The 2010-11 Indianapolis Colts were a miracle defined.
A miracle in the sense that it took one of those just to get the Colts where they finished, 10-6, and a first-round playoff exit to the New York Jets. Not exactly a great moment, and I know losing to the Jets has not yet stopped stinging.
When you consider the obstacles and the numerous injuries the Colts endured all season long, it would be generous to say last season was barely a success. For the Colts and their fans, it did not meet expectations they had entering the 2010-11 season as the defending AFC champions.
I believe there were too many things they had to overcome and too many omens. The thought of some sort of Super Bowl hangover was consistently on the minds of Colts fans throughout last year.
However, the past is the past, and I personally am beyond excitement for this upcoming season, for a number of reasons.
I have sat and speculated for hours on how this season could truly be something special.
Thus, in this, my inaugural article, I present to you readers five reasons why this season is going to be special. These are the things the average Colts fans will think about, but be afraid to say out loud.
I am here to be the first to say them.
Many might say these are outlandish theories. But when the Super Bowl is over and done with, you will all be witness and will remember who said it first.
With that being said, here are my five "boldest of the bold" predictions for a season that will culminate in victory on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.