The Second Coming and Why the Colts Will Beat the Pats

For the last decade, this week has been special. It would crawl by as I fantasized about the NFL’s two premier quarterbacks taking turns showcasing their skills. The names on the back of the jerseys were familiar at every position and the matchups intriguing. Plus, there was a bad guy – a hooded nemesis.  It was Colts/Pats week and Sunday was sure to be an emotional roller coaster.

Then last year happened. Everything changed. It felt like watching a group of replacements. That led to things getting shaken up and when it was over my football savior was living a mile high (where he seems to have adapted well).

Our gift for enduring that gut-wrenching season? How about the top pick in the draft and a quarterback who carried an earily similar lineage. He was a student of the game from a football family who had the intellect and physical gifts you’d program into a quarterback prototype.

Still, we’d have to be patient. In time, he just might return us to our former reality and we would again be dreaming about double-digit wins and playoff glory.

Well, it appears the timeline has accelerated. Winning is upon us and Andrew Luck is helping lead a group of Colts that is increasingly explosive on offense and scrappy on defense. There have been occasional reminders of their youth, but they are driven by the inspiration of Coach Chuck Pagano (#CHUCKSTRONG) to win, win, win.

We are now, amazingly, 6 and 3. We are going to Foxboro for a meaningful game with our arch rivals, the New England Patriots. When the season started I would have marked this as a loss. As I look back, it seems I was wrong about a lot of things. The sky is the limit and it is, again, sweet to be a Colts fan.

Below are a few of my favorite picks for places in Indy to gather with Colts bretheren and watch the game this weekend:

Share 'The Second Coming and Why the Colts Will Beat the Pats' on Facebook Share 'The Second Coming and Why the Colts Will Beat the Pats' on LinkedIn Share 'The Second Coming and Why the Colts Will Beat the Pats' on StumbleUpon Share 'The Second Coming and Why the Colts Will Beat the Pats' on Twitter Share 'The Second Coming and Why the Colts Will Beat the Pats' on Email
This entry was posted in Sports
Tagged: Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts, Indy sports, New England Patriots, NFL Football, Peyton Manning, Sports bars, Tom Brady.
Bookmark the permalink.
  • Denise Wilson

    Go COLTS! :)