My older brother turned me into a Colts fan back in the mid 70's. I unfortunately missed the Unitas era, but I saw Bert Jones' glory days. As a child, I wore one of the cheap Sear's NFL Colts letterjackets.It was super cheap. The first freeze caused the sleeves to crack in about 100 places, but I still loved it.
Then there was the long drought, from the 80's to '98, with the exception of the '87 strike year where our scrubs kicked ass. When I served in the Army stationed at Ft. Hood, I used to buy clothing that had the Colts on it when I saw it. It wasn't much, a pair of socks and a rare Colts Starter jacket that I'm sure the clerks laughed about as I left the store. I've only seen 3 Colts games in person, so far. One was in KC in '85. The second was when I skipped out during a trade convention in Indy to see them blow a huge lead and lose to the Raiders, and the third was when I bought great seats for the Dec 24 game against Seattle a couple years ago. We clinched so I got to watch Sogri for all but one drive. Seattle made the playoffs with that game, and the fans were mostly jerks, considering we gave them the game. They should have been buying me beers.
As it turns out, I also grew up a huge Iowa Hawkeye fan, so I'm very proud of Sanders and Clark.