This Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans is a huge one for the 2016 Indianapolis Colts, but the game will also be a time for the franchise to honor the 2006 team that won the Super Bowl.
Believe it or not it has been ten years since that squad defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI to win Indy’s first (and only) NFL championship, and the Colts will honor that team this weekend. It will be a reunion for a number of players and coaches that will include as part of the festivities being presented to the fans at Lucas Oil Stadium at halftime of Sunday’s game.
According to FOX59’s Mike Chappell, more than 40 members of that team, including players and coaches, have RSVP’d that they will be in attendance this weekend. There will be a particularly notable absence, however, as Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy won’t be there due to his responsibilities as an analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. Chappell mentioned that Dungy will be in attendance on Thanksgiving night, however, when he and Marvin Harrison will receive their Hall of Fame rings.
This Sunday’s reunion figures to be a special time for players and coaches to catch up, as well as for the Colts to honor that special team that was able to finally hoist the Lombardi Trophy. It sounds like there will be a huge group of them back in town, and we’ll probably get more details on who those guys are as we get closer (though we’ve heard in past months that guys like Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne will be among those there). In addition, we’ll take some time this week here at Stampede Blue to reflect back on that season and the accomplishments of the squad in advance of them being honored at halftime on Sunday.