A NEW DAY DAWNS
In a blog I wrote in November of last year I talked of the need for change and the
concern that Peyton may not be back. As we close in on THAT DAY, which as I
write this is within 24 hours, many things have already changed
We have an entire new group from the top to the bottom out at 56th street.
With the exception of a lucky few we will see all new faces this season. The
next change will take place on the field. I cannot say what the team will do,
many others have already tried, REPEATADLY and AD NUASIEM, so weather Reggie
stays, we put the franchise tag on Mathis, or we pick LUCK in April are
decisions best left to the team and not the Sports writers. Lord knows some of
them have done their best to impose their will on the situation. It’s as if they
WISH it hard enough it’s going to come true. Funny thing is it’s kind of like a
coin toss. They might be right or wrong, it’s 50/50.
But the true reason for the writing of this blog is it will be my last. You see yesterday was the deadline for
renewing season tickets and due to financial and personal reasons I could not
renew my tickets. I have been going to COLTS games since the very first season.
First as part of a group of old friends and then in 1998 I struck out and got
my own set of tickets. It has been a big part of my life but all things must
change. What I will miss most of all is the tailgating friends I have made over
What makes me even sadder is that I am not alone, as of today I know of three other
long term season ticket holders that could no longer continue. All seem to be
for the same reason, money is tight and this is a luxury. It would have been
nice if the COLTS had allowed payments as they did many years ago, or even
delayed the due date by 30 days. But either way I do not think it would have mattered,
at least not for me.
See folks this is a great game and it is great to watch, especially in person. But
life gets in the way of things we like to do with things we HAVE to do. I am
one of the lucky ones, I have a JOB, and many do not. I have my health and a
wonderful family and lots of friends. I will always have my memories of the years
at the HOOSIER DOME and LUCAS Stadium and especially tailgating with the BLUE
CREW all these years. So to all of you I bid farewell and I hope to see you
again someday. Keep wearing the BLUE, and talk proudly of our boys in blue as
they rebuild over the next few years. I leave you with a few words of wisdom
- The TV camera is your friend, and it truly does
add 20 lbs…I wish they would take it back.
- Be kind to visiting fans, they could be packing.
- Hydration is your friend at the tailgate, Rocket
fuel is not.
- Plum sauce goes with everything
- And when you get the chance to dance…DANCE!!
Live Long and Prosper,
Greg AKA PT COLTS GUY