If you look around at the rest of the teams in Indiana, the Colts are clearly the closest to winning a championship.
Every state and city wants to have good teams that compete for championships. They want to have banners raised every year. Indianapolis hasn’t had a pro team win a title since 2006 when the Colts won the Super Bowl. They might be the best hope for another one.
The Indians aren’t great as far as AAA baseball goes. The Pacers, while competitive, look to be just a middling playoff team as currently constructed. Even the Indy Eleven look like they are far away from a title. But the Colts are the team that could win that championship.
Even if you look at college teams, the Colts still have the best shot. Both Purdue and IU football have no shot, and Notre Dame plays a murderous schedule this season. On the basketball front, maybe Purdue has the best shot, but still won’t win. Neither will Butler.
The Colts were only two wins away from the Super Bow last season. They have a young team that is stacked with playmakers. Because of that, they are more apt to make a run than any other team in the state at a championship for the next couple of years or so.
Just because they are the team who has the best shot doesn’t mean they will win one though. They still have to play up to their capabilities and win the games they need to win. That winning mentality starts with hard work here in the offseason.
Hopefully all of these Indiana teams win titles soon. But the Colts are the state’s best chance at that right now.