Indianapolis Colts Football

“Be Inspired” Pork Tailgate Recipe Contest Winner – Rams

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 9, 2013 – 6:11 pm

The Colts and Indiana Pork have partnered in search of the best pork tailgate recipe in all of Colts Nation, and guess who is in charge of it? Yours truly! We’re going to be searching for the best pork tailgate recipes you have to offer and naming a winner before every home game. This week’s  winner is Kyle Carmichael from Greenwood, Indiana. Kyle’s recipe is a unique approach to an nontraditional tailgating dish. Now this will take some prep work, but there’s nothing wrong with starting the smoking process the day before while you’re watching  college football, then finishing it off on Sunday. This is a great meal to spice up your tailgate as we start to get into the colder months.

Pork Carnitas

8-10 lb bone in Pork Butt
2 Tbsp Salt
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Dried Oregeno
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Granulated garlic
1/2 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
2 tsp Dried Orange Zest

(Injection)
1 12 oz beer (dos equis)
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Chicken Broth
Rub Pork thoroughly with the dry rub and then inject with the marinade let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

While pork is sitting prepare smoker with oak. (get to a temperature of 225-235)

Smoke to an internal temperature of 190 (about 12 hours)

Remove from smoker, wrap in foil and let sit for about 30 minutes to redistribute juices.

Once cooled to the touch shred and stuff into warmed corn or flour tortillas
garnish with fresh cilantro and fresh pico de gallo.

Kyle will receive a prize pack consisting of a $75 Meijer gift certificate, Bacon Nation Cook Book, Indiana Pork Apron, Colts hat, Colts yearbook and Colts 2012 Season DVD. PLUS he will be entered into the grand prize which is the Traeger Lil’ Pig Grill.

This is the GRAND PRIZE!!

This is the GRAND PRIZE!!

Think your recipe has what it takes? Enter it here.


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New Era “Speak with Your Cap” contest winner

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 27, 2013 – 3:18 pm

This blog is one of our “Fan Features,” from Alyssa who won the New Era “Speak with Your Cap” contest and was chosen to represent the Colts as their ambassador for a photoshoot. Below is a recap of her trip to New York and all the fun she had representing Colts Nation!

“In June I had the amazing opportunity to take part in the NFL’s and New Era’s back to football Photo Day. The Photo Day took place in New York at a studio called Location 5. Being a small town Canadian girl I couldn’t believe what I was reading when I received an email telling me I had been chosen to represent the Colts!

From my understanding my boyfriend and I were to be flown to New York and I was to partake in a Photo Day working with the NFL and New Era. To my surprise it was so much more than that. On top of being styled by professionals in the sickest Colts gear and New Era hats and getting my photo taken, there was also an interview and a video portion (see below). There is no question about it, I love being in front of the camera whether it be video, full body or profile shots.

Another amazing surprise was that we got to tour the NFL headquarters! We had the chance to see where the Commissioner did his work, had meetings and where the games were reviewed for any fines or missed calls. Not to mention every super bowl ring dating back to the very first super bowl. Seeing the NFL headquarters for any football fan is like being a kid in a candy shop, I just couldn’t get enough.

Thinking that this experience couldn’t get any better, I was completely blown away when the Commissioner himself, Roger Goodell showed up at the studio for our group shot. He did a meet and greet with all the team winners, signed mini footballs and took individual photos with us.

This was a once in a lifetime experience and I would like to thank the NFL and New Era for letting me be part of the Photo Day. I think what made it so over the top incredible were all my fellow winners (and guests of course) from the other teams. Everyone was great! I made so many new friends and we became like a New Era and NFL family in that short time we spent together. We still all keep in touch and we’re all battling it out in a fantasy football league this season. The amount of passion I saw in every single fan has made me fall in love with football and the Colts all over again. All 32 fans and guests came from all over the world, some from England, some from Canada and some from the United States. We all cheer for different teams but we all came together through one sport, football. It made me realize that football is so much more than a sport, it unites people together and makes life long friends.

Go Colts!!”


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SOCIAL VIDEOS: ARRIVAL DAY AND FIRST PRACTICE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on July 28, 2013 – 6:48 pm

Here are some videos that we have been posting to our official Instagram account. Follow us on Instagram for more behind-the-scenes footage of Colts Camp.


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REGGIE WAYNE ARRIVES AT COLTS CAMP

Posted by coltsindianapolis on July 27, 2013 – 2:29 pm

Reggie Wayne is known for always making an impression when he arrives for training camp. Saturday, it was no different for the 13 year NFL veteran. Below are Instagram videos of Reggie’s arrival. Follow us on Instagram for more behind-the-scenes footage of Colts Camp.

 

For the full video of Reggie’s arrival, click here.


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COLTS EXTRA POINTS COLTSTRONG PET CONTEST

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 10, 2013 – 1:22 pm

Is it football season yet? No, but we’re getting closer! What better way to get ready for the season than to hold a photo contest? Throughout the 2013 season, we will be holding a handful of contest, promotions, and ways for YOU the fans to win Colts prizes. The first contest of the 2013 season is underway and we’re looking for COLTSTRONG Pets! That’s right, we’re introducing the Colts Extra Points COLTSTRONG Pet Contest so we can see your four-legged fans and what their Colts pride looks like. You can submit an entry or simply vote a join in on all the fun.

You could win:

COLTSTRONG Pet Contest Grand Prize
- Winner: Colts vs. Oakland (season opener)
- Two (2) Club seats
- One (1) parking pass
- Two (2) pre-game field passes
- $100 Colts Grille Gift Card
- Photo of winning pet featured in Colts.com article
- Top Three Runners-up (based on votes)
- Two (2) tickets to a selected Colts game
- Two (2) pre-game field passes
- $50 Colts Grille Gift Card
Fun categories
- Cutest: Colts Yearbook and $50 Colts Grille Gift Card
- Funniest: Colts Yearbook and $50 Colts Grille Gift Card
- COLTSTRONGiest: Colts Yearbook and $50 Colts Grille Gift Card

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Find out why Colts Fans love the Colts Extra Points Credit Card!

Find out why Colts Fans love the Colts Extra Points Credit Card!


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THE BJOERN SOCIAL REACTION

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 26, 2013 – 12:19 pm

Tweets from players, fans, and Colts enthusiast about the Colts first overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Bjoern Werner DE/OLB from Florida State.


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COLTS FAN CASEY: 2013 DRAFT BLOG

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 25, 2013 – 5:14 pm

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What’s up Colts Nation!? Yes it is Draft Day and yes Colts Fan Casey is back out of hibernation to ring in the real start of the 2013 season, the NFL Draft. It’s a little hard to get more excited about this year’s draft than last year’s considering the fact we drafted Andrew Luck with the first overall pick, but there’s a lot of reasons to be excited. One of those being that we go into the 2013 Draft without a laundry list of needs since we addressed the “BIG NEEDS” via free agency. I won’t talk too much about the free agency signings other than the fact I am VERY pleased with the direction that Ryan Grigson went with his acquisitions.

Now back to the Draft and more specifically Draft Weekend. The Colts have a lot of stuff going on for their fans throughout the next few days. Details below…

Thursday April 25th

-        Draft Party at Colts Grille presented by New Era and Bud Light

  • Antoine Bethea and Donald Brown will be signing autographs from 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Four Colts cheerleaders signing autographs from 7:oopm-9:00pm
  • Blue, the official Colts mascot
  • Lombardi trophy
  • Colts trivia to win prizes and giveaways!
  • 1070 The Fan Live Remote broadcast
  • New Era Draft Hat display
  • Bud Light Promotional Team
  • 1070 The Fan and Hank FM promotional giveaways
  • First 24 fans to show their Colts NFL Extra Points Credit Card will receive an autographed Adam Vinatieri mini-helmet courtesy of Barclays

-        Live broadcast of Press Conference following each pick… WATCH HERE

-        Live broadcast of the Colts Draft Radio Show… LISTEN HERE

Friday April 26th

-        Google+ Hangout presented by New Era and Lids with our first draft choice LIVE on Colts.com or on our Google+ Page scheduled to start at 3PM. Plus, I’ll be hosting it!

-        Live broadcast of Press Conference following each pick… WATCH HERE

Friday April 26th

-        Live broadcast of Press Conference following each pick… WATCH HERE

Of course, don’t forget to follow the Colts on Twitter as they will be bringing you up-to-the-minute updates about draft status, selections, and more!

And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter too!

Yours in Football,

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FRIDAY CHAT TO TAKE PLACE AT 11 A.M.

Posted by Kevin Bowen on April 4, 2013 – 4:58 pm

Looking for a place to have your Colts questions answered at the end of the week? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Beginning on Friday, I will host a one-hour chat called “Horseshoe Roundup” beginning at 11 a.m. During the offseason, the chat will take place every two weeks and it will move to a weekly schedule once the regular season gets closer.

The chat will cover a variety of topics with the focus being the pertinent news during that time period. I will take your questions and try to answer as many as I can during the hour.

For this week, we have the recent signing of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. What are your thoughts on the former No. 7 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft? Is the Indianapolis offense the ideal fit for the speedster to find a niche?

How about the other free agent pickups? Colts GM Ryan Grigson and his personnel department have been busy adding pieces on both sides of the football over the last month.

Lastly, the preseason schedule was just announced with the regular season schedule coming later this month.

Feel free to join the chat via this link around 11:00 a.m. on Friday (scroll to the bottom of the page) and we will talk for an hour about whatever is on your mind.


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COLTS ANNOUNCE PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 4:05 pm

2013 Indianapolis Colts Preseason Schedule

Week 1: Buffalo Bills (game will be played between 8/8-8/11)

Week 2: @New York Giants (8/18 on FOX at 8 p.m.)

Week 3: Cleveland (game will be played between 8/22-8/25)

Week 4: @Cincinnati (game will be played between 8/29-8-30)

The Colts will once again be back in the national spotlight during the 2013 preseason.

In Week Two of the preseason, Indianapolis will travel east to take on the New York Giants (9-7 in 2012) on August 18, in an 8 p.m. kickoff, on FOX. Last year, the Colts played the Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC in Week Two of the preseason.

Indianapolis will open up the preseason at home for the fourth consecutive season. The Buffalo Bills (6-10 in 2012) will head to Lucas Oil Stadium in Week One (8/8-8/11). The contest with the Bills is the first preseason game for the two since meeting in Toronto, Canada back during the 2010 preseason.

After an away contest with the Giants, the Colts will return home in Week Three (8-22/8-25) to take on the Cleveland Browns (5-11 in 2012). The Colts have a 5-2 preseason record all-time against the Browns and Cleveland split 2011 and 2012 road regular season matchups with Indianapolis.

For the 11th straight season, the Cincinnati Bengals (10-6 in 2012) and Colts will conclude the preseason (8-29/8-30) in an I-74 matchup. The Colts won last year’s home contest and will now travel to Paul Brown Stadium in 2013.

The Colts finished the 2012 preseason with a 2-2 record, which was the first time Indianapolis has been at least .500 in the preseason since 2004.


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THE LAST WORD – MARCH 22nd EDITION

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 21, 2013 – 10:57 am

On this week’s edition of the Last Word, Jeffrey Gorman, Jimmy “Mad Dog” Matis and Matt Taylor lead off with NCAA brackets and the rest of the top storylines in sports.  NFL free-agency is still in high gear, and the fellas weigh-in on the all the recent moves on NFL Quick Hits.  Stopping by to explain some of the basketball upsets so far will be ESPN and CBS college basketball analyst Bill Raftery.  The boys also give their predictions for the weekend and unveil a new segment, “What Would Dog Do” as listeners submit their quandaries  seeking Dog’s infinite and versatile wisdom.  Don’t miss this week’s version of the Last Word starting at 5:30pm on FM 107.5, 1070 The Fan, and http://www.1070thefan.com.


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