Sunday, September 14, 2008

Why it sucks to be a Colts fan

This blog is in no way meant to seem as if I'm turning from my team.  I'm not.  Some people may think it weird that I care so much about a team.  I mean, it's not like I'm related to anyone playing.  But, we come from a football family.  Grew up with football and have grown to love the sport for everything it's about.  Hailing from IN I grew up a huge fan of ND.  We followed ND graduates, like Joe Montana.  I would follow the NFL, but never tagged any as my own.  Not until David came along.  I guess you could say from there it was history.  We were a Colts family.  We have stayed true to our team from CA to IL.  It's hard being a Colts fan in Bears country.  We never get the games, we have to listen to bad fans trash talk, yada, yada, yada.  However, winning the Super Bowl two years ago did help and felt good!  

So, let me get to my point.  It's tough coming from a team that looses maybe 4 times a year.  And we haven't lost an opening game since like 2004.  Needless to say, I'm not used to loosing.  And I don't like it.  I could give a list of reasons for the way we look...key injuries-like Jeff Saturday and Dallas Clark.  But, we played and won, without Marvin Harrison last year.  Our defense is giving up the run.  But, we played and won the Super Bowl, with a not so stellar defense.  But the biggest reason of all, I think, is that Peyton is rusty.  He hasn't played since January.  He had surgery and just looks like he hasn't gotten his sea legs back.  All excuses.  Maybe, just maybe, I'm thinking that this is just a way for us to get used to loosing.  And, wouldn't I rather loose now than in the post season?  Yes, I would.  We just need to get to the post season.  Believe me, I know it's worse for other teams.  I mean it's not like I'm a Bears fan.  Or a Raiders fan.  Or a Dolphins fan.  You know, where this happens every season.  

And, not that I wish ill will towards anyone...but, if there was a season for this to happen, at least it's the season where Tom Brady isn't playing.  That would just be horrific.

Nevertheless, I love my team!!!  GO COLTS!!!

P.S. It's not even half time of the second game of the season.  I just hope this isn't a long season.  And if it is, oh well, we'll come back next year!!

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