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I loved that guy.  Yes, he was known for hitting that fan who ran out on the field, but he was so much more than that.

 

RIP Mike!

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He was my all time favorite Colt. I will always remember him playing with that cast on his forearm. RIP #32

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 Curtis, Butkus, Nitschke pounded em, tried to rip their heads off, and came off the field bloody, muddy and worn.
 The epitome of tough football when i started watching the NFL.
He was a Great Colt!

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One of my favorite all time Colts.  The only poster I ever hung up was of Mike Curtis.  He optimized the definition of a tough football player.  One of the all time great Colts!  Very sorry to hear this news.  

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One of my earliest  memories as a kid was him and the fan that ran on the field. He was a special player. RIP.

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15 minutes ago, Superfly said:


R.I.P. 

dude that got blown up seemed to think it was as funny as I do every time that pop's up

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17 minutes ago, The Fish said:

dude that got blown up seemed to think it was as funny as I do every time that pop's up

That fan was from Rochester NY....he made a big mistake...ha

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Mike always wore his heart in his sleeve.  He never held back his thoughts or feelings - a real mans man.  I agree with the other posters: he was as tough on the field as you’ll find in the history of the NFL.  Will always be one of my all-time favorites.

 

Rest in peace, Mike.  You were a true Colt.

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Thanks King, but this is already being discussed in this thread:

 

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40 minutes ago, cdgacoltsfan said:

That fan was from Rochester NY....he made a big mistake...ha

Yes.  A hometown guy.  Big mistake for sure.  

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One of toughest SOBs to ever put on the shoe

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I can't believe it. He was the heart and soul of those 60s early 70s defenses. He was great, never appreciated as much as he should have been playing in the era of butkus, nobis, nitschke, schmidt, willie Lanier and bobby bell.

Should be in the Hall. 

Biggest play ever was the interception in super bowl 5 that let jim O'Brien kick the game winner.

RIP.

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1 hour ago, King Colt said:

Why aren't they listing the cause of death?

 

Old age? lol

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That was one tough dude on the football field, We lost one of the great defensive players the Colt's had during that era. He was a beast on the field.  Sad, very sad to hear of his passing.

condolences to his family & friends. 

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2 minutes ago, King Colt said:

not funny

 

I'm not trying to be funny but that would be my assumption (old age) on why a 77 year old man who played a very violent sport passes away.

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Very upsetting news. Curtis not being elected to the HOF is an absolute travesty! RIP Mad Dog. :( 

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RIP Mike. Condolence to the Curtis family. Hall of fame or not Mike will always be a hall of famer to those of us who remember him as the greatest MLB in Colts history.

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One of my top 3 Colts ever. Loved watching the way this man played the game. I am so glad to have gotten to see him play. RIP Mad Dog.

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About 4-5 yrs ago, I saw a video clip somewhere about him having alzheimers. Don't know but complications from that could very well be the cause of death. heckuva linebacker and hard hard hitter. Loved watching "Mad Dog" making hits, especially against the Packers. Crying shame he isn't in the Hall of Fame. RIP Mad Dog.

 

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Really sorry to hear of our great LB passing.  I met him one time in Baltimore after he retired.  He was in the stands watching one of the games and I walked up and said hello.  He was very nice.  Surely one of the greatest of all Colts and one of my all time favorites.  

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9 hours ago, 1959Colts said:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/04/20/former-colts-great-mike-curtis-dies-at-77/

 

Former Colts great Mike Curtis dies at 77

 

Very sorry to hear this news about one of my all time favorite players.

Aww maaaan...very sad to see this.  One of the storied Baltimore Colts.  I love the video of him knocking down that fan who ran onto the field at Memorial Stadium.  Played linebacker in a manner befitting of his era.   Those Baltimore Colts defenses back then played with an edge and Mike was chief among them.  Rest In Peace Mike Curtis. 

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4 hours ago, unitas2berry said:

About 4-5 yrs ago, I saw a video clip somewhere about him having alzheimers. Don't know but complications from that could very well be the cause of death. heckuva linebacker and hard hard hitter. Loved watching "Mad Dog" making hits, especially against the Packers. Crying shame he isn't in the Hall of Fame. RIP Mad Dog.

 

Just read where it was CTE related. Lots of old Colts suffered brain related injuries.

 

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1 minute ago, unitas2berry said:

Just read where it was CTE related. Lots of old Colts suffered effects of

brain related injuries.

 

 

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