Found May 31, 2012 on
The Colts Authority:
A couple of things have come up recently about season tickets that I wanted to respond to.
First, much has been made about whether there's much to make of the recent news that the Colts have yet to sell out their season tickets for 2012. On one extreme are those citing the hiring of Get Real Sports Sales and Jim Irsay's defensive tweets as signs of how dire the situation is. Meanwhile, Colts Authority's Todd Smith spoke directly with Larry Hall, Colts' Vice President of Ticket Operations and Guest Services, who predictably painted a less dire picture. My perspective on this is that there IS a story here, but it's been blown out of proportion.
Some in the media seem to have gotten an inordinate amount of pleasure highlighting an issue that was fairly predictable - (in my best Nelson Muntz voice) "HA HA! The Colts didn't have a viable backup to Manning!... HA HA! The Colts only won 2 games without Manning!... HA HA! The Colts released a 4-time MVP and ...
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Do you want your son or daughter get football tips from Dwight Freeney?
Of course you do.
They can get their chance in a little under two weeks.
Freeney is hosting his football camp in Carmel from June 6-7. The normal registration fee is $199 but today you can get a special discount of more...
The Indianapolis Colts have signed receiver T.Y. Hilton, one of their two third-round draft picks.
He was selected No. 92 overall in April.
Indy has now signed seven of its 10 draft picks. The Colts' top three picks - quarterback Andrew Luck and tight ends Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen - are still unsigned.
The Colts are hoping Hilton, Fleener, Allen and Luck will form a young...
Let’s face it, coming into the NFL is a dream come true for many players. Working hard through high school and college to find themselves receiving a call from an NFL team and meeting the commissioner face to face is a big deal and one that would never be forgotten.
After the hoopla of combines, interviews and draft night what is left? The preparing and planning to prove...
The Indianapolis Colts are getting close to signing rookie quarterback Andrew Luck to his first NFL contract, according to Colts owner Jim Irsay.
"Talks with A Luck's agent,Will Wilson(the brother of Andrew's mother) have been productive," Irsay wrote on his Twitter account. "Team Counsel Dan Emerson n Will r getting close!
With the news that roughly 3,000 season tickets remain for the upcoming 2012 Indianapolis Colts campaign many in the national media have stated that blackouts are a risk. This is a terrible exaggeration as the risk of a blackout is pretty limited.
To avoid a blackout not all 63,000 seats in Lucas Oil Stadium must be filled. The NFL only requires all non-club, non-suite and non-obstructed...
The Indianapolis Colts today claimed cornerback Korey Lindsey off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals and waived safety Micah Pellerin.
Lindsey, 5-10, 194 pounds, was originally selected in the seventh round (207th overall) by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released by the Bengals on September 3 and claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on September 5.
Two somewhat significant moves were made by the Colts today, starting with the waiving of UDFA safety Micah Pellerin.
Taking Pellerin's spot on the roster is cornerback Korey Lindsey, a seventh round pick by the Bengals in 2011. Lindsey was cut by the Bengals before training camp, and then was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals, which whom he spent most of his time on the practice...
The Patriots brought in seemingly a million wide receivers this offseason, one which was Anthony Gonzalez. Gonzalez is a former 1st round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in the 2007 NFL Draft, but thanks to injuries, he’s played just 2 games over the last 3 seasons, catching 5 passes. The Patriots didn’t have a ton of room at wide receiver and likely just brought Anthony Gonzalez...
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted that the contract talks with Andrew Luck’s agent Will Wilson have been productive and they’re close to signing him.
Irsay tweeted, “Talks with A Luck’s agent,Will Wilson(the brother of Andrew’s mother) have been productive. Team Counsel Dan Emerson n Will r getting close!”
Luck will join his new teammates after...
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced on his Twitter account that negotiations between the team and No. 1 draft choice Andrew Luck to strike a deal for a contract are "getting close." NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk reported that the money part of a contract is pretty set for Luck, who starred at Stanford. He will receive a fully-guaranteed four-year contract...
The Colts are in the Post-Peyton Manning era, and they are already feeling the effects of it; season ticket sales have dropped and they were forced to find ways to get rid of 3000 tickets.
The Colts are having some trouble finding some butts in the seats. The Colts are about 3000 season tickets short.