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Two Days After Eighth Circuit Preserves Lockout, Colts Stupidly Announce Preseason Ticket Sales

INDIANAPOLIS IN - AUGUST 15: Curtis Painter #7 of the Indianapolis Colts fumbles during the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 15 2010 in Indianapolis Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS IN - AUGUST 15: Curtis Painter #7 of the Indianapolis Colts fumbles during the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 15 2010 in Indianapolis Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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On Tuesday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the NFL owners a stay of Judge Nelson's decision, preserving the owners lockout of the players and keeping the NFL regular season in jeopardy.

Today, the Colts actually had the stones (or the utter stupidity, either one) to announce that a 'limited number' of 2011 preseason tickets are ready for sale. From Colts.com:

The Indianapolis Colts have released a limited number of pre-season single game tickets.

Yep, that's right! Shell out $136 bucks for games that mean nothing that, in all likelihood, won't get played. When we say the Colts are bumbling fools when it comes to media and public relations, we ain't kidding.

This announcement was so stupid (or brazen) that even Colts waterboy Dan Dakich at Indianapolis radio station 1070 The Fan was calling them out. Maybe this is a sign that Dan will grow some stones next time he has Bill Polian on his show, and instead of lobbing him softballs and stroking his ego, he'll actually do his job and ask some difficult questions. One can only hope.

P.S.- If you buy preseason tickets right now, Tony Kornheiser has my full and complete permission to call you a chump.