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COLTS DAILY HEADLINES: MAY 22TH EDITION

Posted by Kevin Bowen on May 22, 2013 – 8:43 am

Each morning Colts.com will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe. What is the local and national media saying about the Colts?

Take a look below at the top five pieces from Wednesday, May 22nd.

Indianapolis still pointing toward bid for 2018 Super Bowl

By: Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star

The news of the day around the NFL on Tuesday came with the announcement of Super Bowl L (2016) being awarded to San Francisco and then Super Bowl LI (2017) to Houston.

What all this means for Indianapolis is the push is there for the city to try and bring Super Bowl LII (2018) back to the state capitol.

“I would be surprised if we didn’t go forward,’’ said Allison Melangton, president of the Indiana Sports Corporation and president of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee.

Former Colts quarterback Jim Harbaugh to drive Indy 500 pace car

By: Curt Cavin, Indianapolis Star

Jim Harbaugh has had a whirlwind past few months and he will add to that on Sunday as he drives the 2013 Indy 500 pace car.

Harbaugh will drive the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray on Sunday before Johnny Rutherford (who normally drives the pace car during IndyCar races) takes over once the checkered flag drops.

Cavin’s article highlight’s the No. 4 and it’s importance in this year’s running of the 500.

Of course, Harbaugh donned No. 4 during his time with the Colts.

Former Boiler excelling as Colts GM

By: Mike Cleff, WLFI.com

WLFI, a West Lafayette radio station, was joined by Grigson earlier in the week to touch on a variety of subjects including his days at Purdue.

Grigson, who was a co-captain during his final season with the Boilermakers, sees some correlation between his success with the Colts and his time in West Lafayette.

“In my first year on this job, I drew on from those experiences. Because I looked at times, things I’d gotten through in sports, and Purdue specifically, to where I would say, ‘you know what? I can get through this because I’ve been through worse physically and mentally before.’ So I’d definitely say my experiences at Purdue helped propel me to what I’ve done here,” Grigson told WLFI Sports Director Mike Cleff.


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COLTS WITH TWO FANTASTIC GRABS AMONG NFL’S TOP 100 PLAYS FROM 2012

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 7:40 am

Beginning a little over two weeks ago, “NFL AM” started a countdown of the top 100 plays from the 2012 season. The morning show on NFL Network airs every weekday at 6 a.m. and this week will end with the top 50 plays left.

The Colts have already found themselves on the list twice with the entries below.

99. Hilton scores go-ahead touchdown

-During his stellar rookie campaign, it was Hilton’s speed that usually highlighted his touchdown catches. But in this instance, the 5-9 receiver showcased his leaping ability in out jumping a pair of Dolphins defensive backs for a 36-yard touchdown to give the Colts a 20-17 lead late in the third quarter, in a game that pitted two teams with 4-3 records in the thick of the AFC playoff picture.

81. Wayne doesn’t need two hands

-There was just something about those orange gloves on that early October afternoon. Wayne set a career-high with 13 catches for 212 yards with this one-handed snag among the highlights. On a third-and-six, Wayne got past All-Pro cornerback Charles Woodson and was able to locate the ball while extending his left hand to haul in Andrew Luck’s pass.


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