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Colts' Irsay touches hot button with hotel issue

May 1, 2012
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It's true, you don't build a church for Easter Sunday. Here's another truth; Indianapolis isn't getting a second Super Bowl unless another big, posh downtown hotel is built. So what's the city to do?
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Auction firm says Miller, Manning items could spike

April 23, 2012
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New York-based Clean Sweep Auctions says Peyton Manning's Broncos memorabilia will never touch the value of his Colts items. Value of Reggie Miller items likely to rise after Hall of Fame induction.
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NFL schedule-makers kick Colts in gut

April 18, 2012
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Despite owning No. 1 draft pick, the Indianapolis Colts get one prime-time game in 2012, on the road. Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning get five, the most allowed for one team by the NFL.
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Are Indy's sports fans fickle, frugal or something else?

March 27, 2012
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Colts season ticket renewal rates are at a 10-year low. Pacers attendance is among the worst in the NBA. Is Indianapolis really the sports town it professes to be?
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IU hoops, Colts fight for spot as state's top sports brand

March 22, 2012
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The value of sports brands fluctuates as violently as stock prices during economic upheaval. In Indiana, the IU and Butler basketball brands have risen while the Colts' has taken a hit and the Pacers fight for their place in the sun.
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Manning's long shadow about to turn dark over Colts

March 20, 2012
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If Peyton Manning succeeds in Denver it will cast a shadow over Indianapolis that Colts owner Jim Irsay will be unable to outrun or outlive.
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Colts fans need to take a deep breath and relax

March 15, 2012
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Every move—whether it’s cutting Peyton Manning or dangling defensive end Dwight Freeney as trade bait—is being treated by fans as a referendum on the new leadership duo of Colts owner Jim Irsay and General Manager Ryan Grigson.
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Roller derby bout crashes Bankers Life Fieldhouse

March 13, 2012
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With a growing following, locally based Naptown Roller Girls brings its rough and tumble sport out of the Fairgrounds to the center stage in downtown Indianapolis.
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Irsay can no longer be in Manning's corner

March 7, 2012
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If they part ways, Jim Irsay, on some level, has to be rooting against Peyton Manning. If his former quarterback outshines his new signal caller in any meaningful way, it could have disastrous consequences for his franchise in this market.
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Irsay can't leave fans feeling they've been fooled again

March 2, 2012
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If Colts fans think Jim Irsay waited until after the season ticket renewal date to release Peyton Manning, his ticket waiting list, along with the goodwill he's banked, could burn up like paper in fire.
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Bill Polian joins ESPN as full-time NFL analyst

February 29, 2012
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Despite his sometimes rocky relationship with media members during his previous career, former Colts general manager now joins their ranks.
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If it's truly a business decision, Manning must go

February 17, 2012
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On the day after Jim Irsay was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame, it’s clearer than ever that the decision on what to do with Peyton Manning has nothing to do with business.
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Irsay-Manning saga dividing Colts fan base

February 16, 2012
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If the 2009 season taught us anything, it's that Colts fans have a long memory. This year may be remembered as the one in which Jim Irsay divided the horseshoe kingdom.
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Many Colts fans don't want what's best for Manning

February 7, 2012
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If Colts fans really have Manning's best interests at heart, they should be happy to see him play for another team.
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Irsay's 'all-in' mentality key to Indy's Super Bowl score

February 3, 2012
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In 2007, Jim Irsay's generosity put major heat on Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. In 2008, Irsay's willingness to forsake his own financial interests helped Indianapolis land the Super Bowl.
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Life is crazy on Super Bowl's radio row

February 1, 2012
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Here at the JW Marriott there are 108 radio stations—with all their equipment and two to five on-air personalities each—crammed into one ballroom. There are more than 200 radio shows broadcast from that one room each day with guests ranging from Joe Namath to Adam Sandler.

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Despite not playing, Peyton steals Super Bowl spotlight

January 31, 2012
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Without taking a snap this year, Peyton Manning is more marketable than one Super Bowl quarterback and nearly as popular as another.
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Colts brass searching for yin to balance new head coach's yang

January 25, 2012
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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and general manager Ryan Grigson might be facing the toughest task of their professional careers.
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Colts will have trouble attracting big-name coach

January 19, 2012
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Ryan Grigson and Jim Irsay are faced with one of the most difficult tasks for any business: searching for hidden talent and unseen potential.
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New GM's past gives hints about Colts' future

January 12, 2012
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Colts fans should expect new general manager Ryan Grigson to be aggressive on the free agent market, look to make trades when needed, make a cold calculated decision concerning Peyton Manning's future and provide stability for the team's coach.
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Manning's options limited by his demands

January 5, 2012
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The team that wants Peyton Manning better have a pile of cash, an egoless coach and a championship caliber offensive line and defense.
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Colts license plate sales take tumble

January 4, 2012
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Colts license plates were up in August over the same month a year before. But once Peyton Manning went down, sales took a dive.
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With Polian gone, Irsay must absorb criticism

January 3, 2012
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Colts owner Jim Irsay has a plethora of huge decision to make even beyond this off-season. With his main adviser now gone, he may have to rely on his intuition to make those tough calls.
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Cost of stadium's retractable roof still bone of contention

December 22, 2011
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Despite complaints about the cost of Lucas Oil Stadium's roof, which is pegged between $70 million and $90 million, it has been used 10 times more than the expensive pop top on Texas Stadium.
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Luck, Manning may be aligning their strategies for coming year

December 21, 2011
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Sources close to Andrew Luck said he may be ready to sign a deal with Peyton Manning's agent. If that happens, it could mean bad news for the Indianapolis Colts front office.
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  1. The Walgreens did not get a lot of traffic. It was not located on the corner of the intersection, and not really visible from Emerson. Meanwhile the CVS there is huge and right on the corner. I am guessing a lot of people drove by a million times and never knew the Walgreens was there. Although, with the new Walmart market going in, that area could really see a lot of increase in traffic soon.

  2. You folks don't have a clue. There is a legal way to enter this country and to get aid. This left unchecked could run us to ruin quickly. I also heard that 'supporters' were getting major $$ to take them in? Who's monitoring this and guess who pays the bill? I support charitable organizations... but this is NOT the way to do it!

  3. Apparently at some time before alcohol has been served at the fair. The problem is that beer or wine used to be a common drink for people before soft drinks and was not thought to be that unusual. Since many folks now only drink to see how much they can drink or what kind of condition they can end up in it becomes more problematic. Go to Europe and its no big deal just as if you had sodas of milk to drink everyday. Its using common sense that is lacking now days.

  4. To address the epic failure of attracting race fans to both the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 would take too much of my time to write. Bottom line Boles is clueless and obviously totally out of touch with the real paying fan base. I see nothing but death spin coming for the Brickyard, just like Indy. Get somebody in a place of power that understands what race fans want.

  5. I am a race fan through & through. It doesn't matter if it's Indy cars or Nascar. I love a great race. I go to several other tracks each year and you can see the entire track. I know Indy has tradition, but fans want to see the entire race. I sit in the Penthouse, am almost 60 years old, and would like to see a better TV screen in turn 1 so you can see the entire race. Then I think Indy needs to install an escalator so us old folks can make it up to the Penthouse and down again if we want more options to purchase food and drinks. Just a race fans opinion. Lights won't make the race any better, but you might be able to see the TV better at night. Turn 1's screen needs replaced with a better and bigger screen.

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