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Colts Fans -- All 11 of Them -- Welcome Team at Airport

Feb 9, 2010 – 10:30 AM
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Here's how the optimist might look at it: the scene at the Indianapolis International Airport was the scaled-down, sober version of the impromptu parade that broke out in New Orleans. Instead of thousands of rabid fans lining the streets as the team motorcade made its way from the airport, Indy's faithful showed their support by staying home.

According to the Indianapolis Star, 11 fans greeted the Colts as they returned to town Monday afternoon.

"Win or lose, they're still our team," said Brownsburg resident Karen Calhoun, who carried a "Where's the parade" sign. The small group huddled together in the snow outside the closed Express Mail sorting facility at the airport...
Unfortunately, the team plane landed at a private terminal, the players and coaches quietly piled onto awaiting buses, and rolled off without getting within a few hundred feet of the 11 people in the greater-Indy area who thought it would be great fun to wait in the cold for the Super Bowl losers.

But that Midwestern spirit always shines through.

"We wanted to show our civil pride," said Paul Calhoun, Karen Calhoun's husband. And another onlooker, Marilyn Kurek, added "We still beat out 30 other teams."

They should put that on a t-shirt.
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