The Indianapolis Colts were founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1953 and joined the NFL that same year. They remained in Baltimore from 1953 to 1983. They made the playoffs 10 times and made it to three NFL Championship games.
In 1984 the Colts moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis literally by packing up all team equipment in the middle of the night and stuffing it into a Mayflower moving truck. Baltimore residents still consider it an act of great cowardice executed by then owner Jim Irsay. The main point of contention was he wanted a new stadium, but the tax payers refused to fund it.
Upon the Colts’ arrival in Indianapolis over 143,000 requests for season tickets were received in just two weeks. And the current franchise was born.
The Colts made it to the playoffs once in their first 11 seasons in Indy.
Indianapolis Colts Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis Colts Logo: Blue with a white stripe and a pair of horseshoes on each side of the helmet Indianapolis Colts Colors: Speed blue, white, facemask grey, anvil black Indianapolis Colts Mascot: Blue
How Many Super Bowls Have the Indianapolis Colts Won?
Yes, Addai burned many of us last season. A consensus top 10 pick he failed to live up to the lofty expectations of being a #1 running back who didn’t have to share carries for the first time in his career. But getting him in the fourth round or beyond as I have seen in numerous mock drafts has “steal” written all over it.
Pssst! Want to know a secret with less than 72 hours before the NFL Draft? Donald Brown is the best running back available.
Chris Wells and Knowshon Moreno, who have thus far been pegged as the two “can’t miss” RB’s in this draft and are considered by most to be #1 and #2 running backs available, benefit from coming out of two of the “power conferences”. But hasn’t history indicated time and time again that this is at the very least a false assumption?
The running back position, especially in terms of the NFL Draft is a fickle mistress. For every first rounder like Adrian Peterson, there are five Kijana Carters, Curtis Enis’, Rashaan Salaam’s, Lawrence Phillips’ or “insert your favorite teams notable draft bust RB here” who also came from “power conferences.”
But somewhere on the eastern seaboard, Donald Brown sits and doesn’t read too much into anything he hears.