Sunday, February 25, 2007

The complete history of the Colts DVD

I watched a large chunk of the NFL Films DVD "The Complete History of the Colts" last night. There is one disc for the Baltimore era and one disc for the Indianapolis era. NFL Films rules in general and this DVD is no different.

Highlights include:

a) A detailed look at the MNF Rams game from 2005 in which the Colts came from behind to destroy the Rams. Manning was mic'ed up for the game which offered several insightful and hilarious moments: Before the game Offensive Coordinator Tom Moore tells Peyton "I'll give you my play ideas and you do with them what you want, okay? Just do whatever the hell you want." Tom Moore and qb coach Jim Caldwell may have the best jobs in professional sports. I'm not sure I'd be rushing off to be a headcoach when your players are out there making you look like a genius every week. Later, with the game in hand, Peyton is seen singing "Let's Get it On" along with the RCA dome speakers.

b) A look at the Tampa Bay MNF game in which the Colts trailed 35-14 with four minutes remaining. This might be the defining regular season game of the Manning era in Indianapolis.

c) A brief history of the Colts in Indy. Its crazy to think that for nearly ten years Colts fans have gone into every single game expecting to win. That doesn't get old, especially when you look back at some of the bad teams and questionable personel decisions that were made leading up to the hiring of Bill Polian in 1998.

The only downside of the DVD is that it ends with the '06 playoff loss to the Steelers. Although in some respects its kind of cool knowing that this is the last NFL Films highlights disc that won't include the XLI victory.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Nice Trick...

I've read on several Colts message boards that people were curious as to how to get MP3 versions for the game audio for the Super Bowl or the AFC playoffs. My solution was to subscribe to the NFL field pass free for one week (Don't forget to cancel the subscription at the end of the week!!!). Then I used my MP3 recorder to record the game as it played. It worked great, and now I have Bob and Grandpa Ted calling the greatest sport moment in Indianapolis history (that didn't involve 4 wheels and a motor at least). If anyone wants a copy of the MP3, leave a comment and how to get in touch with you and maybe we can work something out. I did both that Pats game (aka the day Tom Brady started his inevitable slide toward irrelevancy) and the Superbowl.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Landmark Reporting from ESPN's Scoop Jackson

Gotta love the retardedness that follows (from this article

"Scoop Jackson: Let's get to a real situation: li'l Timmy is 14 now. How do you handle it if he comes home from school or, better yet, you get a call from a hospital that says that he's been beaten by a group of gay kids in reaction to what you said about them?

Tim Hardaway: That's wrong."

Somewhere tonight 14 year old Tim Hardway Jr. is cowering in fear because he knows a roving gang of gay teens are gunning for him. My money is on either the Sharks or the Jets...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Welcome to my blog

This is a blog about your Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts and other important things.

People, facts and ideas that will be referenced frequently in this blog:

a) Peyton Manning is the greatest qb of all time.

b) Marvin Harrison is the second greatest reciever of all time.

c) Indiana Hoosier basketball

d) Indiana Pacer basketball

e) General disdain for Tom Brady, the San Diego Chargers, Vince Young, and . . .

f) the Jacksonville Jaguars, (inept team, hilarious fans, i just hope they stay in Jax so the humor never ends)

I don't know how often this blog will be updated, but I will try to post things as they come to me, but probably not after any Colts' loss. In fact this blog's life will largely depend on Peyton and the Colts winning the Super Bowl every year until #18's retirement.