August 8, 2016 |
CANTON, Ohio - Marvin Harrison's professional football journey ended Saturday night right where it began exactly 20 years ago, beneath a blue August sky on the field adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Harrison, the Roman Catholic and Syracuse product who became a spectacular NFL receiver with the Indianapolis Colts, was one of eight men inducted Saturday into the Hall, to football-shaped top of which was visible just beyond the stage where they all addressed a large and boisterous crowd as well as a national television audience.
November 27, 2012 |
THE COLTS defeated the visiting Bills, 20-13, Sunday. But the biggest winners in Lucas Oil Stadium were two Indianapolis cheerleaders who shaved their heads in support of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this season. Two weeks ago, cheerleader Megan M. said she would shave her head if she and Blue, the team mascot, could raise $10,000 for the Colts' "ChuckStrong" campaign. They more than doubled that amount, raising $22,670, and Megan agreed to live up to her end of the deal.
February 10, 2012 |
COLTS QUARTERBACK Peyton Manning and Rockies first baseman Todd Helton have been working out at Duke this week, an athletic department spokesman said yesterday. The spokesman said both are there primarily to visit David Cutcliffe, who was Tennessee's offensive coordinator when both were college quarterbacks. The cover was blown earlier yesterday when Matt Skura, a Duke football player, posted on Twitter that he was "stretching" next to Manning. The post was later taken down.
September 4, 2014 |
IN THE PAST, some have accused Roger Goodell of dropping the ball when it comes to issuing suspensions. Yesterday, he dropped the hammer. On an owner, no less. The NFL commissioner suspended Colts owner Jim Irsay for six regular-season games and gave him a maximum fine of $500,000 for violating the league's personal conduct policy. That's a bit more than the four-game suspension players such as Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson get for a first-time violation of the league's substance-abuse policy.
August 7, 2015 |
WHEN MIKE Vick played for the Eagles, the team didn't hold a "be nice to your dog" day. And, you gotta think the Giants aren't going to put Jason Pierre-Paul in charge of fireworks night anytime soon. But the Colts, well . . . they like to think outside the box. How else can you explain Sunday's promotion in which the team will give fans attending training camp a 2014 highlight DVD in exchange for expired or unused prescription medicine? Did someone forget the Colts are owned by Jim Irsay, who admitted he was under the influence of the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone when he was arrested in March 2014 near his suburban Indianapolis home?
March 21, 1990 |
Reluctant Indianapolis Colts running back Eric Dickerson has sought permission to talk with five teams, including the Eagles, about a possible trade, according to Colts general manager Jim Irsay. Irsay has given Dickerson until April 15 to seek employment elsewhere. The other teams on his list are Washington, Houston, the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Raiders. If Dickerson decides to retire, Irsay said, he will have to pay the Colts more than $1 million. Irsay's comments at a news conference followed statements by Dickerson that he would rather quit football than stay in Indianapolis.
April 10, 1987 |
The Indianapolis Colts will not trade away rights to their top pick before the April 28 NFL draft, and chances are "better than 50 percent" the club will reach agreement with a player this weekend, general manager Jim Irsay said yesterday. With Tampa Bay's signing of Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde last week, the Colts will get first choice among the remaining 27 NFL teams selecting in this year's college draft. The Buffalo News said earlier yesterday that the Colts already had decided to try to sign Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth and were prepared to offer him a four-year, $2.2 million contract.
February 15, 2012 |
ACCORDING TO Colts owner Jim Irsay, Peyton Manning will decide whether he plays another game for Indianapolis. Irsay expects to meet with Manning in the next seven days, and the owner told the Indianapolis Star yesterday the return of the four-time MVP depends on his willingness to restructure his contract. Manning has spent the past 5 months recovering from his third neck surgery in less than 2 years, and there have been conflicting reports about how much progress he has made.
August 5, 2011 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Kurt Warner understood what made the Greatest Show on Turf work. It wasn't his strong, accurate arm or those speedy receivers who stretched defenses to the limit. No, the Rams' secret weapon was Marshall Faulk's uncanny mind. "He was designing plays and coming up with thoughts that would make our team better, not just make him better," Warner said of the newest Rams inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "Mike Martz allowed all of us to have some input in what was happening, and Marshall always had ideas about how certain things could be better, how to run routes, how to do this or that.
January 20, 2012 |
News Item: Actor Rob Lowe created a firestorm Wednesday on the social network Twitter when he posted "my people are saying" Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is about to announce his retirement from football. Manning, 35, missed the 2011 season because of a neck injury. According to @RobLowe: "Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #Colts," later adding, "#Colts fans, let's hope my info is wrong. Don't like to be wrong, but this time. . .I'm hoping.