What really grinds my gears: The negativity towards rookie initiation

In recent years rookie initiation, or “hazing”, has been put under a microscope as something that should be outlawed across the NFL. Mind you, the Miami Dolphins situation is something that should have never happened, but the majority of situations with teams it is harmless fun that allows the rookies to become apart of the brotherhood that is the NFL. In no way shape of form...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Players showing roommate love at camp.

Forth down specialists’ Matt Overton and Pat McAfee are no strangers to Indianapolis Colts fans. The two host several charities, are outspoken on Twitter, and are complete fan favorites, as they usually stay after practice and sign autographs and take pictures with fans. The two have developed a close bond over the years, and last night McAfee showed that with a simple tweet. Watching...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

#ColtsCamp Musings: Players are People, Too

I really do enjoy training camp and the preseason, much more than the average fan (or even the average analyst). I love tracking bottom-of-the roster players in preseason and watching the roster battles pan out.   But the best part about training camp is proximity. At camp, the players are right there. No longer are they faceless bodies colliding at high speeds below the viewer...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts’ rookies got some really bad hair cuts (Photos)

The Colts rookies got some really bad haircuts. Team bonding night. Proudly sponsored by Redd's Barbershop — Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) August 5, 2014 Hands down the best haircut from last nights team bonding party — Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) August 5, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colt’s players show support for injured teammate

When Vick Ballard went down Friday afternoon with a torn Achilles, everyone around the team could not believe it. Ballard had just been cleared before camp to resume full activities, as he was working his way back from a torn ACL that cut his season short last year. Now Colts fans will have to wait another year to see Ballard in the blue and white. Some teammates and friends of Ballard...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 45 Matt Overton

Matt Overton is perhaps the NFL’s most beloved long snapper, but around Indianapolis he can be considered one of the city’s favorite athletes.Like other Ryan Grigson signings, Overton found his way to the Colts via the road less traveled.Out of Tracy High School in Tracy, CA, Overton attended Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA. Afterward, he transferred to Western Washington...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Epic birthday cake; Colts, Pacers logo; The beautiful Natalie; and more

No big breaking news this week in Colts country, but that does not mean we were without some headlines. Vontae Davis had something to say about Greg Toler, Matt Overton celebrated his birthday, and we found you the best Colts games to attend this year. So sit back, relax, and catch up on all the latest Colts news right now. Colts beautiful cheerleader Natalie. CLICK HERE Five best...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Overton had a better birthday cake than you

Yesterday was Colt’s Pro Bowl long snapper Matt Overton’s 29th birthday. His love for Taco Bell prompted one of the best birthday cakes in the history of ever. The birthday cake of champions @TacoBell — Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) July 6, 2014 I’m sure anyone there that witnessed this behemoth of a cake in person could instantly feel their arteries...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The best 4th down unit in the NFL

You always hear about owner Jim Irsay talking about we are building a monster. Well for this aspect, the monster has already been built and towers over every other unit in the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts 4th down unit is an arm and a leg above every other team in the league right now. Future Hall of Fame kick Adam Vinatieri is the most clutch kicker in the history of the league,...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Special Teams Work Out Austin Dillon

NASCAR driver Austin Dillon with Colts players Matt Overton, Pat McAfee, Colts cheerleaders, and Blue The Indianapolis Colts worked out a player on Wednesday afternoon. At 5’8” and 178 pounds, 24-year-old Austin Dillon of North Carolina doesn’t have any football experience per se, but he did play in the 2002 Little League World Series. And he has two championships under his...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton named top-10 in NFL, Nos. 11-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 wide receivers in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s top pass catcher not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s WR to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts one of top-15 most likable franchises in NFL

In recent days, soccer fans have been coming out of the woodwork, showing their allegiance to “the world’s game” as World Cup fever starts to reach a fever pitch. Jumping on the bandwagon of Team USA makes sense; national pride will get sports fans to tune into almost anything. But the conversations have also revealed that plenty of people in the United States have become fans...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Overton to host country night at local lounge

If you live in the midwest, chances are you are a country music fan. And even though Indianapolis Colt’s Pro Bowl long snapper is from Washington, he is  a mega country music fan. So how can you combine two great things like the Colts, and country music together in one night? Overton is hosting a party tomorrow night at a local lounge in Indianapolis, Latitude 39. It is the first...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Indianapolis Colts defense still near bottom of the NFL

The old adage is that “defense wins championships.” As discussed last week, that cliché seems more and more like a vestige of the past with each passing season, as the NFL becomes more and more focused on offense ahead of defense. But that’s not to say stopping the opponent isn’t important. After all, some of the best offenses in NFL history weren’t able to lead their...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Matt Overton is back home!

The greatest longsnapper in the NFL is back in Indiana Colts fans! The overly funny, Taco Bell loving, kindhearted man is back! He recently posted a picture on Twitter of a moving company shipping back his babies(trucks), back to Indiana. Why is this good news? Why the heck not? The man does so much for the community, and is a vital part of the team. While his play may go unnoticed...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly rewind: Most tradable Colts; All-time head coaches; Potential draft picks; and more

In case you missed it, here as some of the biggest story lines from the past week on cover32 Colts. Who are the most tradable Colts. CLICK HERE Ranking the Colts head coaches in history. CLICK HERE Potential targets in the draft. CLICK HERE Could Jim Irsay’s arrest become a positive for the Colts. CLICK HERE Matt Overton’s love for Taco Bell. CLICK HERE  You may also be interested...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Overton’s love for Taco Bell

We live in a face paced world, and in America that means that the food industry needs to keep up as well. One of the giants in the fast food market is Taco Bell, and for one player it might be an obsession, a delicious obsession. From discussing his plans after retirement(yes, it appears he wants to run his own Taco Bell), to telling the company how much he loves them, Overton lets...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Matt Overton shows support for Irsay

As I sat here checking Twitter, most of the news pertaining to the Indianapolis Colts involed owner Jim Irsay checking himself into rehab. As the owner looks to overcome his perscription pill addiction, one player from the Colts have reached out to show his support of the Colt’s owner. Pro Bowl long snapper Matt Overton is an outspoken player and leader in the community, and made...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: 3 best friends

The Indianapolis Colts have re-signed Hall Of Fame kicker Adam Vinatieri to a two year deal earlier this morning. With the Colts agreeing to a five year deal for punter Pat McAfee last week, the special teams unit of Viniteiri, McAfee, and Matt Overton stay in tact for now. And McAfee let the twitter world know that a few hours ago. And we’re the 3 best friends that anyone can...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Twitter Tuesday: Long snapper showing love with the fans

Country music icon Eric Church was in Indianapolis last Thursday to perform a free show at the local stage 8 Second Saloon. While Church went back to his roots, Indianapolis Colts long snapper Matt Overton was there to enjoy the show. Fans were able to catch up with the Colts player and enjoy a great show.Overton is not afraid to reach out to the fans and mingle with them, Here are...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Even the Colts chose the Grammy’s over the Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl was played on Sunday night, and while some tuned into the game with a complete new look. Seriously those jerseys? Many players on the Colts were tuning into the Grammy’s instead of watching their three teammates playing in Hawaii. The NFL is to blame for this. I mean the last two years the Pro Bowl has been an absolute joke to watch. Players go maybe 20 percent and...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts QB Luck headed to Pro Bowl, replacing Seahawks' Wilson

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been chosen to play in the Pro Bowl this weekend, replacing Seattle's Russell Wilson. It is the second consecutive selection to the NFL's all-star game for Luck, who will join teammates Robert Mathis and Matt Overton in Sunday's game in Honolulu. Wilson will be playing in the Super Bowl a week later. This season, Luck completed 343...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts long snapper added to Pro Bowl roster

Colts long snapper Matt Overton has been added to this year's Pro Bowl roster. Team officials said Wednesday it will be Overton's first appearance in the NFL's annual all-star game. The second-year NFL player joins an expanding list of Colts heading to Hawaii. NFL sacks champion Robert Mathis was the only Colts player initially chosen to play in the game. On Monday...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Overton's road to NFL keeps life in perspective

(Eds: APNewsNow.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Matt Overton looks around the Colts' locker room and feels like the luckiest guy in town. It's not just because he's playing for the winners of the AFC South, a team preparing for a second straight playoff run. Or that he participated in one of the greatest one-season turnarounds in NFL history. Or just that he'...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Has Officially Become the Coolest Boss Ever; XBOX ONE's for Everybody!

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is the coolest owner in the NFL, and it has nothing to do with any of the things you are probably thinking. It has nothing to do with his perceived partying/drinking (I believe he has said he doesn't drink anyway). Nor does it have anything to do with his once cryptic tweets or contests that he loves to hold on Twitter.It has nothing to do with...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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