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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. Kent's done a good job of putting together some good guests, intelligence and irreverence without the inane chatter of the other two shows. JMV is unlistenable, mostly because he doesn't do his homework and depends on non-sports stuff to keep HIM interested. Query and Shultz is a bit better, but lack of prep in their show certainly is evident. Sterling obviously workes harder than the other shows. We shall see if there is any way for a third signal with very little successful recent history to make it. I always say you have to give a show two years to grow into what it will become...

  2. Lafayette Square, Washington Square should be turned into office parks with office buildings, conversion, no access to the public at all. They should not be shopping malls and should be under tight security and used for professional offices instead of havens for crime. Their only useage is to do this or tear them down and replace them with high rise office parks with secured parking lots so that the crime in the areas is not allowed in. These are prime properties, but must be reused for other uses, professional office conversions with no loitering and no shopping makes sense, otherwise they have become hangouts long ago for gangs, groups of people who have no intent of spending money, and are only there for trouble and possibly crime, shoplifting, etc. I worked summers at SuperX Drugs in Lafayette Square in the 1970s and even then the shrinkage from shoplifting was 10-15 percent. No sense having shopping malls in these areas, they earn no revenue, attract crime, and are a blight on the city. All malls that are not of use should be repurposed or torn down by the city, condemned. One possibility would be to repourpose them as inside college campuses or as community centers, but then again, if the community is high crime, why bother.

  3. Straight No Chaser

  4. Seems the biggest use of TIF is for pet projects that improve Quality Of Life, allegedly, but they ignore other QOL issues that are of a more important and urgent nature. Keep it transparent and try not to get in ready, fire, Aim! mode. You do realize that business the Mayor said might be interested is probably going to want TIF too?

  5. Gary, I'm in complete agreement. The private entity should be required to pay IPL, and, if City parking meters are involved, the parking meter company. I was just pointing out how the poorly-structured parking meter deal affected the car share deal.

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