End of an Era: A Tribute to Colts Announcer Bob Lamey

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 09: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts runs onto the field prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 9, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 09: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts runs onto the field prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 9, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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After the 31 years, the radio voice of the Colts Bob Lamey has announced his intentions to retire.

The Colts have been through a lot in their history in the city of Indianapolis. They have been to the playoffs multiple times, won a championship, and even hosted a Super Bowl. And Bob Lamey has been with them through it all.

Lamey has been the voice of the Colts ever since they moved to Indy. He has made countless famous calls. From calling Peyton Manning‘s record breaking touchdown pass in 2004 to Marlin Jackson‘s iconic interception to send the Colts to the Super Bowl in 2006. He has witnessed it all.

And now after 31 seasons of calling Colts football, Lamey is calling it quits. He has had a long, great career. He has made countless of Colts moments ingrained in the minds of Colts fans everywhere.

Growing in central Indiana, Lamey was a voice I heard a lot. Every car ride that I took during Colts games, I heard Lamey’s voice coming through my speakers. He called games with such passion. He was a Colts fan too, he just happened to have a dream job to showcase it.

Lamey will now be able to watch the game like the rest of us. He can hang out on the couch and watch the Colts from the comforts of his home. Or get his own seat in Lucas Oil Stadium. He has earned the retirement that he seeks.

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The next Colts radio play-by-play man has a lot to live up to. It’s hard following a legend. Just ask Andrew Luck. But whoever that man is, I’m sure he will do a great job too. And Lamey will be like the rest of us, listening with a joyful passion for out beloved Colts.

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