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Monday, August 24, 2009
Colts punter helped place video boards at LOS

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

The Colts considered a hanging video board at Lucas Oil Stadium, but ran a simple test that prompted them not to follow through with it.

Here's what team Bill Polian told Peter King about it:

"The irony is that our stadium architect [at new Lucas Oil Stadium] wanted to hang the videoboards the same way in our stadium. So we put a metal beam about 90 feet above the ground and had our punter at the time, Hunter Smith, punt the ball up there trying to hit it. He hit it the majority of the time. That's why we put our replay boards on the wall.''

In the wake of Titans punter A.J. Trapasso hitting the Cowboys Stadium Megatron (wish I remembered where I heard that term so I could give appropriate credit), the status of things in Dallas is a big issue drawing a lot of debate.

How can they do anything but move it up?