The Indianapolis Colts are having a hell of an inspiring year. They sit at 5-3 despite dealing with the absence of coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling with leukemia. It’s enough to give a guy chills.
There was more feel-goodery added to the pile yesterday.
More than two dozen players along with several support-staff personnel decided to shave their heads in support of Pagano.
“It’s all for Chuck,’’ said punter Pat McAfee Tuesday evening. “We all don’t look good. I’m not built to have a bald head. I’ve got a huge sniffer.
“But we all love our coach so much that we want to show unity and let people know we’re all in this together. It’s a really cool thing.’’
David Thornton, the director of player engagement, got things rolling after Tuesday’s practice. He had a barber waiting in a hallway as players walked off the practice field.
McAfee and defensive end Cory Redding were among the first to lose their hair.
“Then it kind of caught on like wildfire,’’ McAfee said.
The list of players includes McAfee, Redding, placekicker Adam Vinatieri, safety Antoine Bethea, running back Donald Brown, wide receiver Nathan Palmer, corneback Darius Butler, linebacker Kavell Conner, offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo, guard Joe Reitz and long-snapper Matt Overton.
Classy move, Colts. Classy move.
[H/T: Indy Star]