Indianapolis Colts Blog Posts

Indy market near top of NFL in TV ratings

September 12, 2013
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The Colts home opener this year scored a television rating more than 20 percent higher than last year's opener. Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward’s synopsis of the game’s ratings in Indianapolis: “Pretty strong football town!”
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Colts, NFL season ticket holders offered added perks

September 11, 2013
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NFL season ticket holders to be offered free Red Zone feeds on their cell phones, exclusive downloads for the Madden football video game and more. NFL executives are promising new perks will be offered each season.
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Indy needs bigger pile of corporate cash to win 2018 Super Bowl

August 30, 2013
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Indianapolis Super Bowl Bid Committee officials said Friday they’ll need to raise $5 million more in advance corporate and private donations for the 2018 game than they did for the 2012 Super Bowl.
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Toyota takes over Southwest's spot at Lucas Oil Stadium

August 21, 2013
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Expanded sponsorship deal with Japanese auto maker should score Colts at least $5 million over the next five years, sports marketers said.
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Irsay drives home points with Twitter rant

August 13, 2013
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Colts owner Jim Irsay had two messages for the team's fans following Sunday's loss to Buffalo. And he let them be heard loud and clear through his unusually strong preseason rant.
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Colts taking shot at home attendance records

August 7, 2013
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Tickets for the Denver, Miami and Seattle games at Lucas Oil Stadium have the highest demand for the upcoming season. Colts officials are erecting 3,000 folding chairs to meet rising ticket demand.
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ESPN hires Mike Wells to help expand Colts coverage

July 26, 2013
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In an odd twist, the veteran NBA beat writer makes the leap to what radio and TV host Dan Patrick frequently calls the Mother Ship to write about a sport where he has little background.
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Former Star sports reporter denies he's headed to ESPN to cover Pacers

July 25, 2013
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The departure of former Indiana University beat writer Terry Hutchens earlier this month and Indiana Pacers beat writer Mike Wells last week comes on the heels of a major reorganization of the state’s largest daily newspaper’s sports department.
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Arrests bring Colts, NFL to edge of deep abyss

July 3, 2013
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At some point, NFL and Colts fans may wonder whom they’re cheering for. They may wonder whose poster their child has on the wall. And they may not like the answer staring back at them.
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Indianapolis Star sports department getting major overhaul

June 27, 2013
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The Star sports department is undergoing a major shakeup, including reassignments for some of the paper’s most tenured beat writers—covering the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, IU and Butler.
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Ex-Colt Saturday hires Knight's agent to go after TV gig

June 27, 2013
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Retired Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday is positioning himself for a national broadcasting job, and he's turning to one of the most high-powered agents to get an edge.
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Colts entering 'new frontier' with locker room video cameras

June 26, 2013
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NFL executives are telling teams to tape pregame, halftime and postgame locker room activity and make content available to fans. The mandate could lead to a tug-of-war between coaches and team business brass.
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Colts partner with Rock n Roll Marathon promoter to host race

June 20, 2013
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Indy-area runners will have a chance to run through the tunnel and onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium for the first Colts Back to Football Run on Aug. 24. The five-kilometer race will end at the 50-yard line.
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Big Easy writer says Indy should drop '18 Super Bowl bid

April 30, 2013
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Within three weeks, Indianapolis should know whom it faces in its bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl. The bidding for the next three Super Bowls is bound to be competitive. And a little ugly.
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Manti Te'o could find perfect home with Colts

April 24, 2013
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All the noise about his fake girlfriend and slow 40-yard dash time have made football fans forget how good Manti Te'o was over an extended period in South Bend.
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Indians' Schumacher, former IU football coach join elite group

April 11, 2013
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Indians Chairman Max Schumacher is the first baseball representative and Bill Mallory becomes the second IU football coach to win the Thomas A. Brady Lifetime Achievement Award. Colts Coach Chuck Pagano is headlining the ceremony.
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Colts season-ticket renewals soar to near record high

March 13, 2013
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After a surprising season behind a team built by new General Manager Ryan Grigson and led by rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, the Indianapolis Colts have seen their season-ticket renewal rate jump 8 percentage points, to near 95 percent, this off-season.
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Fans beating down doors to get into NFL Combine

February 20, 2013
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The NFL Scouting Combine used to be a little-known, behind-the-scenes event used by NFL coaches, scouts and team executives to evaluate players before the April draft. Now, 800 media members cover the event in Indy, and ticket demand far outweighs supply.
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Indy's competition for 2018 Super Bowl getting ridiculous

February 1, 2013
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As many as eight cities are lining up for a shot at hosting the 2018 Super Bowl. Indianapolis officials should expect some team owners to line up against them and some of their opponents to fight dirty to win this lucrative prize.
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Indians should holler loudest about ticket tax increase

January 29, 2013
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Is Indianapolis' minor league baseball team getting a raw deal from the city? A look at their lease deal compared to the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts might make you think so.
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Super Bowl guru now looking to score Olympic gold for Indy

January 9, 2013
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The Indiana Sports Corp. is making a bold bid to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials inside the cavernous Lucas Oil Stadium. And that's just the beginning of the ambitious plans the organization's new CEO is drawing up.
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Ample reasons for Arians to stay with Colts

January 7, 2013
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The Colts' offensive coordinator might realize the opportunities for him in Indianapolis outweigh anything he'll find anywhere else.
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McAfee, not Luck, is Colts' biggest Pro Bowl snub

December 27, 2012
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Despite being one of the NFL's best tackling kickers or punters, Colts' Pat McAfee is passed over for the Pro Bowl yet again.
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Circumstances thrust Pagano into spotlight; his vision keeps him there

December 26, 2012
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Upon learning he had a life-threatening illness, Colts Coach Chuck Pagano and his doctor chose a path of transparency too often eschewed in the world of professional sports. And the community has come to love him for it.
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Winning season gives Colts reason to cheer and fear

December 19, 2012
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Colts fans earlier this year were ready for mutiny if Jim Irsay's gamble to cut Peyton Manning and turn to Andrew Luck didn't work. Now all is well in the horseshoe kingdom. Still, you have to wonder if this teams' fickle fan base doesn't set it up for a future fiscal fall.
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