Fans buy in to Colts' 1-0 mantra

Colts fans signed a "1-0" banner to show support for the team Thursday.
Fan Excitement Growing for Colts vs. Chiefs game
Fan excitement is growing

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The excitement is building around central Indiana for the Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs playoff game on Saturday (4:35 p.m., WTHR 13).

Colts fans are grabbing up gear to show their team pride on game day.

The Colts have been wearing t-shirts with “1-0” across the chest while winning 10 of their last 11 games. Those shirts are now available to fans at the Colts Pro Shops. The t-shirts are displayed front and center on two racks at the Colts Pro Shop at Lucas Oil Stadium.

For $27.99 each, fans can buy in to the Colts 1-0 team mantra. Donny Mimms bought five t-shirts for his family to wear at the Colts viewing party he's hosting at his house Saturday.

"They're taking it one game at a time,” Mimms said of his hometown Colts. “Each week we're going to be 1-0. I really think that we have a good shot. This team reminds us as a city of that team back in '06 when we had the Super Bowl run. Our defense is stepping up. Our offense is producing. It's got the city hyped up."

Fans don't have to buy a souvenir to show their support. People having lunch at the Indianapolis City Market wrote short messages and signed a giant 1-0 banner that the Colts will see when they depart for Kansas City Friday.

"It's awesome," said Megan Van Pelt, who signed her message from several family members. “I took time away from my lunch hour just to come and do this."

Colts mascot "Blue" and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett autographed their well wishes for the horseshoe.

"You just go 1-0 this week,” said Hogsett. “Don't worry about the future. It will take care of itself. I think with that philosophy, you saw the results last week. I'm very optimistic that we'll be able to prevail this week. And then we go on to the next 1-0."

"It's just been really fun to watch them come back from 1-5,” said Erin Montgomery, who came to sign the banner with her husband, John. “It's a young team and they're very enthusiastic. It's been really enjoyable to watch them and watch the city support them and all come together."

"1-0 is our pumping blood right now,” said David Woods, wearing a Colts hat, jacket and gloves. “This is something that we can all get behind and strive with."

Even if you're not going to Kansas City, you can enjoy the playoff atmosphere and free stuff in Indianapolis Friday. Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Carmel (2560 E. 146th Street) and Greenwood (120 W. Smith Valley Road, Suite A) will offer free donuts and coffee from 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. Free pizza will be served at a Colts lunchtime rally at 11:45 a.m. in the Salesforce Tower lobby downtown.