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  1. Tough loss today. There is much to be picked apart for improvement, but ever the optimist I am going to say as a football fan there was much to be excited about as well. TY Hilton is going to be a heck of an asset (we saw a glimpse today), Ballard is indeed going to be a beast of a player, Mathis is going to excel in our new D (as I predicted), I LOVE Cory Redding and the asset he is, Lefeged is great on Special Teams, our O-line while not complete is well on its way (with a few additions/im...

    1. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      additions/improvements) to being something great, and our QB Andrew--WOW! All I have to say is 50 on the ground yards AND a head about him in the last 45 sec of the game that no other rookie can boast. There is no doubt we made the right decision in #12. Much to be excited about fellow fans, let's not be discouraged!

    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      Yes, I agree CP11. It would have been nice to cap Edge's induction into the Colts HOF Induction Ceremony with a win today, but that still doesn't detract from James's incredible NFL career and professional legacy IMO buddy. :)

    3. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      I am with you CP11....staying optimistic. Saints 0-3, NE 1-2....we should have won this game, but there were positives in every phase of the game. Bye week...try and get healthy...come back with a tough one against the Pack. And Edge is in the ring of Honor :)

  2. Geared up and ready for game day tomorrow :) All day in Indy cheering on our boys = perfection...a W would make it priceless!

    1. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      Have a great time...wish I was there. Have fun!!

    2. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      Do you have your Edge jersey on buddy? I feel so badly....I have not spelled his first name correctly anywhere....it Googles win=the 1 r and two...I feel horrible!

    3. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      Brent I had a BLAST today! Too bad we lost (a little frustrated w/ our D and a LOT frustrated w/ the second rate refereeing we had to witness today--and I'm not one to complain about the refing in a loss), but overall it was good and I saw good things from our guys...more on that to come...I do not have a #32 jersey, but it was great to get to witness The Edge inducted today. Well deserved indeed!

  3. Loving that the icing on my cake on Sunday while I will be at LOS is The Edge getting inducted into the Ring of Honor. It's gonna be a great Sunday for sure!

    1. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      I was gonna be there! Have a great day!

    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      Edge was AWESOME in INDY!!! Very Cool Indeed & Well Deserved no doubt. Have fun at LOS my friend!!!

    3. MIColtsFan

      MIColtsFan

      NICE! Love Edge, miss Edge. Enjoy!

  4. I saw promise today. Definitely not as ugly as it could have been or as some said it would be. My chin is nowhere near down, nor should any of our player's. We have a better idea of what specifically needs improving, now it's time to correct those mistakes and go get 'em next week. Remember, we're still BUILDING the monster, it isn't BUILT yet. In time fellow fans, in time. GO COLTS!

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    2. HungarianColtsFan

      HungarianColtsFan

      Great thoughts CP11! Some here announce Doomsday. This is the first year for a new team, there will be tough times periodically. GO COLTS!

    3. MIColtsFan

      MIColtsFan

      I was glad to see the Colts make a game of it.. some impressive glimmers with lots of room for improvement, but overall not bad, not bad. Get those mistakes under control and look out!

    4. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      This team has zero quit....zero. There were positives to take away from all three phases of the game....Build the Monster......'not yet built' This team will get better....if we have any players left :(

  5. tough pill to swallow watchin the Cowboys win last night...anyone but the Cowboys...ug!

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    2. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      I can't stand that they call them "America's Team." It gets me everytime! I'm w/ ya SW1.

      Brent, you're right. The Giants made way too many mistakes to win the game. Plus, we all know they end seasons better than they start them (the Giants).

    3. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      Now with Reitz oout for Sunday...the Link and Olsen stuff is up and going again.... for us.....I am rooting for the Colts even if SW and I are on the line....:)

    4. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      There we many good positives from today. I'm pretty pleased with what I saw. Some improvements to make, but definitely the start of something good here...

  6. ready to go hunting... ...BEAR hunting! Time to Soldier up! (And we might have a little Luck on our side ;) )

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    2. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      Lol! Thx SW1! :) You'll see me more often as the season gets underway...besides I miss all you guys!

    3. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      OK...thought I was going to have to get with my friends in the FBI to find CP11's status in the Witness Protection Program! I will go hunting Bears with all of my Colt friends! Good to hear from you CP11!!

    4. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      haha!! Brent you made me literally laugh out loud! I'm ready for this Bear hunt and I'm confident that our Colts are too. I can't wait to see the game unfold. I liked what I saw out of so many positions during preseason, and honestly think this monster is stronger than the rest of the NFL will give it credit for. I'm ready to shock the world!
  7. Reggie's hope/prediction to "shock the world" seems more like reality to me :) LOVING what I'm seeing so far! SO glad it's football season...our monster is about to be released COLTS NATION! Are you ready?? :)

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    2. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      Sorry guys, I haven't been on since I posted this, but it is good to know that my forum friends are seeing what I'm seeing! I could watch Reggie play all day every day. I'm PUMPED about what I'm seeing from both our O-line and D-line--wheweeee! Not to mention the QB position is looking strong all the way through. Ballard is a BEAST! And I like we're (coaching staff) being extra precautionary with the boys by pulling Collie, Redding, and Mathis. Gotta have...

    3. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      these boys for the games that truly matter. And watch about our HC?? Let's hear it for Pagano!!

    4. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      Oh and Brent, glad I could help buddy!

  8. well...after a few weeks away to focus on trying to sort out this messy thing called life (not exactly successful I might add but ok), I decided I missed my Forum friends and so, here I am! Although from some of the statuses and comments I've read, maybe it's not good to be back???

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    2. MIColtsFan

      MIColtsFan

      enjoy the fun posts...ignore the rest :)

    3. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      Good advice MICF! I've decided that's what I'm going to do! :)

    4. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      Hey buddy....I missed this yesterday. I know it is hard to believe, but I am even avoiding the nonsense :) If it annoys me I have not even responded....hard to do.

  9. Well friends, I will be signing off for a while. Too much going on btwn work and personal life. Gotta get things in order. I should be back for preseason action.

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    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      You will most certainly be missed around here, but I can certainly respect your privacy CP11. Good luck resolving whatever matters you need to tend to right now. I wish you a safe and swift return to Colts Forum my friend. :)

    3. alawai

      alawai

      Take care of business CP11.

    4. alawai

      alawai

      Take care of business CP11.

  10. Is this gonna be a great weekend or what? The Olympics start tonight and training camp Sunday?!?! I can hardly contain myself ;) Hoping to make it to Anderson Sunday...fingers crossed!

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    2. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      Heck yeah! (and you are right, Colts are first and foremost the most important!)

      But I gotta admit that I'm ready to watch Phelps in the Olymic pool kicking some A! Man can that guy swim or what??

    3. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      The swimming is incredible. Phelps has some US competition this year for sure....very interesting...just like the unknowns with yes our new Colts.

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      Yup, you can't say that there's nothing to watch on TV right now. That's for sure my forum friends. Can you say AWE$SOME?!!!

  11. In honor of the Edge being inducted into our Ring of Honor, I have made him my profile pic. Congrats Edge!! You are as you say "always a Colt"!

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    2. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      Thanks Sw! I loved watching him run the ball for us. Shoot, I remember going to the games in the RCA Dome and man when he ran the ball the crowd LOVED it! ...kinda miss that old stadium...but don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade LOS for anything!

    3. MIColtsFan

      MIColtsFan

      I love it! wonderful idea, love Edge. I remember the Indy fans giving Edge a standing O and a warm greating when he came to town to play as I think it was as a Seahawk at the time, 2009.. I just remember how classy the fans were, how much they loved him and the big huge grin on Edge's face and a little mist in his eyes!

    4. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      I love Edge, and he is one of those players who will always be ours in my mind (and in his too :) ) My signature on here is a quote from him: "No matter where I go or what I do, I'm always a Colt." And I'm like you MCF, our fan base is classy, just like our team. Makes me proud to be part of Colts Nation.

  12. stress is such an evil thing...

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    2. Gramz

      Gramz

      I hope you are all having a much better day, today.

      :)

    3. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      Thank you Gramz....CP11.....exactly the same with me. The lack of rest is a killer. To not have a restful sleep is painful to say the least. One thing at a time! Great advice. You will persevere!

    4. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      Same to you my friend, same to you!

      And thanks Gramz!

  13. Drew Brees = $100 mil 5 yr contract...welp, looks like the Saints finally secured their QB.

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    2. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      I like Aaron Rodgers as well, but the Green Bay Packers are a solid football team. My comments are made for the Bounty Boys. There is no reason with what has gone on in New Orleans that paying Brees took this long. Rodgers will get his money...just as PM and Brees got theirs. Pure and simple...him being franchised was a slap in the face IMO.

    3. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      I do like Rogers Nobody. My comment above might make it sound like I don't. And I do think he is a very talented QB (and runs a close second to Brees last year), but IMO Brees was the best QB in the league last year. This is something I thought about quite a bit during the season, and yes GB won more games last season but I think they have a more complete team. Look at what Brees accomplished with a lesser team. Again this is just my opinion.

    4. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      I've watched Brees play since his college days at Purdue, and I diagree with anyone who says that he isn't a high caliber QB and football player. The guy is talented. Way talented than many NFL QBS bar-none.

  14. Only 18 days til training camp :)

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    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      Amen Brother Brent!!! Let's put the I in Intimidation... :)

    3. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      My middle name is not "I," but SW I approve this message.

    4. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      haha! You two crack me up! I'm with you both--I think we are going to shut up doubters and shock the world...time to BRING IT ON!!! :)
  15. Man, you gotta feel a little bit sorry for Sean Payton. The guy does have it rough. On top of his NFL pbms, him and his wife have filed for divorce. (Now I'm not saying he didn't have it coming on the football end of it cause he did, but man this rough.)

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    3. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      Where is my like button buddy?

    4. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      lol, idk but we need one!

  16. Indeed my friend, this was a once in a lifetime experience! I do assure you that I am going to do my best to recreate it in my future, lol! I was let down when we got to the river and the current was kinda lazy and the river was down, but being the eternal optimist I found the good things that came from it. Because the river wasn't as challenging this time I had the opportunity to observe and see some awesome landscapes and sights. Since my camera wasn't water proof, I didn't take it with me, so those sights will have to live in my mind. But as you know, when you are on a river there are places and things you cannot see from the road or trails. So, that made the experience pretty cool. As I told SW above, I will go again and hopefully the next time will be what we all imagined. !! I can see it now, my good buddy Brent being chased by a big scary ghost...definitely makes me chuckle ...Casper was no where to be found, but chipmunks were--lots and lots of chipmunks. Did you know that they like sunflower seeds? I got to sit (with others) and feed these little creatures out of the palm of my hands. A pretty cool experience. I am convinced though that I had Theodore on my lap because that little suckers cheeks couldn't have been more packed!! I'll work on figuring out how to get my pictures on here so you guys can see them. If I had them on a digital camera then I could have them up in no time, but all my pictures are on my phone...I'll figure it out, it just may take some time.
  17. Thanks buddy! It's amazing that in the 8 days I was gone I didn't watch one lick of tv and quite honestly I didn't miss it one bit! Funny how here in the "real world" we feel like we have to have it...ah, I could expound upon such issues of our culture, but I will not I so wish that my rafting experience this time had been more c and exciting, but quite honestly since the river was down it was not that treacherous. No, honestly (I never thought I would say the next string of words together in my life) it was kind of a lazy experience on the river. Due to the river being down, the current wasn't all that fast and therefore it was not as exhilerating as you think when you saw white water rafting. But, then this is always a possibility when dealing with any nature element--we are at it's mercy. So, while my rafting experience wasn't the kind of experience I had imagined, it was still quite fun and cool. 8 fellow rafters in my vessel, some of who where jokesters and would "fall" out of the raft just for fun. Nah, this time my friend wasn't as exciting, but I assure you there will be a next time for me
  18. Thanks for reading Coltssouth! I really didn't do it justice, but I tried
  19. To my friends who have been requesting this blog for a while now, I do apologize. You know how life runs away with you sometimes? These past four weeks has done that for me! So, per your requests, I am going to do my best to share my Colorado experience…hopefully you’ll walk (or click) away with a good idea of what my vacation in the Rockies was like. ... ... ... Thirty-six days ago I set out on a trip, an adventure of sorts. Some would have chosen to fly to their destination, but did I? No way. I drove the 1100+ miles to my destination which was in the southern portion of the state of Colorado in the Rocky Mountains (to be exact the Sangre de Cristo range). In the 18 hours it took me and my fellow companions to arrive at our destination, I had the opportunity to see much of this beautiful country that I am blessed to call home. A touch of Illinois farm country, on to the wooded hills of the Ozarks of Missouri, then into the prairie land of Kansas…I must stop here for a moment because one of my favorite parts of the trip was here in this state. The Flint Hills. Any vision I had in my mind of the “Old West” as a child growing up was brought to life when I reached this national park of sorts. To try to help you picture the Flint Hills, think of this: miles upon miles upon miles of easy rolling hills covered in green grass dancing in the soft breeze with herds of cattle scattered here and there. Not a tree in sight, but oddly enough trees just wouldn’t be appropriate here. No, instead, as you look westward into this peaceful land you see the sun beginning to set…reds and oranges filling up the sky creating the most perfect sunset you have ever seen…now this, this is the old west that I dreamed of. It didn’t take much imagination on my part to picture a horse and rider (maybe two or three) riding atop one of those hills…heading to who knows where…maybe it is Marshall Dillon traveling to catch a outlaw, or Wyatt Eryp to bring in real American history traveling to avenge the death of his brother…who you picture does not matter...or instead of a horse and rider, picture a wagon train traveling west to the unknown…or even picture a band of Native American hunting bison for supper…each of these imaginings are quite fitting for the Flint Hills… … Through the Flint Hills we drove, on to Dodge City. Have you ever been there? If you are a fan of the old West and old westerns, it is a must visit. I did my best, but sadly I could not find Marshall Dillon, Miss Kitty, Doc, Chester, or Festus anywhere…they may not have been seen, but they were there…to me they will always be engrained in Dodge. Forever a part of it. On from Dodge we went…west toward our destination. Finally! We arrived in Colorado (at this point we were wondering if we’d ever find it…LOL!). On we drove west until finally we begin our ascent upward into the foothills of this majestic range…BREATHTAKING. It literally took my breath away. You can see pictures of the Rockies and think you understand just how huge and regal and magnificent they are, but you truly don’t get it until you stand in the valley below them looking up. Seeing the clouds hover at their peaks, the snow lining their caps, their ruggedness just overpowering you…my words cannot do them justice. Up we went…up, up, up…9400 feet is where we found our destination. We climb out of the vehicles and look east. Wow. If I thought the view looking at the Rockies was amazing, nothing could prepare me for the view looking out while standing in the Rockies. To say you can see for miles is understatement. Views of the valleys below…you feel as though you are standing in Heaven looking out to the Earth below… …and your slightly breathless as well…not only from the view but from the fact that you are 9400 feet above sea level and the air has gotten thinner making it harder to breath. Enough of the scenery you say? On to your adventures? Ok, ok, ok! I filled my days with not only enjoying the views and panoramic view but also with things such as hiking/climbing, traveling to enjoy other views, and yes, my friends I went rafting as well. Can I just say that hiking at 9000+ feet is much harder than it is here at home at lower levels? I’ve done my fair share of hiking, but had never experienced an actual mountain hike. It does wear you out, but boy is it worth it! The sense of accomplishment you feel when you reach your destination is unparallel…at least for me at this point in my life it was. It was interesting to watch the landscape change as I went upward. Trees changed and became fewer and the rocks even became different. And the wind at the top…well let’s just say that there is nothing blocking it, lol! Blow ya over strong. Too cool my friends, just too cool. Did you ever play the game "king of the mountain" growing up? Well, I truly felt like a king of the mountain! A few days we hopped in the car and ventured out to see new places and views. An abandoned town (caused by the moving of the railroad). Everything was just as it was left in the 1920s. Boarded up and closed with the same items inside. From desks to benches to chairs to curtains...everything just left. Talk about feeling like you've been transported back in time! Pretty interesting and at times a tad spooky...do you believe in ghosts? lol, good thing it was daylight when we were there!! We drove up different mountains to see new views, and on one of these mountains we came across some cascades flowing down the mountains--pretty darn cool! We stopped to take some pictures, and as we opened our doors the rush of the water was so loud we had to shout back and forth to be heard even when just standing a few feet away from each other… …can you imagine the power of the current of the water in those cascades? Truly awesome my friends. Just awesome. And finally, the rafting on the Arkansas river. I had a blast, I really did...but I have to admit, I was a little let down. The river was down, which made the rafting easier and not as adventurous. But, nevertheless it was fun. There is something cool about traveling down a river in just a raft with paddles. Not on a boat with an engine and nice comfy seats, or in a canoe. No, the raft makes it a completely different experience. Somehow to me it makes it more dangerous and exciting. Gotta make sure to watch out for rocks and paddle the right way and be alert…fun my friends, fun. But my next rafting adventure has begun to form in my head…a repeat experience is in my future and the next time it is my hopes that the water levels are higher…I like challenges J Sadly, our stay came to an end and we headed back down the mountains and east…towards home and reality. But what we had just experienced was something that would not soon be forgotten… … …a longer blog than usual, but even so I had to scale myself back or I fear I might have written a book! This by far is in the top five of my favorite vacations ever…I’ve seen the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore and New York City and the Badlands…and at this point I would rate my trip to the Rockies at #1. Being up there in the mountains away from the hustle and bustle o life just enjoying nature changed my perspective on a lot of things. When we get bogged down with work and constantly being on the going and doing this or that we tend to forget to stop and yes, smell the roses. We forget the simple things that bring peace and happiness…it somehow gets lost, and when we lose that what we get in return is stress and more stress…sometimes we need a remind to just slow down…no friends, life has been changed for me…for the better. J
  20. well my friends, after a bout of sun poisoning (yeah I know, I know...sun screen... ...), I am back!

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    2. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      lol, true! But hey, you gotta make hay while the sun is shining!

    3. BrentMc11

      BrentMc11

      Good play on words buddy!!

    4. ColtsPRIDE11
  21. So much for me enjoying a day at LOS on Wednesday...gotta love work...

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      Sorry you can't spend Wednesday at LOS CP11. Major bummer buddy. Hang in there.

    2. MIColtsFan

      MIColtsFan

      my job gets in the way of all my fun too! :)

    3. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      Thanks SW. And MCF, darn our stinkin' jobs, lol!! But I guess if we like to play we have to have the money to do so...

  22. Anyone else geared up for the 13th?

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    2. MAC

      MAC

      Ah, sounds like fun, and free is good. Too far for me though.

    3. ColtsPRIDE11

      ColtsPRIDE11

      Sorry MAC, I just saw your replies. Glad CM51 gotcha covered though. Definitely looking forward to mini camp in LOS :)

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      Have fun at LOS minicamp on the 13th buddy. Sounds like a blast to me!!!

  23. Jay, Thanks for reading, and thank you for serving so I can be free. I truly mean that when I say it. You have my respect and are counted among heros in my book.
  24. My friend you have a very valid point. In some situations said individuals are slightly diminished in capacity and are taken advantage of. And I do agree with you that there should be a "safety net" of sorts for these individuals. The problem will lie in if such a safety net is created there will be individuals who abuse it...it always happens (ex: welfare and social security disability). So, the trick would be to create a program that helps those who need to be helped but does not allow others to abuse it...and of course it would have to use NFL funds and not the public's. I always like discussing with you my friend
  25. MICF, God bless your father! Dispicible is just the tip of the iceberg on how wrongly Vietnam vets were treated when they came home. I watched a documentary on the Vietnam War with interviews of vets, and I was so angry and mad and saddened to tears when one of the vets said that he was so excited to come home and to be appreciated and to see his family and be assured by the pulic that what they had done was indeed worth it. He said that when he got home there were no parades. No instead he was spit on and made to feel like an outsider. He said he sat in an auditorium in his home town and not a soul would look at him or talk to him. He felt shunned. He felt like he was less than dirt. HOW DARE WE???? I want to go on a rant of how so very wrong this was but I will refrain. Instead, I will just say that I agree whole heartedly with you my friend--all veterans deserve honor. No matter the war served. I too could go into a long rant about what is so terribly wrong with our education system and what we are teaching--no cursive, really???? Computers in kindergarden, really??? etc...but again I will refrain. Instead, I will say that you are completely right that not enough time is spent on AMERICAN history, and as you stated, it isn't accurately taught much of the time. AMERICAN history is something to be proud of, it is something we should not take lightly, and it is something we should engrain in our children's minds. If we don't teach them to take pride in our country, then who will? And if there is no national pride, just how long will our great country last? I am all for teaching about world history, but I value American history a whole lot more and deem it more important...and I don't think it is wrong to feel that way...need we ask Russian schools what histroy is taught there? Or German, or Japanese, or Chinese, or French, or Spanish, or English... ...I think--no I know you would find they spend a whole heck of a lot of time on their own before they do ours or anyone elses. COME ON PEOPLE! We are too focused on being "politically correct" and honoring people's heritage that we forget that people's heritage is AMERICAN history. Time to get our FOCUS right....but I digress, I'm sorry. The last point on the giggling during the national Anthem...this does more than upset me. Shoot, it makes me mad when someone does not put their hand over their heart during the playing of the Anthem. This goes back to respect. Where does our younger generations respect lie? And do they even know what respect is anymore? I have begun to wonder, but if we don't teach them and raise them up right, who will? They are our future...and I have begun to worry about our future... ... Thanks for the post MICF!
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