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    Re: Coldest game?



    The Colts playoff game in January of 2007 was warm and rainy, with a cold front coming through at anytime. I remember this because everyone laughed at the laundry basket of clothes I brought to tailgate, I truly did not know how to dress I even had spare shoes/boots. I've taken less on a weeks vacation.
    The Colt game that was so nasty was the Sunday night after the New England game last year. It sleeted, I had ice on my eyebrows and it is the only game we have ever left early. I swear the NFL thinks we live in FL with night games in December.




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    The Colts Playoff game was not "rainy" or cold...I just looked at my photos of the game to recall and the stand shots show people with their jackets off, not covered up, and not wet...even the cheerleaders hair werent wet! haha

    It was warm for january..id call it comfortable.

    The colts game in 07 it just poured in the middle/end of the 1st quarter and we were already down like 21-0, i left that night too, first time ever...i was home by halftime, and was actually glad I left and didnt stay in the rain to watch what was inevitable..
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    It was indeed rainy. and warm. it was not a constant deluge of rain. It was misty and drizzly for the entire game though.
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    On how to combat the elements

    I get cold easily, especially up in section 526 row 26 where the wind can howl near the top of the stadium.

    Found a new trick for this game -- bought a pair of Carhartt extreme overalls -- they're lined and much better than the ski gear I used to wear. Guess hunting is more analogous to football watching (sit and drink) than skiing.

    Also the grabber warmers -- not only can you get them for your feet, but now they have a bigger version that you can stick on your back and get heat for the whole game -- makes up for the cold seat.





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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAP View Post
    Ah yea, I was there too and I'll tell you a funny story about how we lost.

    John Madden said last year on MNF that game had everything - offense, defense and special teams. The game was in Dec, 1977.

    As you say, we lost it on the Ghost to Post Play.

    A few years ago Scott Garceau MCed Nest 1's Scholarship Banquet and Bruce Laird was there. He kidded Bruce that he saw that game on the Classics Channel and all you see is Bruce trailing The Ghost into the end zone as the game ended.

    Bruce said wait a minute. I wasnt even supposed to be over there. I had my man covered. I was trying to help out after the linebacker forgot to pick up the TE going to the post. Bruce had a hell of a game himself with a 62 yd interception return, ala Ed Reed, for a TD. We led at halftime 10-7.

    I asked Bruce afterwards if Stan White was that linebacker who forgot and he laughed and said yea.

    Then I saw the game on the Classic Channel and you dont see Stan anywhere on the play as Bruce follows the Te into the endzone.

    They would have won anyway because Madden said on MNF that it was 3rd down so they wanted to give it one more shot and then kick the FG to win the game if the played failed. They were in range.

    For those too young to know, its called the Ghost to Post play because its a play where the TE cuts across the middle to get a mismatch on the linebacker and he heads straight to the goal post.

    All teams have it. I think the Ravens call it the Post Play as most teams do.

    OAK called it that because Dave Casper was the TE and principal of the play. His nick name was the Ghost after Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon series that were popular back then.

    So when Madden put it in the play book he named it the Ghost to Post play.

    Shannan Sharpe scored a TD on it in one of the Tenn games during our SB run.

    The advantage is with the receiver because he's running to the goal post and sees it while the defender has to take his eye off the ball to look for the post so he doesnt run into it.

    A split second is all a good TE needs to make his move and catch the ball as he did vs Stan and Casper was one of the best of that era and entered the HOF. That catch is one of the most memorable in NFL history .

    It was a hi scoring game and the 2d longest in NFL history. Bert Jones would throw a TD then Ken The Snake Stabler came downfield with a TD. Then Bert threw another TD. Then The Snake came back down the field for another TD. Bellichek recently said Bert was the best pure passer he ever saw and it's rumored he could throw 100 yds. Ernie Accorsi, Giants GM of SB35 said he would have been the greatest QB ever under different circumstances, ie, a better team. Bert was 1 of 3 QBs in the 70s to get 100 plus rating. Stabler and Roger Staubach were the others.

    I don't know what Madden meant saying there was defense. Both Ds took the day off.
    Nearly 70 pts were scored in that game. Too bad we lost because we could have beaten Denver and won another SB trophy that year had we won.

    Madden said it is one of the most memorable games of his career.

    Bmore beat OAK in the PO for the SB5 trophy when the Colts won it, which btw was maybe the coldest game ever played in Bmore and in a snow blizzard to boot. The big bad Raiders got bombarded with snow balls and went into the tunnel and refused to come out until the cops cleared all the throwers out. The game was delayed 20-30 mins. They were scared to come out. When they did they never took their helmets off on the side lines. I was there too.

    OAK beat us in 1977 but lost to Denver. They beat us but got the crap beat out of them.

    Then the Baltimore Ravens beat OAK in our run for the SB35 trophy in 2000.

    Revenge is sweet even if its with a new franchise and 3 decades later. LOL.
    you're not so bad Trap....when you stick to analysis of football

    Bert Jones could have been one of the greats if he didn't shred his shoulder so early in his career. I also think we might still be watching the Balltimore Colts if he didn't get hurt. The days of Billy Troup will not go down as some of my favorite baltimore football days.

    In the Ghost to the Post game, Jones missed Raymond Chester wide open down the left sideline headimg towards the open end of the Memorial. I think it was in the first overtime period. If he hits Chester, Colts win and who knows what would have happened.

    I believe it was the opening game of 1978 against Dallas on Monday night where Joned dislocated his right shoulder...Baltimore Colts were never the same.








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    I believe it was the opening game of 1978 against Dallas on Monday night where Joned dislocated his right shoulder...Baltimore Colts were never the same.
    Bert was pile-driven into the astroturf in Detroit...during the 1978 pre-season.

    I remember that Monday night game in Dallas...the Colts were shut out 38-0 or something like that. Then they lost 42-0 to Miami at home the next week. Ouch.

    I remember going to the Patriots game at Memorial that November. I was standing by thr baseball screen watching Steve Grogan and TE Russ Francis warm up. Grogan overthrew Francis, who was a monster at 6'6" 275 or so, and the ball hit the ground and one-hopped right into my arms. I was standing there looking at this ball when a towering figure said to me in a deep voice "Can I have the ball, son?". I looked up in awe and handed him the ball. My brother kicked me for that.

    I also remember being glued to the radio during the Colts-Broncos game. We were up 7-6 and Denver was lined up for an easy chip shot FG with a couple seconds left. I can still hear Chuck Thompson say "there's the snap...BLOCKED!!!! The kick is blocked!". We won that game.

    It was a 5-11 year I think, but lots of memories.


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    Re: Coldest game?

    Quote Originally Posted by SHORTTRACK View Post
    LL Bean flannel lined or fleece lined jeans are another way to go
    http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...781-ppxs&dds=y
    I have the LL Bean fleeced-lined kakis....I had those one...very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAP View Post

    Heres a Wiki link on Bert JOnes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Jones
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    Quote Originally Posted by camdenyard View Post
    Bert was pile-driven into the astroturf in Detroit...during the 1978 pre-season.

    I remember that Monday night game in Dallas...the Colts were shut out 38-0 or something like that. Then they lost 42-0 to Miami at home the next week. Ouch.

    I remember going to the Patriots game at Memorial that November. I was standing by thr baseball screen watching Steve Grogan and TE Russ Francis warm up. Grogan overthrew Francis, who was a monster at 6'6" 275 or so, and the ball hit the ground and one-hopped right into my arms. I was standing there looking at this ball when a towering figure said to me in a deep voice "Can I have the ball, son?". I looked up in awe and handed him the ball. My brother kicked me for that.

    I also remember being glued to the radio during the Colts-Broncos game. We were up 7-6 and Denver was lined up for an easy chip shot FG with a couple seconds left. I can still hear Chuck Thompson say "there's the snap...BLOCKED!!!! The kick is blocked!". We won that game.

    It was a 5-11 year I think, but lots of memories.
    That's right it was the preseason game where Jones was hurt.. I remember being allowed to stay up late to watch the Dallas game and I was in disbelief. I also remember the blocked field goal during the Broncos game. I remember it being foggy that day I think. I seem to remember Fred Cook on the block but I could be wrong.








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    I remember Bert Jones in that 1978 season. I think it was the game against New England where he was still heaving the ball down the field, with his shoulder hanging halfway down to his ass.

    To this day, I still don't know how he was able to throw a football with that shoulder like that. I've had a seperated shoulder before, and it's painful enough just trying to move your arm, much less flinging a football while getting tackled.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAP View Post
    Ah yea, I was there too and I'll tell you a funny story about how we lost.

    John Madden said last year on MNF that game had everything - offense, defense and special teams. The game was in Dec, 1977.

    As you say, we lost it on the Ghost to Post Play.

    A few years ago Scott Garceau MCed Nest 1's Scholarship Banquet and Bruce Laird was there. He kidded Bruce that he saw that game on the Classics Channel and all you see is Bruce trailing The Ghost into the end zone as the game ended.

    Bruce said wait a minute. I wasnt even supposed to be over there. I had my man covered. I was trying to help out after the linebacker forgot to pick up the TE going to the post. Bruce had a hell of a game himself with a 62 yd interception return, ala Ed Reed, for a TD. We led at halftime 10-7.

    I asked Bruce afterwards if Stan White was that linebacker who forgot and he laughed and said yea.

    Then I saw the game on the Classic Channel and you dont see Stan anywhere on the play as Bruce follows the Te into the endzone.

    They would have won anyway because Madden said on MNF that it was 3rd down so they wanted to give it one more shot and then kick the FG to win the game if the played failed. They were in range.

    For those too young to know, its called the Ghost to Post play because its a play where the TE cuts across the middle to get a mismatch on the linebacker and he heads straight to the goal post.

    All teams have it. I think the Ravens call it the Post Play as most teams do.

    OAK called it that because Dave Casper was the TE and principal of the play. His nick name was the Ghost after Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon series that were popular back then.

    So when Madden put it in the play book he named it the Ghost to Post play.

    Shannan Sharpe scored a TD on it in one of the Tenn games during our SB run.

    The advantage is with the receiver because he's running to the goal post and sees it while the defender has to take his eye off the ball to look for the post so he doesnt run into it.

    A split second is all a good TE needs to make his move and catch the ball as he did vs Stan and Casper was one of the best of that era and entered the HOF. That catch is one of the most memorable in NFL history .

    It was a hi scoring game and the 2d longest in NFL history. Bert Jones would throw a TD then Ken The Snake Stabler came downfield with a TD. Then Bert threw another TD. Then The Snake came back down the field for another TD. Bellichek recently said Bert was the best pure passer he ever saw and it's rumored he could throw 100 yds. Ernie Accorsi, Giants GM of SB35 said he would have been the greatest QB ever under different circumstances, ie, a better team. Bert was 1 of 3 QBs in the 70s to get 100 plus rating. Stabler and Roger Staubach were the others.

    I don't know what Madden meant saying there was defense. Both Ds took the day off.
    Nearly 70 pts were scored in that game. Too bad we lost because we could have beaten Denver and won another SB trophy that year had we won.

    Madden said it is one of the most memorable games of his career.

    Bmore beat OAK in the PO for the SB5 trophy when the Colts won it, which btw was maybe the coldest game ever played in Bmore and in a snow blizzard to boot. The big bad Raiders got bombarded with snow balls and went into the tunnel and refused to come out until the cops cleared all the throwers out. The game was delayed 20-30 mins. They were scared to come out. When they did they never took their helmets off on the side lines. I was there too.

    OAK beat us in 1977 but lost to Denver. They beat us but got the crap beat out of them.

    Then the Baltimore Ravens beat OAK in our run for the SB35 trophy in 2000.

    Revenge is sweet even if its with a new franchise and 3 decades later. LOL.
    I love it when TRAP tells a good Baltimore Colts story...

    More of our elder statesmen should do the same-- It really gives those of us too young to remember a sense of connection with the Colts legacy in BMORE.

    When I was growing up, Mike Pagel was our QB, which explains why so many younger posters are apathetic about the Colts now that we have the Ravens, not to mention Art Schlichter, who as a rookie had gambled away his entire signing bonus by midseason...




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    Trap, you are quite the raconteur. I could listen to you all day long.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAP View Post
    Speaking of old stories, Barry Levinson is thinking of making a new movie about the old Baltimore Colts. He already made one which was critically acclaimed called DINER. You young ones should march right down to your favorite rental and get it. My bro saw it in Boston where he was going to school and said the people up there fell out of the seats laughing so hard when they playing the Baltimore Colts marching song instead of the Wedding March and the church was decorated in the Colts blue and white colors instead of the traditional all white.

    BTW, Levinson wants to meet with old Colts fans for some of these stories that might work their way into his new movie. His agent sent an email to the Chamber of Ravens Nests and they sent it to all members.

    Back to DINER, there was this funny scene where the couple was getting engaged and the guy put her in a closet to give her a quiz on the Colts. If she got 1 question wrong, they wouldnt get married.

    They were questions like what were the original Colts colors and who was the original coach of the Colts. A friend said, I dont know that answer but the girl knew all of them and they got married.

    I actually met the girl in that closet. Back in the 80s the hottest joint north of the beltway was a place called Wurlitzers. It played oldies from the 50s and 60s.

    One of my best friends introduced me to the girl who was in that closet in the movie. Her real name was Roxanne. She was gorgeous and one of Levinson's best friends in high school.

    I was slow dancing with her and asked if that was really true - about the quiz and she said it certainly was.

    Then I asked why they got divorced.

    She said he was too demanding. I laughed my arse off.

    I mean, she couldnt figure out that a guy who locked her in a closet and gave her a football quiz and said they wouldnt get married if she missed 1 question would be too demanding to stay married.

    Im still LOL.

    Oh that Schlester. He was making bets in the paid phone by the club house. He was interviewed and said the worse thing he ever did was hock his wife's wedding ring to pay a bet out in Vegas.

    Later he went back to buy the ring back and it was already sold.

    Art might have been one of the best QBs ever in a typical Irsay blunder.

    Always in Baltimore.
    Makes me want to go out and rent DINER right now... Maybe I'll do it this weekend!




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    Hey there is nothing wrong with someone's wife knowing about the local football team. My wife could probably name 80% of the starting 22 players each week. Kelly Gregg was her favorite player before it became popular to like him.

    Last night, she was explaining to me that the reason Flacco wasn't so successful throwing the ball was because the Skins were running a zone defense when they hadn't shown that tendency on film before and Cam wasn't expecting it.

    Now I wouldn't lock her in a closet but that was impressive to me.








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