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Colts sales staff feels the heat

September 5, 2008
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Pressure is mounting on the Indianapolis Colts as this Sunday’s season opener against the Chicago Bears looms. Yes, there’s pressure to win on the field. But there’s even more pressure to make the...
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Colts, Pacers join hands

September 3, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts have long been thought to be competitors. They compete with each other for fans, sponsors, public and private support for their respective playing venues among other things in...
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IndyGo Colts shuttle a no-go

August 29, 2008
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Congestion getting to the Indianapolis Colts games is as much a problem as congestion once fans are in the new Lucas Oil Stadium. It appears that traffic flow and parking are real issues...
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Favre hot on Manning's heels

August 27, 2008
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Believe it or not, there are a few people who actually don't know anything about Peyton Manning. They wouldn't know him if they saw him drinking Gatorade, and they wouldn't know him with or without a fake mustache. They wouldn't...
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Colts cuts not made on emotion

August 26, 2008
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First and foremost Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian is a businessman. And he’s one of the best in the National Football League. Don’t expect Polian to get too giddy over the extra bucks...
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Harrison can catch, but won't pitch

August 22, 2008
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Marvin Harrison is a football superstar, but he sure isn’t a commercial superstar. Harrison had a deal with Degree antiperspirant in the late 1990s and another with the Got Milk campaign following the...
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Colts fans let Lucas hear it

August 19, 2008
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Lucas Oil Products Inc., and its owner Forrest Lucas, are taking a beating from IBJ readers after his request that Indianapolis Colts fans and local media not call the team's new stadium "The Luke." Lucas...
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Colts creativity rings cash register

August 18, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts sell sponsorships like Peyton Manning throws touchdown passes. A lot of the credit goes to the team’s former sales and marketing boss Ray Compton, who sold everything imaginable...
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Theismann calls LOS NFL's finest

August 15, 2008
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Joe Theismann has been inside every single National Football League stadium. The former quarterback and TV announcer said yesterday that the new Lucas Oil Stadium is a one-of-a-kind. “I’m not saying it’s one of the best...
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Colts ask fans to pump up volume

August 12, 2008
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One week from today, most of the Indianapolis Colts players will get their first look inside the new 63,000-seat Lucas Oil Stadium. Players will be checking out the field surface, lighting and other...
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Are Colts QB shopping?

August 7, 2008
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Chad Pennington is no Peyton Manning. He’s no Jim Sorgi either. Pennington is expected to be traded or released today by the New York Jets, who just acquired Brett Favre from the Green...
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New stadium's food vendor for sale

August 5, 2008
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The company city officials hired to handle general concession sales and premium dining at Lucas Oil Stadium could be sold before serving its first hot dog at the 63,000-seat venue set to open...
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Favre's return spurs Colts question

August 4, 2008
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Brett Favre is returning to Green Bay today to play for the Packers. This after Packers brass offered to pay him $20 million to stay away. This got me thinking. Which of the Indianapolis Colts that has retired or otherwise left ...
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Jackets required for grand opening

July 24, 2008
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Fear not. If you didn’t get your free ticket to tour the Indianapolis Colts’ new home venue, there’s still a way to get a sneak peak—at a steep price. And this event is...
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Peyton Manning is Colts' sales MVP

July 15, 2008
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Despite the hype surrounding Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, it's still easy to underestimate—or simply forget about—the impact this one player has on the team. That impact goes beyond winning on the field. The...
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Could Manning abandon Colts?

July 10, 2008
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The Brett Favre saga in Green Bay had the guys on ESPN Radio yesterday morning discussing the possibility of the all-pro quarterback playing for another team next season if he comes out of...
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Philly DA pursues Harrison case

June 17, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts’ marketing nightmare involving Marvin Harrison’s possible participation in a shooting incident in his hometown of Philadelphia appears far from over. Philadelphia District Attorney Lynn Abraham this week asked police to reinterview witnesses in the case, a police department source...
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Former foe backs Indy's Super bid

May 20, 2008
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Super Bowl site selections can create odd alliances among the 32 wealthy fellows casting the votes. The man who last year single-handedly dismantled Indianapolis’ bid to host the 2011 game came this year to the Circle City’s defense. With Indianapolis embroiled...
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Phoenix, Houston take aim at Indy

May 19, 2008
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As of noon, the IBJ reporting team (that’s me) has officially touched down in the Buckhead district of Atlanta where the 32 National Football League owners will decide which of three bidding cities will host the 2012 Super Bowl. While...
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Colts' Bud deal creates party zones

May 15, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts today announced an expanded relationship with Budweiser and Bud Light. A featured element of the agreement between the Colts and Anheuser-Busch is the Bud Light Blue Zone, an open-air fan gathering...
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Polian looks for wrestlers, pitchers

April 30, 2008
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While a lot of National Football League presidents and general managers are looking closely at college prospects’ football pedigree, Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian takes his background check a step further. Sure, Polian wants to know...
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Dome demolition details announced

April 28, 2008
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The signs of the 25-year-old RCA Dome are coming down next week. The building which helped lure the Indianapolis Colts here from Baltimore will follow.  The Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority this afternoon announced detailed plans for demolishing the RCA Dome...
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Herrod scores for Special Olympics

April 28, 2008
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Jeff Herrod said all it took was a head-first dive into freezing cold water to wake him up to the importance of the Special Olympics here in Indiana.  The Former Indianapolis Colts linebacker will host a silent auction...
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Stadium walkway attracts events

April 28, 2008
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Details of a crucial aspect of the Lucas Oil Stadium-Convention Center project could be revealed today as city and stadium construction officials meet to discuss the project. The construction timeline on the $10 million connector...
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Character key for Colts draftees

April 24, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts are fine tuning their strategy for this year’s National Football League draft, which is held in New York April 26 and 27. While there is much speculation about which players the...
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  1. Apologies for the wall of text. I promise I had this nicely formatted in paragraphs in Notepad before pasting here.

  2. I believe that is incorrect Sir, the people's tax-dollars are NOT paying for the companies investment. Without the tax-break the company would be paying an ADDITIONAL $11.1 million in taxes ON TOP of their $22.5 Million investment (Building + IT), for a total of $33.6M or a 50% tax rate. Also, the article does not specify what the total taxes were BEFORE the break. Usually such a corporate tax-break is a 'discount' not a 100% wavier of tax obligations. For sake of example lets say the original taxes added up to $30M over 10 years. $12.5M, New Building $10.0M, IT infrastructure $30.0M, Total Taxes (Example Number) == $52.5M ININ's Cost - $1.8M /10 years, Tax Break (Building) - $0.75M /10 years, Tax Break (IT Infrastructure) - $8.6M /2 years, Tax Breaks (against Hiring Commitment: 430 new jobs /2 years) == 11.5M Possible tax breaks. ININ TOTAL COST: $41M Even if you assume a 100% break, change the '30.0M' to '11.5M' and you can see the Company will be paying a minimum of $22.5, out-of-pocket for their capital-investment - NOT the tax-payers. Also note, much of this money is being spent locally in Indiana and it is creating 430 jobs in your city. I admit I'm a little unclear which tax-breaks are allocated to exactly which expenses. Clearly this is all oversimplified but I think we have both made our points! :) Sorry for the long post.

  3. Clearly, there is a lack of a basic understanding of economics. It is not up to the company to decide what to pay its workers. If companies were able to decide how much to pay their workers then why wouldn't they pay everyone minimum wage? Why choose to pay $10 or $14 when they could pay $7? The answer is that companies DO NOT decide how much to pay workers. It is the market that dictates what a worker is worth and how much they should get paid. If Lowe's chooses to pay a call center worker $7 an hour it will not be able to hire anyone for the job, because all those people will work for someone else paying the market rate of $10-$14 an hour. This forces Lowes to pay its workers that much. Not because it wants to pay them that much out of the goodness of their heart, but because it has to pay them that much in order to stay competitive and attract good workers.

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  5. It is sad to see these races not have a full attendance. The Indy Car races are so much more exciting than Nascar. It seems to me the commenters here are still a little upset with Tony George from a move he made 20 years ago. It was his decision to make, not yours. He lost his position over it. But I believe the problem in all pro sports is the escalating price of admission. In todays economy, people have to pay much more for food and gas. The average fan cannot attend many events anymore. It's gotten priced out of most peoples budgets.

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