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Colts beat Jaguars 26-18 to improve to 13-0
SI.com ^

Posted on 12/11/2005 3:42:58 PM PST by Kimmers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Maybe now the Indianapolis Colts will turn their attention to history.

Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes to Marvin Harrison, Mike Vanderjagt kicked four field goals and the Colts remained unbeaten with a 26-18 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

(Excerpt) Read more at sportsillustrated.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: colts; football; nfl
HURRAH----picture happy feet
1 posted on 12/11/2005 3:42:59 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

Wake me when they get to the Superbowl.

What it's costing us to keep them in Indy, they'd better get there this time.


2 posted on 12/11/2005 3:46:08 PM PST by digger48
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To: Kimmers

Don't mean to rain on your parade, my apologies Kimmers.

I'm happy for them, just been deflated by them and the Cubbies too many times. Just plain gave up.

I'll root for them the rest of the year, I promise.


3 posted on 12/11/2005 3:48:09 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

I love football and I have always been a Colts fan but I am really having trouble with this mayor wanting to fire policemen because there is no money...and how much does this stadium cost?


4 posted on 12/11/2005 3:50:03 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: digger48

You could never rain I my parade because I sure understand...


5 posted on 12/11/2005 3:51:13 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

LET'S GO COLTS!!!!


6 posted on 12/11/2005 3:55:49 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Kimmers

They started at $500 mil, I think the final total for the complex came in around $900 mil.

When I heard one of the mayors spokesmen claim they couldn't touch the 15 million for the "arts" because that was more important to the community that not laying off officers, I lost the remaining .000015% of the respect I had for Peterson.


7 posted on 12/11/2005 3:57:43 PM PST by digger48
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To: Kimmers

The Colts have locked up home field, and will probably bench most of their starters against Seattle. An undefeated season is highly unlikely.


8 posted on 12/11/2005 3:58:24 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

And quitely in the background, New England is getting healthy....


9 posted on 12/11/2005 4:02:50 PM PST by Wristpin ("The Yankees have decided to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: Kimmers

http://www.theindychannel.com/sports/4549511/detail.htmlColts Stadium Cost Tops $1 Billion

POSTED: 10:34 am EST May 31, 2005
UPDATED: 10:57 am EST May 31, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS -- The cost of the new Colts stadium and convention center expansion may have pushed past the $1 billion mark.

The new state authority, which will be in charge of building the project, is holding its first meeting today.


Until now, the projected cost had been pegged at $900 million. But, a $90 million contingency fund was added Tuesday for possible cost overruns.

When you add that to the $12 million Gov. Mitch Daniels has already authorized to lock in low interest rates, the cost goes just over the $1 billion mark.

Tuesday, authority members are looking at the timetable for building the stadium.

Under the law, they must have all agreements in place, including several new taxes in Marion County.

Earlier this month, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill into law that would allow counties to pass a 1 percent food and beverage tax increase to help fund the new stadium. But there's still a lot of sales work to be done.

Marion and the seven surrounding "doughnut" counties must now adopt these taxes by the end of June to make the governor's plan fly.

Daniels has said he will attend council meetings in the eight counties if need be to drum up support.

The next full council meeting in Marion County is June 6. Council members have until the June 30 deadline to vote on the tax increase.

The Stadium Authority Board was formed to deal with the volatile issue of funding for the new Colts stadium and expanded convention center.

Local leaders hope to be able to break ground on a new stadium later this summer.


10 posted on 12/11/2005 4:03:03 PM PST by digger48
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To: Wristpin
So many teams in the AFC can take it... Indy, obviously, New England, even Pittsburgh.. Cincinnati looks decent as well. I think my Dolphins' perfect season is safe.
11 posted on 12/11/2005 4:31:13 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

"The Colts have locked up home field, and will probably bench most of their starters"

I say don't let those starters get too rusty, play 'em some.....


12 posted on 12/11/2005 4:38:54 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Lunatic Fringe

I've heard some of the Dolphin players from that '72 team say that they were even better in '73 even though they lost two regular season games that year.


13 posted on 12/11/2005 5:02:33 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Cedar

Rust kills in the post season. I thought Denver was unbeatable in 1996 and then Jacksonville knocked them off.


14 posted on 12/11/2005 5:03:17 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

Alledgedly they had an extremely weak schedule in 72'. The 73' team had the Superbowl Champion schedule.


15 posted on 12/11/2005 5:05:49 PM PST by Wristpin ("The Yankees have decided to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: mainepatsfan

Statistically they WERE better in '73.

Here's a little known fact... The '72 Dolphins were 16-0 going into the SuperBowl and were UNDERDOGS against the Redskins. Had Garo Yupremian not botched that field goal, they would have won 17-0 (same as their record, 17-0) instead of 17-7.


16 posted on 12/11/2005 5:09:38 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Wristpin

I believe in '72 they didn't face a single playoff team in the regular season.


17 posted on 12/11/2005 5:09:51 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Still one of the biggest boneheaded plays in NFL history. NFL films loves to reshow it.


18 posted on 12/11/2005 5:10:41 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

Well that was back when there was only 3 divisions and 1 wildcard, no first round byes.


19 posted on 12/11/2005 5:21:12 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

They beat the teams they had to come playoff time.


20 posted on 12/11/2005 5:30:08 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: digger48

Peterson is a very shady character...


21 posted on 12/11/2005 8:27:47 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers

It probably won't happen, but I hope they win the last three, mostly because I'm sick and tired of hearing Nick Buoniconti and the '72 Dolphins champagne-popping routine.


22 posted on 12/12/2005 7:35:24 AM PST by jpl
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The only thing that will beat the Colts this season is if the Colts plain ole beat themselves. That includes 'resting' the starters.


23 posted on 12/12/2005 10:27:49 AM PST by Frapster (Don't mind me - I'm distracted by the pretty lights.)
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To: Kimmers
Peterson is a very shady character...

Well, he IS a democrat!

24 posted on 12/14/2005 11:47:05 AM PST by AFreeBird (your mileage may vary)
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To: AFreeBird

I guess he was a Republican but could not get anywhere within the party, gee I wonder why.....He then became a Democrat...looks like it is all about power for him so the Democratic party is the most appropriate place for him


25 posted on 12/14/2005 1:39:05 PM PST by Kimmers
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