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Watch Colts Coach Chuck Pagano's emotional postgame speech

November 06, 2012|By Houston Mitchell

Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia on Sept. 26, and, while he has kept in touch with players and other Colts personnel via email and text, he hasn't been well enough to attend a Colts game this season.

Until Sunday.

After Indianapolis' 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins, Pagano, looking frail after his treatments to battle the disease, visited his team in the locker room and gave an inspirational speech.

"I mentioned before the game that you guys were living in vision, and you weren't living in circumstances," Pagano said. "Because you know where they had us in the beginning -- every last one of them. But you refused to live in circumstances, and you decided consciously, as a team and as a family, to live in a vision. And that's why you bring things home like you brought things home today....

"I've got circumstances -- you guys understand it, and I understand it. It's already beat. And my vision that I'm living is to see two more daughters get married, to dance at their weddings, and then hoist that Lombardi [Trophy] several times."

You can watch the speech above, but have some tissue nearby.


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