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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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CAPTAIN COMEBACK COMES BACK

Posted by craigkelleycolts on February 24, 2013 – 7:40 am

49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh speaks at NFL Combine

49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh speaks at NFL Combine

One of the last images of Jim Harbaugh for NFL fans this past season was his pleading for a late holding call in Super Bowl XLVII.

Harbaugh didn’t get his way, and his 49ers fell to Baltimore, 34-31.

A week after that, the surroundings at the AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am likely were no balm for the wound inflicted by the loss.

The year-round nature of the NFL offers very little time ever to decompress.  Bill Polian once estimated he only had about five free weekends annually.  The rest were devoted to his job.

The schedule for coaches is about the same.

“(I’ve) got the paw in the ground, scratching, ready to go,” said Harbaugh yesterday at the combine.  The annual event is held in the stadium where his name is splashed on the eastside façade with others in the Colts’ Ring of Honor.

One of the last images of Jim Harbaugh for NFL fans this past season was his pleading for a late holding call in Super Bowl XLVII.

Harbaugh didn’t get his way, and his 49ers fell to Baltimore, 34-31.

A week after that, the surroundings at the AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am likely were no balm for the wound inflicted by the loss.

The year-round nature of the NFL offers very little time ever to decompress.  Bill Polian once estimated he only had about five free weekends annually.  The rest were devoted to his job.

The schedule for coaches is about the same.

“(I’ve) got the paw in the ground, scratching, ready to go,” said Harbaugh yesterday at the combine.  The annual event is held in the stadium where his name is splashed on the eastside façade with others in the Colts’ Ring of Honor.

A one-man verbal pep rally with Indianapolis from 1994-97, Harbaugh is a touch more measured with a whistle in his mouth but anytime he speaks, it is appointment listening.

Harbaugh was paired against his brother, John, in the Super Bowl and said the two have spoken since the game.

“I’ve talked to him,” said Harbaugh.  “(We) talked a little about the game and some other things.  We have a strong relationship, and it always seems to get stronger.  We’re very close.”

Losing is tough for all players, and Harbaugh’s competitive streak runs deeply.  He said losing to his brother did not make the setback easier and that the two share less information as their careers have progressed.

Harbaugh was a first-round pick from Michigan.  Now, he is here to help re-stock the San Francisco roster if combine hopefuls measure up.

He said he does not possess the keenest ability to sit in a short visit with a player and truly get to know the person.  He says the body of work a prospect leaves behind at his school is a better indicator, along with those who worked around him.

Teams can grill players in the interview process.  The best advice from league players to those hopeful of joining the NFL is to be yourself.

Harbaugh is direct and has no tolerance for someone being a tad less than honest.

“Somebody that’s not truthful, that’s big, to me,” said Harbaugh.  “I’m a big fan of the Judge Judy show and when you lie in Judge Judy’s courtroom, it’s over.  Your credibility is completely lost.  You have no chance of winning that case.  I learned that from her.

“It’s very powerful, and true.  If somebody does lie to you, how can you ever trust anything they ever say after that?  Ronald Reagan, another person of great wisdom and advice (said), ‘Trust, but we will verify.’ ”

Harbaugh’s 49ers will host the Colts in 2013, pitting him against quarterback Andrew Luck.  Harbaugh landed Luck at Stanford and tutored him early in the quarterback’s career.

Harbaugh said he now will have to look at Luck in a bit different way now that they will be on opposing sides of the field for the first time.


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