I grew up in the Indianapolis area. I remember when the Colts left Baltimore in the middle of the night and moved to Indianapolis. I remember that we were SO HORRIBLE that C-O-L-T-S stood for Count On Losing This Sunday. I remember when Eric Dickerson was there in the twilight of his career. I remember when Jim Harbaugh became "Captain Comeback" and the Colts were ROBBED of their chance at the Super Bowl by a blown call in Pittsburgh when Kordell Steward went out of bounds in the back of the end zone and then came back in to catch the winning TD pass. I remember when the Colts were so good with Peyton, Edgerrin James (sp?), and Marvin Harrison, but we could never get past the Patriots.
I remember when God Himself tried to put the Colts in the Super Bowl when the refs blew 50 calls and then "The Bus" fumbled while going in for the dagger TD. Ben tripped up the return – Colts miss the game-tying FG – the end.
Now, finally, twenty years after coming to Indianapolis, the Colts are in the Super Bowl.
Here's to Peyton, Tony Dungy, and the entire Colts organization on taking it to the Bears this evening and bringing the trophy home to Indianapolis.
I'm calling it right now – 4 TD passes by Manning and at least 2 defensive TDs scored by the Colts.