Colts set for rematch of amazing come...

Colts set for rematch of amazing comeback

There are 35 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 5, 2007, titled Colts set for rematch of amazing comeback. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A heavy silence hung over the Indianapolis Colts sideline while all around it bedlam reigned.

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Julie

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Oct 6, 2007
I admit, I wasn't a believer yet and I turned off the TV. It was a lesson well learned. Boy I wish I had a DVR back then. Happy Birthday Coach Dungy! My family and I wish you many happy returns.
ironic

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Oct 6, 2007
We were at that game sitting up in the nosebleed seats with other Colts fans. We moved down to the lower level in the last three minutes and we were stunned. What a game!

“Viva la revolucion!”

Since: Mar 07

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Oct 6, 2007
It's the only time I've EVER seen a "leaping" penalty called.
That must have left a nasty taste in the mouths of Buccaneers fans.
Awesome Game

Washington, DC

#4 Oct 6, 2007
I was also at the game. Tickets cost me $160 each in the nose bleed. It was well worth it though. I did owe 8 beers at half time to Bucs fans because they were up at halftime. Towards the end of the game everybody started leaving. Even a co-worker of mine who had seats across the isle. The people i owed a beers to also left before the end of the game. My buddy who went with me is from Wyoming and he was wearing blue too but he was wanting to leave as well. I told him to stay here until the end. As you can imagine he was happy that he did. I tink most of the colts fans stayed through out the game as well. It was money well spent and i would do it again in a heartbeat.
Game Day

Pocono Pines, PA

#5 Oct 6, 2007
One of the best finishes I've ever seen!!!
phil

Tallassee, AL

#6 Oct 6, 2007
Typical homer article.

The Colts benefitted from an illegal onside kick in that game. There was no initial contact with the ground, and so the Bucs should have had the opportunity to fair catch. Without the active help of the referees (or perhaps God, because Dungy is Gods Own Head Coach), the Colts would have lost the game.

The other less prosaic reasons for the win were the injury to Brian Kelly, the Bucs CB, who had neutralized Harrison up until he limped off, and the mass disappearance of the crowd in the 4th quarter, thinking the game was over, quietening the stadium. The crowd noise had been so loud during the game that Manning had little success moving the ball except for a drive at the start of the 2nd half when the crowd were still returning to their seats.
huh

Dayton, OH

#7 Oct 6, 2007
illegal onside kick? it's the bucs fault if they didn't call the fair catch, not the responsibility of the refs to 'allow' them to. you always have the opportunity to call a fair catch if the ball doesn't hit the ground first!
Colt45

West Manchester, OH

#8 Oct 6, 2007
phil wrote:
Typical homer article.
The Colts benefitted from an illegal onside kick in that game. There was no initial contact with the ground, and so the Bucs should have had the opportunity to fair catch. Without the active help of the referees (or perhaps God, because Dungy is Gods Own Head Coach), the Colts would have lost the game.
The other less prosaic reasons for the win were the injury to Brian Kelly, the Bucs CB, who had neutralized Harrison up until he limped off, and the mass disappearance of the crowd in the 4th quarter, thinking the game was over, quietening the stadium. The crowd noise had been so loud during the game that Manning had little success moving the ball except for a drive at the start of the 2nd half when the crowd were still returning to their seats.
Boo freaking hoo, cry me a river Phil.
The Bucs also caught a break in the first half of that game when Mike Doss intercepted Brad Johnson and then fumbled the ball only to see Keenan McCardell run in in for a TD.

SCOREBOARD!
Bailo

Columbus, IN

#9 Oct 6, 2007
my friend and I were sitting there watching the game in his living room. The colts were getting beat so bad I couldn't stand to watch it any more. We turned it off and played a game of madden. when we turned it back on we were both shocked to see what was going on. by far the greatest comeback i've ever seen. awesome game. GO HORSE!!!!

also, phil is a douche. illegal onside kick??? what a turd
phil

Tallassee, AL

#10 Oct 6, 2007
Yes, illegal onside kick. The NFL confirmed this after the game:

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/10/16/news_pf/Buc...

Rule 10, Section 1, Article 4. Does anyone up in Indianapolis understand the rules of the game?
just the fax

Bedford, IN

#11 Oct 6, 2007
I watched every second of that game. The biggest thing I took from it was the notion that, as accurate as he was, Vandy didn't seem to be the most clutch guy around. Needless to say, that suspicion was borne out over the next few years.
Your point

Stow, OH

#12 Oct 6, 2007
phil wrote:
Typical homer article.
The Colts benefitted from an illegal onside kick in that game. There was no initial contact with the ground, and so the Bucs should have had the opportunity to fair catch. Without the active help of the referees (or perhaps God, because Dungy is Gods Own Head Coach), the Colts would have lost the game.
The other less prosaic reasons for the win were the injury to Brian Kelly, the Bucs CB, who had neutralized Harrison up until he limped off, and the mass disappearance of the crowd in the 4th quarter, thinking the game was over, quietening the stadium. The crowd noise had been so loud during the game that Manning had little success moving the ball except for a drive at the start of the 2nd half when the crowd were still returning to their seats.
Yes, it is a "homer" article. It was written in the Indianapolis paper about their own team. What did you think it would be written about?
Now in your best Napoleon Dynamite voice say..."remember that game years ago when the Colts got lucky because the refs missed calls, Bucs players were injured, and the fans weren't loud enough to disrupt Manning's calls? Yeah, the Colts really got a lucky on that one!"
Get over it.
Maxx

Pineville, LA

#13 Oct 6, 2007
I find it intersting that Jon "Chucky" Gruden won the Super Bowl with the players he inherited from Dungy. But, hasn't done a thing since. Including making the playoffs.
Just goes to show how big a mistake they made when they let Dungy go.
But, their loss is our gain.

Go Colts!!!!!!!!
phil

Tallassee, AL

#14 Oct 6, 2007
I think the most noxious aspect of that win was Dungy's after match interview when he said (paraphrasing) "The Lord must have wanted us to win that game." It was his birthday that day, I think.

Is this the mysterious way in which deities move? By smiting NFL referees with temporary rule amnesia?

Hopefully, Tampa can put a dent in the Colts season tomorrow, so we won't have to grind our teeth while a head coach tells the nation that their SB success was a reward for piety, thus implying that their win was more honorable than other team victories in other years.

“Viva la revolucion!”

Since: Mar 07

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Oct 6, 2007
phil wrote:
Yes, illegal onside kick. The NFL confirmed this after the game:
http://www.sptimes.com/2003/10/16/news_pf/Buc...
Rule 10, Section 1, Article 4. Does anyone up in Indianapolis understand the rules of the game?
That article you referenced is the most "homer" article I've ever read. It's almost like the St. Petersburg writers are biased and wanted the Bucs to win. Geez. How come hometown papers can't be a little more fair to other city's teams?
MOM

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Oct 6, 2007
OOOHHHHHH, this is gonna be a good game. An easy one but a good one.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER DUNGY!!!!!
Rob

United States

#17 Oct 6, 2007
Phil,

Seriously dude, you need to let it go. Do you think New England fans care that they won the 2003 AFC Championship game against us because their DBs were tackling the Colts receivers? All that matters is how it was called or not called as the case may be. I don't recall anyone saying a thing about that onside kick until long after the game was over. Not only did the officials miss it, but the announcers and Bucs themselves missed it as well.

There were any number of things that had to go right for the Colts to pull out that game, and all of them did, the stupidest one being the penalty on Walker which stopped the clock prior to the 2 minute warning. You can't balme that one on anyone but your own player.

Bottom line though...griping about it now won't change a thing about that game. Neither will us griping about all the clutching and grabbing the Pats were doing in that AFC championship game. What those incidents did do, however, is make fans and officials more aware of those seemingly forgotten rules and they've been more consistently enforced ever since.
sch

AOL

#18 Oct 6, 2007
I guess "Phil in Tampa" must have a pretty sorry life, if he hasn't got anything better to do that post in out of town newspapers!!
Joe

United States

#19 Oct 6, 2007
Phil,

Your not the only one jealous of what the Colts have. Peyton Manning will go down as the best to ever play the game. No other QB in the history of the game has more responsibility than Peyton.

#18 reason #1

#93 reason #2

#21 reason #3

p.s.

When it matters most will Randy Moss and Tom Brady be on the same page?

God I hope not. Its not really fair to have the best offense and defense in the league. Who else is sick of those Pats!!! Its hilarious because Boston globe journalists are comparing Brady and Moss to Peyton and Marvin.

Um, its been 4 games and no one has had Brady and Moss on tape before. Once the season progresses teams will game plan for those two and these shenanigans won't be happening. The same thing happened to Peyton and Marvin when they were getting hot early in their careers. Teams game planned and doubled Marvin. So what happened, Reggie Wayne spent the next 5 years making strides with Peyton to achieve the perfect chemistry. Who is next in line after Moss? Stallworth, Welker? Those are nice names, but, it takes more than a couple of months to achieve perfection. Not to mention the Pats don't have the running game the Colts do. Addai is better and more reliable that Maroney. That humble pie will get regurgitated and crapped out.
Phil

Tallassee, AL

#20 Oct 6, 2007
Enough taking a stick to the ant hill.

I've been monitoring the coverage on the IndyStar site and forums all week long. Y'all are pretty full of yourselves - looking forward to the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots already. The NFL has a habit of visiting adversity on the overconfident.

This game reminds me of titanic clashes in the past when the Bucs D have faced supposed "unstoppable" offenses. It's a challenge the team has been up for in previous years. It pits the NFL's consistently best OC against the NFL's consistenly best DC. We'll see what happens Sunday. Should be a good game. Enjoy.

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