Indianapolis Colts posters make a great gift for fans of Peyton Manning and company. Whether you jumped on the bandwagon after their Super Bowl XLI win or have been a fan since the days of Bubba Smith and Lenny Moore, AllPosters.com has something in stock to suit your tastes. After glancing at their site, I made a list of just a few of the players available.
Indianapolis Colts Posters – Peyton Manning
This quarterback of the Colts has been selected Super Bowl MVP, NFL MVP and Pro Bowl MVP. A former Tennessee Volunteer, Manning was taken by the Colts as the first overall pick in 1998. Since that time, he�s thrown for 41,626 yards and 306 touchdowns.
There are 43 posters and photos of Peyton Manning currently available at AllPosters.com. Most show him passing the ball, but others have him interacting with players or celebrating a win. Manning fans will especially enjoy the poster entitled �Generations,� as it features Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.
After playing college ball at Iowa, Bob Sanders was drafted to play safety for the Colts in 2004. His nickname is �The Eraser� due to his ability to erase the mistakes of his teammates. In 2007, he was voted the AP Defensive Player of the Year.
Known as a recklessly aggressive player, it�s no surprise that several Bob Sanders posters show him sprinting down the field looking to make a play. The best, however, is a poster in which Sanders is leaping into the air and coming down with an interception.
An eight-time Pro Bowl participant, Marvin Harrison is considered one of the best wide receivers in the game. He has eight straight seasons with at least 1,000 yards receiving and 10 or more touchdowns. His quiet demeanor on the field is very different from the brash behavior of many modern receivers.
Since Harrison is an unselfish team player, it�s fitting that many of his posters feature other members of the roster, as well. The best of the lot is a 20 x 16 photo enlargement which shows Harrison stretching out to make a difficult catch.
After setting a school record at The University of Miami for most career catches (173), Wayne was selected in the first round of the 2001 draft. Often overshadowed by the play of teammate Marvin Harrison, Wayne has come into his own in recent years. In 2007, he set career highs with 104 receptions and 1,510 yards.
Reggie Wayne posters come in the usual variety, with most showing him running down the field after a catch. A couple, however, capture him in the act of actually making difficult catches, and these are the ones which really steal the show.
When he played for Ohio State, Gonzalez was teamed with fellow receivers Ted Ginn, Jr. and Santonio Holmes. A 2007 draft pick, he caught 37 receptions in his rookie season for 576 yards and three touchdowns.
Not too much to crow about at the moment, as Gonzalez was just drafted in 2007. Expect that number to rise considerably when Marvin Harrison retires in a few years.
Super Bowl XLI Champions Posters
In Super Bowl XLI, the Colts took on the Chicago Bears at Dolphins Stadium. The Colts won by a score of 29 to 17, and the game became the 4th most-watched television show in American television history.
Several posters are dedicated to the Colts Super Bowl-winning season. One shows a banner hanging from the rafters of the RCA Dome which reads �2006 World Champions,� while a few feature Colts players under the word �Champions.� My favorite is a close-up of Peyton Manning as he is surrounded by celebratory fireworks and confetti.
Also known as �The Golden Arm� and �Johnny U,� Johnny Unitas played for the Baltimore Colts from 1956 until 1972. He won league MVP honors in 1959, 1964 and 1967. He threw a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games, and many consider him the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.
Old school pictures for an old school player. A number of these posters show Johnny U posed out on the practice field. You can even see a field and tress in the background. Boy, the NFL has certainly come a long way!
A first round selection for the Colts in 2006, Addai replaced former running back Edgerrin James. In Super Bowl XLI, his 10 receptions were the most ever for a running back. In 2007, he became the first Colts runner to gain 100 yards rushing and receiving in one game.
All the Joseph Addai posters feature him running over or through opposing defenses. One of the standout posters has him leaping into the air to avoid a leg tackle by a Kansas City defender. As he seems to hang in mid-air, you can almost hear the cheers of the fans.