY starts making playoff runs again no matter how much mud they sling. 

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  14. 2 hours ago, Four2itus said:

    There are several incorrect assumptions in this post to me. Assuming that the owners aren't trying to save the game is saying they don't want to continue to make money. Of course they dont want to get sued again. I think they are greedy. They are trying to save the game for their own selfish reasons. Next, I never said anything about whether or not they care about player safety. Lastly, I chose my words carefully when I wrote the above bolded. I was not inferring that they were stupid because I dont treat people that way. Those are your words. 

     

    However, the post that I responded to was saying that they might as well play flag football. It was, and still is, an unreasonable comparison. If that sounds perfectly reasonable to you, well and good. 

    Saving the game is a misguided point. It's all about TV ratings & making sure that the NFL has a pipeline via the NCCAA to college football players who dream of being drafted into the league itself. 

     

    ""If you want your argument to sway peoples opinions, try making a reasonable comparison."

     

    Yes, I bolded exactly what you said. With all do respect, how else was a reasonable person supposed to interpret them sir? Honestly, it's not a stretch F2U. The vast majority of people would have reached the exact same conclusion I did. If you can't see that, I can't help you. 

     

    I can accept that what I thought you said wasn't your original intent, but please don't pretend like my response to your post was unfounded because it's not. 

     

    Look, you're a fine poster & no one is diminishing anyone's character here. I just didn't agree with what you said to JS23 that's all. Life goes on. 

  15. On April 10, 2018 at 10:08 AM, pgt_rob said:

    I watched the video on the link and I agree to what they're saying to an extent. I personally wouldn't hit the "panic button" unless Andrew Luck still isn't throwing by training camp. Which, I think, could very well be a huge possibility that Luck will not be throwing or even considered "full go". It has been 70 weeks since Luck has thrown a football and Luck mentioned that he still doesn't feel perfect as of yesterday. I wouldn't be getting my hopes up for his return for game #1. Just my thoughts. Wish we could fast forward through the offseason craziness but that's what I'm thinking. 

    That's a good benchmark to shoot for. A perfectly reasonable expectation PGT. 

    On April 10, 2018 at 11:02 AM, 1959Colts said:

    I have to admit, I too am skeptical, with this whole Luck situation

    I'm totally fine with some level of skepticism right now. There's no shame in that at all. I won't condemn anybody for that ever. You're not rooting for bad news on Luck's behalf; You just want tangible evidence that Andrew can throw. I get it 59 Colts. 

    On April 10, 2018 at 11:19 AM, Jared Cisneros said:

    I think Reggie will be right to an extent. We don't want to hear it, but Luck is rehabbing slowly and not progressing as fast as we would like to see. If he does return for the start of the season, there will be lots of rust and it'll take a while for him to get into 4th gear again. I see him returning around halfway through the season, and getting back to his old self at before the season is over. We just have to hope that the O-Line improves and he doesn't re-injure himself.

     

    BTW, Kay Adams is adorable and she is the best girl on tv to discuss football. Very easy on the eyes, and a fantastic personality. She genuinely has fun every day she is on Good Morning Football, and she carries the show.

    Hey JC, 

     

    I like regulars that tell us what we need to hear not what we wanna hear. You're really good at that. Uh huh. I also agree that the right pieces have to be in place to not get Chewbacca put back on IR again. 

     

    Absolutely right on your Kay Adams observation too BTW. I don't watch the show that often but she does make salient points on the few episodes I've seen anyway. 

     

    I want Luck back & I'll even accept it if he's returned to 85% of what he once was. I can usually catch myself when I'm not being objective about Luck's recovery. The naysayers could be right. They're not doing it [fans on the forum I mean] to antagonize folks. I know that. They just want this team in the best position to win with or without Luck. Nobody knows what will happen even Andrew. Until then, I remain in a holding pattern that Luck will return this season. Any other mindset is counterproductive. 

     

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  16. I just wish the NFL rules committee would enact something that would actually give defensive players some slack once. Why does it seem like 90% of the rules benefit the darn offense?

     

    LBs, DE's, Safeties, & CB's have a right to earn a paycheck too with having both hands tied behind their backs with an endless supply of yellow flags right? I'm starting to wonder. 

  17. On March 30, 2018 at 11:44 AM, Four2itus said:

    This is a classic over exaggeration in the opposite direction. They are not trying to make the game safe. They are trying to save the game. Comparing flag football to the NFL is silly. People are dying and living shortened and diminished lives because of head trauma. If you want your argument to sway peoples opinions, try making a reasonable comparison. 

    No, the owners aren't. They just don't wanna get sued again & pay off a class action lawsuit again. 

     

    If owners really cared about player safety, they would show signs of starting to guarantee player contracts. 

     

    "If you want your argument to sway peoples opinions, try making a reasonable comparison. "

     

    Generally speaking, it's never a good persuasion tactic to infer that someone is stupid F2. I don't see the same flaw in JS23's POV that you do apparently. Sounds perfectly reasonable to me actually. 

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  18. 2 hours ago, 1959Colts said:

    Don't you think that if Luck only starts to throw football's Aug 12 - 15... That he would end up missing half the season? I think he needs to begin throwing much sooner if Luck is to start week1

    I suspect that Luck will be throwing by mid July so, I don't see it as a problem personally 59C. 

     

    My August example is just a worst case scenario. Luck will be getting reps will before then my friend. 

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  19. 33 minutes ago, 1959Colts said:

    Video by NBC Sports Medicine Analyst Mike Ryan, a long-time NFL athletic trainer on possibly why Lucks recovery is taking so long.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/04/11/teams-need-to-be-able-to-keep-players-from-skipping-rehab-steps/

    Great post! Thanks for the link 59 Colts. :thmup:

     

    I loved the last portion of the interview where the trainer talked about how athletes fear that their career might be over after surgery so they might not be receptive to advice & precautionary measures initially. That is right on the money man! When you have to re-lean things you used to take for granted, it scares the crap out of you. Like what am I if I can't make a living playing ball anymore? What if that's it, I'm done? 

     

    That's why I'm grateful that my stepmother taught me early on, your occupation doesn't define you. That's not who you are. Your profession & your personality are 2 drastically different things. 

     

    I'm not sure I buy that Luck was a bad patient. You don't earn a Master's degree in Architecture by failing to listen & follow directions. Andrew just knew as the face of the franchise this team is toast if he's not out there on game day & he's right--We are. 

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  20. I actually found Luck's presser reassuring. His shoulder & literary jokes were funny man. I also like that he refused to talk about hypothetical situations, last yrs comments, & just focus in on what he can control right now. Why do some fans act like he delivered his own eulogy man?Nobody died man chill. All is not lost folks.

     

    Okay, his remarks about "the journey" may have seemed odd perhaps, but to me, he's referring back to how much he missed playing ball & nothing is gonna jeopardize him from returning to the field even if it means tedious hoops to jump through. 

     

    I found what he said very candid & reassuring actually. He's clearly in a good place or mindset right now. I'm pretty good at reading body language. Luck isn't hiding anything. He's right where he should be in April. 

     

    Also, Luck's face is like a book. If things were catastrophic medically, he couldn't pull the wool over on any fans eyes. I'm the same way, I can't lie to save my caboose either. There goes my career in politics. LOL! I like that about Luck. He's a straight shooter & will always be one for the rest of his life man. 

  21. 17 hours ago, TheRustonRifle#7 said:

    To the topic....I am less confident in a full recovery than I was before this press conference.  Hope I am wrong...

    Hey there RR7, 

     

    I'm watching Luck's press conference right now. A reporter just asked Chewy if he can understand the fans frustration that he isn't throwing footballs yet? Andrew gets it. 

     

    The thing I would say is this: I always remember what HOF TE Shannon Sharpe says on "Undisputed" a lot. Basically, fans expect you to play as well or greater then when you when down from injury. If you're out there, they expect flawlessness on the field. Translation: It doesn't scare me at all that he hasn't throw a ball yet. Talk to me in August man. I don't get preoccupied with timetables not this early. People can take issue with the steps or the process as an excuse if they want. Just remember, fans expect perfection on the field & if Luck needs this time for rehab take it. Just be throwing balls no later than say August 12th or 15th. 

     

    I'm not that worried brother. 

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