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Jim Irsay’s Lincense Suspended for One Year
June 7th, 2014 at 2:28 PM
Jim Irsay has now had his license suspended for refusing a blood test on the night of his arrest. Irsay wall pulled over March 16th for driving erratically in Carmel, Indiana, and was found to be intoxicated. In his possession were prescription drugs and $29,000 in cash. ***PHOTO1*** Irsay first drew attention from...

2014 NFL Draft: What Does It Mean for the Indianapolis Colts?
May 7th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
With the draft quickly approaching, many teams are looking to bump up their rosters, grab new talent, and put rookies to the test, but with only five picks, the Colts may have limited options. ***VIDEO1*** This is further hindered by the fact the colts’ first pick is No.59, which is in the...

Indianapolis Colts 20th Most Valuable Sports Franchise in the World
July 15th, 2013 at 5:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** Forbes' Magazine has released its annual list of most valuable sports franchises and the Indianapolis Colts come in at number 20 with an estimated value of $1.154 billion. The Colts are one of 12 NFL franchises included in the world's top 20 most valued franchises. European soccer giant Real Madrid comes...

30 at 30: Number 14, General Manager Ryan Grigson
July 12th, 2013 at 1:49 PM
In celebration of the Indianapolis Colts' 30th season in the Circle City, Colts 101 is counting down the 30 most influential members of the organization since moving to Indianapolis. After the debacle of the 2011 season, the Indianapolis Colts were at a crossroads. Peyton Manning's status was unknown, but one thing...

Ryan Grigson Satisfied with Indianapolis Colts’ Progress…For Now
June 14th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Indianapolis Colts' general manager Ryan Grigson has had the opportunity over the past month to see the parts he's put together this off season. With mandatory mini-camp wrapping up Thursday, Grigson seemed satisfied with what he's seen. That satisfaction won't last long, however. Grigson pronounced his team's off season a success...

Memo to the NFL: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It
May 21st, 2013 at 9:02 AM
***PHOTO1***NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell inherited from his predecessors, Pete Rozelle and Paul Tagliabue, the most successful professional sports enterprise on the globe. In fact it could be argued that the NFL is one of the most successful businesses of any kind in the world. That makes Goodell's reported idea to move...

Position Battles Will Highlight 2013 Indianapolis Colts OTAs and Training Camp
May 13th, 2013 at 8:50 AM
The Indianapolis Colts have welcomed their rookies and now look forward to the process of integrating them into the team for 2013. After a week off this week, organized team activities (OTAs) will begin next week and continue into the first week in June. Though no positions will be won...

Ryan Grigson, Chuck Pagano Happy with Free Agent Haul
March 16th, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano expressed great satisfaction with their free agent signings this week. Both indicated that while the team may still be looking at some minor additions, the Colts major free agent action is finished. Pagano, true to his defensive roots, is most excited...

Indianapolis Colts First Day of Free Agency Underwhelming
March 12th, 2013 at 8:12 PM
Last year, Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was nothing short of miraculous in assembling a playoff-caliber roster despite the jettisoning of the majority of the roster and being severely strapped by the salary cap. With $40 million to spend this year and some major free agents in areas where the...

One Year Later, Jim Irsay’s Bold Move Paying Dividends
March 3rd, 2013 at 8:25 AM
***PHOTO1*** A year ago this week, Indianapolis Colts' owner Jim Irsay and new general manager Ryan Grigson appeared to be sending the Colts into a nuclear winter. The heart and soul of the franchise, quarterback Peyton Manning, was released along with other fan favorites, RB Joseph Addai, TE Dallas Clark and LB Gary...

Indianapolis Colts Announce Hiring of Pep Hamilton as Offensive Coordinator
January 19th, 2013 at 6:04 PM
The Indianapolis Colts confirmed today the hiring of former Stanford University offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton to the same role with the Indianapolis Colts. Hamilton replace Bruce Arians who was named head coach of the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. “Pep Hamilton is a sharp, detailed and innovative coach who is a rising...

Jimmy Raye Hired as VP of Football Operations for Indianapolis Colts
January 15th, 2013 at 12:47 PM
  From the Indianapolis Colts:   The Indianapolis Colts have hired Jimmy Raye as the team’s VP of Football Operations. Raye owns 18 years of NFL experience, including the last 17 with the San Diego Chargers. He served as San Diego’s director of player personnel from 2008-2012, overseeing the team’s professional and college...

Young Indianapolis Colts Continue to Exceed Expectations
November 9th, 2012 at 9:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** That the Indianapolis Colts won last night against the Jacksonville Jaguars isn't surprising. How they did it is. This young team continues to defy the limited expectations that were placed upon them. At 6-3, the Colts have tripled their win output from 2011. I optimistically said that they would win...

Indianapolis Colts Organize Efforts to Fight Breast Cancer and Leukemia
October 4th, 2012 at 2:07 PM
The Indianapolis Colts along with the rest of the NFL were already planning to stage events around Breast Cancer Awareness this week. With the news about head coach Chuck Pagano and his battle with leukemia, the Colts have also put together several events to help fight that disease. The following...

NFL Hangs Franchises Out to Dry with Blackout Policy
July 11th, 2012 at 12:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** Normally, the business of the National Football League is more choreographed than a Broadway show. That's why the recent bumbling by the league with regard to changing its blackout policy is both surprising and disappointing. Yesterday, Indianapolis was all atwitter (literally, if you were following the news in 140 characters or...

Indianapolis Colts to Host Open House for Fans
May 31st, 2012 at 1:01 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  The Indianapolis Colts announced that they will be hosting an Open House at Lucas Oil Stadium from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. The announcement comes on the heels of the Colts employing a marketing firm to attempt to sell the remaining season tickets available for the...

Bill Polian: New Trade Deadline Would Have Altered Indianapolis Colts Strategy
May 28th, 2012 at 6:58 PM
***PHOTO1***It was a perfect storm of bad that ushered out Bill Polian, Jim Caldwell, and of course, Peyton Manning in addition to many others of the "old era." Manning's neck injury combined with Joseph Addai's injury plus a little bad luck ultimately brought the Colts to 2-14 finish and the...

Decoding Jim Irsay: “Emerge” Means “Not Here Yet”
May 15th, 2012 at 1:14 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay took a break from tweeting obscure song lyrics to issue this update on the status of his team: "Franchise is taking shape..3rd Receiver and 2nd Corner must emerge..much progress in Free Agency n Draft…Def Front 7 should impress new 3-4.’’ Let's start with the back end first....

Indianapolis Colts’ Draft Great on Top, Mediocre Near the End
April 29th, 2012 at 7:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** New Indianapolis Colts' General Manager Ryan Grigson was hired in part for his history of finding "diamonds in the rough" while evaluating collegiate players with the Philadelphia Eagles. Colts fans should hope that holds true as the Colts didn't address many of their needs on the defensive side of the ball...

Report: Andrew Luck is the Indianapolis Colts’ Pick…Or So We Hear
April 19th, 2012 at 11:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting this morning that the Indianapolis Colts have indeed told Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck that he will be the team's number one overall pick a week from now at the NFL Draft. This report comes on the heels of yesterday's comments from Colts GM Ryan Grigson...