Patriots Gunned Down by Colts

This is one of the few times that I will talk about a sport other than tennis, but I just cannot resist due to some ties I have to Indy.

The Indianapolis Colts claimed the AFC Championship title just now and will join the Chicago Bears at the Super Bowl in Florida in two weeks. It is the Colts’ first time at the Bowl since 1970 (back then still as the Baltimore Colts).

They defeated the New England Patriots 38-34 at the RCA Dome in Indy. After the first half, the score was 21-6 in favor of the Patriots. The Colts always had to catch up, tied with the Patriots three or four times but never passed them, up until the very last minute when Joseph Addai scored a touchdown. With only twenty seconds left on the clock, Marlin Jackson intercepted a pass by Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady and it was a done deal.

This game was a real thriller and well worth staying up for. I just hope Peyton Manning will be in as good a shape against the Bears.

(New York Times coverage of the game)


One thought on “Patriots Gunned Down by Colts

  1. Hey:

    Thanks for stopping by SA4AM. I haven’t read Ooga Booga, (just ordered it) but you’re right; it is a great title. The book should win for its title alone.

    Anyway, the only truly well-known person I know is Tony Dungy, the Indianapolis coach. We were in high school together in Jackson, Michigan in the early ’70’s, and were both on the track team. Tony was, to put it mildly, a far more talented runner. he was also a high jumper–could go over 6′ 10″ as I recall, and a long jumper. But that was many years ago and I don’t think he will be sending me any Super Bowl tickets.

    All the best,

    Greg Rappleye

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