For only the second time in the club’s Indianapolis era, the Colts will wear white jerseys at home, this being for the preseason opener on August 11 against Buffalo.
The Colts did so last year for the preseason opener against St. Louis in earning a rousing 38-3 win that included a first-play, 63-yard touchdown pass by the Indianapolis offense.
This will not be a common occurrence for the team going forward, just a chance for fans to see the club a bit differently for one preseason game.
The Colts have worn throwback uniforms on three occasions – 2004 in Detroit, 2010 at Philadelphia and in 2010 at home versus San Francisco in preseason.
The only other variation of the color scheme came in 1995, when the Colts wore blue pants in three outings.
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Limited number of season tickets to go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.
INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m., the Indianapolis Colts will make 1,000 upper level season tickets available to the public. The Colts have created a new online Lucas Oil Stadium virtual venue that allows fans to see a view of the field from the available season tickets before they commit to purchasing seats. Fans can access the virtual venue and purchase their 2013 season tickets online by visiting www.colts.com. Season tickets can also be purchased by calling the Colts ticket sales hotline at 317-299-4946 during normal business hours.
The Colts 2013 home schedule features several marquee matchups including a primetime game against the Denver Broncos in Week 7. Along with their traditional matchups against AFC South Division opponents, Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee, the Colts will also face the Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium during the regular season.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2013 SCHEDULE
|Sunday, August 11||BUFFALO BILLS||1:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 18||at New York Giants||7:00 p.m. (FOX)|
|Saturday, August 24||CLEVELAND BROWNS||7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, August 29||at Cincinnati Bengals||7:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, September 8||OAKLAND RAIDERS||1:00 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, September 15||MIAMI DOLPHINS||1:00 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, September 22||at San Francisco 49ers||4:25 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, September 29||at Jacksonville Jaguars||1:00 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, October 6||SEATTLE SEAHAWKS||1:00 p.m. (FOX)|
|Monday, October 14||at San Diego Chargers||8:40 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Sunday, October 20||DENVER BRONCOS||8:30 p.m. (NBC)|
|Sunday, October 27||Bye Week|
|Sunday, November 3||at Houston Texans||8:30 p.m. (NBC)|
|Sunday, November 10||ST. LOUIS RAMS||1:00 p.m. (FOX)|
|Thursday, November 14||at Tennessee Titans||8:25 p.m. (NFL Network)|
|Sunday, November 24*||at Arizona Cardinals||4:05 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, December 1*||TENNESSEE TITANS||1:00 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, December 8*||at Cincinnati Bengals||1:00 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, December 15*||HOUSTON TEXANS||1:00 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, December 22*||at Kansas City Chiefs||1:00 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, December 29*||JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS||1:00 p.m. (CBS)|
HOME GAMES IN BOLDFACE CAPS.
All times local to Indianapolis. *Kickoff time subject to change.
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Mike Lanigan and Walter Payton Power Equipment are proud to present a check in the amount of $10,600.00 to Riley Children’s Foundation.
Walter Payton Power Equipment, a long-time Colts sponsor, donated $100.00 for every Reggie Wayne catch during the 2012 regular season.
Walter Payton Power Equipment carries the name of its founder, Walter Payton, a Pro Football Hall-of-Fame Running Back. Payton played from 1975-87 with Chicago, earning nine Pro Bowl selections and retiring as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher (since eclipsed) with 16,726 yards.
Payton loved children and would be very happy to see the legacy of that love lives on with donations made to the children at Riley Hospital. Riley Hospital is known worldwide for all of the excellent care that they provide children of all races, ages and ethnic backgrounds.
Walter Payton Power Equipment is the leading crane and heavy equipment distributor serving Northern Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky. They are proud to offer new and pre-owned equipment from leading manufacturers including Broderson, Mantis, Doosan, and off the Midwest’s largest fleet of Manitowoc and grove cranes. From their new state-of-the-art sales and parts distribution center in Chicago’s Riverdale, Walter Payton Power Equipment offers not only sales but first-class service and parts for products sold.
The donation check was accepted by Layla Viles, a one-time patient of Riley Hospital along with Alane Helmer from Riley Children’s Foundation.
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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 pieces from Wednesday, May 8th:
By: Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star
It’s a far cry from this time last season when it comes to the Indianapolis Colts season ticket demand.
Over the last month, the 2013 Colts season tickets have dwindled from around 5,500 to just above 1,100 and it looks like the 87-game streak of sell outs will continue for Indianapolis.
The final 1,100 will first be offered to those on the waiting list first before being put on sale to the public.
If season tickets remain available on June 12, fans will get a chance to see the ones still for sale during the Colts open veteran minicamp practice that Wednesday afternoon.
“We thought there would be a high demand,” Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward said. “We didn’t expect they would go this quickly. It’s nice.”
By: Paul Kuharsky, ESPN.com
With rosters rising to 90 players and teams around the league in the midst of OTAs, one name familiar to Colts fans is missing from the playing field.
Former wide receiver Austin Collie remains unsigned and has not played in a regular season game since early in the 2012 season.
After catching at least 54 balls in his first three seasons in the NFL, Collie ruptured his patellar tendon in his right knee in Week Three last season and never returned to action.
Head injuries have plagued Collie throughout his career and like Kuharsky, it’s hard to see a team taking a chance on the BYU product.
By: Dani Palmer, Anderson Herald Bulletin
Training camp is under three months away and Jim Irsay announced on Tuesday that the team will be back in Anderson come late July.
This will mark the fourth straight year that the Colts will call Anderson home for a three week stretch during late July and early August.
“We’re very pleased the Colts find Anderson and Anderson University a summer home,” Mayor Kevin Smith said, adding the city appreciates both parties.
A training camp schedule is yet to be released but in years past the Colts have held a pair of night practices along with open practices in the afternoon.
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The University of Oregon football program carries a storied tradition that has only grown over the past decade.
While the Ducks have soared to national prominence since the turn of the century, the program has 10 conference championships to its name.
Yet back in 2009, there was a 5-10, 205-pound safety doing something that had not been done by any other player in the history of Oregon football.
Freshman John Boyett would lead the Ducks with 90 tackles while filling in for future NFL safety T.J. Ward.
With his 90 tackles, Boyett became the first Oregon freshman to lead the Ducks in tackles since defensive stats were first recorded in 1969.
“John’s a thinker,” Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti said. “His motor is always running. He studies so much film that he feels that he knows what’s going to happen before it happens.”
“You’ve got to love what John brings because he really studies the game, really loves playing, enjoys practice. That’s why I call him a football gym rat, a guy that’s always around, always asking questions, always looking at film, just loves playing.”
Aliotti is beginning his 15th straight season at the helm of the Ducks defense and knows what is missing now that Boyett, a four-year starter, has moved onto the NFL.
The accolades that Boyett accumulated (a two-time All-American resume) speaks for itself but Aliotti provided some light on the type of player that Colts fans might not see from purely a stats standpoint.
“(Boyett) comes to work everyday, to practice, to get better and study. He loves being around it and he’s a fun kid to be around. He might even give Coach (Chuck) Pagano and (Greg) Manusky some defenses to run. He’ll draw up some ‘Boyett blitz,” Aliotti said with a laugh.
Boyett’s senior season was cut short due to knee pain that he played through during the better part of his career in Eugene.
Pagano said following the draft that Boyett’s rehab was pointing in the right direction and the two were able to talk at this year’s NFL Combine.
As a former defensive back, Pagano sees the fire in Boyett that is needed to be a successful member of the secondary
“We had a few minutes in between (formal combine interviews), and this guy just blew us away in about a two-minute interview,” Pagano said of Boyett. “You could tell that this guy was very, very passionate about playing this sport, playing football, and what he could bring to the table.”
Tags: chuck pagano, Greg Manusky, john boyett
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