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  1. On 10/22/2018 at 8:18 AM, lollygagger8 said:

    Ballard's vision for the long term is second to none. He's going to build this team back into a perennial contender.


    People that are saying he's bad just refuse to listen. Ballard's been upfront about his motives, and is doing exactly what he said he was going to do from the beginning. Him and Irsay have both commented that they are ok with a couple of years to rebuild to make it a long term successful franchise.

    You said essentially what I was gonna say probably better than I would have said it Lolly. In one word: Consistency or directness if you prefer. What you see is what you get.


    What I loved best is this: When he was at that press conference & said "The rivalry is back on" regarding Josh McDaniels decision to revoke our city as the next HC, here's what he meant: Your refusal to come to INDY won't crush us & even though the Pats/Colts rivalry isn't competitive right now; it will be eventually & there will come a time when you will regret rejecting our organization. Enough said.


    What's that slogan? Of yes, I can forgive, but I never forget.  Chris has a quiet confidence about him that fosters loyalty on a grand scale.

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  2. 32 minutes ago, BloodyChamp said:

    I agree with the Packers mountain as it is. Rodgers doesn't belong.

    Yes, you're right BC. Rodgers doesn't belong there. I honestly thought he would have been to another SB by now. I must admit as it stands now that Brett Favre is better than Aaron. I will own that now.


    I place a premium on SB appearances more than I probably should...But, Brett was more clutch than Aaron is...Facts are facts. I was wrong. I stand corrected.

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  3. 13 hours ago, Myles said:

    Do the Titans have the Oilers history?

    I would say yes. The Oilers & the Titans go hand in hand. Man, I loved watching Warren Moon play in the old school uniforms with the rig on their helmets. Just awesome.


    Warren doesn't get enough credit for how truly great he was as a field general. Darn, he threw a beautiful ball with the prettiest spiral you ever saw. Amazing, but I digress...LOL!

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  4. 7 hours ago, Smoke317 said:

    None of the Baltimore Colts players have/had any love for Indy or our Colts.  So I have no love for them.  I respect what they accomplished and their legacies but I have no problem separating Baltimore records and accolades from Indianapolis records and accolades.  So my Mt. Rushmores are as follows:  Indy: Manning, Harrison, Freeney, James (HM: Dungy, Wayne, Mathis, & Saturday).  Baltimore:  Unitas, Moore, Marchetti, & Berry.  


    If forced to combine, I'd go Manning, Unitas, Harrison, & Moore.  Too many honorable mentions to name.  And for the record no Colt ever had better hands than a healthy Marvin Harrison.  Not Berry.  Not Wayne.  Not TY.  No one.  You'd be hard pressed to find any receiver in NFL history with better hands.

    Nice entry here Smoke317. I like your Mt. Rushmores in both cities that you named in both cities. I personally don't hate Baltimore, but I understand why some fans do & I never hold it against anybody. Marvin did have great hands no question.


    I do miss Dwight Freeney in his prime. Jesus, in his heyday, the human tornado was unstoppable. The dude was a beast. No question. Anyway, good list. :hat:

  5. I realize our record isn't what any INDY fan wants, but who in their right mind would fire a first yr head coach coming off a successful SB run with the Philadelphia Eagles? Take a deep breath & chill. We will be just fine.


    Go listen to GNR's "Patience," put your feet up, open your favorite beverage, & get ready to enjoy tomorrow's Bills game. INDY should play well on Sunday.

  6. On 10/3/2018 at 7:16 PM, Yehoodi said:


    Hey SW, nice to hear from you again.   


    Yes I do agree it is nice to have closure even if some one has to loose.  I guess it is tough in football as if they keep playing it is more wear and tear on the players bodies.


    In the end i do agree that players would also like to have ties if at all possible.


    Interestingly, we almost had two ties this weekend. 

    Hey there Yehoodi,


    Sorry for my delay in getting back to you. I apologize. Yes, ties are a part of the NFL landscape I guess here to stay whether we like them or not. Life goes on.


    Your Pats look solid BTW. I knew Brady would be fine once he got Julian Edalman back. Plus, you guys have a deep threat now with Josh Gordon in the mix. Congrats on your victory over INDY as well. I'm just glad Andrew Luck looks like he can still sling the football again like I remember before his shoulder injury.


    You're a good dude Yehoodi. The Colts Vs Pats rivalry is far from the battle it once was under Peyton Manning, but slowly be surely, it will return: the competitiveness or gap will close sooner or later.

  7. On 10/3/2018 at 8:29 PM, braveheartcolt said:

    Oh, I have just remembered that if my wife and I are having an argument, there must always be a winner. Her. 

    Priceless BHC. Just priceless. Your reply is hysterical primarily because of it's universal truth & pinpoint accuracy. Never lose your funny bone my Scottish brother from another mother. It's your greatest asset. :scoregood:

  8. 1 minute ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Yep, that was the magazine cover I seen as well back in the day. After that I was like WTH?? What is he doing! The guy is a QB and looks like Arnold.

    This is gonna sound terrible, but when I saw that cover for the first time, I thought of that "Shrinkage" [Jerry] Seinfeld episode on TV. There's definitely a trade off to too much steroid usage. While one part of a person's anatomy may grow, another may not. Enough said. 


    Yes, I know there are men & women who build their muscle mass the right way through diet & proper supplement regiments. Brady Quinn just looked more like a LB than a QB as you were alluding correctly too.

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  9. 2 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    I used to make fun of Brady Quinn alot because he looked like a Wrestler on Steroids instead of a QB. All he cared about was body building. He sucked as a QB.

    Cute line there. Reminds me of the old Hanz & Franz SNL comedy skit mocking Arnold Schwarzenegger. We must "Pump You Up." LOL!


    I do recall seeing this magazine cover about Quinn back in the day too. The fact that the title of the periodical is "Muscle & Fitness" adds credibility to your roid argument as well.



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  10. 4 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Yeah Luck has 2 signatures wins IMO. The KC game because of that huge comeback and it was a Playoff game (2013 season). The Denver Playoff game as that was the Divisional Round in the 2014 Season. Peyton wasn't 100% but he still played and had Denver ahead 7-0. Also they had Von Miller 100% healthy and it was in MileHigh, that was a huge win. We were 8 point Dogs in that one.


    -Stafford had 0 signatures wins.

    All top notch points as always brother. I just don't get how Stafford had Megatron for all those yrs & you can't even land a Wildcard spot not even once? Minnesota wasn't always coached by Mike Zimmer & Chicago even under Coach John Fox wasn't really that much of a threat since 2006. I do respect DC Vic Fangio though. I will admit that GB with a healthy Discount Double Check is formidable, but still.


    Yeah, Luck is leaps & bounds above Stafford who are we kidding? haha

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  11. On 9/20/2018 at 2:06 PM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    I kind of got off topic so I apologize for that but I had to show Luck's Defenses were Mediocre from 2012-2014. By almost anyone's Eye Test they could see that actually. Mathis was Great in 2013 and Davis was solid for that 3 year span, Butler had game but outside of that = MEH.


    -Matt Stafford is Good but Luck is better, JMO. Stafford has been in the league much longer and has 0 Playoff wins. You would think he would at least have 1 by now. Luck already has 3 and will play 10 more years more than likely.

    No need to apologize CBE. You didn't do anything wrong brother trust me. I value your take on all sports not just football. You're even well versed in professional tennis man. Exactly, you'd think by now that Stafford would have 1 post season win. I don't dislike Matthew perse. I just don't agree with the side by side comparison. Rob Parker on FS1 always slams Stafford for not having one signature win & even on that small sample size Luck has Stafford beat just on that Chiefs comeback playoff victory alone.

    On 9/20/2018 at 11:42 PM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Poppycock is an awesome term. Great stuff :thmup:. That term is one of my favorites. 

    You're right man. That is a fantastic word & very underutilized today. Plus, it sounds dirty without actually being inappropriate in society. A win; win baby.

    On 9/21/2018 at 11:22 AM, Tsarquise said:

    Because the thought of letting go of Manning for a Stafford-like player is unsettling.... Lol


    A far cry from the once in a generation QB advertisement that was being tagged on Luck.

    Darn good point TSQ. You don't get accustom to #18 greatness & then settle for a less than stellar succession plan with Matthew. The highest standard of excellence has already been established. Well said. I couldn't agree more.

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  12. On 9/16/2018 at 6:54 PM, bluebombers87 said:

    Why do we have ties? This is pointless. 


    “Daddy, who won the game?”

    ”No one son, it ended in a tie.”

    ”You mean they spent three hours and we still don’t know who was better today?”

    ”No son, we don’t.”


    I realize your post was designed for sarcastic comic relief for effect BB87 & I did find it amusing.


    However, the best humor has a grain of truth in it. Nobody wants to sit through any event over 2 hours long with no resolution in the end.


    Maybe cell phones, Twitter, & FaceBook have killed the art of nuance & subtle small signs of gradual improvement I don't know.


    Ties...Oh, the humanity! Just Kidding.


    Ties feel like when your wife or girlfriend drags you to a chick flick & you just really wanted to see something cool get blown up on the giant multi plex screen in front of you.


    Okay, I'm done now. Thanks for your patience. Carry on...





  13. 14 hours ago, Myles said:

    I like ties.  

    They are, on average, very rare.   Less than one per year.  

    I like the novelty of it.  

    If it were consistently happening 3-4 times a year, I would agree that something needs done. 


    I would much rather have a tie than instituting a gimmicky way to decide games.  

    This is probably the best argument in favor of them--Scarcity. If people like them & get a kick out of them, I don't wanna rain on anybody's parade. I would caution folks though because we've already had 2 ties this yr & since referees are cracking down harder on LB & DE hits on the QB more frequently now, that possibility of ties with high octane offenses will rise up slightly now.


    Remember, several yrs ago when Tom Coughlin was still the HC of the NY Giants & I don't remember if it was Justin Tuck, JPP, or who it was, but they let up on the opposing field general in the 2nd half of a regular season game because they were so afraid of a 15 yrd penalty that they literally pulled up & stopped because they were so confused about what a legal sack was now? It's happening again. Look, I get the league doesn't want concussions or knees blown out with tackling, but you gotta let defensive guys earn a living too.


    I do agree Myles. I can swallow ties against my will if it means guys leave the field with less injuries.  I'll learn to grit my teeth & accept ties eventually. My main thing is this: Please let the defense play ball & not dwindle away their paychecks with lame league fines. Thank you.



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  14. On 9/10/2018 at 11:28 AM, Yehoodi said:


    As Jvan and Csmopar have already indicated, ties in the NFL are very rare.  Some season we have one or a few and other seasons, more often than not, we have no ties.


    Ties do not over burden the players as they will only have to play an extra 10 mins.


    Also, the ties bring in a nice tiebreaker situation as the tie can help or hurt teams in playoff seedings against other teams and invariably there can not have the same record and will be a 1/2 game ahead or behind the other teams in seeding.  So to this extend, i fine ties interesting as opposed to the straight up records being compared.  


    And ties have been around since the inception of the NFL

    Good post @Yehoodi as always.


    Yeah, like Jvan & CsPR, astutely stated, ties are extremely rare so complaining about them makes me or anybody else who complains about them look foolish. I totally agree & yet every time I watch a game that ends in one [Browns vs Steelers or Packers Vs Vikings] I feel not upset but adrift because I like closure. Somebody won; Somebody lost. It's the same reason Westerns are probably my favorite genre in cinema too. Somebody ticked the wrong guy off & as a result, death will eventually follow.


    Do you think Big Ben or Tyrod Taylor feel happy about the outcome? Not really. I know that Cousins & Rodgers played well too & yet that outcome feels empty to me. I'm still not happy about that Clay Matthews roughing the passing call either, but I digress.


    Hey @NFLfan, Kirk Cousins played great BTW & his contract looks like money well spent right now.


    Tiebreakers scenarioes [Sic] can have some appeal with playoff positioning as the season progresses I suppose Yehoodi. Ties are like a Christmas present you really didn't want but you have to pretend it's the best present ever just to not hurt your relative's feelings. I truly believe that.

  15. On 9/10/2018 at 4:35 AM, NannyMcafee said:

    Well I think everyone who works for the NFL should have to wear a tie. 

    I gotta give it up to ya NM your line was pretty clever & one I did not expect. Cute.


    Look on a serious note, the longer guys play past regulation the higher the likelihood key injuries to starting players happen & I never wanna see that on any teams roster.


    Ties in football are like participation ribbons in school sports. It cheapens the outcome because fans can't feel good that they won or express brief regret that they lost. You're in purgatory limbo. The worst feeling in the world. Okay sure, it's not a tragedy or life changing event like a tornado, flood, fire, hurricane, or passing of a loved one, but it's 3 hours as a viewer you'll never get back either unfulfilled enthusiasm or stocic trepidation.


    Ties are fine as a youth, but they leave a bad taste in your mouth as an adult in professional sports. JMO.

  16. 4 hours ago, GoPats said:

    That was written BEFORE it happened again, with the Jets. 

    Touche, but somehow this time feels different just for this season alone.


    Yeah I know, expectations can change everything, but Tampa has sucked since 2002, they need respectability as an organization again. It's time.

  17. On 9/16/2018 at 7:27 PM, Tsarquise said:

    I guess he is going for the touchdown record this year. Lol. What a great start! 4 TD's, and 400 yards in back to back games. 

    Ah huh, Fitz is on fire right now no question.


    "The chest hair is mine. that's it." No matter how many times I hear Ryan say that, I break out laughing man. The dude is funny & Ivy League graduates aren't known for that usually. 


    Kiss your starting gig in Tampa goodbye Jameis Winston.

  18. On 9/18/2018 at 3:39 PM, CamMo said:

    I’m with you.


     And TY, AB, and AL would be quite the bromance. 

    Actually, if by some miracle Antonio Brown did become available for us & the numbers worked out financially, our locker room is strong enough to accept AB into the blue horseshoe fold.


    Plus, AB knows Luck can sling the rock so he'd get his touches & AB knows where & when to lay down in soft zones for easy completions under QB pressure.


    Not saying we'd ever land him. Just that this experiment would work & pay dividants.

  19. 3 hours ago, GoPats said:


    "Players' coaches" (guys who go easy on them) are great when teams are winning. But when things go badly, that's when the problems crop up and the egos emerge. 



    Hey there GP,


    You know how much I respect you man, but I need to ask you a serious question: BB wasn't looked upon fondly when he was losing games in Cleveland until he landed in Massachusetts & started winning games with Bledsoe & Brady. Doesn't either approach, a strict one or a relaxed fall on deaf ears if your team is still losing & in the doldrums?


    Like I always tell ya bro, I have the ut most respect for what Bill did in NY as the DC. I will never slam the guy or his football IQ. I'm a little worried about his defensive prowess taking a slight hit after the Philly SB though. I'm not saying BB is done, just this: When your calling card is defense & that facet of your game isn't what it once was--Admirers of his previous SBs notice that's all.

  20. I like HC Mike Tomlin & I don't think he's lost the locker room yet, but Antonio Brown needs to be reigned in a little bit. Look, I get that today's WRs prefer self promotion & a social media brand name so they have career options after football is over, but Mike has got to remind the men he commands what their goal is: Beating NE so they can win another Lombardi Trophy.


    Any distraction can derail that. I'm still stunned that the Steelers locker room went after Bell publicly regarding his money/contract. What the hades? You never criticize a teammate over money.


    Pittsburgh is usually a focused franchise & they look fractured right now.

  21. On 9/5/2018 at 3:28 PM, GoPats said:


    Considering how thin the Patriots are at the WR position right now, it's not as much of a stretch as one might think. Someone's got to get the targets. 


    Aside from that, haven't you guys spent the last few years complaining about Pagano? If a guy is coached up right, it can make all the difference in the world. I don't think anyone is predicting 90 catches, 1200 yards, and 10 TDs for him, but I could see Dorsett catching at least 50 balls and ending up somewhere in the 800-yard range with a handful of TDs. 



    You're exactly right @GoPats. A lot of us in INDY did moan & groan about Pagano's coaching myself included. NE is clearly getting more out of Dorsett then we ever did. Like WR Reggie Wayne said when he wore the Pats uniform briefly in Boston, the coaching in Foxboro is next level. BB is a mad scientist who gets the most out of castoffs & traded players usually.


    Don't fret over the Jags loss BTW, you guys will still win your division & make a deep playoff run like always. Hope the family is doing well & keep rock climbing with your kids man. :thmup:

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  22. Yes, this interview is indeed interesting to listen too given McVay's perfect play recall NCF. It is pretty impressive no doubt. I can do that with music if you give me a few verses or hum a few lines of the chorus, but not NFL quarters & situations though. No way.


    Like Chad72 said earlier, I suspect more than 1 coach or coordinator can do this given the hours & hours of film that they watch & breakdown.


    Sean is one sharp cookie no question. He seems grounded & down to earth too poking fun at his only real gift--Tremendous recall.


    Man,  Jeff Fisher should never be an NFL HC again.

  23. Off topic:


    Do you mind if I ask you a question @Four2itus regarding your signature slogan?


    What is it about You Tube that displeases you? Not making any judgments here BTW. Just curious.


    The 1 thing I dislike about you tube are the ads that run before a video starts or commercials in the middle of lengthy highlight videos.


    Thanks for your answer in advance. Sorry your You Tube experience was an unpleasant one my friend. :hat:



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  24. On 9/17/2018 at 6:14 PM, Flying Elvis said:

    Few if any of us know the toils of playing football at that level. I can't blame him for walking away, literally, but it is true he should have remained on the sidelines until the game was over. That part he will sorely regret.

    Hey there @Flying Elvis,


    I tend to agree with your perspective on this situation. Sometimes, an athlete just reaches a point in their lives where they say "I'm out. It's over. I don't want the football grind anymore. I've made my money & wanna walk away now."


    While I concur that it wasn't professional & it did leave his teammates high & dry, I won't crucify him for this. Bills fans have a reason to be upset. I just can't slam a guy who used to play for INDY.


    Just remember that exiting like this prevents any other team from taking a flyer on you down the road so, be absolutely sure that you never want to play in this league ever again Vontae. Good luck man.

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