Does loss damage Colts brand?

January 14, 2008
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Yesterdayâ??s frustrating loss by the Indianapolis Colts to San Diego was hard to take for fans whoâ??d pulled for the team through an otherwise remarkable season.

Now Tony Dungy might finally follow through on years of ruminations about putting a bookend on his coaching career.

Lots of cities would be glad to have a team that reached the playoffs seven times in nearly as many years, and yet Indianapolis has only one Super Bowl to show for it.

Will the loss hurt the Colts as a business?
  • It takes years to build a brand, such as the Colts have in Indianapolis. They now have the support of younger generations gowing up supporting the team. They have superior player identity and are very involved in the community. All of these things have been as important as the won-loss record. But, in the end, we all know, it is easier and more fun to support a preverbial winner.

    This loss, while painful, will be overcome, just as the losses were in the two or three seasons before last year's super bowl win. Next year, they start anew. What it does hurt, is the additional sales of merchandise, gatherings at eating and drinking venues and so forth. But, this too shall pass.

    Next year brings a brand spanking new venue, with new expectations, focus on the city, excitement and tremendous opportunities for the additional building of the brand.

    Go Colts!
  • Nicely put, berwickguy. If you think about it, there are 12 playoff teams each year, and the fact that we have won the Super Bowl at all is pretty amazing. I'm eternally grateful for the years we have had great teams instead of laboring in humiliation and obscurity. I hope we never have to see a 3-13 season again.

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