During our report about President Trump canceling the Philadelphia Eagles trip to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win, we showed unrelated footage of players kneeling in prayer. To clarify, no members of the team knelt in protest during the national anthem throughout the regular or post-season last year. We apologize for the error.
The man on the receiving end of The Catch died Monday.
My heart is broken. Today, I lost my little brother and one of my best friends. I cannot put into words how special Dwight was to me and to everyone his life touched. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a great friend and teammate. He showed tremendous courage and dignity in his battle with ALS and we hope there will soon be a cure for this horrendous disease. I will always remember Dwight the way he was — larger than life, handsome, charismatic, and the only one who could pull off wearing a fur coat at our Super Bowl parade. He was responsible for one of the most iconic plays in NFL history that began our run of Super Bowl championships, but to me, he will always be an extension of my family. I love him and will miss him terribly. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife Kelly, his children, and the entire Clark family.
Owners of the Saints, Oilers, Falcons and Cardinals all briefly mentioned Jacksonville as possibilities in the decade before the city was picked as an expansion site in 1993. But if the Colts picked Jacksonville back in the early 1980s, Indianapolis may have been that bargaining chip that eventually got a team via another relocation.
Phoenix was the other city that remained in the running for the Colts all the way until 1984.
As late as March 1984, just a couple of weeks before the Colts packed up for Indianapolis, there was a meeting between Irsay and a pair of Phoenix businessmen about a possible relocation.
I felt we had a very positive meeting, Phoenix real estate developer Eddie Lynch said. I was quite encouraged. He expressed interest in our package and I had the definite impression that he was leaning toward Phoenix because we are the heart of the Sun Belt’s growing economy and because of our area’s wonderful lifestyle.
That meeting came two months after Irsay reportedly canceled a meeting with Arizona governor Bruce Babbitt in January and insisted to Baltimore media the Colts were there to stay.