G’Day from Downunder
“What do you put on your Cornflakes?” and “You’re living in 2005!” are just some of the comments made before the game to the Colts fans by those who don’t understand us. It makes me realize that those that aren’t COLTSTRONG don’t get us. They actually believe a win matters! We’ll take the win, sure and we’ll be happy about it but it’s not what counts here. Of course, those that aren’t COLTSTRONG now want an explanation or a definition, “what’s this dumb Aussie talking about.” Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to tell you. It’s an unspoken law that those that are COLTSTRONG abide by. But you don’t have to suffer entirely as I can give you some examples. You see, there are some individuals in Baltimore that are still Coltstrong. Oh, they hide it from their neighbors and friends, but if you are a Ravens supporter in Baltimore, you should know that there is at least one Coltstrong person living in your street. Sounds like more fiction than a Stephen King Novel? Actually, Stephen King himself is COLTSTRONG, though he may not admit to it publically!
So when we took the field this week, win, lose or draw wasn’t on our mind. The whole process was about staying COLTSTRONG. Am I being too idealistic? Too ethereal? If you’re not a Colts supporter, then you still may not get it; you see, we’re not fair weather supporters that get on the band wagon if it looks like we might make the playoffs (though none of us will be shocked if we do this year) but it’s a state of mind (and you might say, “yeah a crazy state you’re in”) that brings with it an understanding of who we are and what we are about.
Much screaming was to be heard from our household in the outskirts of Sydney Australia, starting at 4am, Monday 8th October and finishing around 7:30am! Nah, I wasn’t having a donnybrook with the Mrs! (That’s a fight with my wife in Aussie terms). We were watching the game. Despite the result of the first half, we remained COLTSTRONG. The win did not justify that feeling; it simply added to it. Also, we were ecstatic to see the signs, CHUCKSTRONG because we were all doing it for the coach. So when some of the players visit Chuck this week, saying they did it for him, Chuck Pagano will simply say, “Thanks” and then go on to tell them how to improve, avoiding the things that went wrong and how to build on the things we did right. Chuck will do that to keep us COLTSTRONG on the gridiron!
Go the Colts from your Aussie supporters Downunder
Rooting for the Colts a half a world away. Our resident Aussie blogger, Rob Zammit, is a veterinarian and dedicated Colts fan.
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