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Mon, 11/05/2012 - 8:02am  

Mashup: Ailing coach Pagano inspires Colts

The surprising Colts are 5-3 after Sunday's win over the Dolphins, and the fact that they're doing so well while their coach is off battling leukemia is even more impressive.

Chuck Pagano, weakened by chemotherapy treatment, paid a visit to the locker room after Sunday's game and delivered an emotional pep talk.

"As I mentioned before the game, you guys are living a vision, not circumstances," Pagano told the players. "Because you know where [the prognosticators] had us in the beginning, every last one of them, but you refused to live in circumstances. And you decided consciously as a team, as a family, to living a vision. And that's why you bring things home the way you brought it home today. That's why you're champions, and well on your way.

"I've got circumstances. I understand it. You understand it. It's already beat. … My vision, I'm living to see two more daughters get married, dance at their weddings and hoist the Lombardi Trophy several times."

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.




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