FROM THE SADDLE (official team news)
- Jim Caldwell talks about how his players aren't the "throw your helmet, kick your locker" type. Like coach, like player?
- This article delivers the same garble from Dan Orlovsky and crew, but what I think is truly amazing is the fact that even after 0-13 and counting, the Colts will still play in front of a full house come Sunday. Great fans or clueless morons? Great, great fans.
GREEN APPLES AND ROAD APPLES (media analysis)
- Those who say Aaron Rodgers is playing at an "unheard of level", should really spare us the delusion. For Rodgers to break the TD record, he will need to throw 4 TDs in each of the next 3 games. Not gonna happen.
- As reported earlier, Jim Caldwell will hit the road if the Colts make history a/k/a go 0-16. I'd like to believe that he will be gone either way, but something tells me we could see him still sitting on the sidelines, stone-faced as always.
- officially welcomed Anthony Castonzo
- Dallas Clark is in doubt for Sunday's match-up, along with Phillip Wheeler. Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for Clark?
- Dwight Freeney made history in Baltimore, becoming only the 26th player to reach 100 sacks in a career.
- Jacob Lacey isn't just a terrible CB with decent tackling skills, but he's also the most penalized Colt. Congrats, Lace.
- I can't believe it. We actually managed to find a guy that believes Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck CAN co-exist.
- The Colts can officially seal the #1 pick this Sunday, but they'll need some "help". Something tells me that a group of fans will be rooting for another loss this Sunday, but for a reason other than the rights to NFL draft gold.
APPLE PIE (SB Nation goodies)
- The SB Nation staff has assembled its first ever "College Football All-America Team" -- with Robert Griffin III behind center.
- RG3 has been the proverbial "curveball" in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes, as of late. Is he the new top dog come draft day? David Fucillo takes a look.
In other news, it turns out that Chicago WR Sam Hurd was doing his best impression of Tony Montana for years.
Athletes waste golden opportunities all the time, but this guy takes all of that to a completely different level. To use the money that he was blessed to even have access to, thanks to his on-field talents, as a foundation for supposedly his own rendition of Cocaine Cowboys just disgusts me. The level of arrogance from this guy might just rival Mr. Tony Montana.
More importantly, this discovery will ultimately provide a PR nightmare for a business that sits atop the highest corporate mountains. But first, the charges have to stick and Hurd will get his day in court.