Former Indianapolis Colts running back Edgerrin James wave to fans as he leaves the field after being inducted into the Colts ring of fame during halftime of the Jacksonville Jaguars game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. STAFF PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSONfirstname.lastname@example.org
This was more like it.
Edgerrin James soaking up reverence, a capacity home crowd roaring its approval at the mere mention of his name.
On Sunday afternoon, the running back who enjoyed his peak seasons, seven of them, in Indianapolis, was a Colt again.
James never played a single down at Lucas Oil Stadium, a facility mostly erected after he left town.
It matters not.
Despite brief runs with Arizona and Seattle in the twilight of his 11-year NFL career, the tailback who moved the chains while inviting contact, is a Colt.
That’s the inscription the bronze bust will carry if — or should I say when? — James gets fitted in Canton for one of those eye-numbing yellow blazers. It’s how he was honored at halftime, as his name joined those of other franchise immortals in the Colts’ Ring of Honor.