I'm a Colts fan because I'm from Indianapolis. I moved there the same year the Colts did--1984. I was 4 years old. I lived the next 21 years in Indiana. I cheered for that team threw the thin years (you know basically all of them up until Peyton Manning was drafted in 1998). The Colts were truly terrible. Here's a list of my favorite players through the years:
1988-1989 Eric Dickerson (by default-I was pretty young, so he's the only player's name I knew)
1990-1992 Jeff George (he was from Indianapolis, and went to Warren Central H.S.--the same high school I would graduate from years later)
1992-1993 Steve Emtman (he was really good for that year and a half)
1994-1998 Marshall Faulk (quite possibly one of the best players in the history of the NFL--too bad he got traded after only 5 seasons. Yep, he won a Super Bowl and league MVP... IN ST. LOUIS!)
1998-present Peyton Manning (I don't even need to explain)
Last night was a hard pill to swallow. I wish there was a penalty or missed call or bad play or something, ANYTHING to blame. There isn't. Just got beat. It's like knowing the jock got the pretty girl just because he was better.
By the way, The Saints didn't deserve to win because of Katrina. I'm pretty sure 99% of New Orleans residents would pick losing the Super Bowl is it meant NOT living through that. The Patriots didn't win in 2002 because they have a "Super-American name".
I've been a fan through all those years, and I'll continue to be until my dying breath!
Yep, that was the #1 pick in 1992. Too bad the only highlight reel he had was in COLLEGE!