These Are The Days

Last year the Colts ran a television ad that I found to be quite moving. With the 10,000 Maniacs song "These Are the Days" playing in the background, a perfect autumn afternoon as the setting, we saw our team at its best...

...It was a thing of beauty; it was a celebration; it was, as I stated, quite moving.

And while the ultimate objective is, of course, a Super Bowl victory on February 5th, perhaps it is really all about enjoying the journey. Perhaps these really are "the days", and we should enjoy them for what they are.

Please don't misunderstand me. I want to see this team walk off of Ford Field holding that Lombardi Trophy high as much as anyone does. I often say that I just want to see them win it one time; it would give us something to talk about for the next twenty years. But I am not projecting ahead to February, or January for that matter. It is the last Monday in November, our team is in the Monday Night Football spotlight, and our fair city once again is the center of attention for football fans nation wide.

We are witnessing one of the most efficient, exciting offensive performances in NFL history. We sit (or stand) and watch future Pro Football Hall of Famers make it look easy each and every football Sunday. How lucky are we as fans? I think sometimes that we take it for granted; we look past "these days", not taking in just what it is we have here. Quite honestly, I don't know how much better it gets. I don't know if it does get any better. At 10-0, how could it?

And how good is it to see that this city is running with the team's success? Everywhere that you look, people are decked out in Colts hats, shirts, jackets, flying their car flag proudly. Perhaps this shouldn't be considered a big deal; but for those of us who know better, it is exactly that; a big deal. It wasn't all that long ago that you stood out in this town if you were wearing blue and white. Not anymore, and it is great to see. I would venture to guess that Colts' related items are high on a lot of folks Christmas.

Jumping on the bandwagon; who cares? Welcome, the more the merrier. I am way past worrying about bandwagon jumpers or fair-weather fans. I am way past worrying about what the national media says or doesn't say about our beloved Colts. I see this team every Sunday. I know what they are, and what they aren't. I know how much fun they are to watch, and I know how much I enjoy watching them. And that my friends, is good enough for me.

These are the days where every moment should be savored by us Colts' fans.

Just enjoy the ride, relax and appreciate the journey. It is just as important as the destination.

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