Indianapolis Colts Football

DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 21ST

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 21, 2013 – 11:00 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No2 linebacker Trev Alberts
Lack of prime-time home games stuns Colts sponsor
Lucas Oil CEO not happy with Colts schedule
Colts QB Luck throws passes, helps Chuckstrong fundraising top $1.1 M
2013 NFL Draft: Mike Chappell’s mock draft

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Twitter Mailbag: Pre-draft edition

NFL NEWS
Tank Carradine boosts draft stock with impressive workout
Andre Johnson wants Texans to take wide receiver in draft
Browns’ Haslam denies wrongdoing won’t step down as CEO of company
Thousands pay respects to Summerall
ESPN the magazine: Hi, My name is Tyrann

AFC TEAM NEWS
Ex-Steeler James Harrison signs with Cincinnati Bengals
Long, sad Chargers draft history is Telesco’s to turn

NFC TEAM NEWS
Giants’ Cruz gets no offers during restricted free agency period
Chicago Bears: Much of what was on display in minicamp looking good


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LEGENDARY SUMMERALL PASSES

Posted by craigkelleycolts on April 17, 2013 – 9:58 am

Pat Summerall never suited up for the Colts, but his fabulous playing and broadcasting career certainly intersected the franchise.

Summerall kicked for the New York Giants in the 1958 and 1959 NFL Championship games won by the Colts (23-17 in overtime in 1958; 31-16 in 1959).

When the Colts were in Super Bowls III and V, NBC broadcast the games and by the time the club reached Super Bowls XLI and XLIV, Summerall had retired.

Summerall, who passed away yesterday in Dallas at age 82, did a handful of games with John Madden for FOX Sports as Indianapolis started piecing together a marvelous run around the 1999 season.

Pat Summerall and John Madden in the broadcast booth.

Pat Summerall and John Madden in the broadcast booth.

I asked him once around that time how long it had been since he had seen the club play in person.  He responded, “My gosh, it was Super Bowl V.”

Summerall worked for networks that traditionally did not cover the AFC extensively and to have him assigned to a game meant the Colts were doing well or were playing a premier cross-conference foe, like Dallas, Washington or San Francisco.

Once covering one of our preseason games, Summerall announced the starting defensive line at the lead of the broadcast.  With his cadence, inflection, rich tone and pause, he made those four Colts sound like they were bound for Canton.

A day before we hosted the Cowboys on November 17, 2002, Summerall told me the game would be the 1,004th broadcast of his career.  Overnight, we worked up a scoreboard tribute to him and flashed it up during the game.  Typically, our classy fans rose and applauded one of the true legends who helped shape the sport.

Summerall enjoyed his visits to Indianapolis.  He quite likely enjoyed every moment he had around the game, and did he have some moments.

Summerall was on 16 Super Bowl broadcasts, among many other CBS and FOX assignments.

Some football fans remember him being paired with Tom Brookshier, though most probably associate him better with John Madden.  Regardless of his on-air partner, Summerall provided the soundtrack for many cherished broadcast calls.

Summerall’s last Super Bowl call has a somewhat-related Colts tie.  He was covering Super Bowl XXXVI for FOX in February of 2002.

Adam Vinatieri hit a game-ending 48-yard field goal as New England beat St. Louis, 20-17.  It was the first time a Super Bowl ended with a game-winning scoring play.

His call was quintessential Summerall, “It’s right down the pipe.  No time on the clock.  And the Patriots have won Super Bowl XXXVI.  Unbelievable.”

Summerall checked in from time-to-time after retiring.  He felt a connection to the Colts because of Tony Dungy and the faithful way in which Dungy lived.  It made a tremendous impression on him.

Those calls were fun interruptions to a work day.  You never wanted them to end, and usually they lasted about 15 minutes.  He did most of the talking.  I was smart enough to shut up and listen to a legend.

He always said at the end of the call, “Say hi to Tony, and Peyton.”


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 17TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 7:22 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No. 4, quarterback Jeff George
Sizing up the Colts’ pre-NFL draft roster; defensive line
NFL Draft: See who the Colts may pick in this mock draft
Colts’ Harnish hits half court shot in jersey challenge
Colts’ offseason brings questions, pressure
Colts confident they can sell new luxury suites
Hamilton says Colts have ‘No Coast offense’
Andrew Luck’s cell phone looks almost as old as him
What do Andrew Luck and your grandfather have in common? They both own flip phones
Matt Hasselbeck, Chandler Harnish settle jersey No. 8

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL draft preview: defensive ends
Colts top draft pick: offensive lineman
Reunited feels so good
One for eight

AFC SOUTH BLOG
AFC South salary –cap report
GMs keep an eye on mock drafts

NFL NEWS
Texans likely to buck trend of using top pick on defender
Titans’ Gray on plusses of three veteran safeties
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley excited to be on the field
Pat Summerall, Star kicker with Giants and Calm voice on TV, dies at 82
NFL to reveal schedule Thursday
Ultimate Mock Draft IX: Awkward moment awaits former Packers QB Brett Favre
Robert Kraft donating up to $100,000 to Boston Marathon victims

AFC TEAM NEWS
Patriots pledge donations
Source: NY Jets agree to one year deal with outside LB Calvin Pace
Tom Telesco navigates a ‘unique’ draft

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul says Tom Coughlin comments on his weight ‘never bothered’ him
Carimi sets sights on guard spot


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