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    You know what? I know the move was painful, but in the end, I'm glad we had Art and now Bisciotti instead of those assholes in Indianapolis.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tspot-D-Ravenator View Post
    GET OVER IT PEOPLE!! Hate and anger will only destroy the person who allows it to permeate their lives! I was an avid Baltimore Colt fan, but I now have the Ravens and I am over the move completely. Bringing this up year after year is a slap in the Ravens face! Stop the whining

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    Well, maybe it's time to forgive the Germans for bombing Pearl Harbor too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI



    AS HIS OWN MOTHER CALLED HIM THE DEVIL ON EARTH: REST IN PEE IRSAY

    http://russellstreetreport.com/forum...y-his-respects
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    Odd... just today I found out Netflix has the 30 for 30 series so I watched the band that never died. Made me hate the colts and the irsays so much more. Ironic that this'd be on here




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    Thanks, man. I have netflix and will check it out. When I was in Nest 1 all the fan clubs got emails from Levinson's agent. Barry wanted to meet with some old Colts fans to recall their memories of the old Colts. He wanted to use them for a new film project. I thank that was it but we never heard from the agent again. Did anyone out there ever meet with him?

    Irsay's mom never forgot or forgave. From SI article.

    ___________________________
    Irsay's mother, Elaine, is 84 years old and in failing health. Reached by phone at her home in Rolling Meadows, Ill., Mrs. Irsay, who still has a rich Hungarian accent, said, "He's a devil on earth, that one." Every few seconds she paused for breath, her voice rising at the start of each thought, then quickly tiring. "He stole all our money and said goodbye. He don't care for me. I don't even see him for 35 years. My husband, Charles, sent him to college. I made his wedding. Five thousand dollars, it cost us. When my husband got sick and got the heart attack, he [Bob] took advantage. He was no good," she said. "He was a bad boy. I don't want to talk about him."

    Rest of story here. It's long but worth reading.


    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau.../MAG1065650/2/
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    I posted a thread after the SB win asking if winning a 2nd SB allows us to kind've "move on" from the Colts loss, and the general response was still, no.
    The tricky thing for us old Colts fans is that, well we were fans of the Colts. So in a very real way we can't move on any more than you will move on from, say the 2000 Ravens. (And I dont move on from the 2000 Ravens either.) It's not that we look at the Colts as some ideal; it's just our history. Some of my earliest memories are of my mom yelling at the TV set for Unitas to watch out for Willie Davis moving in on him. To me when I think of the major rivals of our team the Ravens I always think of the old rivalry we had with the despised Green Bay Packers. NO FUCKING WAY WAS THAT FIELD GOAL KICK IN 65 GOOD. As Ogden Nash wrote:

    Is there a Baltimore fan alive
    who's forgotten Tom Matte in '65?
    The Colts by crippling injuries vexed,
    Unitas first and Cuozzo next--
    What would become of the pass attack?
    Then Matte stepped in at quarterback.
    He beat the Rams in a great display,
    He did - and he damn near beat Green Bay.
    Ask him today to plunge or block,
    Tom's the man who can roll or rock.
    In Tokyo, they say karate
    In Baltimore, they call it Matte


    Note that Nash said "Baltimore fan". To me the old Colts are just the earlier Ravens. And Matte in 65 is the stuff of legend.

    One more:

    The lucky city of Baltimore
    Is famed for its medicos galore
    It's simply teeming with fine physicians
    With surgeons, oculists, and obstetricians
    All dedicated men in white,
    All at your service day or night.
    Except-here's the fly in the ointment-
    When with the Colts they have an appointment.
    And the vast memorial Stadium rocks
    With the cheers of fifty thousand docs
    They've caught the disease fate holds in store,
    For the population of Baltimore-
    A disease more virulent than rabies,
    Felling men and women and even babies.
    The cynic becomes a true believer,
    When caught in the grip of that old Colt fever.


    Those lines about the Colts describe the Ravens too.
    Forget the Colts? That would be like forgetting the Ravens. Ain't gonna happen.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ballhawk View Post
    Even his mother hated that bastard.
    IIRC, she called him the devil on earth.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ursula View Post
    The tricky thing for us old Colts fans is that, well we were fans of the Colts. So in a very real way we can't move on any more than you will move on from, say the 2000 Ravens. (And I dont move on from the 2000 Ravens either.) It's not that we look at the Colts as some ideal; it's just our history. Some of my earliest memories are of my mom yelling at the TV set for Unitas to watch out for Willie Davis moving in on him. To me when I think of the major rivals of our team the Ravens I always think of the old rivalry we had with the despised Green Bay Packers. NO FUCKING WAY WAS THAT FIELD GOAL KICK IN 65 GOOD. As Ogden Nash wrote:

    Is there a Baltimore fan alive
    who's forgotten Tom Matte in '65?
    The Colts by crippling injuries vexed,
    Unitas first and Cuozzo next--
    What would become of the pass attack?
    Then Matte stepped in at quarterback.
    He beat the Rams in a great display,
    He did - and he damn near beat Green Bay.
    Ask him today to plunge or block,
    Tom's the man who can roll or rock.
    In Tokyo, they say karate
    In Baltimore, they call it Matte


    Note that Nash said "Baltimore fan". To me the old Colts are just the earlier Ravens. And Matte in 65 is the stuff of legend.

    One more:

    The lucky city of Baltimore
    Is famed for its medicos galore
    It's simply teeming with fine physicians
    With surgeons, oculists, and obstetricians
    All dedicated men in white,
    All at your service day or night.
    Except-here's the fly in the ointment-
    When with the Colts they have an appointment.
    And the vast memorial Stadium rocks
    With the cheers of fifty thousand docs
    They've caught the disease fate holds in store,
    For the population of Baltimore-
    A disease more virulent than rabies,
    Felling men and women and even babies.
    The cynic becomes a true believer,
    When caught in the grip of that old Colt fever.


    Those lines about the Colts describe the Ravens too.
    Forget the Colts? That would be like forgetting the Ravens. Ain't gonna happen.

    Good Stuff. The 1965 "loss" to the Packers was probably the first heart braking loss for a very young sports fan. The Chandler kick which forced OT was not good. Matte and the Colts were denied a great story. That loss was as gut wrenching as the Pats game last year.




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    Steadman has a pic of that phony FG in his book FROM COLTS TO RAVENS and he shows the ball 5 feet wide with the Ref underneath with his arms raised. He was gonna publish the pic in the News American but Pete Rozelle asked him not too so he didn't.

    Even Chandler the kicker knew he missed it by kicking the dirt but looked up when he heard everyone yelling and screaming and said WTF??? He knew things weren't on the up and up.

    Shula always believed the NFL didn't want Colts going to their World Championship game with a backup RB as their premier QB. So when they played Dallas in the runner up bowl which they had at the time he let Matte open it up and he beat Dallas by 30 points.

    The NFL and the media crucified Shula for running up the score but he didn't give a damn. He had a point to prove.

    The Colts mainly ran a lot with Matte at the helm but after that first game he called Woody Hayes at Ohio State to ask if Matte could win as QB in the pros. Woody said he's the most politest kid I ever had Don. Shula said cut the shit Woody, can he play QB in the pros. I'm preparing for the packers and Woody said yea.

    Matte said the only time he was ever afraid of playing football was when he became the QB. ILMAO
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    BTW, Matte needed a back up after Unitas and Quozzo went down so Shula brought in an old vet named Ed Brown. Player coach Gino Marchetti recommended him because he played with him at the U of San Francisco.

    Brown played his last year as a starter, throwing for 1,990 yards for the mediocre Steelers. He played one more season as a backup, was waived and picked up by Baltimore late in the season.


    Brown played in the season finale behind running back Tom Matte who was filling in at quarterback after injuries to both Johnny Unitas and Gary Cuozzo. Brown completed 3 of 5 passes, including an 81-yard touchdown.

    He was ineligible under existing rules to play in the Colts playoff loss to eventual champion Green Bay. Brown retired after the 1965 season. Brown also punted for the Steelers, starting each year except his last. Brown finished with 949 completions, 1,987 attempts, 15,600 yards, 102 touchdown passes, and 138 interceptions. He rushed for 960 yards and 14 touchdowns during his career. Brown also finished with 498 punts and a 40.5 yard average per punt. At the end of 2006, Brown ranked 137 on the all-time




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    Those memories are why we can't let it go and will never forgive or forget. Jimmy boy could have eased a lot of pain by returning the name, colors and history just like Art did for Cleveland but he refused. They should be the Baltimore Colts, not Ravens.

    The guys who weren't there just can't understand any of that.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Those memories are why we can't let it go and will never forgive or forget. Jimmy boy could have eased a lot of pain by returning the name, colors and history just like Art did for Cleveland but he refused. They should be the Baltimore Colts, not Ravens.

    The guys who weren't there just can't understand any of that.


    It's like that first fling when you were so crazy about one another the rest of the universe seemed like just a stage set for your story, until it ended in bitterness. It's been over for over half your life, you have a wonderful spouse & together you've made your own precious memories--

    --but one day you see that first flame, over half a lifetime older but still in some ways the same, and the feeling runs through you like a heated needle. And every time you see one another again it adds another molten stitch of what was & what might have been--

    That's how it feels to this auld phart every time I see the blue & white jerseys & horseshoe on the helmet. I cherish the purple & black dearly but you never forget first love...

    (NB: Somewhere around the Fourth Circle of Dante's Inferno, in the Baltimore Colts Annex, there is a row of 3 cannibal-size cauldrons filled with oil boiling over raging fires. In the first is one Robert Irsay. In the second is one Jack Kent Cooke, former Deadskins owner who conspired to keep an expansion franchise out of Baltimore because he coveted it for his own. The last is empty awaiting the soul (if you can call it that) of his main co-conspirator--the sign says RESERVED--TAGLIABUE.)




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    Does anyone feel anything for the reactivated browns who only had 2 winning seasons?

    It must be bad for them to lose essentially the FO and then get beat down twice annually by the ravens and watch us win 2 SBs in at time. Ouch.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Fan Dan View Post
    What? Bad analogy.

    I wasn't married to the guy. I wasn't even fuckin the guy. I just wish i'd had the chance to fuck the guy up lol!
    There goes my coffee! Now that was funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by londonraven View Post
    Does anyone feel anything for the reactivated browns who only had 2 winning seasons?

    It must be bad for them to lose essentially the FO and then get beat down twice annually by the ravens and watch us win 2 SBs in at time. Ouch.
    It makes me appreciate the great ownership the Ravens have had even more.
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