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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Indianapolis Colts Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. Indianapolis Colts – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1953 as the Baltimore Colts although there was a previous NFL team also called the Baltimore Colts. The team has been known as:
Baltimore Colts 1953 to 1983
Indianapolis Colts 1984 to present

2. Indianapolis Colts – The Championship Record
Two NFL Championships:
December 28 1958 Baltimore 23, NY Giants 17
December 27 1959 Baltimore 31, NY Giants 16

Two Super Bowl Championships:
Super Bowl V January 17, 1971 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
Super Bowl XLI February 4, 2007 Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17

Seven Conference Championships:
1958, 1959, 1964, 1968, 1970, 2006, 2009

3. Indianapolis Colts – Home Stadium History
1. Memorial Stadium, Baltimore
1953-1983
2. Hoosier Dome / The RCA Dome, Indianapolis
1984-2007
3. Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
2008-Present

4. For more information on the Colts, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Colts' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indianapolis_Colts_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Colts' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Indianapolis Colts and the history of the Colts franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 14 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 14 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Indianapolis Colts YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcg1XKvjgk0 or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Indianapolis-Colts-c117/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Colts.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 17, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

1 comment:

  1. I'be been a loyal Colts fan since the early 70's.I would like to see the Colts think outside the box,regarding a new look uniform.For example:Blue helmet with a silver horseshoe,blue facemask.Home jersey blue pants..I think it's time for the Colts to come into the 21st century like most teams have changed...Indianapolis Colts has a new home and a new leader @ quarterback..let's make another change with the home/away uniforms and definitely the helmet(s)...

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