‘Voice of the Colts’ Bob Lamey to retire

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Colts announced that longtime radio announcer Bob Lamey is retiring Sunday.

Lamey was known as “Voice for the Colts” for over three decades. He was inducted into the Indiana Sports Broadcasters and Writers Hall of Fame in 2008.

Lamey released a statement:

I have had a great deal of fun for 35 years, and it’s time. Great things and great people. I cannot thank Colts fans enough for their support through the years. I also owe the world to the Irsay family, particularly Jimmy. I’ve never worked for a better person or a ‘got-your-back’ boss like him. I will always bleed blue.

Colts radio host and preseason sideline reporter Matt Taylor will handle Lamey’s duties in the interim. 

Lamey worked a total of 31 years as the team’s play-by-play man. He previously worked with the Indianapolis Racers hockey team and had a stint with the Indiana Pacers. 

Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay also released a statement: 

Bob Lamey is a legend and icon, and his name is synonymous with Indianapolis Colts football. With his historic calls, familiar sayings and passion for football, he became part of the fabric of this entire community. No one has been more ‘Indianapolis’ than Bob Lamey. Even more so, he was very much a part of our team family, and he’s as dear to us as anyone who has ever worn the Horseshoe.