These Colts can gauge their success i...

These Colts can gauge their success in dozens

There are 58 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 15, 2007, titled These Colts can gauge their success in dozens. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Beating Oakland this afternoon at McAfee Coliseum would clinch a fifth consecutive AFC South title for the Indianapolis Colts, and it would put them in most distinguished company.

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Train

Whiting, IN

#1 Dec 16, 2007
Sure five 12-win seasons in a row is nice, but three SB championships are better.

Bring home more rings, then hang your hat on something.
Delldude

Waterloo, AL

#2 Dec 16, 2007
Really? I think I'll just hang mine on last year's.

Semper Fi
Jim

Tyrone, PA

#3 Dec 16, 2007
One Superbowl with class and honesty is a helluva lot better than three Superbowls with crass and dishonesty!!
Lyric Miller

Prospect, OH

#4 Dec 16, 2007
One Super Bowl = Underachievieng.
Slim Pickens

Quincy, MA

#5 Dec 16, 2007
Congrats Colts, it is an achievement. And since you've all already dragged NE into this thread I don't feel too bad about joining in.

It's Sunday morning as I type this (about 15 miles north of Foxborough) and it's snowing heavily. It's supposed to cutover to rain shortly before gametime, but still, I guess this gives us a chance to see what NE does in lousy conditions.

And that's the thing worth noting, for all the Colts fans who are claiming that Indy is better equipped for foul weather than NE. NE, from now until the SB if they get that far, will be playing in this stuff. The one time they leave Foxborough they go to Giants Stadium. The Colts in the meantime, play outside once, today in Oakland. And then from there until the rematch (again assuming both make it that far) they are indoors.

So, I'm not sure I'd be counting too much on the weather. NE will surely have adjusted to it by the time of the rematch while the Colts will not have had much experience with it. I think lousy conditions would impact a team that relies on speed just as much as anyone else.
Mike Ditka

Allentown, PA

#6 Dec 16, 2007
Lyric Miller wrote:
One Super Bowl = Underachievieng.
I would not say that.

It is a great achievement. Shows the character of the entire organization. Hope the Colts go 14-2 and get the opportunity to beat NE.....payback time !
People are Stupid

United States

#7 Dec 16, 2007
First it was the Colts could not win a playoff game. Then it was they could not beat New England. Now it's "they need to win three" How many teams in the NFL will kill to have the success that the Colts have had since Peyton and co have been here? Every single one of them except one. I think that's a heck of a accomplishment in itself. Especially when you consider where this team came from in the early 90's. 1-15 seasons, having the 1st and 2nd draft picks in the same draft and them doing nothing for you. Losing season after losing season and now people complain that they don't have more SB rings? SHUT THE FUCK UP! You don't know jack about football or how hard it is to have one winning season let alone multiple. What the Colts have done is nothing short of amazing.
Maxx

Pineville, LA

#8 Dec 16, 2007
I remember when it was said that the Colts will never get to the AFC Championship. But, last year they did and won it.
I remember when it was said that the Colts would never beat the Pats in the playoffs. Then, they beat them in the AFC Championship.
I remember when it was said that a dome team like the Colts will never win the Super Bowl. But, they won Super Bowl XLI in rainy conditions against an outdoor team.
Now we hear that the Colts have only won one Super Bowl. Like it doesn't mean anything.
Well, I'm proud of these Colts and what they have accomplished and how they did it. With class. And even though someone will always come up with some mesuring stick of their own to claim that their team is superior. But, that"s okay. I am proud of them. And I'm proud to be a fan of this Colts team.

GO COLTS!!!!!!!!
Blown 4th Q Lead

Noblesville, IN

#9 Dec 16, 2007
Slim Pickens wrote:
Congrats Colts, it is an achievement. And since you've all already dragged NE into this thread I don't feel too bad about joining in.
It's Sunday morning as I type this (about 15 miles north of Foxborough) and it's snowing heavily. It's supposed to cutover to rain shortly before gametime, but still, I guess this gives us a chance to see what NE does in lousy conditions.
And that's the thing worth noting, for all the Colts fans who are claiming that Indy is better equipped for foul weather than NE. NE, from now until the SB if they get that far, will be playing in this stuff. The one time they leave Foxborough they go to Giants Stadium. The Colts in the meantime, play outside once, today in Oakland. And then from there until the rematch (again assuming both make it that far) they are indoors.
So, I'm not sure I'd be counting too much on the weather. NE will surely have adjusted to it by the time of the rematch while the Colts will not have had much experience with it. I think lousy conditions would impact a team that relies on speed just as much as anyone else.
As a Colts fan, I agree with the points that you make. That blown lead in the 4th quarter in the cheaters - Indy game at the dome earlier this year may very well come back and bite us. Even with the loss at San Diego, we'd each have one loss if the Colts would've held on against the cheaters ... then we'd have home field advantage again, and after today, we wouldn't have to be outside until the Super Bowl.

I still can't believe we blew a double digit 4th quarter lead. But then again, looking to last year, I'm sure the cheaters can't believe that the Colts had such an incredible second half comeback in the AFC Championship game.

GO COLTS
Sandy-a true Colts fan

Evansville, IN

#10 Dec 16, 2007
If what I have been reading is true, the Colts/players have broken/set more records than any other team. With so many injuries this season, the Colts still are breaking/setting new records. That other team cannot say that.

Go COLTS!!
Wondering

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Dec 16, 2007
Amen to the positive posts about the Colts. In order to get three SB wins, the first step is getting the first win. One comes before two and three. Oh, and without an * even in the back of one's mind. Colts are thankful for what they have done and don't need to look at what others have done. We'll make our own place in the record book and be humble about it.
S Harry

Thermal, CA

#12 Dec 16, 2007
I think what the COLTS are doing is great and the COACH Dungy is doing the best I have ever seen in a coach and as a family man. I think they will go to the SUPERBOWL again this year so guys LOOK OUT Indianapolis Colts will win it again!!!!! Keep it up guys....
Colts fan in Greencastle

Greencastle, IN

#13 Dec 16, 2007
Not many Pats fans posting these days! And, those that are are generally complimentary. I think that speaks volumes. I haven't read any of the stupid posts from Patswin07 lately. NE might be worried about the possible rematch in Foxborough in January. If we are healthy and the weather is decent, it should be a great game. The REAL Super Bowl!
Kreacher

Lowell, MA

#14 Dec 16, 2007
Blown 4th Q Lead wrote:
<quoted text>
As a Colts fan, I agree with the points that you make. That blown lead in the 4th quarter in the cheaters - Indy game at the dome earlier this year may very well come back and bite us. Even with the loss at San Diego, we'd each have one loss if the Colts would've held on against the cheaters ... then we'd have home field advantage again, and after today, we wouldn't have to be outside until the Super Bowl.
I still can't believe we blew a double digit 4th quarter lead. But then again, looking to last year, I'm sure the cheaters can't believe that the Colts had such an incredible second half comeback in the AFC Championship game.
GO COLTS
Tell us how you really feel about NE.....Fact is, you DID blow a fourth quarter lead. That's why NE always plays a full 60 minutes. For games like that when they need to dig down and know they can go the full 60.

All I've been hearing about is how old NE's D is. Yes, they are older. However whose D was gassed in that first game? Who couldn't play a full 60? Maybe there is something to not pulling people and resting them?

I am not trying to start a contraversy here because I know most of you Colts' fans respect what Pats can do. I as a NE fan respect the Colts as well. It's one thing if you don't want to respect Belichick, I can accept that. But don't bring it down on the players. They're out there week in and week out playing their hearts out. They had nothing to do with the camera on the field.

“Opinionated? ...ME?”

Since: Jan 07

Yeah...I was born there!

#15 Dec 16, 2007
Slim Pickens wrote:
Congrats Colts, it is an achievement. And since you've all already dragged NE into this thread I don't feel too bad about joining in.
It's Sunday morning as I type this (about 15 miles north of Foxborough) and it's snowing heavily. It's supposed to cutover to rain shortly before gametime, but still, I guess this gives us a chance to see what NE does in lousy conditions.
And that's the thing worth noting, for all the Colts fans who are claiming that Indy is better equipped for foul weather than NE. NE, from now until the SB if they get that far, will be playing in this stuff. The one time they leave Foxborough they go to Giants Stadium. The Colts in the meantime, play outside once, today in Oakland. And then from there until the rematch (again assuming both make it that far) they are indoors.
So, I'm not sure I'd be counting too much on the weather. NE will surely have adjusted to it by the time of the rematch while the Colts will not have had much experience with it. I think lousy conditions would impact a team that relies on speed just as much as anyone else.
I agree with you. Weather conditions get hyped up WAY too much. Don't get me wrong, weather plays a factor in games...just go back to the Steelers Monday night fiasco and that becomes apparent. At the end of the day though it ALWAYS comes down to which team wanted it more. I look forward to seeing you guys at your house in a few weeks! I look forward to talking to more classy Pats fans like you down the road. I just dread the influx of the one's that do nothing but talk smack and show their...lack of character. Anyway, take care pal best of luck to you.

“Opinionated? ...ME?”

Since: Jan 07

Yeah...I was born there!

#16 Dec 16, 2007
Blown 4th Q Lead wrote:
<quoted text>
As a Colts fan, I agree with the points that you make. That blown lead in the 4th quarter in the cheaters - Indy game at the dome earlier this year may very well come back and bite us. Even with the loss at San Diego, we'd each have one loss if the Colts would've held on against the cheaters ... then we'd have home field advantage again, and after today, we wouldn't have to be outside until the Super Bowl.
I still can't believe we blew a double digit 4th quarter lead. But then again, looking to last year, I'm sure the cheaters can't believe that the Colts had such an incredible second half comeback in the AFC Championship game.
GO COLTS
Hey...this guy is clearly a classy Pats fan. He never resorted to name calling or smack talk. He spoke the truth. Don't go calling his team "cheaters" after he was such a decent guy. This is the type of behavior that leads to fueling the Pats fans that DON'T have class to come on this site and talk smack. I understand that you don't like the Pats, as a life long Colts fan I don't either. But he cam here being respectful. At least be respectful back to him.

“Opinionated? ...ME?”

Since: Jan 07

Yeah...I was born there!

#17 Dec 16, 2007
Kreacher wrote:
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Tell us how you really feel about NE.....Fact is, you DID blow a fourth quarter lead. That's why NE always plays a full 60 minutes. For games like that when they need to dig down and know they can go the full 60.
All I've been hearing about is how old NE's D is. Yes, they are older. However whose D was gassed in that first game? Who couldn't play a full 60? Maybe there is something to not pulling people and resting them?
I am not trying to start a contraversy here because I know most of you Colts' fans respect what Pats can do. I as a NE fan respect the Colts as well. It's one thing if you don't want to respect Belichick, I can accept that. But don't bring it down on the players. They're out there week in and week out playing their hearts out. They had nothing to do with the camera on the field.
I agree with you 100%! Best of luck with your unbeaten season. I really don't think you'll need much luck though. I'd tell ya to look out for the Dolphins as they try to defend their perfect season...but I really think they want to knock off Tampa Bay's winless season record more! You guys have nothing to worry about in the regular season. I do hope (and believe) that we have what it takes to beat you in the playoffs, though. Either way, enjoy the ride. You guys are having an unbelievable year regardless of what happens.
the NFL is fixed

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Dec 16, 2007
Blown 4th Q Lead wrote:
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As a Colts fan, I agree with the points that you make. That blown lead in the 4th quarter in the cheaters - Indy game at the dome earlier this year may very well come back and bite us. Even with the loss at San Diego, we'd each have one loss if the Colts would've held on against the cheaters ... then we'd have home field advantage again, and after today, we wouldn't have to be outside until the Super Bowl.
I still can't believe we blew a double digit 4th quarter lead. But then again, looking to last year, I'm sure the cheaters can't believe that the Colts had such an incredible second half comeback in the AFC Championship game.
GO COLTS
Did the Colts blow a 4th quarter lead, or did the refs stop giving them free yardage on bogus PI calls? Exactly.

Last 2 games against the Pats, the Colts have had the luxury of very friendly reffing.
uprooted hoosier

Sterling, IL

#19 Dec 16, 2007
the NFL is fixed wrote:
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Did the Colts blow a 4th quarter lead, or did the refs stop giving them free yardage on bogus PI calls? Exactly.
Last 2 games against the Pats, the Colts have had the luxury of very friendly reffing.
Man do you just copy and paste your comments. Come up with something original for once. The Pats are undefeated having the best season in NFL history and all you can talk about is the refs favoring the Colts. PATHETIC
Cheaters for a long time

Noblesville, IN

#20 Dec 16, 2007
Kreacher wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell us how you really feel about NE.....Fact is, you DID blow a fourth quarter lead. That's why NE always plays a full 60 minutes. For games like that when they need to dig down and know they can go the full 60.
All I've been hearing about is how old NE's D is. Yes, they are older. However whose D was gassed in that first game? Who couldn't play a full 60? Maybe there is something to not pulling people and resting them?
I am not trying to start a contraversy here because I know most of you Colts' fans respect what Pats can do. I as a NE fan respect the Colts as well. It's one thing if you don't want to respect Belichick, I can accept that. But don't bring it down on the players. They're out there week in and week out playing their hearts out. They had nothing to do with the camera on the field.
The Pats have been cheating for years. It goes back to a game at the Dome a few years ago, when a injury was faked, in order to stop the clock, then the "injured" player comes on the field the and stops Edgerrin James at the goal line. I was there. My seats are at that end of the field. I saw the NE coaches yelling and pointing to the guy to hit the ground to stop the clock. The videotaping incident is just the latest. Pats have been cheating for years.

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