The awards for Chuck Pagano continue to pour in this offseason.
Pagano is one of four finalists for the 2013 ESPY for “Best Moment” in the sports world.
The moment highlights Pagano’s return to the sideline in the Colts regular season finale against the Houston Texans.
Here is the ESPN information on Pagano’s nomination…
In his first year as a head coach, Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia after Week 3 of the season. The diagnosis inspired an improbable playoff run with Pagano returning to coach the team in Week 17, leading the Colts to a 28-16 victory over the Houston Texans.
Along with Pagano, the three other finalists for the “Best Moment” are Nebraska Cornhuskers fan Jack Hoffman who ran for a touchdown in the football team’s Spring Game, US Soccer Player Alex Morgan’s winning goal in the Olympics and Gold Medalist tennis player Andy Murray.
The ESPYS will be televised on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 p.m. EST in Los Angeles.
For more information on this year’s ESPYS, click here.
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Indianapolis Colts single-game tickets will go on sale Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com. A limited number of tickets will be available for both preseason home games and seven of the eight regular season home games. Tickets for the Colts versus Denver Broncos game on October 20 are sold out.
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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 five pieces from Monday, July 1st
By: Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star
On Chappell’s team, he moves on to the tight end position with a pair of mainstays that have donned the horseshoe over the past 15 years.
Chappell spoke with former Colts head coach Tony Dungy to give his thoughts on the duo.
“Marcus was a very good player,’’ he said. “Dallas Clark was special, a unique guy.
“He was Marcus Pollard (before Pollard joined the NFL); in my mind just a little bit better than Marcus Pollard.’’
By: Eric Weddle, Indianapolis Star
It was an unfortunate start to the weekend for Colts safety Joe Lefeged.
The special teams standout was arrested in Washington D.C. late Friday night and here’s a few bits of information from Weddle’s article…
Lefeged is being held without bail pending a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Lefeged, 25, was in a white Camaro with two other men when police attempted to stop it for driving erratically. After an unspecified chase, he and another passenger, Timothy Wilson, were arrested, said Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman. The driver fled on foot and had not been identified, but Alali said police were confident of apprehending him.
A handgun was found in the vehicle, Alali said.
The arrest occurred in northeast Washington on the 4200 block of Blaine Street Northeast at 12:05 a.m. today.
By: Phillip B. Wilson, Indianapolis Star
Wilson wrote a tremendous feature on Colts sixth round draft pick John Boyett and how he remembers his sister who died a little over two years ago.
Danielle Boyett died after a fight that started with a brain tumor at the age of 12.
“I think about her every day,” said John, 23, during a break from May’s rookie mini-camp. “It’s still tough for me.
“The necklace reminds me that I play the game for a greater cause. Yes, I personally want to be successful and help my team win. But me wanting to make my family and sister proud means the most.”
By: Paul Kuharsky, ESPN AFC South Blog
Colts rookie tight end Dwayne Allen spent a portion of last week at the NFL rookie symposium.
Kuharsky found these words from Allen (through Rick Maese of the Washington Post) where he addressed the issue of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
“A lot of people are afraid of the words, ‘Oh man, you different,’” Allen said. “You damn right I’m different. You damn right I’m different. I got a lot more money in my pocket, and a lot more sense. That’s the way you got to go about it.
“If you just turn on your TV to ESPN, this is a brotherhood. This is a brotherhood. One of our brothers in trouble right now. It really hurts me, man. But one of our brothers is in trouble right now because he didn’t want to be different. You got to make a choice right now. …You’re not the same dude you was when you grew up. You different now. That doesn’t mean you can’t hang out with your boys, do things you used to do with your boys. You still do those, but you got to be smart about it, smart about your decisions, man.”
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This time of year, pundits around the NFL take the league’s 32 teams and rank them.
The rankings get analyzed by everyone and the teams near the bottom, turn that into motivation (i.e. the 2012 Colts).
Sure the rankings are merely something on paper but it should be noted that more often than not, the order is a strong indication of who we will see playing into January and beyond.
The 2013 versions are beginning to be published and looking back at last year’s rankings shows a stark contrast in regards to a certain AFC South team.
- Houston (5)
- Tennessee (24)
- Indianapolis (31)
- Jacksonville (32)
- Houston (7), down 2 spots
- Indianapolis (12), up 19 spots
- Tennessee (27), down 3 spots
- Jacksonville (31), up 1 spot
Here is a breakdown of NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison’s AFC South rankings (arrows indicate movement since the end of the regular season):
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