CANTON, OH - AUGUST 06:  Tony Dungy, former NFL head coach, is seen during his 2016 Class Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech during the NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Canton, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Tony Dungy: Hall of Famer

Surrounded by friends, family, former teammates, colleagues, and fans, Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison today give their induction speeches as their Pro Football Hall of Fame busts are unveiled and their legacies as two of the all time greats are solidified forever. Today we commemorate Tony Dungy’s 1996 season. In 1996, Dungy was a first […]

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 06:  Marvin Harrison, former NFL wide receiver, speaks during his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech during the NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Canton, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Marvin Harrison: Hall of Famer

Surrounded by friends, family, former teammates, colleagues, and fans, Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison today give their induction speeches as their Pro Football Hall of Fame busts are unveiled and their legacies as two of the all time greats are solidified forever. It seems like an appropriate time to remind everyone that Marvin Harrison should […]

INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 17:  Head Coach Tony Dungy congratulates Marvin Harrison #88 of the Indianapolis Colts after a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams during the NFL game at the RCA Dome on October 17, 2005 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the touchdown reception 86, an NFL record.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Enshrinement Weekend: Gold Jacket Dinner

Tonight was overwhelming. From the outrageous pageantry (seriously a song and dance number away from being the Oscars…though Paul Anka did sing, so…) to the awe inspiring moments to the mind numbing boredom that comes with a TV taping, this four hour dinner/ceremony was a lot. But that has to pale in comparison to what […]

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Art Jones Suspended Four Games

Hello Colts fans. It feels good to be writing about football again. It has been a busy time for us here at CA. We’ve had people having babies, people taking new jobs, people being on vacation for the entire summer (looking at you, Marcus), and people dealing with the normal ups and downs of every […]

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Veteran Backs: the Statistical Wild Cards

Indianapolis enters the 2016-2017 season with a lot resting on 33-year-old Frank Gore, the sole starting-level running back on a team who hasn’t had a 1000+ yard rusher since 2007. Backup Robert Turbin was cited for marijuana possession earlier in July leaving his availability in question. It’s a potentially dismal situation. The question: can Frank Gore […]

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Colts To Honor 2006 Super Bowl Champions

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their Super Bowl XLI victory, the Indianapolis Colts announced they will honor their 2006 team during the November 20 game against Tennessee. The championship reunion will include the team being introduced to the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd at halftime of the 1:00 p.m. EST game. Adam Vinatieri and Robert […]

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Colts Give Luck Richest Contract in NFL History

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has said it would happen for a while and Wednesday it did. The Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck agreed to a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2021 NFL season. The details of the deal make it a $139 million deal with $87 million guaranteed. Both are […]

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Former Colts RB Zurlon Tipton dies from gunshot wound

Former Indianapolis Colts running back Zurlon Tipton has died due to injuries suffered from a gunshot wound, according to media reports. According to Fox 2 in Detroit, Tipton was having his car serviced at a local dealership and went to remove a duffel bag from his trunk. The bag contained two guns, one of which […]

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 8: Bill Polian poses with his bust during the NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Colts to induct Bill Polian into Ring of Honor

The Indianapolis Colts announced today that they will induct former President/Vice Chairman and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian into the team’s Ring of Honor. It’s about damn time. How Eric Dickerson made it into the Ring before Polian is beyond me. What, you might ask, was so incredible about Polian’s 14 seasons in […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 08:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after the 27-24 win over the Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

A Colts Fan’s Offseason Diary

Dear Diary, I don’t care what Pro Football Focus, ESPN (via Stampede Blue, cause I’m not paying for Insider), Sports Illustrated, and others say. It’s the beginning of June and there’s no reason not to be talking about how awesome this Colts season is going to be. It’s never too early to fantasize about how great […]

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First Round Draft Diary And Quick Takes

What’s up, Colts fans? The draft dust has settled, the boo birds have finally subsided – they were *not* saying “Goooodell” – and we ‘re down to three months until the Colts take the field for a game again. To give you an idea of where this post is headed, you can read last year’s […]

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Colts Make OT Le’Raven Clark the 82nd Pick in 2016 NFL Draft

After taking defensive back T.J. Green in the second round, the Colts finished their Friday night by taking Texas Tech offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark with the 82nd pick. Clark was #44 on Sports Illustrated’s Top 50 prospects list. He started his Red Raider career at guard, but was moved to tackle his sophomore season. NFL […]

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Colts Take DB T.J. Green with 57th Pick

Coming into the night the Indianapolis Colts were slotted to pick in the 48th spot. They traded away that pick to Green Bay, moving back to 57th while also picking up an extra fourth round (pick 125) and seventh round (pick 248) selection. With the 57th pick, the Colts drafted T.J. Green, defensive back from […]

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31:  Ryan Kelly #70 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Georgia Dome on August 31, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

An Open Letter to Ryan Kelly

Dear Ryan, As a fellow Ryan, allow me to compliment you on having such a fine first name. I’d also like to be the millionth person to say “welcome to Indianapolis.” I think you’re really going to like it here. Now we must dispense with the small talk and get down to business. Leading up […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 20: Ryan Kelly #70 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks over the defense before a play against the Florida Gators during the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Florida 42-21. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts Select Center Ryan Kelly With 18th Pick

With the 18th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected center Ryan Kelly from Alabama. Kelly was the 2015 Rimington Award winner for the best center in college football, as well as SEC Lineman of the Year. Kelly made waves at the NFL Combine with his athleticism, running a 5.03 40-yard dash. […]

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Colts Authority Mock Draft Parody

Tired of actual mock drafts?  No?  Well, I’m here to make fun of them anyway.  It’s the Colts Authority Mock Mock Draft (not a typo).  My apologies in advance. Los Angeles Rams. St. Louis fans would be more upset here, but they just remembered they don’t really care about football. The Rams, long bereft of […]

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2016 NFL Draft Open Thread

Welcome to the Colts Authority 2016 NFL Draft Open Thread. I would like to encourage you to join in the conversation with me in the comments section below. Round 1 Los Angeles Rams (from TEN): QB Jared Goff-California Philadelphia Eagles (from CLE): QB Carson Wentz-North Dakota State San Diego Chargers: DE Joey Bosa-Ohio State Dallas […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:  Andrew Luck (R) from Stanford greets NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after Luck was selected #1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Indianapolis Colts’ Needy Draft Needs

I know we all can’t wait to see who the Colts will pick in the first round and who will awkwardly hug Roger Goodell while he stares lovingly into their eyes, telling them to be good or he’ll rain fiery fines down on them…*ahem* excuse me. The draft. I’m not here to tell you all […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 5: Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson looks on prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Mocking the Mock Draft

Sigh. It’s draft season again. The NFL Draft is like an oasis in the desert that is the offseason. We fans spend weeks crawling towards it, mouths watering, teasing ourselves with fantasies of satiating our thirst with but a tiny drop of football. Upon our arrival, we find that the oasis is not what we […]

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