Colts cheerleader turned meteorologist Megan Glaros wins the internet


Megan Glaros is the local meteorologist and entertainment reporter for the CBS affiliate, channel 2 WBBM-TV in Chicago. Glaros formerly worked for CBS 2 New York. Megan Glaros is a former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader, dancing for the squad for a few moths in 2002. She’s a local woman too, growing up in Dyer, Indiana.

I web seems to be exploding today with Google searches for Megan Glaros, see why after the jump.

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Indianapolis Colts Chuck Pagano: under the radar in ’13


It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano; who took leave for a few months last season when he was diagnosed with leukemia. The 53 year old had to endure a multi-week stay in the hospital for chemotherapy treatment. The team rallied around him with the #chuckstrong motto. Team cheerleaders even shaved their heads to show solidarity with Chuck Pagano. And once he was cleared by doctors, his last round of chemotherapy, he returned to coaching, just in time for the NFL playoffs.

Chuck Pagano also gave one hell of a pregame speech last year. It made me one hell of a Colts fan; and of course a fan of Chuck Pagano.

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Recovering Colts coach Chuck Pagano writes letter to people of Indiana


While battling the monstrous illness of leukemia, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano received a massive outpouring of public support. The Indiana statehouse included the Chuckstrong term in its Christmas lights, the term itself became a national trend, Colts cheerleaders and players shaved their heads in support of him. Pagano will return to the sidelines and coach for the first time since being diagnosed in September.

He’ll prepare his team for the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card tomorrow with his leukemia fully in remission. h/t Helmet2Helmet

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Chuck Pagano’s inspirational speech to Colts (video)

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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is currently battling leukemia. He is of course on indefinite leave from the team to take care of his health and deal with something so much larger than NFL football. He took a break from his chemotherapy to address his team postgame.

They just beat the Miami Dolphins. #Chuckstrong!
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Indianapolis Colts schedule out; Andrew Luck to immediately face top pass rushers


Welcome to the NFL Andrew Luck! Your initiation will be a brisk one, as you and your Indianapolis Colts teammates will face a couple of the league’s most elite pass rushers right off the bat. In week one Mr. Luck and his Colts teammates travel to Chicago to face the Bears and fearsome DE Julius Peppers. The next week the opponent is the Minnesota Vikings and the manliest man in the NFL, Jared Allen.

Have fun with that! Bring your protection. And I’m not talking about condoms.

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Firing of Polians Was Overdue: Recent Colts Draft History


Then GM Bill Polian used his first pick in the 1998 draft to take Peyton Manning.  While Polian has had a few good picks since, it has been mostly downhill from there.

I think it is too soon to take a look at the 2010 and 2011 drafts so I will start our analysis with the 2009 draft.

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Indianapolis Colts Plight, Drama Qualifies for Taiwanese Animation (Video)


After a horrendous 2-14 season, the Indianapolis Colts dismissed coach Jim Caldwell. A day after they said he would be retained. Caldwell took over from Tom Dungy in 2009. The Colts have leaned heavily on an aging Peyton Manning. His one year injury absence deteriorated the colts from AFC contender to being so bad this past season that they earned the first pick of the 2012 NFL draft pick.

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck appears to be there’s. And if actor Rob Lowe is to be believed, Peyton Manning is going to retire. Lowe broke the story in a tweet.

Here’s NMA’s latest animation on the Indianapolis Colts:
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Bid on Bubba Smith’s Colts, NFL, Michigan St. Trophies, Awards

This past August, we tragically lost a gentle giant in Bubba Smith. Perhaps the greatest Michigan State player ever. The “Kill, Bubba, Kill” chant is etched within Spartans and college football lore. Later, Smith made his mark through the Colts and the Police Academy movies.

And when you see the tremendous amount of awards and trophies left behind in his estate, you see just how much he accomplished in his short life.

The estate sale includes the 2007 Bronko Nagurski Legends Award, Senior Bowl trophy, signed passports and Pro Bowl trophies.

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Peyton Manning’s 2011 Season is Over, Quite Possibly his Career Too!


We know this today, the Indianapolis Colts will probably not have Peyton Manning this season. You’ve heard two-three months as the timetable for his return. But given the extent of the injury, and the fact that no NFL quarterback has ever tried to come back after having done what Peyton will undergo, those two-three month estimates sound more like a way to give Indy hope, than an actual scenario.

It seems pretty clear his 2011 is done. You don’t need M.D. after your name to see that.

After traveling the entire country and consulting a half-dozen doctors, Peyton Manning elected to get a 3rd neck surgery on Thursday. This will be Peyton’s 3rd surgery on his neck since last season. The procedure is a one-level cervical neck fusion. It’s also referred to as a cervical spinal fusion.

Listen to this audio clip on 670 The Score Chicago “Boers and Bernstein” show.

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Full, Updated List of Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL

Former Ohio State Buckeyes playing in the National Football League this season will number 37 when your peruse the 53-man opening day rosters. The 2011 NFL season gets under way tonight when the Green Bay Packers hosts New Orleans in a game that will feature four former Buckeyes: A.J. Hawk and Ryan Pickett will suit up for the defending Super Bowl champions and Malcolm Jenkins and Will Smith are members of the Saints.

The list of Buckeyes in the NFL includes seven players off the 2010 team: Chimdi Chekwa (Oakland), Cameron Heyward (Pittsburgh), Jermale Hines (St. Louis Rams), Jake McQuaide (St. Louis), Terrelle Pryor (Oakland), Brian Rolle (Philadelphia) and Dane Sanzenbacher (Chicago Bears).

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Indianapolis Colts have New Employee: Ex-Buckeye Leader Jim Tressel!


After resigning (later re-branded and re-packaged as “retiring”) from THE Ohio State University for lying to and not cooperating with the NCAA, Jim “The Vest” Tressel is in the NFL with the Indianapolis.

Colts coach Jim Caldwell said on a conference call with the media Friday that Tressel will be a gameday consultant this coming season. Tressel will focus on consulting on replays, which mainly means he will be getting paid to tell the staff if they should throw the challenge flag or not.

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