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30 at 30: Number 10, Center Jeff Saturday
July 21st, 2013 at 8:00 AM
As the Indianapolis Colts embark upon their 30th season in Indianapolis, Colts 101 is counting down the 30 most influential members of the organization. ***PHOTO1***When Jeff Saturday was coming out of college in 1998, NFL scouts had labeled him "undersized" and had concerns about whether he could hold his own against...

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...

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...

Jeff Saturday Retires as a Member of the Indianapolis Colts
March 7th, 2013 at 6:51 PM
  ***PHOTO1***Jeff Saturday finished his career they way he wanted, as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Saturday appeared today along with Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay to announce his signing of a one-day contract with the Colts and his retirement from the National Football League.   Saturday thanked everyone from trainers...

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...

Dwight Freeney and Indianapolis Colts Part Ways
February 15th, 2013 at 6:19 PM
***PHOTO1***We knew it was coming. To some degree, it was even surprising they stayed with him this long, but today the Indianapolis Colts made it official. Owner Jim Irsay tweeted, "Sadly, Dwight and the Horseshoe parting ways." In a prepared statement announcing the Colts would not renew Freeney's contract, Irsay said: “Few...

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...

After Further Review: Ready for the Second Season
December 31st, 2012 at 1:09 PM
The Indianapolis Colts and the rest of their NFL brethren wrapped up the regular season yesterday. Now 12 of those teams remain alive to compete for the game's ultimate prize, the Lombardi Trophy.  The Colts will travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens Sunday at 1 p.m. This is an...

ChuckStrong Phenomenon a Welcome Break from the Cynicism of Professional Sports
December 26th, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Modern-day sports fans have heard it all before. "It's a business," we're told at least once a year. Whether it's our favorite player leaving town for a rich new contract, a team holding a city hostage for a new stadium deal or a league's games being canceled due to an...

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 Head Coach Chuck Pagano Diagnosed with Leukemia
October 1st, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APML). He will undergo four to six weeks of hospitalization while receiving chemotherapy treatment. Prognosis is favorable for remission but will require ongoing treatment. ***PHOTO1*** Colts owner Jim Irsay told media at a press conference this morning that Pagano went...

Colts Sign Rookie Running Back Alexander, Linebacker Lutrus Moved to IR
August 14th, 2012 at 7:26 PM
Indianapolis Colts team owner Jim Irsay announced on his Twitter account (@JimIrsay) Tuesday, August 14 the signing of running back Alvester Alexander. To make room for Alexander on the 90-man roster, the team placed linebacker Scott Lutrus on injured reserve. Alexander, 21, went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft after forgoing his...

Indianapolis Colts: the “New Era” Begins Today with First Full Team Workouts
June 12th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Indianapolis Colts' owner Jim Irsay heralded the start of the "new era" of Colts football this morning via his Twitter account: "It's a dew splashed June 12th Tuesday morning in Indy. Big day for franchise. Taking the field at 2 pm this afternoon with full team ready 2 go." Various other Colts...

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...

From Indianapolis Colts’ Coach: Robert Griffin III Refuses Private Work Out
April 4th, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay cleared up the reason the Colts won't be having a private workout for Robert Griffin III like they did for Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck: Griffin has refused any offers of private workouts. Irsay said via his Twitter account:  "A Luck private workout 2day . . . we want...

Jim Irsay’s Comments All About Leverage
March 28th, 2012 at 10:49 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Indianapolis sports world is abuzz with Colts' owner Jim Irsay's comments yesterday to the USA Today. Irsay told Jim Corbett at the NFL owners' meetings in Florida that he and the Colts are still "up in the air" concerning who they will select with the number one overall pick in...

Jim Irsay, NFL Owners Meeting in Florida This Week
March 26th, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Indianapolis Colts' owner Jim Irsay will meet with his fellow NFL owners in Palm Beach, FL this week. On the agenda are several proposals that could change the way the game is played in 2012. Among the proposals on the table are the expansion of the "defenseless player" rule to include...

Indianapolis Colts Debating About First Pick in 2012 Draft?
March 22nd, 2012 at 10:39 AM
***PHOTO1***Robert Griffin III held his pro day at Baylor University yesterday and by all accounts was nothing short of phenomenal. Included among those in attendance was Indianapolis Colts' head coach Chuck Pagano. Now some around the league are speculating that the Colts are having some discussions internally about who they...

Indianapolis Colts Fans: There are No Villains in Peyton Manning’s Departure
March 9th, 2012 at 11:41 AM
***PHOTO1***After taking a day to survey the landscape of reactions from around Colts Nation regarding the release of Peyton Manning, one recurring sentiment needs to be addressed: there is no "bad guy" in Peyton Manning's departure from Indianapolis. As much as we as a culture crave a scapegoat in situations...