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Saw in the Victory Speech video that Irsay gave the game ball to Chuck Yeager.  Is he a Colts fan or was something special going on celebrating his life?

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36 minutes ago, Farns01 said:

Saw in the Victory Speech video that Irsay gave the game ball to Chuck Yeager.  Is he a Colts fan or was something special going on celebrating his life?

Not sure if he is a Colts fan or not. I assume you know who he is since you didn’t mention that in your post, so I’ll leave that part out.

 

I don’t know if there is anything special going on but they honored him on the field before the game Sunday...I assume that’s why he received the game ball.

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I’ve always thought WWII vets should be given free tickets to a game that would honor them. There’s not too many left.

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1 hour ago, coltsfeva said:

I’ve always thought WWII vets should be given free tickets to a game that would honor them. There’s not too many left.

I absolutely agree with you and also Chuck Yeager is a national hero a real Daredevil

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Not sure he is a Colt's fan, but that was just another example why I think we have the best owner in the NFL.  Thank you Jim for a fine gesture to a fine American hero.  Winning the game was great, but giving the game ball to Mr. Yeager was a special moment all Colt's fans should be proud of. 

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3 hours ago, coltsfeva said:

I’ve always thought WWII vets should be given free tickets to a game that would honor them. There’s not too many left.


Definitely.

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44 minutes ago, coltsfeva said:

Found a good write up on Wikapedia

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Yeager

 

He was stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis (as per that article).  I found he lives in California now, but then googled "Is Chuck Yeager a Colts Fan?" and came up with this: 

 

https://blog.ticketmaster.com/indianapolis-colts-team-fans/

 

"The team counts among its loyal followers a number of big-time celebrities, including:
• Billy Bob Thornton
• Famed test pilot Chuck Yeager
• Actor Haley Joel Osment
• Comedian/former talk show host David Letterman
• Actress Elisabeth Shue
• Rob Lowe"

 

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Pretty cool, Mr. Irsay!

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Spent most of my adult life working at Edwards AFB.... Chuck and a handful of test pilots allowed our Air Force to make incredible strides putting their lives on the line there.... pushing the boundaries of the planes they flew.

 

It was nice to see him get a game ball after we beat  the Texans. 


 

 

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We gave him a pretty loud standing O in the pregame ceremony and it was really sweet to see him on the jumbotron smiling from ear to ear. There's never any shortage of American patriotism in our state and it showed with the reception we gave to Mr. Yeager. Very nice gesture for Jim to give the game ball to an American hero. 

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1 hour ago, pacolts56 said:

Spent most of my adult life working at Edwards AFB.... Chuck and a handful of test pilots allowed our Air Force to make incredible strides putting their lives on the line there.... pushing the boundaries of the planes they flew.

 

It was nice to see him get a game ball after we beat  the Texans. 


 

 

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Test piloting a Jet is beyond awesome. Those guys have a special kind of guts.

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2 hours ago, CurBeatElite said:

 

He was stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis (as per that article).  I found he lives in California now, but then googled "Is Chuck Yeager a Colts Fan?" and came up with this: 

 

https://blog.ticketmaster.com/indianapolis-colts-team-fans/

 

"The team counts among its loyal followers a number of big-time celebrities, including:
• Billy Bob Thornton
• Famed test pilot Chuck Yeager
• Actor Haley Joel Osment
• Comedian/former talk show host David Letterman
• Actress Elisabeth Shue
• Rob Lowe"

 

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Pretty cool, Mr. Irsay!

 

Don't forget Jared from Sub... Oh, nevermind.

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I got the rare opportunity to meet him years ago at an EAA young pilots flight day at Terre Haute, circa mid 90s. Mad respect and the man really got the raw end of the whole NASA deal. Chuck was probably the best pilot of that era, but they only wanted college educated pilots, Chuck wasn’t. Glad to see he’s still with us. 

4 hours ago, ColtsLegacy said:

 

Don't forget Jared from Sub... Oh, nevermind.

Wonder if he’s liking his footlongs as much now

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