Indianapolis Colts announcer Bob Lamey is known as a big-time homer for his calls, but no one can ever accuse him of not wearing his heart on his sleeve. And when it comes to the Colts, Lamey certainly bleeds the team colors. So as Indy beat the San Diego Chargers on Sunday in a come-from-behind 26-22 victory, the long-time team radio voice came out and said probably what many an Indy fan was thinking, but would probably not say on the air.
As the Colts recovered a fumble to seal the victory, Lamey seemingly breathed a huge sigh of relief and then came right out with one of the seven dirty words which you can’t say on television or in this case, the radio.
Colts radio "The game is finally f*%ing over."
ON THE AIR
— Jake Query (@jakequery) September 25, 2016
“The Colts win it, 26 to 22. Game’s over. The game is finally f*cking over ….”
If you can’t believe Lamey would actually say that, we have the audio proof (NSFW):
— Donnie Baker (@DonnieBaker1) September 26, 2016
Lamey has come close to throwing out a dreaded “F” bomb, in particular the 2007 AFC Championship Game where he said “fumbled the freakin’ football,” but nothing like Sunday when he just came out and said it.
There’s no word on whether Lamey has been disciplined for his verbal slip-up or if he’ll be asked to apologize on-air at some point. Overall, it certainly gave Colts fans listening to the radio call something to talk about at the water cooler this week.
UPDATE: Lamey admitted to feeling awful for what he said.
“You’re darned straight I am [beating myself up],” Lamey said. “I keep thinking, ‘This is not me.’ My wife was saying, ‘Bob, you don’t say that.’ But I did and I feel absolutely awful about it. I take it very hard because it hurts my reputation, the reputation of the Colts and if there were kids listening, I mean, it’s just awful.”
The Colts also announced there would be no discipline for Lamey.
The Colts said in a statement Monday, “Bob Lamey is not only a legendary broadcaster, but also a passionate and loyal Colts fan. Nevertheless, even in the heat of the moment, profanity has no place in Colts broadcasting. Bob has expressed extreme regret for his mistake during yesterday’s broadcast. We have accepted his sincere apology, and forgiven him for his misstep. We hope our fans will do the same and enjoy ‘The Voice of the Colts’ for many more broadcasts.”