Indianapolis Colts fans are counting down the days until the start of next season after the team’s heartbreaking loss to Buffalo in the first round of the playoffs.
Unfortunately for them, the Colts’ conservative approach to free agency has really made the offseason drag on thus far.
To make matters worse, other supposed contenders have pushed the envelope in terms of upgrading their respective rosters.
The upcoming draft will serve as a distraction, but there’s still three weeks remaining until the big night. With that in mind, what could fans in Indy possibly watch until then to pass the time? After all, once the draft is over, the real countdown to the 2021 campaign can begin.
How does a little college basketball sound?
Former Colts head coach Tony Dungy has apparently been a beacon of motivation for Baylor’s men’s team, which is currently getting set to face off against Houston in the Final Four on Saturday evening.
Colts fans have a Final Four rooting interest thanks to Tony Dungy.
The NCAA Tournament, which has admittedly disappointed this year, might only be around for a few more days, but Colts fans — unless they completely loathe basketball — have no real reason not to support Dungy and hop right on the Baylor bandwagon.
Dungy, who is the winningest coach in Colts history (85-27) and famously led them to their first Super Bowl after they relocated to Indianapolis, doesn’t seem to have any personal ties to this Baylor team. However, it would appear he has a close relationship with head coach Scott Drew. It remains to be seen how or when their friendship started, but that’s not entirely pertinent.
And for any Colts diehards concerned if rooting for one of the two remaining No. 1 seeds will stain their reputation as a sports fan, don’t be. For as brilliant as Baylor is, the undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs are the true frontrunners and easiest team to root against if you love an underdog. Not that the Bears were necessarily an underdog heading into the tourney, but you get the point.
Baylor hasn’t exactly had the easiest run to the Final Four — at least, not compared to Gonzaga, which has benefited greatly from upsets thus far. In order, the Bears have eliminated Hartford, Wisconsin, Villanova and Arkansas and three of those wins came by double-digit margins.
To put it simply, Baylor, barring an upset loss vs Houston, is on a collision course with the Bulldogs in the championship game. Assuming Colts fans don’t have any ill will towards Dungy (how could they?), they have every reason to be decked out in green and yellow on Saturday evening in support of the coaching legend.