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Why we love sports, part 743

Colts coach gives inspirational speech

From The Associated Press...

In a game that will be remembered for the quarterbacks' head-to-head matchup, Indianapolis gave coach Chuck Pagano an unforgettable memory in his first trip back to Lucas Oil Stadium since being diagnosed with a form of leukemia on Sept. 26. Andrew Luck threw for a rookie record 433 yards and two touchdowns, leading the surprising Colts past Miami 23-20.

Pagano, meanwhile, provided the inspiration with his pregame and postgame speeches along with some perspective on the games themselves.

"I've got circumstances. You guys understand it, I understand it," Pagano told the team as it gathered around after the win. "It's already beat. It's already beat. My vision that I'm living is to see two more daughters get married, dance at their weddings and then lift the Lombardi Trophy several times. I'm dancing at two more weddings and we're hoisting that trophy together, men. Congratulations, I love all of you."


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