The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


January 6, 2013

Local Colts fans disappointed by loss, but still proud of team

ANDERSON, Ind. — The Indianapolis Colts may have lost their playoff debut, but many of their fans were still proud they made it that far.

“We had a good year,” said Anderson resident Mark Drinkut. “With the young players we had, it was pretty amazing.”

Many Colts fans like Drinkut made their way out to bars like Buffalo Wild Wings’ and Scampy’s to watch the game Sunday.

There were definitely missed opportunities in the 24-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Drinkut said, but “going on the road to play is a tough task.”

Still, that doesn’t mean he’s a good loser.

Drinkut said he really wanted to see the team go on to Denver.

But he is proud of the Colts after many thought they’d only have a seven- to eight-win season, he said.

“(The Colts) had a comeback mentality,” he said. “That resurrected a lot of spirits.”

While the team dealt with a lot of skepticism, Drinkut said it’s hard to argue with quarterback Andrew Luck after he broke former QB Peyton Manning’s rookie record.

He said Luck seems to always be looking where to improve and tighten his game, and that he believes the team will be solid next year.

Dylan Matthews, of Anderson, was one of those who didn’t think the Colts would do as well as they did with so many new players.

“I honestly didn’t think they’d make it this far,” he said. “I’m really glad they did, but I wish they’d continued on.”

Matthews said he’s really looking forward to next year and Luck’s time with the Colts.

Mark and Jessica Funderburk, of Pendleton, always head to Buffalo Wild Wings to catch the games and weren’t completely disappointed.

“They could’ve played better,” Jessica Funderburk said. “I’ve seen him (Luck) play better. Baltimore wanted it more.”

She said the defensive line didn’t do a good job of keeping the players off Luck and needs some work. Her husband said the team needs to work on its running game.

He added that the team “squandered opportunities,” but that he’s still proud of them for a good year.

“The rookie receivers were great,” Mark Funderburk said of the season. “(Wide receiver Reggie) Wayne was great, but the rookies came through.”

While the Colts’ season is over, Mark said he plans to continue to watch Manning with the Denver Broncos. He said he can see the Broncos going on to the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

In three years, Jessica said she can see the Colts going back, too.

“Overall, we’re proud of our Colts,” she said.

Find Dani Palmer on Facebook and @DaniPalmer_THB on Twitter, or call 640-4847.


Text Only
  • FEA HB0418 LITTLE BIG TOWN Kathy Griffin to perform at Hoosier Park Emmy and Grammy winner Kathy Griffin will dish about her latest run-ins with celebrities and observations about Hollywood’s elite and popular culture in the Terrace Showroom when she brings her stand-up act to Anderson on April 26.

    April 17, 2014 4 Photos

  • Jazz night comes to Paramount Hopkins and Miller’s Sunset Stomp Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Paramount. The performance is one of the first events for the 27th Annual City of Anderson Little 500 Festival schedule.

    April 17, 2014

  • Weekend Calendar: April 18 Entertainment scheduled at area venues for April 18-20.

    April 17, 2014

  • Live music: April 18 The following listings for live music and other entertainment at area venues are published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    April 17, 2014

  • Dog owners invited to Easter egg hunt McCulloch Park will be going to the dogs on Saturday. Residents are invited to join in for the Easter egg hunt specifically for canines and their human companions.

    April 16, 2014

  • FEA HB0416 Reno Sweeney Review: Classic Cole Porter tunes in 'Anything Goes' Light-hearted entertainment reigns at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre as the stage is filled with sparkling costumes, quick stepping and even a little slapstick thrown into the mix. “Anything Goes,” now playing through May 11, may be a musical celebrating its 80th anniversary, but the humor is not lost on modern audiences.

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • 'Grace's Magic' to help Second Harvest Ball State graduate Cindee Cox is the author of “Grace’s Magic,” a children’s book geared around helping others and the community in which they live.

    April 14, 2014

  • 'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards

    "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave."

    April 13, 2014

  • NWS - HB0414 - Digital library- JC Alexandria library going digital Alexandria-Monroe Public Library using new digital program to make borrowing the latest books and movies easier than ever.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0414 - gourmet sampler1 Special Olympian headlines 30th Gourmet Sampler

    Friends came by the table of Paul Porcaro on Sunday, asking if he was going to sing again this year.

    April 13, 2014 4 Photos

AP Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.