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An ironic addendum:
The firm that did the implosion, Controlled Demolition, Inc., is located in the town of Phoenix, Maryland, just north of Baltimore - the Colts' previous home...
Good catch. What goes around ... comes down.
Now for the new memories
...... to begin to gather in the new "gathering place".
Implosion, IMO, is a more appropriate ending for the place hat served your city so well. So much more dignified to the old wrekng bar.
Enjoy! May the Colts remain at the top of the League, unless they are playing the Titans.
An aside... this brought to mind how often stadium venues require remodeling, updating, or rebuilding. But parts of the Roman amphitheaters still stand.
New memories: Can we start this year?
It is a true sports fan who can appreciate good play.
Young certainly was not ready. So many college quarterbacks are used to a spread offense, and, IMO, he wasn't catching on to how to see the field and making decisions.
It does take a few years for those new quarterbacks to develop. With Collins being his mentor- and Collins can see the field- and then Young doesn't learn, he'll go on the block I would think.
The choice was between him and the one from Vanderbilt (good grief! can't think of his name!) who went to Denver.
Enjoy the game Sunday!
The quarterback you're thinking of...
...is Jay Cutler, the pride of Santa Claus, Indiana
Cutler will be a fine NFL quarterback, although he seems to have a tiny ego problem from all I've seen.
If Denver beats San Diego this Sunday, the Colts will go there for their first round playoff game, and if that happens, Hopefully Mr. Freeney and Mr. Mathis can give Mr. Cutler a crash course in humility...
I didn't realize he was
.... a Hoosier.
He played for Vanderbilt, and I was hoping the Titans would pick him.
He did a good job for Vandy, without a lot of team strength to help him out.
It would be interesting to know what it is that makes the decision between 2 highly recruited players,
That's a good question!
What does make the difference between two highly sought after players in the mind of an NFL personnel person?
Consider this possibility: The Colts, with the first overall selection in the 1998 college draft, choosing Ryan Leaf as their quarterback of the future. Leaf, of course, went to San Diego, which had the second overall selection. He played two regrettably bad seasons and was out of the league.
Now, you'll never get a straight answer from Colts' personnel exec Bill Polian as to why he passed on Leaf. All I do know is that they chose some goofy looking kid who played college ball at Tennessee - and he's done OK, I guess.
Draft? There will be no draft this year.
Just some kids, their parents, and the Lions management.
That's an easy one!
Heart and attitude.
That son of a legendary NFL quarterback would lead cheers after the games, and the singing of "Rocky To[". He knew how important fans were. Though supremely self-confident, he was not arrogant and didn't fall into that common "I am a football god". He has a sharp sense of humor.
He was passed over for the Heisman for a defensive player.:-(
Yes, Peyton Manning did finish second...
...to a defensive player in the 1997 Heisman balloting. However, since the defensive player in question is Charles Woodson, who has had a pro career every bit as illustrious as Manning's, I'll have to accept that for once, they did get it (sort of) right.
Interestingly, I looked up the top five Heisman finishers of that year, and discovered that while one of them (Ryan Leaf at #3) was a total NFL bust and a second (Ricky Williams at #5 - who won the Heisman the next year) has had a mediocre pro career, the other three have had great NFL careers; Woodson, Manning and the number 5 finisher, Randy Moss. That hasn't always happened; in fact, winning the Heisman Trophy is in no way predictive of success in pro football.
You football fans might look up "Slingin'"
Sammy Baugh, who died recently. Amazing athlete.
He turned the forward pass...
..... into dependable weapon of attack, being able to hit his receivers with accuracy.
He played before there was national TV coverage, but on occasion could be seen in news reels.
WOW! That's what you call a KABOOM!
It seems easier to take down an entire stadium than a high-rise. You just let everything fall onto the field.