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New Era “Speak with Your Cap” contest winner

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 27, 2013 – 3:18 pm

This blog is one of our “Fan Features,” from Alyssa who won the New Era “Speak with Your Cap” contest and was chosen to represent the Colts as their ambassador for a photoshoot. Below is a recap of her trip to New York and all the fun she had representing Colts Nation!

“In June I had the amazing opportunity to take part in the NFL’s and New Era’s back to football Photo Day. The Photo Day took place in New York at a studio called Location 5. Being a small town Canadian girl I couldn’t believe what I was reading when I received an email telling me I had been chosen to represent the Colts!

From my understanding my boyfriend and I were to be flown to New York and I was to partake in a Photo Day working with the NFL and New Era. To my surprise it was so much more than that. On top of being styled by professionals in the sickest Colts gear and New Era hats and getting my photo taken, there was also an interview and a video portion (see below). There is no question about it, I love being in front of the camera whether it be video, full body or profile shots.

Another amazing surprise was that we got to tour the NFL headquarters! We had the chance to see where the Commissioner did his work, had meetings and where the games were reviewed for any fines or missed calls. Not to mention every super bowl ring dating back to the very first super bowl. Seeing the NFL headquarters for any football fan is like being a kid in a candy shop, I just couldn’t get enough.

Thinking that this experience couldn’t get any better, I was completely blown away when the Commissioner himself, Roger Goodell showed up at the studio for our group shot. He did a meet and greet with all the team winners, signed mini footballs and took individual photos with us.

This was a once in a lifetime experience and I would like to thank the NFL and New Era for letting me be part of the Photo Day. I think what made it so over the top incredible were all my fellow winners (and guests of course) from the other teams. Everyone was great! I made so many new friends and we became like a New Era and NFL family in that short time we spent together. We still all keep in touch and we’re all battling it out in a fantasy football league this season. The amount of passion I saw in every single fan has made me fall in love with football and the Colts all over again. All 32 fans and guests came from all over the world, some from England, some from Canada and some from the United States. We all cheer for different teams but we all came together through one sport, football. It made me realize that football is so much more than a sport, it unites people together and makes life long friends.

Go Colts!!”

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Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 3, 2013 – 7:39 am

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Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 25, 2013 – 9:06 am

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Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 24, 2013 – 12:01 pm

National Football League

To NFL Fans:Roger Goodell, Commissioner

During the 2013 NFL Draft, young men will see their dreams realized as they are selected to become professional football players. And countless younger football players will be watching them. No matter what level they play, all football players should be taught the proper fundamentals and know that their safety is the top priority as they participate in the sport they love.

That is why the NFL is proud to partner with USA Football to announce the national launch of Heads Up Football, a comprehensive youth football initiative whose aim is to take the head out of the game.  Your support is a vital component.

Heads Up Football was created with direction from independent football and medical experts.  All coaches in a Heads Up Football league must be certified via USA Football’s nationally accredited Level 1 coaching certification course.  These leagues also appoint a Player Safety Coach, who is trained by USA Football.  Every coach, parent and player affiliated with a Heads Up Football league receives training on the following subjects:

  • Heads Up Tackling, which teaches tackling in a safer and more effective way. The head is always up in order to lessen the risk of head or neck injuries;
  • Concussion recognition and response in which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols are learned; and
  • Proper equipment fitting to ensure the correct fitting of a player’s helmet and shoulder pads.

Piloted in three leagues in 2012, Heads Up Football will expand to more than 900 youth leagues across all 50 states in 2013. Many of these leagues will receive the guidance of Heads Up Football Ambassadors, former NFL players who will collaborate with the league’s coaches, administrators, player safety coach, parents and players to help ensure that the game is played the right way.

We want to help develop a culture of safety at every level of the game, and we encourage youth coaches, players and parents to join us.

We can play a part in making the game safer. As an NFL fan, here is what you can do to make a difference.  If you are the parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend or neighbor of a youth football player, tell them about Heads Up Football and encourage their coaches or guardians to visit to sign their league up as a Heads Up Football league. If you are a youth football coach or commissioner, we invite you to join the Heads Up Football movement by clicking here.

We are committed to football that fans love and the safety the players deserve at all levels of the game.  Your support is critical.

Thanks for your help, and we hope you enjoy the NFL Draft.

Roger Goodell
Commissioner, National Football League

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Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 6:54 am

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