Who could have ever guessed that one person could feel
soooooo much elation and such isolation at the same
time? It is worse than missing Thanksgiving. Worse
than missing the the tree lighting ceremony on
the Circle. Worse than missing Christmas and New
Year's Eve. It's nearly as bad as not being able to
share with family and friends for months at a time.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS
And I'm not there. I'm not in my city sharing in the
euphoric joy of the celebration of my hometown.
I can't tell you how happy I am for the fans, the
organization, Dungy and Manning. But I am happier for
Indy. The city has always done for others with style
and class - now it was time to claim something for
itself. It's been a long time since the old ABA
I thought I had it all set up before I came here -
technology being what it is. I installed Slingbox so I
could watch the Colts, Pacers, IU and local news
through my computer. What I didn't count on was our
internet sucking so much it, eventually, couldn't
provide enough juice to even run the program. So,
about 1/3 of the way through the season - I could no
longer see anything. I adapted. I picked up the local
sports radio station streams and read the online
editions of the Star. But this - THIS is different. I
can't see the team being met at the aiport. I can't
see the planned celebrations. I can't see all
the local TV station coverage. I can't see the parade.
I want to feel like a part of it all.
Am I feeling sorry for myself? Damn straight! And I
don't mind admitting it.
So - I am putting out an All Points Bulletin. If
anyone recorded the game and post game. If anybody is
recording the news coverage of the team coming home,
the downtown celebration, the parade, any "specials"
capsulizing the year, I would do just about anything
to get a DVD copy of it. If anyone recorded Bob
Lamey's call of the game (I could not get the local
coverage) I would like to get a copy of it. It just
didn't seem right hearing us win the ultimate football
prize without Lamey describing it to me just didn't
seem like Colts football.
OK - I'm done. DAMN!