As the Indianapolis Colts struggle to start the season, fans are trying their best to get laughs out of the situation with some funny memes.
Sometimes, the best way to get through tough moments is to laugh through the pain. That seems to be the approach fans of the Indianapolis Colts are taking. After entering the 2022 season with so much hope and promise, the Colts have put together two underwhelming performances and have been a rather embarrassing team through the first two weeks.
While this has caused a lot of frustration, disappointment, and panic from Indianapolis fans, the fans have been expressing their feelings in the most effective modern method: memes. From the second the Colts started getting dominated for a second week in a row, fans took to various social media platforms to comically express their thoughts.
One takeaway fans had is that it may be time for Indianapolis to move on from Frank Reich. Instead of just saying that, there was a more creative approach to articulate this message.
This of course is the thank you banner that the Colts displayed outside of Lucas Oil Stadium for TY Hilton. However, a photo of Frank Reich was edited over Hilton’s original picture with the words “Thank you for the memories,” remaining, implying that it’s time to thank Reich and move on.
While it’s unlikely that he will be let go anytime soon, Frank Reich is definitely on the hot seat. This is now his fifth season in Indianapolis and he has a talented roster to work with. He’s made some questionable play-calling and personnel decisions through the first two weeks and all eyes will continue to be on him if the Colts can’t turn things around.
Right now, it is just a meme, but if things don’t change fast, Indianapolis may actually be thanking Frank Reich for the memories as the team decides to move on.
The person who will make that call is team owner Jim Irsay. After Sunday’s loss, Irsay also found himself in the center of a funny meme.
Making a play off the classic “this is fine” meme, where a dog sits at a table drinking coffee as if the surrounding area isn’t going up in flames, that dog was replaced with Jim Irsay and his guitar. The eclectic team manager that loves football and his amazing collection of artifacts may be presenting a sense of calmness to the world but he certainly knows that everything isn’t fine with his franchise right now.
Following Sunday’s game, Irsay took time to talk with fans in Jacksonville. It’s safe to assume he also took some time to talk with general manager, Chris Ballard, and head coach, Frank Reich. While it likely wasn’t the dreaded conversation that they were being let go, it probably was a tense conversation that things needed to change and that they needed to change fast.
The Colts just struggled with the Houston Texans and were blown out by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Those two games were supposed to be an easy start to the year. Now, things will start getting really tough in Week 3 with the Kansas City Chiefs traveling to Indianapolis.
That was the topic that some people decided to make the subject of their jokes. If the Colts looked like this against the Texans and the Jaguars, how will they look at home against Kansas City?
Zach Hicks from Sports Illustrated joked that the Week 3 matchup with Kansas City may look similar to the time the New Orleans demolished the Colts by a score of 62-3 back in 2011.
The Chiefs are currently 2-0 and are averaging 35.5 points a game. Fortunately for the Colts, the scoreboard will start at 0-0 on Sunday and nothing will matter but that game. Indianapolis could turn things around, finally start playing up to its talent, and potentially upset Kansas City. Or, the Colts could go out and have another embarrassing performance and fans might be forced to produce more pain-fueled memes.