Fan Interview Friday: What’s a Bronco to the Indianapolis Colts?
The Indianapolis Colts have been an NFL team since 1953, and they’ve been continually letting their fans down since franchise legend and future Hall of Famer, Peyton Manning was traded in 2012. Similar to the Jets, the Colts have been considered a below-average team for the majority of the past decade. Longtime fan, Mike “Mirminator” Mirman, had chosen to stay faithful and loyal to the Colts simply because of Peyton Manning. Mirman has followed football his entire life, but he didn’t begin to take it seriously until 2012, ironically. He was left with a decision to make and while he believes his decision aged like milk, he ultimately chose to stick it out with Andrew Luck and the Colts.
Naturally, as a Colts fan, one would think their in-division rival, the Tennessee Titans, must be Mirman’s most disliked team, right? He admits he wanted to dislike the Titans so badly, however, his awe for Titans running back Derrick Henry and Titans head coach Mike Vrable exceeds his hatred. In fact, over time the hatred he held eventually turned into respect.
“I understand I should hate the Titans,” says Mirman. “However, I love King Henry,”
Oddly enough, Mirman’s least favorite team is the Houston Texans. They’re normally a bad team, yet, when they play the Colts they turn into one of the best teams in the NFL.
“He’s honestly just a menace to society, while Watson is just a menace,” said Mirman. “Speaking of that, I hope the Texans go 0-16 every season. As a matter of fact, I hope the McNair family [Texans’ Owner] steps on legos every day.”
One of his greatest memories and moments as a Colt fan came against the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 playoffs. Not only did the Colts stun the Chiefs in a comeback win, but Luck recovered a fumble, took matters into his own hands, and punched it in to seal the deal.
“God damn man, that Luck diving touchdown against the Chiefs was a thing of beauty man,” Mirman stated. “Made my heart flutter when I first saw that play live.”
Are there any fellow Colt fans out there?
Mirman emphasizes he’s never had a harder time finding a Colts fan in New Jersey. He believes he’s got a better shot at winning the lottery three times before he’ll meet a Colts fan. In his defense, being from New Jersey, most of these fans consist of die-hard New York Giants, Jets, and Philadelphia Eagle fans.
“Listen, I live in Jersey. While our teams aren’t great nearby, there’s no reason for anyone to want to root for the Indianapolis Colts,” said Mirman.
How Mike got his nickname the “Mirminator”
The “Mirminator” is a legend in the stress of New Jersey. He understands he’s representing a small group of people and honors the pressure. In fact, he welcomes the pressure and believes himself to be the face of the Colts on the east coast. Naturally, one may want to ask, “How did Mike receive his kickass nickname?”
The simple answer is, that the “Mirminator” is an absolute animal and gets too hammered at the tailgates to ever remember anything great or bad that happens throughout the game. A wise man once said, “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” Mirman is nothing short of a legend and the one thing he wants to remain amongst his legacy as a Colt fan is:
“Colts fans are like white bread, man,” he explained. “They’re boring as fuck and have absolutely no sense of style or appeal to them. However, when you need to make a PB & J, what fucking bread do you use?”
White bread! Your old reliable white bread. I want people to remember me as old reliable,” Mirman continued.
Do any other Colts fans out there agree with Mirman? Please let us know in the comments!
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