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    Default Post Game Blues from Iraq . . . but I'm better now

    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
    titles.

    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!
    The best exercise of the human heart is reaching down and picking someone else up.

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    Default Re: Post Game Blues from Iraq . . . but I'm better now

    I recorded almost all of it the day of, the game, pregame and postgame stuff for over an hour. Anyone know how I could get it to a DVD for the man from a VCR tape?!

    -- Steve --

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    If it's on a camcorder, you can just hook that up with a dvd recorder and do it that way. You might be able to run a dvd recorder through the VCR to the television as well, but i'm not certain

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    This broke my heart.

    I wish I could help, but sadly I can't.

    I know it's a silly cliche, but thank you for your sacrifice, ABA.
    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

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    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
    titles.

    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!

    I was on the ESPN message board, and a Steelers fan was congratulating us and giving advice/suggestions... this one might help ya.

    4. Look for the "Road to the Super Bowl" DVD set that should come out during the summer. It will be a four-disc set that includes all post-season games in their entirety, with your team's play-by-play radio announcers.

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    Default Re: Post Game Blues from Iraq . . . but I'm better now

    I've got the game, and about 3+ hours of the coming home, parade, and celebration, recorded on my Hauppage WinTV-PVR.

    Let me shrink it, convert it, and put it on dvd, then let me know how to get it to you, ABADays.

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    I've got so much stuff recorded, I'm not even sure of what I have.

    I spliced the Colts radio broadcast into one of the Tivo's, so I have the CBS video with the Colts Radio audio. (I'm in the process of transferring it to DVD. Right now it looks like Bill Cowher is singing "Real Men of Genius" during the pregame show......)

    I'll ship you a copy once I've gotten it all transferred, if you'd like......
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    Default Re: Post Game Blues from Iraq . . . but I'm better now

    I have the game too, the Media Day (that might fall off the Tivo, I need to check it), the Pats game, the PTI from Monday, and some of the local coverage of the parade.

    I left most of my memory at home so I don't have a ton of parade pix, and we were losing light so the camera jumped into some long exposures at times. I only have a few good ones. One of them is in that Chicago writers thread. I started the parade by shooting from the Marriot-ConvCenter bridge.

    When Dungy, Polian, Irsay came under us someone hit the window. Dungy looked right up at us and was sort of startled that we were so close (closer than the people on the ground). He looked right at me and waved. At that point I wasn't think about the shot, I was getting a little choked up. That's when this win finally hit me.

    Anyway, it was incredibly cool.

    If it makes you feel better, I had to watch the 98 run including the Chicago series from down in Houston. It was painful. Not as bad as Iraq, but it definitely felt wrong.

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    Here is a link to some pics in Indy that a buddy of mine (arenn on this board) forwarded to me. These aren't of arenn...just another guy on another board. Pretty cool though. Check it out.

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=439451
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    Sounds like MRat's got you covered ABA. If you're missing anything then let me know. I started recording with the dreaded Sports Center at 8am until about 3am on gameday.

    Have all of the channel 6 coverage (starting around 4:30pm) of the parade Monday.
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    I don't know what to say I'm overwhelmed! Thanks guys. I will PM you with my address - but really, THANKS!
    The best exercise of the human heart is reaching down and picking someone else up.

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    I'm sure celebrating the championship in Boston is only slightly more fun. Stay safe, ABA.
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