Category Archives: NFL

Al Jefferson is a proud Patriots fan and wants to see Tom Brady go out on top

Like most sports fans in Indiana, Al Jefferson will be on his couch to watch the Super Bowl. But unlike most in Indiana, the Pacers center will be proudly wearing his Tom Brady jersey. “At home, baby! At home with my Tom Brady jersey on, ready to get another one,” he said after the Pacers…

Colts: Vinatieri honored, Melvin continues to impress, Brissett showing he belongs

The Indianapolis Colts (2-3) needed overtime to defeat the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers (0-5) on Sunday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. After the Colts jumped ahead 23-9 with a little more than eight minutes left to play, San Francisco rallied to even the score in the final seconds to force overtime. After trading possessions in…

Andrew Luck to open training camp on the PUP list

Indianapolis Colts General Manager Chris Ballard met with local media on Monday afternoon and provided an update on franchise quarterback Andrew Luck. Ballard said that Luck will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, but that he expects Luck to come off PUP before the start of the regular season. However,…

Colts set to embark on 2017 season

The Indianapolis Colts’ 2017 rookie class reports to the Indiana Farm Bureau practice facility on Saturday at West 56th street, one week before the veterans report to training camp on July 29. Next Saturday, Colts Owner Jim Irsay, General Manager Chris Ballard, Head Coach Chuck Pagano and the remainder of the coaching staff will begin…

On the NFL in London, tailgating culture, locals understanding of the rules, and whether it’s viable long term

[Editor’s Note: VigilantSports.com’s Aaron Eamer lives in Bristol, England, and he happily shared his thoughts and photos from the NFL International Series in London over the weekend.] LONDON — Before Sunday, I had not attended an American Football game before but I had watched a few and read enough that I thought I understood tailgating. Before the game, there was what…

Colts fan in London on the NFL across the pond

[Editor’s Note: VigilantSports.com’s Aaron Eamer lives in Bristol, England, and he happily shared his thoughts and photos from the NFL International Series in London over the weekend.] It was a Jacksonville Jaguars home game, and the Colts were a participant for the first time. The Colts lost 30-27. LONDON — The fan festival today was actually a really nice touch to…

Broncos wish Paul George well in the playoffs, send him football autographed by John Elway

The Denver Broncos wished Paul George and the Pacers well ahead of their first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. About 20 hours before the series begins across the border, the Super Bowl 50 Champions sent out the following tweet to their over 1.71 million followers: To one of our biggest fans: Best of luck in the #NBAPlayoffs,…

Patriots’ footballs were deflated and Brady, locker room staffers were in on it

The number one rule for locker room attendants: Ballboys are not allowed to ask any players, coaches, etc… for anything personal, including autographs while working. That’s quoted word for word from the rules sheet I had to sign as a ball boy for the Indiana Pacers in 2008. It’s understood, accepted, and followed. …. Unless, of course,…