Trying to Stay True to the Rules of Being a Fan

One of the many unwritten laws of being a sports fan is that when your team wins a championship you aren’t allowed to complain about the given teams success (or lack of) for the next five years. Well this rule -like many of the other- is hard to follow, and is often broken. Some people even go as far to say that it’s ten years, but that just seems flat out impossible to me. Bryan as a Rams fan being a prime example. What shouldn’t be as hard to do is not complain about your teams lack of success, when by “lack of success” you mean not winning another championship. Unfortunately for me, that’s exactly what I’m struggling with. My team (the Colts) didn’t fall off like the Bucs, who won the Super Bowl after the 2002 season and hasn’t won a playoff game since; we didn’t slowly crumble into oblivion like the Rams (sorry, Bryan) who won the Super Bowl after the 1999 season and then three years later had a sub-.500 season and has failed to rebound; heck we didn’t even do what the Steelers did last year, failing to make the playoffs the year after winning the Super Bowl. Continue reading

My Colts Dream

For those of you who aren’t frequent readers and don’t know me personally, I’ll start out by saying that football is the only sport that I really follow. If the football and basketball seasons didn’t overlap so much then I would probably follow basketball quite a bit closer but as it stands I don’t truly give much of my attention to basketball until the football season is over, which for me is as soon as the final whistle blows in the Pro Bowl. By this time each year there’s only about two months of college basketball left and still find it difficult to give the majority of my attention to it, not when the NFL Combine is just a couple weeks away and free agency is going to start up, and then of course there’s the NFL Draft itself to look forward to. So even though you might get a half hearted prediction or two from me about college basketball, they’re really just shots in the dark when I feel that something basketball related should be put up on our site.

Now the point of me saying all that was so you know why in the second week of February I’m writing posts about football on back-to-back days, the one yesterday being about my Vols. This post (if you couldn’t guess from the title) is about my Colts. Last year I wrote a post about who I hoped the Colts would draft that year, and then oddly enough, I wrote another one about the very same thing on the very same day. I can’t figure out for the life of me why I would have done such a thing but I did. So now, nearly ten months later I am writing not what I think will happen, but solely what would be the ideal offseason in my eyes for my Colts and with only the slightest existence of any restraint by realistic possibility. So let me reiterate that I don’t think this will happen, it would just be ideal if it did. Continue reading

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