Duane Bickett-Classic Colt

One of the first true Indianapolis Colts, Duane Bickett burst on the scene as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1985, and is still the only Indianapolis Colt to win that award.  He helped to anchor the 1987 Colts defense, which propelled the team to its only division title in the first 15 […]

Watchmen-A Brief Book Review

(author’s note:  This entry has been put in the Articles section because of its limited appeal to our general audience) Watchmen is exactly the kind of book that merited the creation of the term ‘graphic novel’, although I feel it would sound pretentious if I used it.  Fortunately, better men than I have dissected the […]

An Open Letter to Bob Kravitz from a Reader

One of our readers, Lucas, sent us this.  I thought it bears posting. Here’s a letter I wrote to Bob. I felt it was too long to post on SB. I’m relatively new to your guys’s sites, but I wanted to show my support, and wanted to let you know how fortunate I feel I […]

18 Questions with Paul Kuharsky

Over the past year, ESPN’s AFC South blog has become a daily stop for Colts fans.  Paul Kuharsky brings insight and commentary from around the division home on a daily basis.  He was incredibly gracious to give us his time this week. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; […]

2009 Mock Draft

All mock drafts are one part research, one part creativity, and one part manure.  Ours have traditionally followed a little different formula… 1.  Detroit Lions $100 Billion of taxpayer money,  OG, Georgetown       Every other failed enterprise in Detroit is trying it.  Why not the Lions? 2.  St. Louis RamsDanica Patrick, LB, Eastern IllinoisThe […]

18 Questions with John Oehser

In just a matter of months, the Indy Football Report (IFR) has burst on the blogging scene and become a favorite of Colts fans.  The man behind the new blog, John Oehser, not only has a last name that is counter-intuitive when it comes time to spell it, but also has extensive experience writing for […]

18 Questions with Bob Kravitz

An old Japanese proverb says if you wait by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by.  Wise words, but we didn’t feel like waiting.  So we sent him an email instead.  Luckily, Bob Kravitz was kind enough to write us back.   Bob is the featured sports columnist for the Indianapolis Star.  He is […]

18 Questions with

One of my favorite sites is  It’s a handy little site that stores all the contract information and cap numbers for the Colts.  It’s a great page to check out whenever you are wondering what the contract status of a Colts player is.  Here’s an interview with the mysterious author of, B.A.V. Normal […]

Uncommon-A Book Review

Tony Dungy would like a word with you. His newest book, Uncommon, differs from Quiet Strength in a number of ways. Whereas his first book was more of a memoir about his life, this new offering is more like a pastoral chat.  Let me begin by saying that I have no ability to be objective […]

Marcus Pollard-Classic Colt

In 1995, the Colts took a chance on a raw talent out of Bradley University, who didn’t play college football, but rather basketball.  Little did they know that Marcus Pollard would wind up as a Colt for nearly a decade.  He would end up becoming a major contribuitor for the Colts, peaking in 2001 with […]

LOST NFL Standings for 2008 (Updated)

Predicted NFL Standings for 2008   Last year, we asked ourselves, “How should we present our predictions for the season?”  Using Star Wars characters was the obvious answer.  But now, it’s a new season, and no matter how much we love all things Lucas, we simply cannot justify raising our nerdiness to Urkelian heights by doing […]

Apples to Apples: Debunking Cold Hard Football Facts

There’s been enough preamble to this post that I shouldn’t have to explain why it’s necessary. Let me explain one thing, however.  This post is NOT an attack on Kurt Warner.  I like Kurt Warner.  I think he’s a good QB. I’m rooting for him next week.  This piece is in response to CHFF, and […]

18 Bold Predictions for 2008 (UPDATED)

It’s Gonna Happen: 18 Bold Predictions for 2008: A Look back: Now with more colons:! Ok, so we were a bit spotty last year. That won’t stop us from speaking our minds about 2008… 1. The Colts will win the AFC South. Result:  BZZZZ. Very few people correctly picked the Titans to win the South.  […]

Eyes in the Backfield – Chargers (Playoff Edition)

Don’t worry, Norv.  Just call a timeout and everything will be fine. It’s playoff time.  When last these two teams met, the Colts came away with a clutch win in one of the best games of the year.  Now, they meet again with both teams blazingly hot.  The winner may well storm the gates of […]

Eyes in the Backfield – Titans

Take a break, Peyton.  You’ve earned it. Last week, we witnessed on of the great games in Colts history.  For years, we’ll remember the night when we saw Manning at the absolute peak of his powers. His reward?  A nice relaxing trip to the bench.  That’s right, it’s December and the Titans are in town, […]