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At the box office in Indianapolis, the future promise of Andrew Luck is not enough to overcome the departure of Peyton Manning and the stench of a terrible 2011 season.

For the first time in a decade, Colts season tickets are available, as thousands of people who had season tickets last year decided not to renew this year. Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward told the Indianapolis Star about 4,000 season tickets will go on sale, and that it’s not particularly surprising given what happened last year.

It’s not unexpected considering the things that have transpired, [the team] going 2-14 and the departure of Peyton,” Ward said. “In all honesty, we thought the economy would have affected us more than it has to this point, and then there’s the fact we’re one of the NFL’s smaller markets.”

In Manning’s prime years, the Colts had a season-ticket waiting list of about 10,000 people, and that list hardly ever moved because season-ticket holders almost always renewed. This year about 13 percent of last year’s season-ticket holders decided not to come back.

If Luck (assuming he’s the first overall pick) gets off to a hot start as a rookie quarterback, the Colts should be able to continue their current sellout streak, which goes back 79 games to 2003. But if the Colts are as bad this year as they were last year, TV blackouts could be coming in Indianapolis.

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  1. daysend564 says: Apr 18, 2012 12:26 PM

    2-14 last year, 0-16 this year….

    Where does one sign up to pay for these tickets!?!?!

  2. kahnsbushymustache says: Apr 18, 2012 12:26 PM

    Where’s joetoronto and his comments about tarps when you need him?

  3. CKL says: Apr 18, 2012 12:27 PM

    This will be good in the long run. They will lose all the “manningfans” and when they start winning again (they will) more real actual Colts fans will be born.

  4. ravenfan820 says: Apr 18, 2012 12:28 PM

    that would be terrible….don’t forget Indy, the Irrsay’s have a direct line to Mayflower moving…See you in L.A.

  5. afty2001 says: Apr 18, 2012 12:28 PM

    As a die hard Colts fan and someone who is from Indianapolis, this kills me. I’m deployed overseas and would give anything to have season tickets.

    Fans of other teams feel free to bash Colts fans, just remember there are REAL fans and it doesn’t speak for the whole city of Indianapolis. Go Colts and fire away!

  6. ballzaldrin says: Apr 18, 2012 12:28 PM

    Band wagoners. …

  7. swellbuilt says: Apr 18, 2012 12:28 PM

    Could be the puppet-armed fans keeping others away…

  8. buckhuckster says: Apr 18, 2012 12:28 PM

    *GASP*

    The house that Peyton built is struggling to sell tickets?

  9. underrated49ers says: Apr 18, 2012 12:29 PM

    Did those ticket holders pay thousands for PSLs in the new stadium?

  10. mataug says: Apr 18, 2012 12:31 PM

    those season ticket holders are also known as fair weather fans

  11. horaceivory says: Apr 18, 2012 12:34 PM

    Two words: fair weather. Or band wagon. Don’t hurt your ankles jumping off Indy.

  12. steelersmichele says: Apr 18, 2012 12:36 PM

    shame on those colt fans. you should love your team win or lose–especially since you enjoyed quite a few years of winning.

    if Luck or RG3 makes that team successful, a bunch of new season ticket holders will have lucked out.

  13. fitzmagic1212 says: Apr 18, 2012 12:37 PM

    as a bills fan i wish we could trade you guys won a Super Bowl and had so much success and are getting the new franchise guy and can’t sell tickets….wow #bandwagonfans

  14. benacci says: Apr 18, 2012 12:39 PM

    The NFL did not help this out by scheduling all one o’clock games…….

    However, Any football market that loses their star QB, RB, TE, and a couple other home favorites would see a decline in ticket sales. There are always Band wagoners.

  15. maxvv says: Apr 18, 2012 12:40 PM

    And that’s in the smallest stadium in the league.

    Guess it’s back to watching cars drive in circles and white kids play basketball for Hoosiertown. At least until Andrew Luck pulls them all back on the bandwagon.

  16. ty46 says: Apr 18, 2012 12:43 PM

    Idiots, many teams pray for 87% renewal rate. All season tickets will be sold

  17. joetoronto says: Apr 18, 2012 12:45 PM

    I’ll bet the phones ring off the hook as soon as the sign Luck.

    Indy isn’t Jacksonville, no tarps required there.

  18. lennylyles says: Apr 18, 2012 12:49 PM

    Wow! One bad year after years in the playoffs and fans are jumping off the bandwagon. This is with the number 1 overall pick.

  19. bertcampaneris says: Apr 18, 2012 12:50 PM

    That’s OK. This isn’t the Ravens or some other fly by night franchise we’re discussing…it’s one of the 1st rate 1st class organizations in the NFL. Let’s face it…the economy’s been rough to say the least. A slump last year probably won’t help sales initially… But once Luck (or RG3….still a chance) lines up under C and works his magic…they’ll all be coming in droves just as they have for the past 1 1/2 decades.

    The Colts have built themselves into a model franchise and the NFL needs them to be good. Hopefully their great fans continue to show their support and rally around this team as they rebuild and reload.

  20. longdrive2011 says: Apr 18, 2012 12:53 PM

    ravenfan820 says: “”that would be terrible….don’t forget Indy, the Irrsay’s have a direct line to Mayflower moving…See you in L.A.””
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Well, RavenFan, Indianapolis is not as oppressive government happy as Baltimore and would not force it’s hand with eminent domain proceedings, etc.

    You should know or tell the whole story before spouting off.

  21. Max says: Apr 18, 2012 12:55 PM

    Love how the Colts are struggling to sell tiks, and Redskins tickets are selling like hot bread! RGIII

  22. dexterismyhero says: Apr 18, 2012 12:56 PM

    There will not be blackouts………..

  23. AlanSaysYo says: Apr 18, 2012 12:58 PM

    Bad things happen to teams in Indianapolis that stop winning. Look at the Pacers. 3rd best record in the East and 5th best record in the NBA. They’re second to last in attendance per game and dead last in total attendance. And they’ve been around a lot longer than the Colts…

  24. nineroutsider says: Apr 18, 2012 12:59 PM

    That thing in the pic would keep me away from that building as well…87 never looked so large and imposing.

  25. daysend564 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:03 PM

    @bertcampaneris

    You are correct. Nothing screams 1st class like months of twitter wars with your franchise qb, or any other of the drunken twitter escapades. Classy!

    The Colts aren’t even in the top 1/3 for franchise valuation. After another year of mediocrity they will fall even further. The NFL needs the Colts? Psssh.

    If the Colts didn’t get Manning, the best they’d have been is a .500 team with outside aspirations of even making the playoffs.

  26. orakpownd says: Apr 18, 2012 1:05 PM

    Where is @peytonsneck? He can buy all those tickets…..what a joke….

  27. rajbais says: Apr 18, 2012 1:05 PM

    Yeah!!! Thanks to the dumbass owner!!!!

  28. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:05 PM

    Longdrive….exactly.

    Too many idiots mouth off about the exodus out of Baltimore, but have no clue as to why.

  29. 4thquartermagic says: Apr 18, 2012 1:07 PM

    The team averaged 12 wins a year for a decade and one bad year and the SEASON TICKET HOLDERS bail?

    That’s pathetic.

    Here in Denver we had a 4 win season two years ago and there was still a 6 year waiting list for season tickets.

    Bandwagon fans for sure in Indy!

    No wonder RGIII wants to play in washington.

  30. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:09 PM

    1. Due to being far from the downtown area and any major highway, traffic to and from Colt games was very heavy and tied up traffic and trapped locals in their homes. It was also hard to find being about seven miles fron the downtown area on 33rd street. Many fans got lost getting to or coming from the stadium.

    2. The stadium was a very poor football stadium and the seating bowl ended at the fifty yard line, the end zone near 36th street was open taking away money making seats. It also no club level. It was far behind its time.

    3. The city of Baltimore would not allow the Colts to play at the NFL’s usual start time at one. Instead, they started at two which by law. Sports events were not allow to start before two on Sundays. Because of this the Colts had a hard time being on national T.V.

    4. The Orioles, the city’s baseball team, also used the stadium and had control over food sales, and parking fees even during football season despite the fact that both teams payed a rent fee.

    5. The team was playing poorly and attentence went to about 20,000 in a stadium that could hold 60,000.

    6. The city wanted to upgrade the stadium but both teams had different demands and the city could not make both happy so it did not upgrade the stadium.

    In the spring of 1984 the Colts lease on the stadium was up and Irsay wanted a new stadium or to move. Instead of working out plans with Irsay, Maryland’s senate passed a law that allowed the state to take the team from him by the powers of eminemt domain. All that was needed was the law to pass by the House of Delegates. That was enough for Irsay to decide what to do. He moved his team Indianapols and its Hoosier Dome. Baltimore did however learn from its mistakes. When the Orioles said they had a lot of the same problems with the stadium (location and condition for example,) and threatened to move to Washington D.C., Baltimore built Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

  31. nationalmediacansuckit says: Apr 18, 2012 1:12 PM

    “It’s not unexpected considering the things that have transpired, [the team] going 2-14 and the departure of Peyton,” Ward said. “In all honesty, we thought the economy would have affected us more than it has to this point, and then there’s the fact we’re one of the NFL’s smaller markets.”
    ———————————–
    Oh no, all we’ve heard from Colt fans for over a decade now is how great and loyal fans they are. Now the Peyton and economy excuses. Indy is just what I’ve always known and aboutnto go back to 30k attendance just like pre-Peyton. This is classic.

  32. skins4seven says: Apr 18, 2012 1:12 PM

    WOW! peytonsneck18 finally doesn’t have anything to say. Even though Washington has not been good for a long time we still sell out. Stick with your team through the bad times, because that makes the good times that much sweeter

  33. PriorKnowledge says: Apr 18, 2012 1:15 PM

    Indy Colts team deserve this for releasing Manning when he still had good years ahead of him. This action is the TRUE Indy fan registering his disgust at Irsay for not letting Peyton retire a Colt. Colts did the same thing to Unitas.

    “Hey Irsay! You saved $28Mil by cutting Peyton. How is that working out for you now!”

  34. countryskinsfan says: Apr 18, 2012 1:16 PM

    Colts 0-16!! Book it!!!

  35. jimiinpa says: Apr 18, 2012 1:18 PM

    and all of baltimore is laughing

  36. bigjdve says: Apr 18, 2012 1:20 PM

    Look for this to continue as long as Peyton looks to be ready to go in Denver.

    Not to mention Irsay and his “we might take RGIII” tweet. The colts fans don’t know what to expect, and after last year don’t have a lot of faith in the witless wonder.

    Who can blame them?

  37. hikohadon says: Apr 18, 2012 1:20 PM

    Did the Colts move to Miami?

  38. truthfactory says: Apr 18, 2012 1:20 PM

    Im a huge Colts fan, but I dont believe that only “true” fans buy tickets regardless of the product on the field. Im a fan, but if you want me to spend my money and show up to the games, put a good product out there.

    The Cubs easily sell out every game so there is little pressure on ownership to be competitive. Not blindly buying tickets is my way of holding ownership accountable to make sure they’re competitive.

    That being said, I love Pagano and the prospect of Luck for the future and I think they will be fine. But I dont blame people who have a “wait and see” mentality before they shell out their hard earned money.

  39. afunny0 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:22 PM

    @JoeToronto the Colts have the second smallest stadium and the Jags have the Fifth biggest stadium, even with the tarps on the Jags have a way bigger Stadium than the Colts, so I dont know why you keep saying stuff about tarps.

  40. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:24 PM

    O-16….book it???
    Love the psychics.

    How do any of you know Manning has good years ahead of him. Why don’t you let things play out first, clowns.

    “Saved 28 million, how’s that working out”
    First, 28 million was just a bonus. Had nothing to do with what he would have made for the season. So it was a lot more than that. 2nd, we won’t know how it worked out till the season started.

    Guess which team will have a boat load of $$ next year to spend? Colts have almost 40 million of dead cap this season.

  41. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:26 PM

    Btw, any of you clowns know that Manning offered a performance based contract to every team….except Indy.

    Yea, he wanted to stay. ;)

  42. nineroutsider says: Apr 18, 2012 1:27 PM

    Weird…lots of Peyton excuses from Colts “fans”. The 9ers had a guy named Montana that they traded and it was hugely unpopular amongst the fans, I mean so unpopular that many of the fans rooted for Montana’s Chiefs to beat Young’s 9ers! (I didn’t and wouldn’t do that, but lots did as a show of respect for Montana). They still sold out. They were awful for 9 years and had the #1 pick in 2005, still sold out. Stop with your excuses and sack up, passing the torch from Manning to Luck is a good thing and will get the Colts back on track, even if their fans don’t deserve it…

  43. dexterismyhero says: Apr 18, 2012 1:28 PM

    @countryskinsfan says:Apr 18, 2012 1:16 PM

    Colts 0-16!! Book it!!!
    ==================================
    Nice try countrydan snyderforeskin fan.

    Hell, they may end up with a better record than your team.

  44. wrekognize says: Apr 18, 2012 1:32 PM

    I found it interesting that we are no longer talking about the Colts vs Patriots. It is now Denver vs the Patriots. or should we say, Manning vs the Patriots?

  45. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Apr 18, 2012 1:33 PM

    fair weather fans after all. On a separate note Peyton better do something in Denver because right now his playoff record (which includes 7 one and done) might just keep him out of top ten discussions. He is probably still HOF but seriously less than 50% in the playoffs is not great.

  46. bchapman2011 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:34 PM

    This is suprising….These fans have been treated to some great football for over 10 years so I would like to think that they would have a little more loyalty. They are going to have the best QB prospect in years. That alone should be driving ticket sales right now.

  47. shackdelrio says: Apr 18, 2012 1:40 PM

    They should trade for Tebow to sell some tickets.

    Or just move them to L.A.

  48. marc127 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:41 PM

    Fair weather fans. I went to college in Indy and when the Colts are winning the fan base is rabid, but now they actually had a drop off and immediately people are jumping ship. What happened to sticking with your team through thick and thin? I’m a Bears fan, we’ve seen our share of 4-12, 5-11 seasons, but that doesn’t mean you throw in the towel when the going gets tough. The Colts got off to a 2-4 start during one of my years in college and people were saying how they wouldn’t watch until they started winning again. Ridiculous.

  49. pencilmonkeymagic says: Apr 18, 2012 1:41 PM

    You support your team through good and bad. No matter what.

  50. electionconfidential says: Apr 18, 2012 1:44 PM

    I’ve got no problem with Colts fans. I do have a problem with their owner who I think is as big a dirtbag as his father and that’s saying a lot. Irsay wanted the whole world to think Manning can’t play anymore or at least wasn’t healthy enough to start in 2012 and now look what the real truth has turned out to be. Irsay did a huge disservice to both Manning and Colts fans… I wouldn’t be surprised if Luck is a bust and Irsay starts wanting to load up the Mayflower vans again…

  51. shackdelrio says: Apr 18, 2012 1:49 PM

    Indy isn’t Toronto, no half empty domes required.

  52. lollygagger8 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:50 PM

    The people that didn’t renew their season tickets probably listen to Nickleback too

  53. kodakinvegas says: Apr 18, 2012 1:50 PM

    Irsay, I don’t understand how a man with so much money can be so dumb. Manning was more than a franchise QB, he was an ambassador, a salesman, a stalwart in the community. He took your blown up Blown up Baltimore Colts organisation and turned it into an empire. You bounced him for the sake of one year after 14 years of success without any benefit of the doubt. You need to make friends at Mayflower cuz you’re gonna be needing them. Make no mistake butthole, Manning is going to embarrass your a$$. Remember Lee Iacoco and Ford to Chrysler? Don’t leave a man for dead unless you know he’s dead. He WILL come back for you. You sir are an idiot. You have lost nothing with your 28 mil cuz Peyton PUT IT IN YOUR POCKET TO BEGIN WITH. You got Luck, hahaha, and do you honestly believe that kid can carry your sorry butt like Manning did? Idiot. You lose. And may lose it ALL before you’re done. You’re a cheap closet drunk and you redesign proves it if letting Manning go didn’t. Here’s one for you- “oh where oh where have you gone, why did you leave me here all alone, you met another and PFT you were gone” gonna be a LONG 3-5 years IF you can last that long in that Market. It will ALWAYS be remember as “THE HOUSE THAT MANNING BUILT”. Even after you are gone. Sucker. Wait till you see what Denver does these next three years. Hahahaha

  54. xli2006 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:50 PM

    Easy there people, yikes.

    The Colts have had solid attendance for years and people are judging the team based on early renewals when teams like the Bucs, Bengals, Bills, even the Chargers, etc… have struggled even with good or decent teams.

    I went to a Bengals game last year midseason and the place was 1/3rd empty.

    Wait to judge the sales when the season actually starts. The draft buzz around Luck and some likely Free Agency moves will generate some sales, but yeah it’s going to be a several year rebuilding period.

    AND FOR THE RECORD (ravenfan820 notably), THE COLTS ARE HAPPILY SECURED IN AN UNBREAKABLE LEASE UNTIL 2040 so please drop that nonsense.

  55. dolphindad says: Apr 18, 2012 1:51 PM

    I’ve been on the Colts season ticket waiting list for 5+ years and I’m ecstatic to be getting tickets. I dont get it. Sure, they will be bad for 2-3 years, but if Luck turns out to be what ppl think he will be, then the colts will be perreniel playoff team for years to come again and tickets will be worth $$. its not like jacksonville or tn are set up to be powerhouses of the future.

  56. cali49er707 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:54 PM

    nineroutsider says:
    Apr 18, 2012 1:27 PM
    Weird…lots of Peyton excuses from Colts “fans”. The 9ers had a guy named Montana that they traded and it was hugely unpopular amongst the fans, I mean so unpopular that many of the fans rooted for Montana’s Chiefs to beat Young’s 9ers! (I didn’t and wouldn’t do that, but lots did as a show of respect for Montana). They still sold out. They were awful for 9 years and had the #1 pick in 2005, still sold out. Stop with your excuses and sack up, passing the torch from Manning to Luck is a good thing and will get the Colts back on track, even if their fans don’t deserve it

    total agreement, i remember like yesterday & through it all not one TV blackout ever!!! we were still horrible after 05 and still the faithful showed, only until last year did we become respectable again

  57. adx321 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:56 PM

    This is hilarious

    I am a Colts Season ticket holder (15 years now).

    Did any of you actually read the article? They are talking about having 4,000 Season Tickets available for sale.

    Many teams would love to have a stadium of 67,000 have 63,000 of those seats sold at this point in the year.

    Those 4,000 will get snapped up before the first game (more than half will go to brokers).

  58. vegaskid21 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:01 PM

    After last season, I don’t blame the fans.

  59. nineroutsider says: Apr 18, 2012 2:01 PM

    @truthfactory – I see your point to a certain extent (using the cubs is a bad example because they all worship Wrigley), but after 10 solid years you are throwing this out there after 1 year? That’s a joke bro! Not every team can win every year. Dolphin fans have an excuse, Colts fans have 0 excuses!

  60. wyeth0813 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:02 PM

    the bottom line is that the colts management and peyton lied to their fans last year. they knew he would not play all year and they still sold tickets on the idea that he would. i would have been peed off as a colts fan. i still have not have changed my mind. i think he is done because of the injury. time will tell

  61. phinfan says: Apr 18, 2012 2:04 PM

    I’m curious, can we get a figure on how many MORE tickets denver sold since PM?

  62. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:09 PM

    Kodak, quit your whining. Do these 3 things.

    1. Put your big boy pants on. You constantly act like a little school girl

    2. Throw away your Mangina Club card

    3. Take your ball and go home, already.

  63. EJ says: Apr 18, 2012 2:10 PM

    The Colts should have already signed Luck since the first pick is able to. Just signing him should put it in the minds of the fans that they have yet another Elite Franchise QB for at least a decade, that alone should drive the season ticket sales.

  64. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:21 PM

    Im here ladies, I have season tickets, but not gona lie, we have alot of fairweathered bandwagoners fans, most will come back after they see how good Luck is, but I hate those kinds of fans, sickening! !!

  65. kenrobinson12 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:23 PM

    Irsay senior was all about the money. 8 of 11 years of Baltimore ownership was sub .500. Only 4 of 20 years prior, their first 4 years, were sub .500. Is it any accident that the team (with Harbaugh) wasn’t competitive until after the guaranteed sellout secured with the move to Indy expired? The team didn’t become a ‘model’ until Manning arrived. If Luck doesn’t pan out we’ll likely see pre-Manning attendance numbers. At least with the new stadium it should be 20 years before Irsay threatens to move again. Remember, the RCA/Hoosier Dome was just over 20 years old when Irsay started requesting another new stadium.

  66. jimbo75025 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:25 PM

    patsaintsbroncoscheat says:
    Apr 18, 2012 1:33 PM
    fair weather fans after all. On a separate note Peyton better do something in Denver because right now his playoff record (which includes 7 one and done) might just keep him out of top ten discussions. He is probably still HOF but seriously less than 50% in the playoffs is not great.

    _________________

    Dude, top 10 lists are like buttholes-everybody has one. Everybody’s list will be different based on their own loyalties/preferences.

    Probably still HOF? Probably? PM could have retired 5 years ago and still gotten into the HOF. Only way he misses out at this point is if he gets pulled over coked out of his mind and a dead hooker is found in his trunk.

  67. cincyorangenblack says: Apr 18, 2012 2:28 PM

    Colts with all their success only have a streak of 79 games!!!
    Comparitively, the Bengals streak which ended last year was broken at 54 games.

    Anyone want to make obviously correlations b/w who is and who is not a loyal fanbase now?

  68. infectorman says: Apr 18, 2012 2:37 PM

    “those season ticket holders are also known as fair weather fans”

    “Two words: fair weather. Or band wagon. Don’t hurt your ankles jumping off Indy.”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Perhaps.

    There’s also a very real possibility that many Season Ticket holders are now Unemployed and had to make tough decisions between heat, food, utilities and shelter or rooting for an NFL team in person 5-8 times per year…

  69. shackdelrio says: Apr 18, 2012 2:43 PM

    Nice lady in the picture too Colt fan. She looks like one of those ogre things from Fraggle Rock.

  70. richiebburg says: Apr 18, 2012 2:46 PM

    I’ve been a Colts fan my whole life since they were in Baltimore. We were perennial bottom feeders minus a couple good seasons with Jim Harbaugh in the mid 90′s. When Peyton came along he just changed everything. Hard-working, polite, just an overrall nice guy who brought success to the franchise. A polarizing player who for a lot of Colts fans who remember stinking every year, he is the Indianapolis Colts and as long as he is still in the league I will be rooting for him and be a fan of the team he is on.

  71. imongo says: Apr 18, 2012 2:48 PM

    Say What? You Indy “fans” can go to hell. Support your team and shut TFU! YOU HAVE A PRO FOOTBALL TEAM!

  72. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    there is alot of girlie men in indy that are still crying over peytons departure, they wanted him to play there til hes old and grey and with a walker and promoting depends commercials, all teams have to go thru rebuilding(well except for the jaguars,lol) but alot of them are spoiled like little kids and dont want and arent used to change, u cant pay peyton that much cash and at his health stage and still continue to field a competitive team out there, im excited to bring luck in, wish all these oter phoney fans here had the same views

  73. bison4me says: Apr 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    Come on Indy, stick by your team! I’m a Redskins fan, and have stuck by our team through thick and thin. We were contenders in the 70′s, darn near a dynasty in 80′s and early 90′s. We’ve been anywhere from abysmal to showing signs of promise since, but we still stick by the team.

    As a boy I too liked the Colts. To go from Unitas to Morrall then back to Unitas then to Jones. The team struggled in between but you support your team no matter what. You’re lucky in a sense, you get to go from Manning to Luck (Wishful thinking as a Redskins fan). There’s going to be bumps, but the Peyton like times might return and when they do, don’t come back then.

  74. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:59 PM

    0-16??? put the pipe down and crystal ball and hang up on miss cleo and quit trying to predict a colts 0-16 season, u redskins fans wouldnt want to here a 0-16 redskins season under rg3

  75. ckbuchanan says: Apr 18, 2012 3:04 PM

    Some of these responses are way off base. The Colts have had more sellouts in a row than many teams could ever dream of. Saying the city is full of ‘bandwagon’ fans because 1 out of 10 ticket holders did not renew? That is simply exaggeration. They will all be sold anyway. And we have only had a team here for 25+ years.

  76. musicman495 says: Apr 18, 2012 3:15 PM

    This is what happens to the House That Peyton Built after Peyton gets released by the dim bulb owner.

  77. kodakinvegas says: Apr 18, 2012 3:20 PM

    Jgavs19—– with all due respect young man I don’t have a clue as to who you are nor do you know me. With that in mind I also don’t have a clue what the h3ll you are talking about. So in response to your unintelligible outburst tantrum of childish lunacy I’d like you to do these three things

    1) get past your pitiful self and your idiotic babbling.

    2.)write or state the cause of your worthless but entitled opinion

    3). Kiss me red blooded Peyton Manning Fan AmericanA$$. Meanwhile, you have a nice day and don’t forgget to put your Saint fan paper bag on, for use at your loser Indy games.

  78. dasmol says: Apr 18, 2012 3:22 PM

    Wow, the bandwagon is emptying fast. Watch out raiduh fans, colts fans are coming for your bandwagon title.

  79. connorman1 says: Apr 18, 2012 3:26 PM

    That chick is a 10 in Indy.

  80. kodakinvegas says: Apr 18, 2012 3:43 PM

    Richieburg—- I agree with you 100%. It’s not so much they let Manning go, it’s the disrespectful way in which they did it. The caliber of man that he is he would never had said he could play if he couldn’t. Its better for HIM IN the long run because Irsay would have never put any help around him. Denver has and will continue to put people around him. He (Manning) will absolutely embarrass Irsay the next three years while the Colts will SUCK WITH LUCK. Manning’s loyalty was rewarded with a shaft. Irsay is a DRUNK and will eventually DESTROY the Colts. FIve major teams fought for Manning They would not have offered the $$$$$$ if they didn’t see it in him. And as far as peytonsneck goes, Denver gave him his 100 mil. Fairly compensated without guarantees besides the first year. ThanK you. And I still agree with YOU

  81. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 3:49 PM

    Kodak is one of those guys, Kendrick. Too many to count. Get over it, babies. Peyton has moved on. We got a new style of team to root for going forward. I am overly excited to witness it. Been a fan for almost 40 years. That will never change. Some of you act like Irsay fired your mother or father. Stop taking everything so damn personal. Complain about things that actually make a difference in your lives.

  82. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 3:54 PM

    Kodak, spare me the “with all due respect”. I didnt ask for it nor want it. Ofcourse you don’t know me. I just know you as a constant complainer and Irsay hater. It’s getting old. Move on.

  83. theravenlives2 says: Apr 18, 2012 3:57 PM

    ravenfan820 says: “”that would be terrible….don’t forget Indy, the Irrsay’s have a direct line to Mayflower moving…See you in L.A.””
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    Well, RavenFan, Indianapolis is not as oppressive government happy as Baltimore and would not force it’s hand with eminent domain proceedings, etc.

    You should know or tell the whole story before spouting off.

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    You’re right, bro. We should tell the whole story. Let’s do a little comparison between the Colts and the Ravens from 1996 (when the Browns/Ravens moved to Baltimore) til now…

    Overall Records:
    Colts: 155-101. Ravens: 140-115-1 (reg season only)
    Winning Seasons:
    Colts: 12. Ravens: 9.
    Super Bowl Appearances:
    Colts: 2. Ravens: 1

    Anyone logically looking at these figures would conclude the Colts were the better team…on the field. Let’s look at off the field.

    Stadium Capacity:
    Colts: 63,000 (Lucas Oil). Ravens; 71,008 (M&T)

    Consecutive Sellouts:
    Colts: 79….since 2003. Ravens: 135…since 1996. (Yeah, in case you’re wondering, that’s EVERY HOME GAME in the history of the team).

    So, the Colts are a better team on the field, but clearly not off of it. They have a shorter sellout streak in a much smaller stadium. This, for a team that had the greatest QB of the modern era. Don’t give me any crap about Indy being a small market, either. You don’t have five other teams within a five hour drive like we do.

    How’s that for telling the whole story?

  84. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 3:58 PM

    Kodak still using that crystal ball, I see. What a joke.

  85. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:03 PM

    Manning was an upgrade for all the teams bidding on his services. No wonder they were accepting his demands. They all have turds for QB’s.

  86. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:09 PM

    Just an FYI

    Manning gets an $18 million fully guaranteed base salary for 2012.  Though he doesn’t get a signing bonus, he’ll receive $6 million of the $18 million base salary as an advance.

    Then, if Manning is on the Broncos’ roster on the final day of the 2012 league year, his base salaries of $20 million in 2013 and $20 million in 2014 become fully guaranteed.

    In other words, the Broncos can cut Manning at any point after Super Bowl XLVII and before the last day before the start of the 2013 league year and limit the contract to a one-year, $18 million investment.  And so, just as the Colts faced a $28 million decision in March 2012, the Broncos will face a $40 million decision in March of 2013.

  87. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:10 PM

    Something Manning was unwilling to do going forward with the Colts.

  88. kodakinvegas says: Apr 18, 2012 4:13 PM

    Khans- your lack of common sense, illiteracy, understanding and respect amazes me. What is YOUR claim to fame and WHO appointed you as judge? You have s right to your opinion ad do we all. But you have no right to declare things of others you don’t know. You’re right, however, and I agree that you have a new style of team to root for. They are called LOSERS. In the meantime, I have no wish or desire to argue with or become embattled with you. So in all respect, state. Your opions, you are entitled. But keep your statements about me in your rectum, where you undoubtedly pull most of your opinions from. Thank you, Kodak

  89. JSpicoli says: Apr 18, 2012 4:16 PM

    Not because of just this story, but in general, sports better start leveling off the prices or there will be contraction, and it may be too late anyway.

    We are oversaturated with overpriced sporting events in this country and as soon as the average idiot figures it out, the price gets too high or both we are in for some serious reorgs in sport.

  90. kodakinvegas says: Apr 18, 2012 4:26 PM

    You know, I have always hated Tom Brady, (not literally) but thanks to jGava, I hope he rips Andrew Luck a new butthole. Give him a TRUE lesson of what it is, what it takes and what it’s like to be a top QB in the NFL like Peyton, Brady. Eli, Brees, (ugh), Rogers and Roethlisberger. Outside of that I have no Ill will towards the Colts. I just feel they gave a good man a crap deal ((Manning) which I believe will be BETTER for Manning and the Broncos but a bad way for the Colts. Defend Irsay all you want, but the odds of Luck taking the Colts back to the playoffs nearly EVERY year are few and slim. So be it. After two or three losing seasons I would like to see your posts then

  91. theravenlives2 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:28 PM

    @JoeToronto the Colts have the second smallest stadium and the Jags have the Fifth biggest stadium, even with the tarps on the Jags have a way bigger Stadium than the Colts, so I dont know why you keep saying stuff about tarps.

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    Dude, how the heck do you figure that? According to the Jags website, Everbank holds 67, 246. The following stadiums are ALL bigger:

    1. Met Life Stadium (Giants, Jets) 82, 566
    2. Fed Ex Field (Redskins) 82,000
    3. Cowboys Stadium (Cowboys) 80,000
    4. Superdome (Saints) 76,468
    5. Arrowhead Stadium (Chiefs) 76,416
    6. Mile High Stadium (Broncos) 76,125
    7. Sun Life Stadium (Dolphins) 75,192
    8. Bank of America Stadium (Panthers) 73,778
    9. Cleveland Browns Stadium (Browns) 73,200
    10. Lambeau Field (Packers) 73, 128
    11. Ralph Wilson Stadium (Bills) 73,079
    12. Qualcomm Stadium (Chargers) 71, 294
    13. Georgia Dome (Falcons) 71, 228
    14. Reliant Stadium (Texans) 71,054
    15. M&T Bank Stadium (Ravens) 71,008
    16. Candlestick Park (49ers) 69,732
    17. Lincoln Fin. Filed (Eagles) 69,144
    18. LP Field (Titans) 69,143
    19. Gilette Stadium (Patriots) 68,756
    20 Everbank Field (Jags) 67,246

  92. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:32 PM

    My posts will always be filled with hope. I’m not a doom and gloomer like you. And it took Manning 8 years to get to the Superbowl. I had patience then, I have patience now.

  93. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:33 PM

    And because of me you hope Brady does that???

    Wow, I see it’s very easy to get under your skin.

    Great.

  94. kodakinvegas says: Apr 18, 2012 4:34 PM

    JGava , spellcheck got me with you name (khan) or something and I apologise it was indeed meant fo jGava Thank you

  95. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:38 PM

    And since you live to talk about rectums and nuttholes…..yours must be very jealous of the vrap that comes out of your mouth.

  96. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:40 PM

    Kodak. I knew that. You didn’t need to tell me.

  97. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:50 PM

    *buttholes
    *crap

    Hopefully u knew what I meant

  98. mwcarolina says: Apr 18, 2012 4:51 PM

    Look for this to continue as long as Peyton looks to be ready to go in Denver. Not to mention Irsay and his “we might take RGIII” tweet. The colts fans don’t know what to expect
    ——————————————————
    First off, losing Peyton DOES sting, but that should NOT be a reason for fans to drop their season tickets. it’s not like they’re dumping Manning for Drew Stanton, they are going from Manning to (likely) Luck!!!! As for RG3, that’s them doing homework, but even if they get RG3, how’s that going to be bad??? i think both will be fine QBs, i like Luck better though and expect him to be great. Colt’s fans should be happy about the future. Another person posted something about Colts and patroits and said the Broncos and patroits should be better and agree that it will be great, but i think the Colts and patroits game could be entertaining, especially if Luck improves all year like i expect.

    i’m a Redskins fan and support my team for RG3 (or Luck, “slim chance”). i think both teams will pull off upsets and likely win at least 5 or 6 games. the redskins have a tougher schedule from what i see though. in the end, i think both will be fine nfl players.

  99. kodakinvegas says: Apr 18, 2012 4:57 PM

    There’s a side of me that almost wants to laugh at you and your dedication to a championship team but theres the side that wants me to tell you some very ugly things. However, even in your twisted mentality I am almost beginning to like your hateful A$$. Youre not stupid by any means, you’re just a freaking control freak. Your boys are gonna be losers I understand that. Was a browns fan back in the 60-70s. It sucks. You never get used to it. Hahaha sound like a season ticket holder that pre paid your tickets and now you’re screwed Don’t wanna go watch em lose, and nobody will buy the tickets. Hahaha. Ennjoyed the jousting with ya but I gotta go now. I’d rather you be pi$$ed at me than the wife. Haha. Later

  100. kodakinvegas says: Apr 18, 2012 5:28 PM

    That should have read “Chumpionsjip team”

  101. jgava19 says: Apr 18, 2012 5:32 PM

    You were the one that said you were pissed. I’m not pissed. Takes more than your nonsense to get me pissed off.

  102. laxcoach37 says: Apr 18, 2012 9:11 PM

    Out of the hundreds of responses here, why hasn’t anyone just said ” I am a fan, but that doesn’t always mean I GO to the games” my House has a giant HD LCD screen, with clean, convenient bathrooms, way better food, cool people all around, parking in my garage or driveway, a short walk to my seats, no PSL’s, I can flip between a half dozen other games, track Fantasy in real-time on broadband internet, etc., etc., etc.

  103. joetoronto says: Apr 19, 2012 6:21 AM

    afunny0 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:22 PM

    @JoeToronto the Colts have the second smallest stadium and the Jags have the Fifth biggest stadium, even with the tarps on the Jags have a way bigger Stadium than the Colts, so I dont know why you keep saying stuff about tarps.
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    Either you’re as dumb as a box of rocks, or you’re a flat out liar.

    Which one is it?

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