Well, another year is in the books and while it ended sooner then a lot of people would've hoped, I still think the Colts had a very good year, especially given the circumstances they had to deal with this year. Guys like Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney, and Robert Mathis all came up with huge plays in big moments to help pull out some games that they wouldn't have otherwise won. In hindsight, that probably disguised some of the flaws with the team and set our expectations a bit too high going into the playoffs. But still, it was a very good year.
This was the kind of year that deserves a musical recap, but not just some highlight video set to Time of Your Life. I'm talking about a song for each game of the season. After the jump, you can take the musical journey through the year that was.
Game 1: Bears 29 - Colts 13
Song: Knee Deep in the Blues by Guy Mitchell
You ask me why I've been cryin'
It's because I've lost about all I can lose.
Since you've been gone I've quit tryin'
And now I'm knee deep in the blues.
Game 2: Colts 18 - Vikings 15
Song: Foot to the Throat by Lamb of God
Hope in a dead man's dream,
The sound of a bell
that will never ring
You're just wasting time
Game 3: Jaguars 23 - Colts 21
Song: Walk All Over Me by The Crash Motive
It's hard enough to see the things I've seen
Can't keep making it too easy
To let you walk all over me
Game 4: Colts 31 - Texans 27
Song: 4 minutes by Madonna & Justin Timberlake
We only got 4 minutes to save the world
Game 5: Colts 31 - Ravens 3
Song: I'm not Dead by Pink
(Yes, that's not the song, but were you really going to listen to Pink? That's what I thought. In other news, I should mention these music choices don't reflect my own musical tastes.)
You can do the math a thousand ways but you can't erase the facts
That others come and others go but you always come back
Game 6: Packers 34 - Colts 14
Song: Wisconsin Death Trip by Static-X
The title more or less speaks for itself.
Game 7: Titans 31 - Colts 21
Song: Things Can Only Get Better by Howard Jones
Were not scared to lose it all
Security throw through the wall
Future dreams we have to realize
A thousand sceptic hands
Game 8: Colts 18 - Patriots 15
Song: Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J
Don't call it a comeback
I been here for years
Game 9: Colts 24 - Steelers 20
Song: Here I Come by The Roots
Key Lyrics: Again, the title more or less speaks for itself.
Game 10: Colts 33 - Texans 27
Song: Drop it Like its Hot by Snoop Dogg
Key Lyrics: No lyrics here either, I just picked it because the Colts remained hot by winning, despite dropping a lot of passes.
Game 11: Colts 23 - Chargers 20
Song: For the Love of Money by The O'Jays
Don't let, don't let, don't let money fool you
Money can fool people sometimes
Game 12: Colts 10 - Browns 6
Song: Get Out Alive by Three Days Grace
If you want to get out alive
Hold on for your life
Games 13, 14, & 15
Song: Well, all three weeks the Colts played cat teams (Bengals, Lions, and Jaguars) but I couldn't think of a good cat song, so this would be the point where there would be short interlude before the grand finale:
Game 16: Colts 23 - Titans 0
Song: Shut You Out by Millencolin
I cannot turn back time, I cannot change a thing.
No matter what they say, I shut you out.
Game 16: Chargers 23 - Colts 17
Song: Don't Believe the Hype by Public Enemy
Used, abused without clues
I refused to blow a fuse
They even had it on the news
Don't believe the hype
Let's hope next year's musical ends with a performance Miami. I wouldn't mind seeing Prince playing the last song. The Colts have done pretty well when he's the last performer.