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duke dynamite
05-07-2008, 04:22 PM
Running back Dominic Rhodes has rejoined the Indianapolis Colts (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080507/SPORTS03/80507044#), signing a one-year deal with the team he helped lead to a Super Bowl championship.
Rhodes, a free agent after being recently released by the Oakland Raiders (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080507/SPORTS03/80507044#), will receive approximately $650,000...

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080507/SPORTS03/80507044



Wow...

Hoop
05-07-2008, 04:29 PM
But, But, he was arrested for drunk driving, the Colts don't put up with stuff like that. Only the evil Pacers put up with law breakers. :D

Welcome back Dominic, hope you play as well as you did before.

pig norton
05-07-2008, 04:30 PM
Hey, a backup running back who can actually catch a football, of all things.

Shade
05-07-2008, 04:32 PM
I'm not sure how I feel about this.

duke dynamite
05-07-2008, 05:04 PM
w00t

btowncolt
05-07-2008, 05:07 PM
I'm not sure how I feel about this.

C'mon, don't disappoint me.

Something, somewhere in the world did/didn't happen. Of course you hate it!

Erik
05-07-2008, 05:09 PM
It can't hurt to give it a shot.

obnoxiousmodesty
05-07-2008, 05:12 PM
Good signing in my opinion.

Slick Pinkham
05-07-2008, 05:40 PM
makes y'all so happy you could pee!

http://deadspin.com/sports/nfl/dominic-rhodes-has-a-secret-thats-running-down-his-leg-239139.php

rock747
05-07-2008, 05:40 PM
Wow, interesting. I definetly like the move...

duke dynamite
05-07-2008, 05:55 PM
There we go. I like it.

Shade
05-07-2008, 07:08 PM
C'mon, don't disappoint me.

Something, somewhere in the world did/didn't happen. Of course you hate it!

I hate you. Does that count?

Pacersfan46
05-07-2008, 07:19 PM
There went the idea of Shawn Alexander, you think?

-- Steve --

btowncolt
05-07-2008, 07:24 PM
I hate you. Does that count?

That's the spirit!

Lord Helmet
05-07-2008, 08:01 PM
makes y'all so happy you could pee!

http://deadspin.com/sports/nfl/dominic-rhodes-has-a-secret-thats-running-down-his-leg-239139.php
That's old news isn't it?

Trader Joe
05-08-2008, 12:44 AM
I still hope Hart sees most of the backup carries.

Eindar
05-08-2008, 02:01 AM
That's old news isn't it?

Not really. I mean, he'd **** himself tomorrow if he got loaded and pulled over again, right?

They gonna go sign Mike Doss next?

Lord Helmet
05-08-2008, 02:22 AM
Not really. I mean, he'd **** himself tomorrow if he got loaded and pulled over again, right?

They gonna go sign Mike Doss next?
:laugh:

Calm down, I was only saying that what he posted was a year old and most people know about that.

Who does Doss play for now, anyway? I think we need some more gunmen.

Doddage
05-08-2008, 04:58 AM
Now, how bout a wide receiver?

pwee31
05-08-2008, 11:16 AM
Don't mind the Rhodes signing, he knows the system and fit in pretty well when he was here.

I agree the battle between he and Mike Hart would be fun, but Rhodes has an overwhelming edge and will more then likely win the backup role


AS for Mike Doss.... last I knew, he was in Minnesota, of course that could've changed by now

Young
05-08-2008, 11:24 AM
Why can't this happen with more players who leave? Get cut and come back and sign cheap here. Of course that may not always be a good thing.

I think that Dominic is better than Keith so that's a plus. Hopefully we can rely a little less on Addai in the regular season and keep him fresh for the playoffs.

Unclebuck
05-08-2008, 11:59 AM
If the pacers re-signed a guy who was in some sort of trouble the pacers would be crucified by the media and the fans

Lord Helmet
05-08-2008, 12:26 PM
If the pacers re-signed a guy who was in some sort of trouble the pacers would be crucified by the media and the fans
Look, it isn't fair, but last time I checked at least the Colts have a Super Bowl to back their stuff up with.

The Pacers barely win half of their games anymore, can't make the playoffs in a terrible conference and can't even have a 100% healthy team for more than 4 days.

Then you add in an incident every now and then.

Who are you going to be more angry with? The terrible team or the team that actually wins and mostly stays out of trouble?

Like I said, not fair, but it's how it is, and how it is going to be until the Pacers find out how the beat the Charlotte Bobcats in a must-win game.

JohnnyBGoode
05-09-2008, 12:34 PM
It's funny how winning makes bad behavior tolerable.

Since86
05-09-2008, 02:29 PM
If the pacers re-signed a guy who was in some sort of trouble the pacers would be crucified by the media and the fans

I don't remember hearing the uproar when DD was resigned.

Eindar
05-11-2008, 10:30 PM
I don't remember hearing the uproar when DD was resigned.

DD wasn't connected to attempted murder, was he? Besides, it really only proves the point that the city will support bad characters if they're winners. Or, more importantly, if they've got "juice", which the Pacers had when Dale was here the first time, and the Colts have now.

Sollozzo
05-12-2008, 01:31 AM
DD wasn't connected to attempted murder, was he? Besides, it really only proves the point that the city will support bad characters if they're winners. Or, more importantly, if they've got "juice", which the Pacers had when Dale was here the first time, and the Colts have now.


Don't you think you should wait before all of the facts come out? I understand that you want the Colts image to suffer, but please, let's just wait until the Philadelphia PD finish their investigation.

I still don't get why so many people have such a tough time figuring this out. The Colts image starts and ends with the tone of Manning/Dungy/Irsay, and to a lesser extent, Harrison/Wayne/Sanders/Freeney. These are the faces of the Colts, and they have set a very clean image for the team and city (Harrison gets the benefit of the doubt until we know the facts).

Dominic Rhodes? WHO CARES? The Colts are fine with or without Dominic Rhodes. Dominic Rhodes is insignificant as far as people's perception to the Indianapolis Colts. I don't think the Colts lost any fans last year when Dominic Rhodes left the team. In fact, their popularity only grew. Dominic Rhodes leaving the team before last year didn't cause anyone to reconsider if they still wanted to Colts games. Hell, not even Edgerinn James leaving put a dink in the popularity of the team!

In the NFL, guys come and go by the dozen every year. A guy like Rhodes, while a good player, is easily replaceable. His DUI/letting go of by the team doesn't even put a dink in the armor of the image that Manning/Dungy have built for the Indianapolis Colts.

The Pacers on the other hand have had their best players at the center of controversy. Let's see, the brawl involved O'Neal, Artest, and Jackson...arguably our three best players at the time. Furthermore, O'Neal and Artest WERE the Pacers, and set the image for the team at the time. If it would have been scrubs instead of the two best players on the team fighting fans, then the team would have been able to overcome it easier. But all of the scrutiny that the Pacers face is because of the domino effect set forth by having your two best players at the center of a nationally televised brawl. You don't easily recover from something like that, and all of the other incidents (club rio, nightclub) just add fuel to the fire.

If Manning and Harrison ever fought with fans (or did something similar), then the Colts suffer what the Pacers have for the past 4 years. But sorry, Dominic Rhodes getting arrested for a DUI isn't going to cut it. The Colts can do with or without Dominic Rhodes, and their team and "image" is the same either way. Dominic Rhodes is insignificant as far as the image that the Indianapolis Colts put on is concerned. The organization is no different without him. Manning? His actions definitely define how the organization is perceived. He is the equivalent to Artest/O'Neal at the time of the brawl.

Replace Artest/O'Neal in the brawl with John Edwards/James Jones. Then do you really think the Pacers suffer as much as they have for the past 4 years? Doubtful. They would have cut them and been done with it. Those guys were as about as important to the Pacers image as Dom Rhodes is now.

Why do people have such a tough time understanding this?

Lord Helmet
05-12-2008, 02:24 AM
Don't you think you should wait before all of the facts come out? I understand that you want the Colts image to suffer, but please, let's just wait until the Philadelphia PD finish their investigation.

I still don't get why so many people have such a tough time figuring this out. The Colts image starts and ends with the tone of Manning/Dungy/Irsay, and to a lesser extent, Harrison/Wayne/Sanders/Freeney. These are the faces of the Colts, and they have set a very clean image for the team and city (Harrison gets the benefit of the doubt until we know the facts).

Dominic Rhodes? WHO CARES? The Colts are fine with or without Dominic Rhodes. Dominic Rhodes is insignificant as far as people's perception to the Indianapolis Colts. I don't think the Colts lost any fans last year when Dominic Rhodes left the team. In fact, their popularity only grew. Dominic Rhodes leaving the team before last year didn't cause anyone to reconsider if they still wanted to Colts games. Hell, not even Edgerinn James leaving put a dink in the popularity of the team!

In the NFL, guys come and go by the dozen every year. A guy like Rhodes, while a good player, is easily replaceable. His DUI/letting go of by the team doesn't even put a dink in the armor of the image that Manning/Dungy have built for the Indianapolis Colts.

The Pacers on the other hand have had their best players at the center of controversy. Let's see, the brawl involved O'Neal, Artest, and Jackson...arguably our three best players at the time. Furthermore, O'Neal and Artest WERE the Pacers, and set the image for the team at the time. If it would have been scrubs instead of the two best players on the team fighting fans, then the team would have been able to overcome it easier. But all of the scrutiny that the Pacers face is because of the domino effect set forth by having your two best players at the center of a nationally televised brawl. You don't easily recover from something like that, and all of the other incidents (club rio, nightclub) just add fuel to the fire.

If Manning and Harrison ever fought with fans (or did something similar), then the Colts suffer what the Pacers have for the past 4 years. But sorry, Dominic Rhodes getting arrested for a DUI isn't going to cut it. The Colts can do with or without Dominic Rhodes, and their team and "image" is the same either way. Dominic Rhodes is insignificant as far as the image that the Indianapolis Colts put on is concerned. The organization is no different without him. Manning? His actions definitely define how the organization is perceived. He is the equivalent to Artest/O'Neal at the time of the brawl.

Replace Artest/O'Neal in the brawl with John Edwards/James Jones. Then do you really think the Pacers suffer as much as they have for the past 4 years? Doubtful. They were as about as important to the Pacers image as Dom Rhodes is now.

Why do people have such a tough time understanding this?
Wow.

Very well put.

Indianapolis_girly
05-14-2008, 10:36 PM
welcome back, welcome back, welcome back. :)

ABADays
05-16-2008, 06:13 PM
If the pacers re-signed a guy who was in some sort of trouble the pacers would be crucified by the media and the fans

Technically you are right. But the Pacers recent history of coming up with nothing BUT idiots carries a lot of weight.

duke dynamite
05-19-2008, 01:51 AM
All over the local news tonight they were talking about how he has to wear #38 until Bullitt gives up the 33.

BoomBaby31
06-01-2008, 03:00 PM
I still hope Hart sees most of the backup carries.

Do be suprised if we have a RB battle come beginning of next season.