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Why The Team That Disappointed Me The Most Is Still My Favorite Squad

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

When I think back over my years as a Colts fan, there is only one year that saw the height of joy and the depths of despair.  It would be easy for me to sit here and say the 2006 team that won the Super Bowl was my favorite team, but that would be a lie.

The 2005 Colts, in my opinion, were the most dominant team I had ever seen (remember this was pre-Patriots 16-0 regular season, but we all know how that season ended).  A 13-0 start to the season led to the Colts being the odds on favorite to win the Super Bowl.

In the offseason the Colts were unable to work out a contract with Edgerrin James, so they slapped the franchise tag on him.  They were, however, able to work out a seven-year contract with right tackle Ryan Diem.  The contract netted him $12 million in guaranteed money and made him one of the highest paid tackles in the league.

In a sign that the times had changes, Indy's defense played stout and feisty in the first five games of t...

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