Good tales all.
Well I started out like every kid in the 1970s with the Dallas Cowboys.
Then I got trendy and liked the Steelers.
Then after the Steelers upset me enough after their fourth Super Bowl win, in 1983 I went with the Miami Dolphins because I thought Miami Vice was cool. 8) It was Dan Marino’s rookie season too.
The Indianapolis Colts came to Indianapolis overnight in 1984, and in April 1984 I was there on a day off during my spring break at the induction of the Hoosier Dome by our mayor. The Hoosier Dome, which was always its real name to any local and true Colts fan, was imploded in December 2008.
I stuck with my Dolphins because I changed around enough already I figured.
I went to the Colts games all over the course of two decades with my brother via some games in a season ticket package through my dad, and I even went to a camp with Colts players running it after school for a day once.
As a kid in the 1980s and in college in the 1990s, those were the days for many years before Peyton when the Colts hardly ever sold out.
By the end of the 2005 season, I was sick of being a Dolphins fan to watch them narrowly miss the playoffs or just suck in the playoffs they made barely, so I went with the Colts where I remain now.
My family still have access to those tickets to this day, but they are harder to come by you can imagine.
I can’t believe that my last NFL game attended was in 2006 against the Philadelphia Eagles in the year the Colts won the Super Bowl.