'Legend And Icon' Retires From Colts Broadcasts

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Bob Lamey (Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts.) Bob Lamey (Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts.)

The radio voice of the Indianapolis Colts for more than 30 years has retired. Bob Lamey, who was with the organization from 1984 to 1991 and from 1995-2018, was inducted into the Indiana Sports Broadcasters and Writers Hall of Fame in 2008. On an interim basis, Colts Radio Production Manager Matt Taylor will take over play-by-play responsibilities.

Colts owner Jim Irsay called Lamey "a legend and icon" and said "his name is synonymous with Indianapolis Colts football. With his historic calls, familiar sayings and passion for football, he became part of the fabric of this entire community. No one has been more 'Indianapolis' than Bob Lamey. Even more so, he was very much a part of our team family, and he's as dear to us as anyone who has ever worn the Horseshoe."

Lamey's career also included time as broadcaster of the Indianapolis Racers hockey team and Indiana Pacers and 23 years with WIBC Radio in Indianapolis.

"I have had a great deal of fun for 35 years, and it's time,” Lamey said in a press release posted by the team. "Great things and great people. I cannot thank Colts fans enough for their support through the years. I also owe the world to the Irsay family, particularly Jimmy. I’ve never worked for a better person or a 'got-your-back' boss like him. I will always bleed blue."

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