Sydney, Australia. It’s the night of the twelfth as I write my blog. Pretty special day. 12.12.12. But it’s not just the numbers that have made it special, though at 9-4, the Colts numbers are just fine by us fans. This year has been a phoenix rebirth. Out of last year’s ashes, Jim Irsay has put together a team that not only could easily clinch a wild card but has in their hands the possibility of winning the division. Yeah, we are playing the number two team in the league; but that’s what makes it all the more exciting. We get to beat them twice before the playoffs! This really does all mean we do have the fate of this year’s division in our hands. Something none of us would have thought possible at the start of the season. We all knew this would be our building year, after all, that’s what Jim promised; but none of us imagined that we would build these numbers, 9-4 in our first season. Jim Irsay, you can build my campfire any time! Hell, you can build my whole house.
So Jim, since it is Christmas, if the miracle of a Championship win occurs, I will have no choice but to get over there and make you Vegemite on toast for a celebration breakfast. Oh, don’t panic, Jim. I make a great pumpkin pie so it won’t be all bad!!!
Outstanding communication and undeniable faith in each other has gotten the team this far. You add to that mix an Australian quarterback like Andrew Luck…………. What? You mean he’s not an Aussie? I just thought with his unflappable, “She’ll be right, mate” attitude he must be Australian. He’s not, ay. Well I’ll be blowed. Well, no worries but the combination that Jim has inspiringly brought together is no less than a genius at work.
Oh, and by the way Andrew, I don’t have a heart condition but I soon will with the thrilling football you are playing. I don’t know what they’re telling you around the half time campfire when you guys are sitting around chewing the fat (having a chin wag or discussing events of the first half) but you come out with a new knowledge of the opposition that is awe-inspiring.
Talk of inspiring, it’s great to see Coach Pagano at the games. You too, Coach, make us so proud to be associated with the Colts. I continue to remember you in my prayers for a speedy, healthy recovery.
Rooting for the Colts a half a world away. Our resident Aussie blogger, Rob Zammit, is a veterinarian and dedicated Colts fan. Rob’s poodle is pink to raise awareness of breast cancer.
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