Found January 24, 2012 on The Colts Authority:
Few in Indianapolis are happy that the Patriots will be the home team for the Super Bowl. Mike Chappell notes that means the Colts have been tossed out for the next two weeks: Next week, the New England Patriots, as AFC champions and the Colts' conference brethren, will take over the football side of the Colts' West 56th Street complex. The NFC champion New York Giants will practice at the University of Indianapolis. The Patriots will have full use -- 24 hours a day -- of the locker room, meeting rooms, training room, equipment room, practice fields and other football-related areas from Feb. 1-4.  

Pats' Gronkowski absent from practice for 2nd day

Rob Gronkowski is absent from the New England Patriots' practice for the second straight day with an injured left ankle. WIVB-TV in Buffalo reported that his father, Gordy Gronkowski, said he has a high ankle sprain. Rob Gronkowski attended Williamsville North High School in the Buffalo area. The station said his father expects him to be fine for the Super Bowl against the New...

Ex-Colts exec Polian calls Manning 'the ultimate team player'

Peyton Manning generated a stir Tuesday when he painted a stark picture of a Colts franchise in transition, but former team executive Bill Polian called the star quarterback "the ultimate team player."

Anderson A Force ... For the Patriots

During Sunday's AFC Championship, Mark Anderson contributed three tackles and a sack. He finished the regular season with 10 sacks and has been a force on New England's defensive line. Yes, it's the same Mark Anderson who the Bears drafted in 2006, and then cut in 2010. A first-round draft pick, Anderson debuted with the Bears in 2006, notching 12 sacks in his rookie...

Ex-Pat James Sanders on this year’s Super Bowl team: ”The Giants and (Tom) Coughlin are going to have their hands full.”

Ex-Patriots safety James Sanders was standing a few steps behind Rodney Harrison on the David Tyree play. He stood there, feeling helpless. He couldn’t get a hand in, or make a play. He was close enough that it still makes him sick thinking about it. Sanders’ take was part of today’s story on the possible revenge factor for the Super Bowl rematch between the Pats and Giants...

Pagano Named Colts’ Head Coach

The Indianapolis Colts have hired Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano as head coach, according to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio. Pagano, 51, was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2011 after severing three seasons as secondary coach. In his time, he improved the Ravens’ defensive ranking from 10th in 2010 to third this season. Known for his [...]

Check it to Pancakes Podcast Open Thread - 1/25/2012

The Colts have hired Chuck Pagano to fill the vacant head coaching position, chat with the Check it to Pancakes Crew as we discuss this and other Colts-related stories. Listen to internet radio with Check it to Pancakes Colts on Blog Talk Radio The number to call in is (619) 996-1632 Notes on how to call in with Skype:

Sheltering Your Patriots Fan Friends From Two Weeks Of Tyree

Let's assume that you have friends or loved ones who are fans of the New England Patriots. First of all, shame on you for having friends or loved ones who are fans of the New England Patriots. Don't you know how annoying those people are? Secondly, you're gonna want to keep these people away from a television set for the next two weeks. Not for their sake, mind you...

Kravitz: Manning speaks about Colts

He sounded upbeat, as upbeat as I've ever heard Peyton Manning. And he sounded like a man at peace, resigned to whatever his ultimate football fate might be.

Colts hire Ravens' Pagano as new head coach

INDIANAPOLIS—The next chapter in the Peyton Manning saga could take a decidedly defensive turn.
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