Category: ‘Quick Hits’

Jim Irsay Has Indianapolis Colts Fans All Atwitter
March 17th, 2013 at 9:18 AM
It's the NFL off season and that means Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is back on Twitter quoting obscure music lyrics and teasing fans with possible blockbuster deals. Irsay, in Arizona for the NFL owers' meeting, offered up a possible deal that would bring a wide receiver to Indianapolis. Speculation immediately...

Indianapolis Colts Going Prime Time on “Parks and Recreation”
January 16th, 2013 at 4:54 PM
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and players Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne show off their acting skills at Lucas Oil stadium when filming a scene with “Parks and Recreation” cast members Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari and Jim O’Heir. The episode airs Thursday, January 17...

Baltimore Fans Need to Get Over Colts Leaving
January 3rd, 2013 at 1:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** Memo to Baltimore fans still bitter over the Colts moving to Indianapolis: Get over it! While most football fans outside of Indiana have been sympathetic to you, your continued venom directed toward the Colts no longer looks sympathetic. It looks pathetic. It's been 28 years.  Assuming you were at least an age...

Robert Mathis, Reggie Wayne Named to AFC Pro Bowl Team
December 27th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
The Indianapolis Colts will have at least two representatives in this year's AFC/NFC Pro Bowl. It was announced last night that LB Robert Mathis and WR Reggie Wayne were named to the AFC squad which will take on the NFC all-stars in Hawaii on Jan. 27, 2013. For Mathis this marks...

NFL Moves Indianapolis Colts-New England Patriots Game Using Flex Scheduling
November 5th, 2012 at 2:11 PM
The Indianapolis Colts success has gotten the attention of the TV executives in charge of scheduling NFL games. Using their "flex" scheduling options in which the networks can request more high profile games for their prime spots in the season's final weeks, the game between the Colts and Patriots in...

National Media Starting to Take Notice of Indianapolis Colts
October 29th, 2012 at 6:05 PM
I discuss the national perspective of the 4-3 Colts on

Bruce Arians: “We Can’t Allow the Cheeseheads to Come in Here and Take Over.”
October 4th, 2012 at 3:55 PM
Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers will mark the 82nd consecutive home game the Indianapolis Colts will play before a sellout crowd. Interim head coach Bruce Arians remembers a time though when a Colts home game didn't necessarily mean an advantage for the home team. "I saw it happen in...

Get Free Tickets to Indianapolis Colts V. Green Bay Packers
October 2nd, 2012 at 8:48 AM
  WHAT:   Every week throughout the 2012 football season.  This Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts and Meijer will be hosting Blue Thursday at the Avon Meijer on Rockville Road.  For fans that do not already have tickets for the upcoming season, this will be one of their only chances to win tickets...

After Further Review: NFL Week Four Thoughts
October 1st, 2012 at 7:49 AM
With the Indianapolis Colts off this week, Colts 101 had the opportunity to catch some other teams in action this weekend. Here's what we saw around the NFL during week four: The regular officials are back and it was obvious. Not that they didn't miss any calls or that the fans...

Andrew Luck Named NFL Rookie of the Week
September 28th, 2012 at 6:42 PM
Indianapolis Colts' rookie quarterback Andrew Luck earned the first of what promises to be many pieces of NFL hardware this week when he was named the NFL's Rookie of the Week. Luck beat out Redskins' RB Alfred Morris, Vikings' K Blair Walsh, Seattle QB Russell Wilson and teammate TY Hilton for the...

The NFL Officially Has a Problem
September 25th, 2012 at 9:14 AM
By now you've probably seen the replays of last night's debacle at the end of the Seattle Seahawks-Green Bay Packers game. Obviously, the officials missed the call and it affected the outcome of the game. What the long-term impact of that call will be remains to be seen. It's likely,...

Pat McAfee and Adam Vinatieri are a Special Tandem in Kicking Game
September 18th, 2012 at 9:14 AM
 ***PHOTO1***  Pat McAfee had a great game Sunday, but he was more impressed by Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal. I had the chance to talk with Pat afterward. You can read about it here at

Chance to Get Free Tickets to Indianapolis Colts V. Jacksonville Jaguars
September 17th, 2012 at 11:34 AM
  The Indianapolis Colts have opportunities for fans to receive free tickets. Here's their press release for this week's event:   WHAT:  Coltstrong every Friday prior to a Colts home game throughout the 2012 football season.  The Indianapolis Colts and Meijer will be hosting Blue Friday events at various Meijer locations.  For fans that...

Don’t Be Surprised If You’re Discussing the Indianapolis Colts Playoff Chances at Thanksgiving
September 7th, 2012 at 10:43 AM
***PHOTO1*** When the NFL schedule first came out, Colts 101 took a stab at predicting the Indianapolis Colts 2012 record.  That was before the NFL Draft and any notion of what the team would look like.  At that time, we said 7-9 was a distinct possibility. After watching the Colts up close this...

Week One NFL Picks: Looking for Redemption
September 5th, 2012 at 8:19 AM
  The curtain-raising matchup for the 2012 NFL season between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants could serve as metaphor for the renewal of hostilities between Steven and me as we once again pit our prognosticating prowess against each other. On the one hand, you have an underachiever hoping that...

Indianapolis Colts Bubble Players Play the Waiting Game
August 31st, 2012 at 10:23 AM
I had the opportunity to talk with Deji Karim, Vick Ballard and Kris Adams after last night's preseason finale. Each is awaiting confirmation today that they're part of the Indianapolis Colts 53-man roster. Read about it at

New Indianapolis Colts Offensive Linemen Know What It Takes to Win
August 12th, 2012 at 7:45 PM
This past week I had the opportunity to speak with Mike McGlynn and Winston Justice. Both have experienced the post season and are eager to bring that experience to this young Indianapolis Colts team. Last year, Mike McGlynn watched a team led by a rookie quarterback with no real expectations for...

Colts 101 Working to Profile New Members of the Indianapolis Colts
July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 AM
Colts 101 is proud to announce a partnership with, the official team site of the Indianapolis Colts. I'll be working during training camp to help introduce Colts fans to some of the new faces wearing the horseshoe. As a courtesy to our loyal readers here at Colts 101, we'll link...

Indianapolis Colts 19th Most Valuable Sports Franchise in the World
July 17th, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Forbes magazine released its annual list of most valuable sports franchises in the world yesterday. The Indianapolis Colts, valued at $1.06 billion made the list at number 19. The Colts standing puts them in the upper tier of NFL franchises, ironically sandwiched between their former home in Baltimore and Peyton Manning's...

New NFL Blackout Rules Ease Concerns for Indianapolis Colts Fans
July 2nd, 2012 at 12:42 PM
For Indianapolis Colts fans more accustomed to settling into their recliner on Sunday afternoons to watch the Colts than a seat at Lucas Oil Stadium, the NFL's new guidelines for local television blackouts will come as a welcome bit of news. Under the old system, each NFL team has to sell...