Monday, March 30, 2009
Reading the coverage: A last look at Colts' move
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
- The Texans sent out this statement from Ryan Moats and his wife, Tamisha, Monday morning:
"The Moats Family would like to thank the public for all their support and for expressing their condolences during this difficult time. We will now be focusing on our family and healing during this time of grievance."
- John McClain wants to know who you think needs to step it up for the Texans.
- A look at the Colts' move to Indianapolis 25 years ago, which started with the team based at an elementary school it used as a temporary headquarters, from Phil Richards.
- Key quotes from those involved in the Colts move from Baltimore to Indianapolis.
- John Oehser did a nice job gathering links for the Baltimore side of the story.
- A mailbag from Oehser.
- Part one of two on defensive coordinator Larry Coyer from Colts.com.
- Colts.com's position-by-position series focuses on the linebackers.
- Eighteen questions with Bob Kravitz covers plenty of Colts' stuff at 18to88.
- No. 8 in a series on Peyton Manning's 10 most underrated games from Oehser. This one is from last season.
- Film director Barry Levinson will look at the Colts' move in "And The Band Marched On: The Colts Sneak Out of Baltimore." The one-hour film is part of ESPN's "30 for 30" series. Debuting in October 2009, it will gather 30 filmmakers to create 30 one-hour films on sports topics from 1979-2009, the ESPN years.
Here is the synopsis from an ESPN news release:
"In late March of 1984, a moving company secretly packed up the Baltimore Colts' belongings and its fleet of vans snuck off in the darkness of the early morning. A city of deeply devoted fans was left in shock and disbelief. What caused owner Robert Irsay to turn his back on a town that was as closely linked to its team as any in the NFL? Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson, himself a long-standing Baltimore Colts fanatic, will probe that question in light of the changing relationship of sports to community. Through the eyes of members of the Colts Marching Band, Levinson will illustrate how a fan base copes with losing the team that it loves."
Nothing I could find.