* Bill Benner, a columnist for The Indianapolis Star, called the Colts' 16-14 home loss to New England last Sunday "embarrassing" and got a few other things off his chest in Tuesday's editions of the paper. The following is an excerpt from that column:
"Let me tell you something, folks. And this is a fact. Put the Colts in almost any other major market in the country and the press would be having a field day over the latest chapter in this franchise's long, sorry, mediocre history under Robert Irsay's ownership.
"The Colts are a collection of mismanaged losers who epitomize the sorry state of professional sports these days . . . where there's no incentive to be good, no reason to excel because the dollars will continue to roll in and the fat paychecks will always be there.