I'm back, with a second attempt to bring the history of my favorite NFL team to life.
I inherited my status as a Baltimore Colts fan from my parents. Dad is nearly a life-long Baltimorean; his mom and dad moved there from Connecticut in 1943, when Dad was only two years old. He married a "Bawlmer" girl, who playfully points out that unlike Dad, she was born in Maryland. So was I, and so were my brother and my two sisters. In fact, Mom and Dad still live in the house they bought when I was three years old.
Our family gathers in Baltimore for holidays, birthdays, etc., and occasionally we'll reminisce about growing up in or around Baltimore--an experience all of us, except my kids and my sister's kids, shared. I'm the youngest member of the family who really remembers the Colts playing in Baltimore; I was ten, and my siblings were seven, four, and two years old when the owner (his name is not spoken in our household) moved the team to Indianapolis.
I just bought the 2016 football game, and I'm going to use it to trace the history of the Colts, beginning with the 1953 season. That's the year Carroll Rosenbloom bought the defunct Dallas Texans franchise and brought it to his home town. (I thought about beginning with the AAFC Colts, but I'm not that much of a glutton for punishment.
Hopefully, I'll be able to carry my project all the way through to the Colts' departure in 1983. I'll take it one season at a time and see how far it goes.