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Indianapolis Colts

What do you know about the Indianapolis Colts
Plays this Alan's FUN NFL Sports Trivia Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the bottom of the page.

1) In 1953, the NFL formed a Baltimore Colts team out of the ashes of the failed team.
What was the team that failed?

  1. Akron Bulldogs
  2. Phoenix Titans
  3. Dallas Texans

2) Who was the majority owner of the 1953 team?

  1. Carroll Rosenbloom
  2. Hank Robinson
  3. George Slatter

3) In 1956, John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas became the Colts quarterback.
What college team did Johnny play for?

  1. Notre Dame
  2. University of Pittsburgh
  3. University of Louisville

4) In 1958, the Colts won their first NFL championship. They won 23-17 in an overtime game with the New York Giants.
Who scored the winning points?

  1. Alan "the Horse" Ameche
  2. Tom Matte
  3. Lenny Moore

5) In Baltimore, what business did Gino Marchetti and Alan Ameche found?

  1. Gino's Hamburgers
  2. McDonald's
  3. Wendy Hamburgers

6) Prior to the 1970 season, Rosenbloom agreed to have their teams join the ten AFL teams in the AFC as part of the AFL-NFL merger. 
Which team is NOT one of the teams to join the AFC?

  1. Cleveland Browns
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers
  3. Miami Dolphins

7) On July 13, 1972, Rosenbloom traded the Colts franchise to Robert Irsay, but the players remained in their respective cities. 
What team did Irsay own?

  1. Los Angels Rams
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Seattle Seahawks

8) The Maryland legislature intervened and threatened to pass a law giving the city of Baltimore the right to seize ownership of the team by eminent domain. 
What was the day that workers worked between 2 to 3 AM and the trucks left for Indianapolis?

  1. March 29
  2. May 1
  3. April 1

9) A dismal 3-13 season soon followed in 1997, earned them the first pick in the upcoming draft and marked a crucial turning point for the franchise. 
Who was their pick?

  1. Jim Harbaugh
  2. Marshall Faulk
  3. Peyton Manning

10) In 2002, Tony Dungy became the Baltimore Colts head coach.  Which team did he start as a football player?

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. San Francisco 49ers
  3. New York Giants

Indianapolis Colts

1) C. 2) A. 3) C. 4) A. 5) A. 6) C. 7) A. 8) A. 9) C. 10) A.

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