Monday, September 19, 2016

I left the Colts because of the BMT

By Greg Wright
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Financial Planner™

Big Monkey at the Top
We had a 30-year history as season ticket holders.  Except for one year, my wife Betty and I had season tickets since 1984 when Mayor Hudnut helped recruit the Indianapolis Colts.  Watching Payton Manning throw to Marvin Harrison was amazing.  We were seated in the 6th row, and I sat in at an end-of-row seat.  We watched some great football.  That was then.

Things changed when Tony Dungy, and Payton Manning left.  The drunks the row behind us bothered me even more.  Management was absolutely no help correcting that problem.  Maybe it was the NFL’s steady shift to political correctness.  Can you believe that some players will not honor our flag and the NFL calls that their right of “self-expression”?

However, for me, I think, it is what one national fraud consultant called his BMT theory.  Yeah.  Big Monkey at the Top theory. 

You may have heard about the tone at the top of an organization.  This is a term used to define management's leadership and commitment to openness, honesty, integrity, and ethical behavior.  BMT is the opposite.  When the corner office is occupied by a monkey absent most of those attributes, bad things happen to an organization.  Dungy’s values and influence have retired.

Probably the primary reason I voted to give up our Colts season tickets was the BMT.  Let me know if I’m missing very much.    


  1. There's a debate tomorrow night that will be more entertaining than Monday Night Foot-beau; a prettied up game of PC...

  2. Don't quite get it. Which monkey are you talking about? Chuck Pagano? Ryan Grigson? Irsay? Obama? Ban Ki-Moon?
    Was at the game yesterday. Glad to win it but the real irritation was the thousands of "fans" so obsessed with taking selfies of each other instead of paying attention to the football game.

  3. What did you think of Colts cornerback Antonio Cromartie becaming the first member of the team to take a knee and disrespect our flag?

  4. When I was a child, normally I went to a Protestant church. One Sunday, I had the occasion to attend a Catholic service. The thing I remember about it was that the pews had these padded benches that folded down and people would kneel on them during prayer. Well I never saw that before. Thought that was weird. I got to the stands late for the national anthem and didn't see the Cromartie thing. Didn't know about it until you mentioned it here. If he went down on his knee I don't know what he meant by it. Be careful what you wish for. If people keep following what everybody else is doing soon it will be disrespecting the flag not to be kneeling during the national anthem.

  5. Some bar's making Kaepernick pee pads for urinals. Maybe we introduce Cromartie Wipes...