The NFL Offseason is long, sometimes boring, and a constant struggle to find things to talk about, especially after the draft. Because of this, I wanted to come up with a series of posts that would get us through the Offseason, generate some discussion, and have a little fun. My idea? A tournament to determine the greatest game in Indianapolis Colts history.
Now, I know your immediate thought is duh, 2006 AFC Championship game, and that might win, but in gathering the list games together, I think there are a couple others that'll give that one a run for its money. You just need to be reminded of them. There are few that had more meaning, but the Colts have played some pretty spectacular games over the past 30 years.
The schedule for this is going to be twice a week, Monday and Thursday as close to 10 am ET as I can get it. We have a nice polling feature that'll be utilized for your votes, and the winner of each match-up will continue on. In each write-up I'll have a little bit about each game (and I'll try to find something new about each one as we progress along too), the results for the previous match-up, and you'll have until 3 am ET / Midnight PT on Sunday night and Wednesday night to get votes in. It's that simple. If I counted my weeks right, the final should be right around Week 1, so perfect timing.
I'll be doing my best to "seed" the games as best as I can, but I'm hoping we see some "upsets" along the way, as it makes it more fun. Right now I have a list of 48 games, so here's where I'm asking the crowd for some more suggestions (especially pre-Manning era). I've listed the 48 games I have that will be included in chronological order below, so there's no need to suggest these. I figured any spots that are unfilled through suggestions I'll use the Winning Stats to help the rest of the way. They are only 2001-current, but it's the best I can do without cherry-picking games I may not have seen.
The first match-up will be live on Monday, so make sure you stop back and vote!