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  1. 1. When did you become a Colts fan (merged)

    • Unitas era - 1950s - 1960s
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    • Bert Jones era - 1970s
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    • Move to Indy - 1984
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    • Manning era - 1998 - 2011
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    • Luck era - 2012 - 2018
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    • Rivers era -2020
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  I posted the original post the other day and neglected the Manning era choice. (Oops)

 

 There’s been some good stories and my suspicion is many became fans during Peyton’s era.

   My apologies for the mixup but I’d be interested to see a recount and I believe Superman will merge the threads so the stories won’t be lost.

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Was Baltimore Colt fan Unitas era and still a Colt fan. Not a fair weather fan. Fan stands for fanatic. Never so glad to see them leave Baltimore. Last game I went to in Baltimore was a game. Colts vs

Great memories...Johnny Unitas, Ray Berry, Lenny Moore, John Mackey in the "Greatest Game Ever Played"...a kid sitting on the floor watching a black and white TV.  

Jim harbaugh era!!!! 

1 hour ago, coltsfeva said:

  I posted the original post the other day and neglected the Manning era choice. (Oops)

 

 There’s been some good stories and my suspicion is many became fans during Peyton’s era.

   My apologies for the mixup but I’d be interested to see a recount and I believe Superman will merge the threads so the stories won’t be lost.

I think expecting everyone to revote is probably unrealistic.  JMO

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I didn’t really start being a football fan until about 94. I lived about six miles from the RCA dome, and my family were Colts fans. So I just became a fan because of them. 
 

Can’t vote because my timeline isn’t an option. 

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2 hours ago, Coltsman1788 said:

Since 1980.  Memorial stadium.  Curtis Dickey in the backfield. Bert Jones under center.  8 year old Coltsman1788 listening on the radio. 

Listening to Chuck (Go to War, Miss Agnes!)  Thompson. Voice of the Orioles and Colts!!!!!!

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Since Super Bowl III. A 10 year old just getting interested in football. I shudder when I think of how close I must have been to becoming a Jets fan! Oh, the humanity!

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Funny story

 

since madden 2001 on ps2.  I got my ps2 for Christmas and one of the first games I had was madden.  At that time I didn’t know much about football besides my hometown team the ravens and community leagues and what not.  So not knowing anything about ratings or players, I went with the first blue team that I liked, which was the colts.  So ever since then I designated the colts my favorite just off the color lol.  But as I got older, I got into football and sports more and started actually liking the team because of the team.

 

PS: I made that object you see in my profile pic for class lol

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14 hours ago, ColtJax said:

Super Bowl IV. Jim O'Brian's winning kick..

Turmoiled times. In Jan 71, Colts were World Champs. In 72, Bob Irsay bought the Rams and swapped them with Carroll Rosembloom for the Colts. 72, Colts were 5-9. 4-10 in 73, as Irsay /Joe Thomas traded or refused to pay the Colts Top Stars. (In his Defense, most were old.) Unitas was traded to San Diego....

 

The Bright Spot was, that 73 season brought Bert Jones as the Colts pick in 73!

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1958 -- when they beat the Giants in "The Greatest Game Ever Played. Me and a buddy had 4 season tickets during the Bert Jones era. I was broken when they left for Indianapolis but remained true to the horseshoe. My wife, sister, and I travel to Indy every year for a game. Its an easy drive down I-70 and Indy is a very city.

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I became a Colts fan in the mid 90s. I am 33 like @Jared Cisneros so I expect something similar from him actually. 

 

I had no faith towards any team in particular and remember being captivated by the Colts the year they almost beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. 

 

I became a fan then and my love for the team grew stronger and stronger over the years. 

 

I would say my favorite player of all time was Marvin Harrison.

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22 minutes ago, danlhart87 said:

I became a Colts fan in the mid 90s. I am 33 like @Jared Cisneros so I expect something similar from him actually. 

 

I had no faith towards any team in particular and remember being captivated by the Colts the year they almost beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. 

 

I became a fan then and my love for the team grew stronger and stronger over the years. 

 

I would say my favorite player of all time was Marvin Harrison.

Became a fan the moment the Mayflower trucks rolled in. I remember that day well. Cheers to Mayor Hudnut, RIP.

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28 minutes ago, danlhart87 said:

I became a Colts fan in the mid 90s. I am 33 like @Jared Cisneros so I expect something similar from him actually. 

 

I had no faith towards any team in particular and remember being captivated by the Colts the year they almost beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. 

 

I became a fan then and my love for the team grew stronger and stronger over the years. 

 

I would say my favorite player of all time was Marvin Harrison.

I became a fan a few years later than you. I started getting into football in 97/98, when Elway won the SB for the Broncos (I live in Colorado). However, in 98, I saw a guy I really liked in Peyton Manning that was the next great QB. I told my parents and friends at that time, "whatever team this guy goes to is my team from now on." It pretty much ended up like that and I have rooted for the Colts ever since.

 

Funny thing is, if he went to the Chargers at no2, I'd be a Chargers fan right now lol. So it just happened the Colts took him and I ended up a Colts fan.

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4 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

I became a fan a few years later than you. I started getting into football in 97/98, when Elway won the SB for the Broncos (I live in Colorado). However, in 98, I saw a guy I really liked in Peyton Manning that was the next great QB. I told my parents and friends at that time, "whatever team this guy goes to is my team from now on." It pretty much ended up like that and I have rooted for the Colts ever since.

 

Funny thing is, if he went to the Chargers at no2, I'd be a Chargers fan right now lol. So it just happened the Colts took him and I ended up a Colts fan.

Imagine being a Ryan Leaf fan in this situation 

 

Manning for me completely changed the game for me

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1962 for me....  and it’s been the Colts ever since.

 

I was wasn’t from Baltimore and had already moved to the west coast so when they moved I just sorta shrugged my shoulders and said “okay... Indy it is”. :coltshelmet: 
 

Favorite player?

Edgerrin James

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1999 week 6 Colts vs Jets. 16-13 Colts won. I’m from Sharon PA. Marlin Jackson picking off Tom Brady was truly something special. I was in 8th grade when he was a senior in my high school. He played on all 3 phases. He was truly one of the best athletes in our area. 

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