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The Colts have now been in Indianapolis longer than they were in Baltimore

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As a Stampede Blue reader pointed out to us, as of today the Colts franchise as we know it has been in Indianapolis longer than they were in Baltimore.

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I don't know if you realized it or not, but today, June 3, 2015, is a very significant day in the history of the Indianapolis Colts.  A very significant day, indeed.

I didn't realize it either until one of our awesome members here at Stampede Blue, ColtsFanInHouston, created a post calling for a celebration.  As ColtsFanInHouston so astutely noticed, as of today the Colts have been in Indianapolis longer than they were in Baltimore.

Though the franchise can trace it's origins back further, the Baltimore Colts as we know them weren't officially established until January 23, 1953, when Carroll Rosenbloom moved the Dallas Texans to Baltimore as the Colts.  They stayed in Baltimore until, in the middle of the night on March 29, 1984, owner Robert Irsay packed up the franchise and headed to Indianapolis.  From January 23, 1953 to March 28, 1984 is 11,388 days - the amount of time the franchise spent in Baltimore as the Colts.

Similarly, from March 29, 1984 to June 2, 2015 is 11,388 days - the amount of time that the franchise has spent in Indianapolis.  That means, of course, that with today being June 3, we can now officially say that the Colts franchise as we know it has been in Indianapolis longer than it was in Baltimore.

Thanks to ColtsFanInHouston for pointing this out, and let's take a moment to celebrate the Colts franchise having been in Indianapolis longer than they were in Baltimore.

For comparison, here's a chart of the Baltimore Colts versus the Indianapolis Colts:

W-L Win Pct. Playoff Appearances Championship Appearances Championship Wins MVP Seasons Hall of Famers
Baltimore(1953-1983) 207-181 0.534 10 5 3 5 11
Indianapolis (1984-present) 264-231 0.533 17 2 1 4 4