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Colts greeted by 11 fans at airport

When the Saints make their triumphant return to New Orleans for a victory parade on Tuesday, the crowds are expected to be so enormous that the city will be shut down for everything else.

When the Colts returned to Indianapolis today, they were greeted by a somewhat more subdued crowd.

According to the Indianapolis Star, a grand total of 11 people showed up at Indianapolis International Airport when the team returned this afternoon.

The 11 die-hard fans weren’t allowed to get close to the players; they were held behind a security fence hundreds of feet away.

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  1. slipkid says: Feb 8, 2010 6:44 PM

    the unkindest cut

  2. Belichick for President says: Feb 8, 2010 6:46 PM

    When the Pats came back from AZ, there was a huge crowd to greet them. But that is probably because Pats fans are about 1000 times better than Colts fans. Keep riding that bandwagon, Indy!

  3. Jared Allen's Shart Stain says: Feb 8, 2010 6:46 PM

    Dungy and his extended family?

  4. Viper21 says: Feb 8, 2010 6:48 PM

    Was Tony Dungy one of em..???

  5. rjgreen3 says: Feb 8, 2010 6:48 PM

    now that is gratitude for ya!
    BIG UP’S to Indy fans…..SORE LOSERS!

  6. Manbearpig says: Feb 8, 2010 6:49 PM

    LOL.
    The 11 die-hard fans weren’t allowed to get close to the players; they were held behind a security fence hundreds of feet away.
    Maybe they could have used a security fence to protect Manning from Will Smith during the game.

  7. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Feb 8, 2010 6:49 PM

    It’s reported that Manning’s skowl appeared at the fence and signed autographs for all those attending.

  8. CKL says: Feb 8, 2010 6:49 PM

    COLTSFAIL….This stuff just writes itself. :D

  9. raiders177 says: Feb 8, 2010 6:50 PM

    Ouch.

  10. jknock625 says: Feb 8, 2010 6:50 PM

    That’s the difference between New Orleans and other football cities. Even had to Saints lost, New Orleans still throws a parade and would no doubt have had thousands of people at Louis Armstrong Airport, shaking hands and high-fiving players and coaches upon their arrival. Indy has 11 people show up and they have to stand hundreds of feet away behind a fence. The community is as much a part of the team as the team is of the community.

  11. Run Ramone Run says: Feb 8, 2010 6:51 PM

    There’s no way I’d ever go to the airport to greet even the SB champions. The Colts should be grateful for anyone who did go, even if it’s just one.

  12. FinfanJim says: Feb 8, 2010 6:54 PM

    Hey Belichick, does that mean if the Colts go 1-15, they’ll have 19 people show up for their games? Because when the Pats were awful, they had maybe 19,000 people show up for the Dolphins games. And most of those were Dolphins fans.
    Talk about bandwagons…

  13. Tomthebombtracy says: Feb 8, 2010 6:58 PM

    11, huh?
    The”return” team.
    How depressing….we’re with you Colts, win,win or win.

  14. 8man says: Feb 8, 2010 6:58 PM

    I must admit, I let out a hardy laugh when I read the headline.
    But it is really, really sad.
    Well, they did quit playing after game 14. Fans are still a wee bit pissed over that, I tell ya.

  15. coz says: Feb 8, 2010 7:00 PM

    i always heard that colts fans are bandwagoners, can’t wait to see what happens after manning is done in indy, will the franchise move again? LA colts

  16. micronole says: Feb 8, 2010 7:02 PM

    Those 11 were actually the Colts starting D.

  17. tazman1996 says: Feb 8, 2010 7:02 PM

    You would think the players would make a bee line over to shake those fans hands. The pro athlete today is a joke.

  18. TFBuckFutter says: Feb 8, 2010 7:02 PM

    http://www.thehighdefinite.com/2010/02/got-em/
    Everyone else was at home laughing at this.

  19. eagleindallas says: Feb 8, 2010 7:06 PM

    @ FinfanJim-lmao. perfectly said.
    @ Belichick-you just got owned. LOL

  20. PFTiswhatitis says: Feb 8, 2010 7:09 PM

    Wow, when the Pats lost the SB in 96 we greeted them upon their return and there were hundreds of fans. Indy fans are lame.

  21. Citizen Strange says: Feb 8, 2010 7:09 PM

    What about the turnout for the Jets parade that Rex Ryan scheduled?

  22. Dinger says: Feb 8, 2010 7:10 PM

    Indianapolis is a college/amateur sports community. Nothing wrong with that it’s just the way it is.

  23. Steve-O says: Feb 8, 2010 7:10 PM

    @jknock625 says:
    February 8, 2010 6:50 PM
    That’s the difference between New Orleans and other football cities. Even had to Saints lost, New Orleans still throws a parade and would no doubt have had thousands of people at Louis Armstrong Airport, shaking hands and high-fiving players and coaches upon their arrival. Indy has 11 people show up and they have to stand hundreds of feet away behind a fence. The community is as much a part of the team as the team is of the community.
    STFU you asshole. The difference is those ignorant New Orleans asswipes got handouts from the rest of us now they all run around chirping about how great they are for “rebuilding their city”.

  24. Schau3r says: Feb 8, 2010 7:10 PM

    Packer fans > the rest of the leagues fans….
    I cheered for the Saints more than anybody, but if you want to talk about a team with their fanbase on a bandwagon, look no further than NO. Look back to pre-Katrina…
    0-16 or 16-0 you will have Packers fans at the airport and a sold out stadium EVERY week with a waiting list to get season tickets over 6 figures.

  25. apage53915 says: Feb 8, 2010 7:10 PM

    I heard one of them was Rob Lowe, the “traveling fan” more like “traveling fag”.

  26. RayDaMayor says: Feb 8, 2010 7:12 PM

    11…….Wow, just wow.
    I bought beers for 11 of the people standing next to me beside the other 15,000 fans that greeted the Saints today when they arrived home.
    I told everyone on here last week the following:
    THE SAINTS ARE GONNA SHOCK THE WORLD.
    Now, believe dat!

  27. hankstramcbsradio says: Feb 8, 2010 7:13 PM

    # jknock625 says: February 8, 2010 6:50 PM
    That’s the difference between New Orleans and other football cities. Even had to Saints lost, New Orleans still throws a parade and would no doubt have had thousands of people at Louis Armstrong Airport, shaking hands and high-fiving players and coaches upon their arrival. Indy has 11 people show up and they have to stand hundreds of feet away behind a fence. The community is as much a part of the team as the team is of the community.
    —————————————————-
    We all know well about your community and how great and wonderful Saints fans are and how loyal they’re to their team. I also know that there are a lot of people in this country that are sick to their stomachs of hearing about New Orleans and their team. Enjoy your championship

  28. Fan of Football says: Feb 8, 2010 7:13 PM

    lol, that’s what you idiots get for sitting the starters at the end of the season/

  29. tj.52 says: Feb 8, 2010 7:17 PM

    BWAAAAHHHHHAAAAA!!!!!
    -I mean, that’s too bad, sorry to hear it.
    —————————————————-
    @FinfanJim
    Every Patriots home game has been sold out since 1994. Come to the next beat-down of the Dolphins at Gillette and try and buy a ticket at game time.

  30. RaiderMight says: Feb 8, 2010 7:18 PM

    Cold blooded. Those fans don’t deserve another Championship…

  31. blake0025 says: Feb 8, 2010 7:21 PM

    The Saints arrived today and had over 20, ooo fans waiting in the streets as they left the airport. Nothing like Coach Payton holding the Lombardi trophy out his sunroof.. WhoDat!!

  32. Dayton Dolfan says: Feb 8, 2010 7:21 PM

    wow. Colts fans have really become spoiled in the last decade. you Colts fans better enjoy it while it lasts. once Manning is gone back to 1-15 and 3-13 seasons for you. go to the airport while you can. you’ve only got a few years left.

  33. Sheward says: Feb 8, 2010 7:21 PM

    Diehard Browns fan here, living in Indy. This only confirms what I’ve been saying for years. Indy is a SUCKY football town. Seriously, after the loss last night the local news anchors were all like, “Well, Sean Payton coached at Indiana State in the 90′s and Drew Brees was a Purdue QB, so we should at least be happy for them.”
    Indy may be a nice place to live, but it’s passion for it’s team is lacking.
    Go Browns!

  34. Dayton Dolfan says: Feb 8, 2010 7:22 PM

    wow. Colts fans have really become spoiled in the last decade. you Colts fans better enjoy it while it lasts. once Manning is gone back to 1-15 and 3-13 seasons for you. go to the airport while you can. you’ve only got a few years left.

  35. HarrisonHits says: Feb 8, 2010 7:26 PM

    It is sad they wouldn’t take the time to sign a few autographs for the 11 fans they have that really care. Pathetic. That would have meant an awful lot to those people instead the get ignored.

  36. AlwaysSunnyInSD says: Feb 8, 2010 7:27 PM

    I bet the Vikings would have had 12…..

  37. Chimeric says: Feb 8, 2010 7:29 PM

    *
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    One relevant fact everyone seems to be overlooking: Indianapolis currently has temperatures in the teens (with wind chill) and icy roads. New Orleans is a balmy 60+ degrees. Give the Saints fans a chance of frostbite and see how they handle it ;)
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    *

  38. CrowdChant says: Feb 8, 2010 7:30 PM

    The fact that not even one player walked over to thank the fans or at least shake a few hands is truly inexcusable . Plenty of other organizations have taken the time to thank fans in the same circumstance. The Colts organization should be embarassed.

  39. tleg81 says: Feb 8, 2010 7:32 PM

    This makes me love being a part of the best organization in football even more….No matter where you go, how the team does, or what time of year it is, you are bound to see terrible towels….Best fans in the NFL by far…..
    Go Steelers, now that we have had our brainfart year, its time to get our championship back, enjoy it Saints….

  40. DryBle says: Feb 8, 2010 7:33 PM

    I live in southern Indiana and I don’t remember seeing a single colts jersey or hat being worn when I was out and about today. Such shameless front-runners in this state.

  41. ken hawk says: Feb 8, 2010 7:34 PM

    # jknock625 says: February 8, 2010 6:50 PM
    That’s the difference between New Orleans and other football cities. Even had to Saints lost, New Orleans still throws a parade and would no doubt have had thousands of people at Louis Armstrong Airport, shaking hands and high-fiving players and coaches upon their arrival. Indy has 11 people show up and they have to stand hundreds of feet away behind a fence. The community is as much a part of the team as the team is of the community.
    —————
    I’m all for NO and rooted for the Saints to get this one. I had a great opportunity to hit the town before Katrina and really enjoyed my time there. And anyone could love how this city and this team feed off each other.
    But let’s be perfectly honest here. Several years back when the Saints were a perpetual -500 team there were only a handful of guys in paper bags who showed up for the games and supported the team AT ALL. IIRC that game where the Saints took the torch from the Falcons on a Monday night the old Saints fans were still saying this team wasn’t for real. Suddenly the stands fill up and everyone’s a fan of this team.
    Not taking anything away from this team. They earned it. But to say the Saints fans and the city are always been high fives and BJs over the Saints, hardly.
    /Go Lions

  42. Miz says: Feb 8, 2010 7:37 PM

    Over/under 5 years after Peyton retires that the Colts leave Indy?

  43. luigiboy says: Feb 8, 2010 7:39 PM

    Colts didn’t show up in week 15, why should fans show up now?

  44. digby51 says: Feb 8, 2010 7:39 PM

    That is just so pathetic and sad…if i was a Colt player I would be very disheartened….I have been a STEELERS fan for 51 yrs…and ring or not we would have welcomed them home with pride knowing they gave it their all……IRSAY, you should have stayed in Baltimore…the Colts should move.b

  45. FireJerryJones says: Feb 8, 2010 7:44 PM

    That’s gonna leave a mark

  46. Little Tommy says: Feb 8, 2010 7:49 PM

    The fans must have been told to stay home or stay on the bench and not show up for the welcome home (LOL).

  47. ahajha says: Feb 8, 2010 7:50 PM

    Funny how every topic about the Colts, turns into a topic about the Cheatriots. Biggest Band wagon jumpers of all time in any sport! Lets see how many fans they have after next season.

  48. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Feb 8, 2010 7:51 PM

    That’s the fans paying them back for quitting on the perfect season.

  49. ahajha says: Feb 8, 2010 7:52 PM

    EVERYONE KNOWS THE STEELERS HAVE THE BEST FOLLOWING OF FANS IN THE NFL. Even though they are clowns – Signed (Reluctantly) Ravens fan

  50. manitobabillsfan says: Feb 8, 2010 7:55 PM

    The Bills might have lost 4 in a row, but at least we’re true diehard fans no matter what, check out the video after losing against the Giants. Indy fans should be ashamed, plus you can’t even tailgate with booze there…..pathetic!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c21xzRcd2Uo

  51. JKE says: Feb 8, 2010 8:00 PM

    At least the Colts fans are as well rested as the players. The offense was fortunate to be able to rest for most of the second quarter. I know how important it is to rest in Indianapolis. Must be a very tiring city.

  52. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Feb 8, 2010 8:02 PM

    Yeah, I think its safe to say that the brain-dead PR flack in the Colts organization who made the decision to low-key their return and/or apparently bar well-wishers from meeting them at the plane will and should be seeking out new employment real soon. That reception was a disgrace and a public relations disaster, no excuse no equivocation, and no defense for it is possible that I can see. But to be fair, you’re not usually going to get the same cheering throngs as Nawlins had when it is a workday and there’s snow on the ground and the temperature is in the 20s, all of which were the case in Indy. IMO, the weather had something to do with the differing receptions, not a whole lot, but something.

  53. SterilizeTHenry says: Feb 8, 2010 8:05 PM

    As a Colts fan from PA, this headline does not surprise me. I should first say that I wouldn’t go to an airport to greet any team if they won or lost the SB. I have better things to do…like go to work.
    But, some fan bases would greet the players at the airport, like GB, Pittsburgh, and maybe NO. I guess the Colts fans in Indy aren’t those types of fans. And even from seeing the Indy fans on TV, they don’t look very “die-hard”. They all look like middle-aged lawyers and school teachers, or retired government workers.

  54. xacvol says: Feb 8, 2010 8:10 PM

    blah blah blah

  55. JoeQB12 says: Feb 8, 2010 8:10 PM

    Anyone who goes to an airport to greet the players is a loser, win or lose, be it 10 or 1,000, New Orleans or Indy.

  56. PFTiswhatitis says: Feb 8, 2010 8:11 PM

    @FinfanJim – We all know you are the greatest of the great fans on this earth and all other fans are mere bandwagoners. Now please STFU dbag.

  57. Hodog16 says: Feb 8, 2010 8:12 PM

    “Indianapolis is a college/amateur sports community. Nothing wrong with that it’s just the way it is.”
    Might have been the case years ago when IU was any good, but in the short time I’ve lived here it’s been Colts Colts Colts. Even in the middle of June all I see is Colts gear. I might see one random dude every now and then sporting a Reggie Miller jersey but otherwise no love for the Pacers.
    Gee I wonder why.
    But seriously at the end of last week it was Colts overload. Everybody had on a jersey, all the tv and radio ads had to say something about the game. The newspaper was ridiculous with its coverage. The Macy’s here had an ad in the paper saying they would open after the SB was over to sell locker room gear until 1 AM or as supplies last.
    Looks like a lot of kids in Africa will be celebrating the Colts XLIV championship.
    The statement above about the news anchors that was dead-on. Don’t forget to add that Tracy Porter used to play at Indiana.

  58. Chimeric says: Feb 8, 2010 8:20 PM

    I live in southern Indiana and I don’t remember seeing a single colts jersey or hat being worn when I was out and about today. Such shameless front-runners in this state.
    You’d have seen otherwise in Indianapolis.

  59. Nick Shank says: Feb 8, 2010 8:21 PM

    luigiboy says:
    February 8, 2010 7:39 PM
    Colts didn’t show up in week 15, why should fans show up now?
    Really? I thought they showed up in Week 15 against the Jaguars.
    Maybe you are trying to bring up the Week 16 game against the Jets, but you are probably an amateur fan at best.
    I like to call these people “F.F.”
    Fake Fans, because they do not know anything about the game itself, but they are simply interested because the rest of the general population is.

  60. PARavensJeff says: Feb 8, 2010 8:28 PM

    What a bunch of front runners —-LOSERS!!!! Hello to the Atlanta Braves of the NFL!!!

  61. VoxVagina says: Feb 8, 2010 8:34 PM

    As soon as Peyton is gone, most Colts “fans” in Indy will probably be back in hiding and the biggest sports team will be the Pacers. Just like in the Pre-Manning Era

  62. Unnamed Source says: Feb 8, 2010 8:36 PM

    Living in Indy and not being a colts fan I can comfim that Colts fans ARE bandwagon/ fairweather fans. Whatever you want to call it. There wasn’t a colts sign, flag or jersey in this city before the colts started winning (well in the regular season anyway). After Manning retires there won’t be again.

  63. DryBle says: Feb 8, 2010 8:43 PM

    @Chimeric
    I guess I should have said south-central IN(about 40-50 miles S of Indy.) I saw a lot of them all during the playoffs then none on Monday.

  64. Treima says: Feb 8, 2010 8:43 PM

    WOW, if this doesn’t show just how fairweather and mercurial Colts fans are, nothing will. When the Cardinals came home after their disappointment, Sky Harbor was FULL of fans congratulating them on a fantastic season. I’m not even a Cardinals fan but as a native Arizonan I was there to greet them.
    When Indy loses, their fans don’t even care enough to welcome them home. What a bunch of fat miserable humps.

  65. Rhymes with Punt says: Feb 8, 2010 8:44 PM

    Even as a Pats fan…I say props to the 11 die hards that still showed support
    Just as a fan period….shame on the colts for not letting them get close or supporting them back with a hand shake or autograph. They should have treated the 11 like gold!

  66. oldschool says: Feb 8, 2010 8:45 PM

    Most people in Indy are already in line for the free grand slam breakfast at Denny’s

  67. tkonkle says: Feb 8, 2010 8:49 PM

    i am a colts fan i am sorry i did not make it to greet them that is sad only 11 showed. i am very proud that they were even in superbowl only 2 teams get that honor every year and yes only 1 can win. i am sad it could not be colts but i am still a fan and still proud as i remember the others also benched their starters once they knew they were in play offs and i am from southern indiana also and seen all kinds of people wearing their colts shirts. i think they might of slept in them. we love our colts and will be there for them in the coming season. it is even painted in the snow. lol.

  68. 56lightsout56 says: Feb 8, 2010 8:51 PM

    11 fans?
    Were they all holding signs saying “Cartwright”?

  69. Pervy Harvin says: Feb 8, 2010 9:00 PM

    AlwaysSunnyInSD says:
    February 8, 2010 7:27 PM
    I bet the Vikings would have had 12…..
    ————————————————–
    Wong asshole…we would have ZERO fans there. No need to celebrate a loser. We hardcore up in the tundra MuthaF@cker!!

  70. EaglesFanForLife says: Feb 8, 2010 9:12 PM

    I think it was a good game. I am surprised that Indy only had 11 fans show up to greet them, is it because they left the Jets off the hook and messed up what would of been a perfect season? It all came back to bite them in the ass. AS for Manning, I lost respect for him being that he started walking to the lockers with 30 seconds left on the clock and not congratulate Drew. I hate Favre and even I can say he wouldn’t pull that one off. GJ Manning way to represent your team and the city and the former city you once grew up in. Maybe Archie Manning can present the Lombardi trophy to the city of New Orleans. How would you feel about that? Maybe you can go and cry or not ever want to play in NO again.
    As for Favre, he is retiring until the season starts or the Vikes decide to move on. What a drama queen, attention whore. Stay tuned for another episode of “As the Favre Turns,” followed up by “The Young and The Favre,” to be concluded with “The Days of Our Favre.”

  71. j-wil says: Feb 8, 2010 9:16 PM

    take out Peyton’s family members and they only had 3!

  72. GhostofFlorioPast says: Feb 8, 2010 9:20 PM

    i am a colts fan and my keyboard has no capital letters, so i hav to rite like this.

  73. EaglesFanForLife says: Feb 8, 2010 9:23 PM

    Peyton is Off to Mexico disguising himself as Javier Lopez again. Memories of that loss to the Pats a few years back.
    Peyton Don’t Choke,- order a fruit salad
    Take a Hike- Love the weather in Mexico.
    Your going down- to get a massage

  74. Macadamia says: Feb 8, 2010 9:24 PM

    tleg81 says:
    February 8, 2010 7:32 PM
    This makes me love being a part of the best organization in football even more….No matter where you go, how the team does, or what time of year it is, you are bound to see terrible towels….Best fans in the NFL by far…..
    Go Steelers, now that we have had our brainfart year, its time to get our championship back, enjoy it Saints….
    ————————————————————
    Oh I dunno about all that, I seem to recall a bunch of Urine Hanky wavers bailing out in the 3rd quarter a few years back as the Stillers were getting spanked by the Pats (again) in the playoffs.

  75. steelerfan9598 says: Feb 8, 2010 9:24 PM

    “When the Pats came back from AZ, there was a huge crowd to greet them. But that is probably because Pats fans are about 1000 times better than Colts fans. Keep riding that bandwagon, Indy!”
    Then where the hell were they at the end of the Ravens game?
    Sold out since 1994. 1994? Impressive. 15 years of sell outs. Woop dee freakin’ do. And before that? Tickets were practically free.
    New England is the ultimate bandwagon. I live in CT – in high school, I knew ONE Patriots fan. Now they are everywhere. Grab any one of them and ask who the quarterback was before Drew Bledsoe or who the coach was before Bill Parcells or who their all time rushing leader is and you hear um, gee, um, Curtis Martin? Pathetic.

  76. Big BrEasy says: Feb 8, 2010 9:25 PM

    And I always thought that Queen fans were the only fair weather fans. No worries MAJIK BULLET/PERVY HARVIN, Indy made you look better(If that is even possible).
    Best Rgards,
    whodaywhodat

  77. EaglesFanForLife says: Feb 8, 2010 9:29 PM

    Peyton- go back to licking the stuffing out of Oreo’s. Maybe you can get a championship from Nabisco this year.

  78. PeteG427 says: Feb 8, 2010 9:32 PM

    >
    LOL…really? I find it difficult to believe that some jobless loser who sits in his mom’s basement surfing the internet all day contributed to the rebuilding of New Orleans.

  79. dlodown1 says: Feb 8, 2010 9:41 PM

    Wow….Good thing the Colts pulled all their starters out against the Jets, otherwise they may have lost by 21 points….

  80. tmainj says: Feb 8, 2010 9:41 PM

    Most of the Indy Colts fans have jobs and were at work when the team returned.

  81. ppdoc13 says: Feb 8, 2010 9:45 PM

    As a Ravens ticket holder and a former BALTIMORE Colt ticket holder, I have to A. Laugh and B. say I’m not surprised. Just 3 or 4 years ago there was talk that Jimmy Irsay (like his drunk dad) was looking at moving the team to LA until Indy came up with his stadium deal. Even with Manning up to that point there were multiple games that the fans came dressed up as empty seats. Team has been there for 25 years and they still are not embraced the way they should be. Its a small and lousy fan base. When Peyton retires they are finished. Jimmy deserves them and they deserve the Irsays.

  82. Deb says: Feb 8, 2010 9:52 PM

    @Steve-O …
    I’ve heard of penis envy, but disaster envy–being bitter and jealous because someone else went through something horrible and got more attention than you–that’s new. And it’s pretty sad. I’ll bet your personal handout to New Orleans amounted to about 13 cents in taxes. Well, Mr. Grinch, say hi to Max.

  83. Bigbluefan says: Feb 8, 2010 10:12 PM

    From what I understand the people in Indy were all at work on like the welfare state in NO all you had to do was lock the door on your fema trailer and jack a car to get to the airport
    But dont worry all the rest of the country was hard at work so your checks will be there on time
    NO makes WV look high class
    This game was not about some damn flood from 4.5 years ago it was game about who was the better team and yesterday that was the Saints.
    flood my ass get off yours get a damn job rebuild your own damn homes and STFU
    The people of NO are the ones to blame what ahole lives below sea level in an area that has tropical storms
    Rebuild shit turn the turd town into a beach

  84. Blue Horse Shoe says: Feb 8, 2010 10:15 PM

    I have stated this alllll year. I came from a real football town and this is no NFL town. Colts fans are VERY fairweathered. Most of them will tell you that they suck right now. I have seen it year after year. They don’t care that they make it to the playoffs, if they don’t win the SB, they suck. They never wore Colts blue after the NFL season until the SB 3 years ago.
    The Colts will pay for quitting at the Jets game. They will make the brass accountable. Which is sorta good. For the millionth time, it wasn’t what was done, it was how it was done.
    Now for the blogger who stated Polian is going to step down, let’s see it!!!!!

  85. bake says: Feb 8, 2010 10:21 PM

    I think the team’s fans shoulda got autographs, pictures, etc. The way they were held back, when there’s only 11, is shameful………….like that pick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. Popeye says: Feb 8, 2010 10:24 PM

    11 was a stretch. I was there and it was me and two hot swedish chicks….thats it

  87. SFTitan says: Feb 8, 2010 10:36 PM

    As a Titans fan, I want to say that I feel for the Colts. Peyton should have won this. His defense let him down. The defense had missed assignments, no pass rush and only allowed Peyton 8 possessions. Add to that a big dropped pass and a onside kick that should have been expected.
    Other than that, Saints fans, you should show some more class. You come on here to spew venom and talk a big game after being the laughing stock of the league. Show some humility and respect. That would make you, your team and city look much better than what I read on here. You all should be ashamed of yourselves.
    And you could have put a monkey as coach with Peyton on the team, but the one thing he needed to do was play his starters all the way through. Didn’t they learn anything when they lose every time when they don’t play their starters through the entire schedule, and the one time they do win the SB they played out. Caldwell should be fired.

  88. TFBuckFutter says: Feb 8, 2010 10:36 PM

    “steelerfan9598 says:
    February 8, 2010 9:24 PM
    New England is the ultimate bandwagon. I live in CT – in high school, I knew ONE Patriots fan. Now they are everywhere. Grab any one of them and ask who the quarterback was before Drew Bledsoe or who the coach was before Bill Parcells or who their all time rushing leader is and you hear um, gee, um, Curtis Martin? Pathetic.”
    Connecticut is almost equally New York as it is New England, and probably close to 100% depending on where you live.
    And the answers to your questions are 1) Doesn’t matter because he was a nobody journeyman (although Scott Zolak was the backup QB before Bledsoe got there….biggest head in the NFL. They had to specially make his helmets) 2) Dick MacPherson and 3) Sam Bam Cunningham (Brother of Randall, got a throwback of his for $20 last summer)…..And I also still have my ’85 pennant from when I was a kid.
    Interesting, though, that someone from Connecticut ended up a Steelers “fan”.
    Bandwagon indeed.

  89. mcarey032 says: Feb 8, 2010 10:42 PM

    Really sad. I don’t know why the team’s fans aren’t out in full force supporting their team after a loss like that. They probably thought that they were going to cruise through the Super Bowl, but then reality hit.
    The Colts are a good team. I would have expected better from their fans. I thought that they were supposed to be die hard. I guess the Colts truly are the Atlanta Braves of football. Once Manning goes away, they will have wished that they went to the airport to greet one of their teams.

  90. Obeah says: Feb 8, 2010 10:44 PM

    True football fans would have turned out to Boooo their sorry asses.
    How about them Cowboys!!!

  91. Florider says: Feb 8, 2010 10:53 PM

    hahaha
    front-running, band-wagoning, Polian-hating!

  92. wxmanjoe says: Feb 8, 2010 10:56 PM

    I guess the fans were just too busy trying to be like thier choke artist leader Peyton, pouting and blaming someone else. Pathetic. I was at the airport when the Pats returned after losing to the Giants. You still have to support your team…what losers.

  93. SixburghSteelers says: Feb 8, 2010 11:25 PM

    @ ahajha…
    Thanks!!!!

  94. luigiboy says: Feb 8, 2010 11:27 PM

    Ooops! Week 16. Knew I should have checked my math before commenting.

  95. Jeff says: Feb 8, 2010 11:39 PM

    ROFLMFAO @ “Belichick for President”!!!!!!
    Pot meet Kettle. A Patriots fan calling ANY fan out for bandwagoning is just plain HILARIOUS…or STUPID, however you look at it. If there is a single fanbase in this league that is 90% bandwagon, it’s the New England Cheatriots. Before their Super Bowl run, their fanbase was laughable at BEST!
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That has GOT to be the post of the day. Someone hand “Belichick for President” his trophy.

  96. 77347734 says: Feb 8, 2010 11:44 PM

    Steve-O = Dildo

  97. PeaceSignMoose says: Feb 8, 2010 11:55 PM

    @Jeff
    Except for the fact that they’ve sold out pretty much every game since the 1994 season opener. Patriots haters have become almost hilarious in their ignorance.

  98. CT Pats Fan says: Feb 9, 2010 12:03 AM

    Did Manning shake their hands, or just walk off?

  99. theravenlives2 says: Feb 9, 2010 12:04 AM

    2009: The Baltimore Ravens lose to the Steelers in the AFC Championship…and are greeted by 4,000 people during an ice storm at 2 a.m. at Owings Mills Mall in MD upon their return.
    2010: The Indianapolis Colts lose the SuperBowl to the New Orleans Saints. They fly home to Indianapolis in the afternoon, and are greeted at the airport…by 11 people!!
    Man, the Bob Irsay was sure a genius, wasn’t he!? What a visionary!

  100. Mista T says: Feb 9, 2010 1:16 AM

    What an embarassment!
    Traditionally, thousands of Ravens fans overwhelm BWI after playoff games, win or lose. We had 100+ greeting the Ravens after losing to the Patriots to end the 1999 season at 8-8. How could Bourbon Bob justify stealing the team in those Mayflower vans to scurry to that truck stop in Indianapolis? It is not an NFL town — watch what happens to attendance after Peyton goes.

  101. Annuvin says: Feb 9, 2010 1:25 AM

    I’d wager that the 11 fans that attended the pathetic welcome party would include every one of the tinfoil-wearing nutters (and their assorted sockpuppets) responsible for every comment on the board claiming a “fixed game” and/or “NFL conspiracy” since Manning stormed off the field in a hissy fit.

  102. FordPSD60 says: Feb 9, 2010 1:38 AM

    Amen Luigiboy!! I couldn’t agree more!! You reap what you sow.

  103. Tyler says: Feb 9, 2010 3:43 AM

    It was 20 degrees and snow in Indy.

  104. GZ says: Feb 9, 2010 8:04 AM

    The 11 people were the Indianapolis Colts’ defense that apparently didn’t show up to the Super Bowl…

  105. The Real Shuxion says: Feb 9, 2010 8:47 AM

    Florio,
    We need an option to embed videos in our comments.
    If we could I would embed a video of the simpsons scene when the springfield team returns ater losing and gets pelted with beer bottles etc.
    signed,
    TRS (and probably most commenters here)

  106. gools says: Feb 9, 2010 8:52 AM

    Belicheck for President,
    I am not a Colts or Patriots fan, but lets be 100% honest about something here, a LARGE portion of Patriots supporters became fans at about half-time of their first Super Bowl against the Rams.
    1000X better than the Colts? Where does that put Browns fans, Bears fans, Packer fans, three organizations that have packed their stadiums for generations, good team or bad team.

  107. Windog says: Feb 9, 2010 8:56 AM

    Its hilarious to see how people who have never been to a Colts game call out the fans of Indianapolis. Oh sure the guy from Cleveland or Cinncinnati that lives in Indy, that wears his leather NFL jacket and jersey to BW’3 every Sunday, and tells everyone how great their NFL city is and annoys the $hit out of everyone will tell you Indy sucks as an NFL town. Bottom line, I have been to NE and Pittsburgh(and several other stadiums for that matter) and the atmosphere at a Colts game is as electric as you will find.
    I also love the talk of how the Colts will suck once 18 is gone. Oh really? You have a crystal ball?? What organizations have done better drafting, especially at the bottom of the draft every year, becasue we have been kicking everyone’s ass for so long!!!
    As for the showing at the airport. IT WAS NEVER PUBLICIZED!!!! Nobody knew when they were arriving!!!! Had the team let the fans know, there would have been a big crowd at the airport. I do think that was poor judgement by the team though.
    The fact is, I love to see all the hate people have for the Colts, because all it means is that we still have one up on most of the league and that you are jealous of what we have.
    By the way, each time you rip us, please have the guts to tell us who YOUR TEAM IS.
    It will be laughable to see all the big time talkers reveal their team.

  108. Pack_Attack says: Feb 9, 2010 9:00 AM

    I lived in Indiana for a time. If its not pimpley white kids in basketball shorts, theyre not interested.

  109. ManCrushBeastMode says: Feb 9, 2010 9:04 AM

    If I was a Colts fan, I wouldnt have shown up either, except for maybe to throw stuff at Caldwell, or punch Hank Baskett in the face. As for the 20000 saints fans, where else would they go? Home?

  110. Leto_II says: Feb 9, 2010 9:32 AM

    2010 is the final year of Peyton’s contract. Maybe he’ll remember this poor turnout and leave.

  111. Bill Cowher's Chin says: Feb 9, 2010 9:43 AM

    Lets all settle down, we dont have to make this aout the Pats, or the Steelers, or the Dolphins, or the Giants……..The fact that only 11 showed up, says more than enough.
    Did the Colts pump in fake crowd noise, to make it sound like there were 60,000 Colts fans at the airport?
    Side note, for the dude giving Pats fans a hard time, for being on the bandwagon, then stating you are a Steelers fan from CT, what does that make you? In case you cant figure it out, it makes you a chump that didnt want to root for the Pats because they sucked, so you jumped on the Steelers bandwagon……you are probably a Yankees fan too

  112. ppdoc13 says: Feb 9, 2010 9:59 AM

    @windog – what a pitful ass excuse. you didn’t know your team was flying back from Miami after the SB. Where the hell did you think they were going, to honolulu for the probowl?
    When the Ravens lost last year in the AFC Championship game to the Steelers the team had to lie to keep 15K people from showing up at BWI. Those are fans. Sorta like the 11 that showed up to great your vanquished warriors.
    Go to youtube video and watch the fans greeting Johnny U and the Colts at then Friendship Airport. And realize what you, your city and your team can never have. And that is a love affair between the people of a city and their football team.
    You deserve the Irsays and they deserve you.

  113. scomibord says: Feb 9, 2010 10:10 AM

    @Steve-O
    How much of your unemployment check did you donate to New Orleans. Are you going to donate money to the Haiti earthquake victims then complain that you want your penny back. You will reap what you sow, my brother.

  114. golongboyee says: Feb 9, 2010 10:13 AM

    This is great! LOL
    Maybe the Colts offense can have a quick 11 on 11 with them. I think Manning could avoid choking in this situation.
    Just goes to show (AGAIN). Indy is a pathetic NFL town……..just a matter of time folks.

  115. golongboyee says: Feb 9, 2010 10:16 AM

    It is too bad, Indy doesn’t deserve a team that has the best reg season record of the decade………kind of a waste isn’t it.
    Where was Archie Manning when the Colts drafted Peyton. Getting all riled up about Eli going to the Chargers seems silly in comparison. Why didn’t ole Archie protest Peyton going to the Colts, a team that was fourth-rate at that point. I don’t get it?????

  116. Sportnman says: Feb 9, 2010 10:18 AM

    This has nothing to do with fans, and I hate the Colts. If you know anything about sports, the fans cannot get close to the player(s) after getting off the plane. It is a logistical factor, not a fan base factor! Now, is there a parade or a rally at Lucas field to just say thank you either way???? That is a different subject!~

  117. golongboyee says: Feb 9, 2010 10:19 AM

    “As for the showing at the airport. IT WAS NEVER PUBLICIZED!!!! Nobody knew when they were arriving!!!! Had the team let the fans know, there would have been a big crowd at the airport. I do think that was poor judgement by the team though.”
    Nice try loser…….I think the average person would be smart enough to find this out on their own. Other teams fans certainly do!!!!!!!!

  118. Windog says: Feb 9, 2010 10:30 AM

    ppdoc13 – where were all of your loyal fans a few weeks ago when we kicked your @ss???? I was at the game, and there were HARDLY ANY RAVENS FANS!!!!! It was a pathetic showing by a city that has “A LOVE AFFAIR WITH THEIR FOOTBALL TEAM.”
    Get over the move…..it was 25 years ago!! And unless you have ever been to Indy recently to attend a Colts game, you have no idea how much we care about the Colts. Have fun in the crack capital of the U.S.

  119. pfii63 says: Feb 9, 2010 10:40 AM

    The 11 people weren’t fans… they were employees from Mayflower.

  120. flsteelerfan says: Feb 9, 2010 11:07 AM

    Note to everyone bashing the CT Steeler fan…..maybe he is just like me. I grew up in Central Ohio in the 70′s (equidistant from Cleveland, Cincy & Sixburgh) and fell in love with the Steel Curtain at the tender age of 4. Since then I have moved/relocated many times but have always been a Steeler fan. In fact, when I attended the Week 17 game here in Miami there were MORE Steeler fans in the stands than Fin fans. Living outside of PA doesn’t make us bandwagon fans…we are lifers! 35+years and still waving my Terrible Towel! As are my son and my “converted” wife!

  121. ppdoc13 says: Feb 9, 2010 11:11 AM

    @windog – nice revisionist history but WNST sold 4 full buses by themselves. There were at least 5K Ravens fans who bought tix from those great Indy fans that you like to talk so much about. How many Indy fans showed up to the SB. Sounded like about 11.

  122. Thingamajig says: Feb 9, 2010 11:28 AM

    If the Colts had any brains they would have given the 11 life time season tickets.

  123. Windog says: Feb 9, 2010 11:33 AM

    ppdoc – nice try. No way 5k Ravens fans were in Indy. I was there. It wasn’t even close to that.
    And the few that were there were pretty quiet and slunk back to Crackmore.
    As for the Super Bowl, unless you have ever chunked down the coin to go you have no right to rip anyone for not going. I went in 2007 when it was one of the most expensive SB tickets ever. Have you ever dropped the coin to go??? I would have loved to go this year, but I didn’t feel that it was very smart to spend another 5-7k for a few days of fun. Especially since I have 4 young kids and don’t have college covered yet. A lot of people felt the same way. If this were our first SB it would have been a different story.
    No go grab your shine box and go back to doing what you do best….being Indy and Pittsburgh’s BEOTCH!!!! What was that our 7th or 8th straight @ss kicking we laid on your? I can’t remember

  124. ppdoc13 says: Feb 9, 2010 12:36 PM

    In answer to your question – Yes I travel to see my team. Went when we kicked the crap out of the Giants and travel every year to see at least one away game while seeing all of the home games. Sorry you don’t have college paid for, join the rest of the crowd. I have 3 kids, 2 of whom are in are in college. So spare me your sob story. Bottom line, you had 11 people show up to greet your team at the airport. That is freaking PATHETIC. You can color it any way you want, but the truth is the truth.

  125. Deb says: Feb 9, 2010 12:41 PM

    About that Connecticut Steeler fan …
    I’ve never been to Pittsburgh but love that team with ALL MY HEART and have been a loyal fan for 30 YEARS. I fell in love with them when I was a kid and stayed loyal through a lot of losing years. My brother lives in Alabama now and he’s just as rabid. I’ve had his kids decked out in Steelers gear from the day they were born. My eight-year-old nephew knows as much about the Steelers as any schoolkid in Pittsburgh! In my house is a Steelers room and on the wall is a framed personal letter from Dan Rooney telling me to keep rooting for the team. He knew how I became a fan and he didn’t say anything about me being a bandwagoner! That’s because he knows Steeler Nation is worldwide!
    There’s as much black & gold in my veins as in any ‘Burgher’s. In fact, one of the new minority owners has a story just like mine. I’m no fairweather fan jumping on and off a bandwagon. Whether the Steelers win or lose, everyone who knows me knows exactly where my loyalties lie.

  126. ppdoc13 says: Feb 9, 2010 12:48 PM

    As far as being Pigsburgs bitch if you look at our record vs the steelers over the last 7 years it is 500. About the same as Peyton Mannings playoff record. And while we haven’t beaten the Colts like we have beaten the Steelers, I can tell you that the Steeler Raven rivalry is ranked amongst the NFL’s best. Peyton Manning is a really good QB. To bad his collar tightens up in the playoffs. The Dolts will go down as the Braves of the NFL. The best team of the decade that could only win one championship and frittered away the rest.

  127. golongboyee says: Feb 9, 2010 12:50 PM

    Windog – I will say “get over it” to you in 25 years and see how YOU feel about it…..when a grey-haired Peyton Manning is visiting the new LA Colts stadium, and they are using the Indy fight song, and have Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne in for a jersey ceremony, and have banners of all the AFC chanpionships they won in the 2000s…unfortunately, Indy will have no place to put a Manning statue!

  128. golongboyee says: Feb 9, 2010 12:54 PM

    “The fact is, I love to see all the hate people have for the Colts, because all it means is that we still have one up on most of the league and that you are jealous of what we have.”
    Nah, I like the fact that I have all my teeth, that they are actually white and that my biggest decision is not whether to work for McDonald’s or Walmart!…..LMAO

  129. FinfanJim says: Feb 9, 2010 1:06 PM

    Hey tj.52…
    I’m from Boston and go to see the Patriots beat the Dolphins SOMETIMES at Gillette. Other times I get to see the Dolphins kicking the Patriots ass. And it’s easy to get a ticket…

  130. golongboyee says: Feb 9, 2010 1:27 PM

    Exactly Deb………..and if someone from (for example) Sacramento was telling you to “get over it” after the Steelers became the Sacramento Steelers (which we know would never happen but just for the sake of argument), exactly how would you react????

  131. Windog says: Feb 9, 2010 1:33 PM

    Golongboyee – I find it hilarious when everyone spews about how the Colts will move from Indy as soon as Manning is gone! Based on what? We have one of the best ran organizations in sports and now have a generation of fans built up. The argument is always “attendance sucked before 18 arrived.” At times it did, but hell can you blame people through some of those years? There were constant sellouts the first several years when the team was a laughingstock. They were an absolute joke for a while. But over the years it has grown and grown and now that we have younger people who have grown up with the Colts here, the fan base is 10x stronger and will continue to grow. We never had the luxury that all of the older teams had from that standpoint.
    Just because your state was unable to hold on to such a valuable commodity doesn’t mean we will.

  132. nola.champs says: Feb 9, 2010 2:03 PM

    “# Sportnman says: February 9, 2010 10:18 AM
    This has nothing to do with fans, and I hate the Colts. If you know anything about sports, the fans cannot get close to the player(s) after getting off the plane. It is a logistical factor, not a fan base factor! Now, is there a parade or a rally at Lucas field to just say thank you either way???? That is a different subject!~”
    ————————————————————————————————————
    Really? Because this was the scene in New Orleans when the Saints arrived back home. They’re saying the crowd was 20,000-30,000 and they’re expecting 250,000 people for the parade tonight. From the beginning of the organization, there have ALWAYS been fans waiting at the airport for the players after away games. Win or lose (and we all know the losses surpass the amount of wins) they were there and there were always more than 11 people who were not forced to stand behind a fence.

  133. Teknoyoda says: Feb 9, 2010 2:59 PM

    Steve-O STFU?? Really?? I don’t remember getting help from anybody. Did you personally send some money and then couldn’t afford your comic books that month? You must be a colts fan. Ok whenever a teams fans are winning they talk S@#t. And just because you lost you don’t have to hate on us. We won fair and square. No bad calls no unbelievable breaks, just real good play and play calling. There is nothing anyone can say to take this away from us. Really Steve-O you need some meds for that anger issue you have.

  134. golongboyee says: Feb 9, 2010 3:19 PM

    “There were constant sellouts the first several years when the team was a laughingstock.”…yes, as any new franchise would have!
    “Just because your state was unable to hold on to such a valuable commodity doesn’t mean we will. “…….the state had nothing to do with it, a drunken, loser of an owner did!

  135. golongboyee says: Feb 9, 2010 3:20 PM

    “I find it hilarious when everyone spews about how the Colts will move from Indy as soon as Manning is gone! “………you wont find it so hilarious when it happens!

  136. kevindagame says: Feb 9, 2010 4:11 PM

    You know what, I think the average winning team has fake fans. I spent the first 1/2 of my life on the east coast and 2nd 1/2 in Indy. Most of the fans out east are fake except Wash and both Penn fanbases(not a fan of either).
    As far as Indy fans are concerned, personally I dont think most of them watched football 10yrs ago. Ive called out many of them. Most colts fan proved their fairweatherness after they lost to the Jets in Dec. Indiana is know for being a basketball state. The Pacers went from being the loudest 6th man to the lowest attendance rate in the league.
    But like I said for the past 2yrs, if you want a good example of a fairweathered/bandwagon fan. Theres a whole bunch of them, who wear pink jerseys and dont know **** about football

  137. azure says: Feb 9, 2010 7:08 PM

    You guys really need to tone it back. Us Raiders fans have it the worst. We love our team….we sincerely love our team no matter how bad they have been these past 8 years straight….and we still root for and cheer for our team. We have one of the worst owners in all of professional sports. Don’t get me wrong, many, MANY years ago he did a lot for football and the players. Now, he’s just a senile old fool.
    I hate to say this, but the best fans i’ve seen are Denver Broncos fans…and i strongly dislike the Broncos…However, they have the longest consecutive sell-out streak in the NFL, and you have to be put on a 50 year waiting list for season tix…..that says something about fans.

  138. Deb says: Feb 9, 2010 9:42 PM

    @golongboyee …
    I fell in love with the PITTSBURGH Steelers. I also have a framed photo of Three Rivers in my Steeler room. When it looked like Dan Rooney might lose majority ownership, my brother and I were combing the Pittsburgh papers every day for news, panicked at the thought. If the team ever moved, we’d be crushed. We dream of going to Pittsburgh one day and seeing the Steelers play at home.
    It’s evil to move an NFL franchise from its loyal fans, and there’s no worse example than the midnight move of the Colts. At least when Cleveland left, the team was required to leave its colors and history with the city. The Indy fans who are saying Baltimore couldn’t hold onto the Colts are fools.

  139. dheedoh says: Feb 9, 2010 9:45 PM

    I used to live in Indy. Most people there wouldn’t recognize names like Albert Bentley, Bill Brooks, Ray Donaldson, or Eugene Daniel. Before the Manning Era, Irsay was calling on the city to give money to the colts to guarantee revenue (a sure sign of no fan support).
    Incidentally, before calling Manning the greatest QB ever, I would like to see how he does when he doesn’t consistently have one of the best O-Lines, and 2 Prow-Bowl receivers in outdoor weather for 8 games a season. Great QB? Yes. Best ever? No.
    Incidentally, it does not sound intelligent to refer to NO as a “welfare town” when almost 1/4 of Indy’s economy is supported by government. Just a thought.

  140. haratti says: Feb 10, 2010 7:52 AM

    Just heard on the sports news that Manning is requesting a trade to the Saints. He wants to be Brees backup in case he goes down. He was overheard saying that at least he will have more fans as a backup in NO than a starter in Indy.

  141. NOLAGirl says: Feb 10, 2010 12:00 PM

    Wow, sounds like the Vikings had more players in their huddle than the Colts had fans at the airport. That sucks!
    Even if the team requested the fans to not show up………………..they should have gone anyway!!

  142. golongboyee says: Feb 10, 2010 4:49 PM

    good points Deb……..1 clarification
    “At least when Cleveland left, the team was required to leave its colors and history with the city.”
    Actually this wasn’t the case, Modell CHOSE to do so, mainly because Baltimore 1) wasn’t thrilled with their f-ugly colors and 2) Baltimore wanted to start a-new.
    If the Colts organization had any class, they would have done the same thing. When the Browns were signed and sealed to move to Balt, Modell even offered Irsay a buy-out of the name. Irsay came back with a ridculous counter-offer. Again, the son didn’t want to do the right thing. In 96, the Indy Colts had nothing to show at that point anyway…….Shows the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  143. Deb says: Feb 10, 2010 8:19 PM

    @golongboyee …
    I never realized that was Art Modell’s decision, but since then I’ve wondered so many times why the Colts didn’t do that. Now hearing that Mr. Modell offered to buy back the team colors, etc.–that’s just wrong! Personally, I think the Ravens have a cooler name, cooler logo, cooler colors, and a cooler persona than the Colts. But the Baltimore Colts had a great history, and it’s a shame Irsay didn’t leave it with the city.
    A while back a Baltimore fan was screaming at me on here for arguing that Baltimore only has one Super Bowl win. He was talking about the Ravens. But you can’t say they have two Super Bowl wins–that record went with Colts. It is what it is. I felt bad for him–but I can’t change what is. And I’m not going to credit the Ravens with two Super Bowls. He said I was trying to steal his memories, but Bob Irsay did that, not me.

  144. golongboyee says: Feb 10, 2010 10:35 PM

    Deb, what have you been smoking tonight????
    “Now hearing that Mr. Modell offered to buy back the team colors, etc.–that’s just wrong!”
    WRONG, how is this WRONG???????
    “A while back a Baltimore fan was screaming at me on here for arguing that Baltimore only has one Super Bowl win”……..No Baltimore has 2 SB wins………Indianapolis had nothing to do with that and the fact that maybe the IRSAYs kept that close to their heart means nothing. At least Indianoplace ALSO realizes it because they dont really allude to it within their halls……..you can say the COLTS have 2 SB wins, you can say Indy has 1 SB, you can say Balt. has 2 SB wins. All are correct. No different that how wrong someone would be if they said Unitas and Jones played for the Indianoplace Colts…….no, they didn’t. The franchise name isn’t necessarily the end-all, be-all.

  145. golongboyee says: Feb 10, 2010 10:37 PM

    “it’s a shame Irsay didn’t leave it with the city.”
    Also, he didn’t take away BALTIMORE history, he took away the colors and the trophies etc….big difference.

  146. golongboyee says: Feb 10, 2010 10:38 PM

    “I never realized that was Art Modell’s decision”
    of course it was, just as it was Irsay’s decision to KEEP the Colts colors.

  147. stetai says: Feb 11, 2010 12:24 AM

    It all starts at the top with Peyton. he is as emotionally disconnected with fans as anyone, and that’s the Colts. If you ranked the emotional connection between fans and the teams, you’d have teams like the Packers and Steelers up top, and right at #32 would be the Colts.
    While Colts have their fans, and they are appreciated when they win a lot of games, there aren’t even a dozen fans (literally) who live and die with their team. It’s not a knock on the fans, it’s just the reality of a team whose face is Peyton Manning.

  148. tatum32 says: Feb 11, 2010 4:24 AM

    “# Dayton Dolfan says: February 8, 2010 7:22 PM
    wow. Colts fans have really become spoiled in the last decade. you Colts fans better enjoy it while it lasts. once Manning is gone back to 1-15 and 3-13 seasons for you. go to the airport while you can. you’ve only got a few years left.”
    Amen…remember when they were bad even when they had Manning and Marvin Harrison? (before Freeney and Sanders got there?)
    Those days are coming soon…

  149. BlueStar says: Feb 11, 2010 12:14 PM

    OK, if this is true, this is really sad. The only thing I can think of is the communication was poor as to when the plane was getting in or it was right smack in the middle of the workday. Maybe the Colts organization had the plan of sneaking back into the city with no fanfare after the dissappointing loss and did not want it publicized? I hope that is the case.
    Otherwise, shame on that city and it’s so called fans! Those guys played their hearts out all year long, almost to a perfect season! It’s crap like that that makes organizations fall apart in the following years. Who the heck wants to play their hearts out for fans like that??
    Like Maya Angelo said and I will attempt to quote:
    “People will forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they will never ever forget how you made them feel!”
    Go Colts!! I love you guys!! Great job!!

  150. Deb says: Feb 11, 2010 12:46 PM

    @golongboyee …
    Calm down! You misunderstood me … when I said “That’s wrong” I meant it was wrong for the Irsays to deny Mr. Modell the opportunity to restore the Colts legacy to the city of Baltimore just as Mr. Modell had left the Browns legacy to the city of Cleveland.
    The whole issue of who has the Super Bowls is complex and sad. But that fan was arguing with me that the Ravens have two championships. They don’t. Period. However, as I told him, for a new franchise to come into the league and establish itself so quickly with a personality, division championships, and a Super Bowl championship is a huge achievement. It took the Steelers more than 40 years to win a playoff game. It took the Saints 43 years to win a championship. The old record went with the Colts. You’re right that it doesn’t belong to Indianapolis. But it doesn’t belong to the Ravens either. It’s suspended in time with fans of the old Baltimore Colts … just as the achievements of the Houston Oilers are suspended in time with those fans. They don’t belong to the Titans or the Texans.

  151. golongboyee says: Feb 11, 2010 6:03 PM

    yes, the Ravens don’t have 2 SBs but Baltimore does………..if the Steelers moved to Sacramento, Pittsburgh would still have all their SBs……right?

  152. golongboyee says: Feb 11, 2010 6:04 PM

    Deb……sorry for the misunderstanding on my part! :)

  153. Deb says: Feb 11, 2010 7:20 PM

    @golongboyee …
    No problem! :-)
    That’s a hard question about the Super Bowls. As far as the league is concerned, the Colts have them, right? I think that’s what I told the other man because that’s the official line. The Ravens don’t have them. I guess you could say the city of Baltimore has them. But the Lombardis are with Irsay. If the Steelers moved to Sacramento, they’d take the Lombardis. And if a new team started in Pittsburgh, you couldn’t say that new team had the old Steelers’ legacy. But the legacy would still belong to the city–and to the team in Sacramento.
    It’s very convoluted.

  154. ceilingfan says: Feb 11, 2010 11:46 PM

    One relevant fact everyone seems to be overlooking: Indianapolis currently has temperatures in the teens (with wind chill) and icy roads. New Orleans is a balmy 60+ degrees. Give the Saints fans a chance of frostbite and see how they handle it ;)
    Well it was really cold and windy for the victory parade. Temps were high 30 with windchill in 20s. Hasn’t been balmy this week ….snowing tonight. As to the comment that people are getting tired of NO and thier team,well too bad. We got pretty tired of hearing about Favre, Manning etc. etc.

  155. ceilingfan says: Feb 11, 2010 11:58 PM

    Just for the record, estimated crowd size for the Saints victory parade was minimum 500,000 and some sayas many as 800,000!

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