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Colts announce their own Kickoff Concert

Jim Irsay, Edgerrin James AP

When Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter to announce a Kickoff Concert the Friday before the opener, we didn’t expect the act would be the inoffensive 1990s pop staple Gin Blossoms.

Then again, Irsay would have had to dropped some “SERIOUS coin” to bring in some of the ’60s acts he more routinely refers to on Twitter, at least the ones that are still alive.

The event’s free and open to the public, and a good chance to turn the weekend of the opener into more of a spectacle than it already is.

Unless, of course, the Gin Blossoms take a page from Bon Jovi and cancel in the  next few weeks, leaving the Colts holding the bag. But with a tour schedule filled with wineries and casinos, it doesn’t seem as likely as the Browns’ latest embarrassment.

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17 Responses to “Colts announce their own Kickoff Concert”
  1. steelerben says: Jul 2, 2013 9:33 AM

    What, the Spin Doctors weren’t available?

  2. dkobert says: Jul 2, 2013 9:34 AM

    You had me at Gin.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Jul 2, 2013 9:38 AM

    Washington got the better quarterback and it’s not even close. #RookieoftheYearRGIII

  4. indytom87 says: Jul 2, 2013 9:41 AM

    Gin Blossoms are a good band – looking forward to it. Who doesn’t like free concerts?

  5. yourmothertrebek says: Jul 2, 2013 10:07 AM

    gin blossoms, the most underrated band of the 90′s

  6. dolfannc13 says: Jul 2, 2013 10:11 AM

    Let’s be SERIOUS, nobody is going to be holding Jim Irsay’s bag but him.

  7. jjthesportsguy says: Jul 2, 2013 10:20 AM

    I bet this would be awesome to attend regardless of who is playing. The Indy Stadium and surrounding area are ideal for a good pre-game experience. Something tells me Irsay knows exactly how to throw a good party. Hopefully McAfee doesn’t find his way to the party before the game.

  8. ddogdaddy says: Jul 2, 2013 10:26 AM

    More then likely, Jim Irsay just likes The Gin Blossoms.

  9. lastdukestreetking says: Jul 2, 2013 10:33 AM

    The Bon Jovi show in Cle was canceled because they reportedly only sold about 500 tix forma stadium concert. Pretty embarrassing. And kudos to Cleveland for dissing JBJ!

  10. jbones77 says: Jul 2, 2013 10:35 AM

    No Toad the Wet Sprocket?

  11. axltcu says: Jul 2, 2013 10:36 AM

    They should have got Duke Silver.

  12. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 2, 2013 10:38 AM

    The Colts are so awesome. The kickoff concert should just be of the Colts team itself, that would really rock, the Gin Blossoms are just trying to use the Colts awesomeness to come back to some sort of relevance. You all are so lucky to have the Colts in Indianapolis and not Baltimorgue. If I were all of you I would pray every night that your team could even be half the team the Colts are, but sorry, that will never happen. The Colts are just the best franchise ever.

  13. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 2, 2013 10:54 AM

    Luck >IRG3 …….all day everyday!!!!!

  14. souldogdave says: Jul 2, 2013 11:17 AM

    What a homer you are, CWCW. And illogicalvoices is really just trying to irritate people, don’t you know. When RG gets hurt this season maybe he’ll go back to being a Tebow fanatic.

  15. larrydavid7000 says: Jul 2, 2013 12:27 PM

    Ya coltswin their the greatest franchises they have some lunatic running around with guns in D.C. area. Keep telling yourself that. By the way you can point that out to paytonsneck18 as well. One more thing who was ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AGAIN.????? WHO WAS THAT. RGIII RGIII RGIII.!!!!!!!!!

  16. mswravens says: Jul 2, 2013 12:51 PM

    The Gin Blossoms? You mean the band whose lead singer/songwriter killed himself right before the band hit it big…leaving the band openly advertising for someone to come & write/sing songs for them? yeah, that should be an awesome show………

  17. germanstingray says: Jul 2, 2013 1:03 PM

    So Mellencamp turned him down?

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