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COLTS CELEBRATE RETURN OF MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WITH SEVERAL EVENTS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 9, 2014 – 9:54 am

The Big Kickoff, Blueing of the Canal and Primetime Lunchtime Part of Team’s Plans

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time since 2010 Monday Night Football is returning to Indianapolis as the Colts host the Eagles for their 2014 home opener on September 15. Leading up to the game, the team has several events planned for fans, including the Big Kickoff with United Way of Central Indiana and a Primetime Lunchtime pep rally.

In addition, the team is encouraging fans across Indiana to wear blue this Friday and next Monday in honor of Monday Night Football’s return to Lucas Oil Stadium. Local businesses are also invited to show their Colts pride as the national spotlight shifts to Indianapolis. Governor Mike Pence will declare it “Blue Monday” throughout Indiana on September 15 and Mayor Greg Ballard will follow suit for the City of Indianapolis.

A limited number of tickets are still available for Monday’s game and can be purchased at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday, September 12 – BLUE FRIDAY

  • The Big Kickoff with United Way of Central Indiana on Monument Circle (11 a.m.)
  • Meijer Blue Friday (5 p.m.)

Monday, September 15 – BLUE MONDAY

  • Blueing of the Canal (6:30 a.m.)
  • Blue’s Fan Van (8 a.m. and 12 p.m.)
  • Primetime Lunchtime: Beats, Eats & Cleats on Georgia Street (11:30 a.m.)
  • American Family Insurance Touchdown Town Opens (4:30 p.m.)
  • Colts vs. Eagles, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

THE BIG KICKOFF, with United Way of Central Indiana (SEPTEMBER 12)

In Indianapolis, fall signals the start of both football and philanthropic seasons. To celebrate both, the Colts are once again teaming up with United Way of Central Indiana to host The Big Kickoff event on Friday, September 12, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monument Circle. At the event, United Way of Central Indiana will officially kick off their 2014 campaign and announce this year’s goal. The free event will feature musical entertainment by Dave and Rae, lunch, opportunities to find out about volunteering at United Way and its agencies, limited edition Colts kickoff posters, autographs from Colts Alumni players, a visit from Colts Cheerleaders and Blue, as well as a chance to win Colts tickets.

What: The Big Kickoff

When: Friday, September 12, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Monument Circle; Downtown Indianapolis

What:

  • Live music by Dave and Rae
  • Community Fair featuring United Way agencies
  • Free Colts kickoff posters
  • Colts Cheerleaders and Blue
  • Colts Alumni Players
  • Interactive Colts Inflatables
  • Colts In Motion Traveling Museum

Website: http://www.colts.com

MEIJER BLUE FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 12)

Each Friday throughout the 2014 season, the Colts will host a Meijer Blue Friday event, Blue Friday Celebration, COLTSTRONG Office Party or a Fan Appreciation Day. These events will be held at various sponsor locations in the Central Indiana area. At these events, Colts fans are encouraged to show their spirit by wearing blue and participating in activities to fire up for the following Colts game. Additional details are available on http://www.colts.com/bluefriday.

What: Meijer Blue Friday

When: Friday, September 12, 2014; 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Meijer – Carmel, Ind.; 1424 W Carmel Dr.; Carmel, IN 46032

What:

  • Spin-to-Win Colts vs Eagles Tickets
  • Colts Cheerleaders
  • Free Colts kickoff posters
  • Register to Win Colts Autographed Prizes
  • Free Blue Bell Ice Cream
  • Hank FM

Website http://www.colts.com/bluefriday

 

BLUE’S FAN VAN (SEPTEMBER 15)

Prior to kickoff of the Colts home opener on September 15, Blue’s Fan Van will be making stops at two locations in Downtown Indianapolis to distribute prizes to Colts fans that are showing their team spirit by sporting Colts apparel. The first Fan Van stop will take place on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis at 8 a.m. Then, at 12 p.m. Blue’s Fan Van will be a part of the Primetime Lunchtime event on Georgia Street.

What: Blue’s Fan Van

When: September 15

  • 8 a.m. – Monument Circle
  • 12 p.m. – West Block of Georgia Street

What: The Colts mascot, Blue, will be handing out prizes to fans wearing their Colts gear

PRIMETIME LUNCHTIME: BEATS, EATS & CLEATS ON GEORGIA STREET (SEPTEMBER 15)

To welcome back Monday Night Football and celebrate the home opener, the Colts are partnering with 1070 The Fan to host a special lunchtime pep rally on Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis. The event – Primetime Lunchtime – is free and open to the public and will feature several food trucks, a performance by Colts Cheerleaders, a DJ, Blue’s Fan Van, a visit from Monday Night Football announcers John Gruden and Mike Tirico, Colts Alumnus Gary Brackett, the chance to win tickets to the game and more.

What: Primetime Lunchtime: Beat, Eats & Cleats on Georgia Street

When: Monday, September 15, 2014; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; West Block of Georgia Street, Downtown Indianapolis

What:

  • Food Trucks
  • Pep Rally featuring ESPN announcers John Gruden and Mike Tirico, and Colts Alumnus Gary Brackett
  • Register to Win Colts Tickets
  • Performance by Colts Cheerleaders
  • Blue’s Fan Van
  • DJ

Cost: Free and open to the public

Website http://www.colts.com

AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE TOUCHDOWN TOWN (SEPTEMBER 15)

Free and open to the public, American Family Insurance Touchdown Town is a pre-game fan experience unlike any other. Located along South Street on the north side of Lucas Oil Stadium, Touchdown Town includes $3 drinks specials, food trucks, a giant TV screen, live music, the PLAY 60 Zone for kids and much more. In honor of the team’s Monday Night Home Opener, American Family Insurance Touchdown Town will open an hour early on September 15. In addition, the first 2,000 fans to enter Touchdown Town will receive a special edition koozie featuring the name and signature of Colts QB Andrew Luck.

What: American Family Insurance Touchdown Town

When: Monday, September 15, 2014; 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.; South Street (north end of Lucas Oil Stadium)

What:

  • Food Trucks
  • $3 and $5 Drink Specials
  • Andrew Luck Koozies for First 2,000 Fans
  • Performance by Colts Cheerleaders
  • Live Music featuring Soul Street
  • PLAY 60 Zone
  • Zipline

Cost: Free and open to the public

Website http://www.colts.com/fanzone


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COLTS FAN CASEY: FANTASY BLOG WEEK 13

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on November 29, 2012 – 5:15 pm

What’s up Colts Nation!? There are some great games this weekend and a majority of them will have some sort of implications on our fantasy football rosters. What better way to get the fantasy week underway than a great Thursday night game between the Saints and the Falcons. I have Marques Colston on my team and I need a big game from him to help my chances this week.

I face off against one of the top teams in my league and I need a great performance from all of my players. A few transactions this week put me in a good spot as well. I went ahead and picked up Eagles RB Bryce Brown who everyone should know after last week’s Monday Night Football where he had 178 rushing yards and two touchdowns which added up to 33 fantasy points in my league.

You can check out my starting lineup this week and I don’t foresee any changes unless you think I need some. I’m always open for discussion just tweet me.

Now for my “start em” and “sit em” picks of the week.

Week 13 Start em: It seems like this guy had a coming out party on Monday Night Football versus the Eagles. Cam Newton is the start of the week. He heads into Arrowhead to face the 1-10 Chiefs. I look for Newton to have his way with their defense the way he did Philly.

Week 13 Sit em: I don’t usually go with two players from my own team, but I think that Ryan Mathews should ride the pine this week. He has only put up double digit (19) points once this season and that was against the New Orleans Saints earlier on in the year. He doesn’t match up well against  the Bengals defense which has been playing very well lately.

Week 13 Random Thought: If you’re making a decision between two players, select the one that plays a prime-time game. We’ve seen much higher performances over the weeks from players who have Monday, Thursday, and Sunday night games. There must be something about playing underneath the lights that makes everything better.

Yours in Fantasy Football,

 


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