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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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IndyCar Series readies to raise curtain on new era

February 13, 2012
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While myriad challenges remain, IndyCar's future might finally be pointed in the right direction.
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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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Hosting another Super Bowl could deliver diminished return

February 6, 2012
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There's a thought that Indianapolis could win another Super Bowl bid as early as 2018 or 2019. But should Indianapolis pursue the big game again after the way this week turned out?
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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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Indy's Super effort bowling over NFL and national media

January 30, 2012
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Despite doubts from the NFL and national media about Indy's ability to host a big-time Super Bowl, the city so far is blowing away expectations.
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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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National media member says Indy will be best Super Bowl host ever

January 24, 2012
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CNBC's Darren Rovell said something on a national television and radio show this morning that might surprise even the most ardent Indianapolis loyalists.
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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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Texas remains college football's financial No. 1

January 9, 2012
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While Alabama topped LSU for the BCS national football championship, the Longhorns have been crowned financial kings among college football's elite teams. Tide is No. 6 financially and LSU is No. 8, according to a new study.
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Indy should cheer for Giants, Broncos, Pats or Packers

January 9, 2012
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A Giants-Patriots Super Bowl match-up could bring big money to Indianapolis. If he has two more miracles in him, Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow would send TV ratings off the charts.
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NCAA goes public with hoops tournament selection criteria

January 6, 2012
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NCAA officials are raising the curtain on the wizards making the selections and seedings for its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. But will that quash or fuel the debate over who gets in and who doesn't?
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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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New NCAA rule kills high school hoops games at Hinkle

December 29, 2011
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A new NCAA rule causes the cancellation of a six-game high school basketball event scheduled for Jan. 21 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Organizers anticipated a crowd of more than 6,000 to attend the event.
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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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Odd chapter of Conseco Fieldhouse coming to a close

December 20, 2011
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More than a year after changing its name from Conseco to CNO Financial, the Carmel-based company finally decides to make its naming-rights investment in Pacers' venue pay-off. The only question is, what took so long?
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Colts win streak could set team back a decade

December 19, 2011
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There has been much hand-wringing about what the Indianapolis Colts would do with Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck on their roster. If they win another game or two, they'll have a much bigger dilemma.
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Indiana poised to become a basketball state once again

December 16, 2011
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With the Pacers and IU re-emerging as contenders and the Colts floundering, Indiana sports fans are primed to re-embrace their Hoosier hysteria roots. But what happens when Peyton Manning returns or Andrew Luck is drafted is anybody's guess.
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  1. Really, taking someone managing the regulation of Alcohol and making himthe President of an IVY Tech regional campus. Does he have an education background?

  2. Jan, great rant. Now how about you review the report and offer rebuttal of the memo. This might be more conducive to civil discourse than a wild rant with no supporting facts. Perhaps some links to support your assertions would be helpful

  3. I've lived in Indianapolis my whole and been to the track 3 times. Once for a Brickyard, once last year on a practice day for Indy 500, and once when I was a high school student to pick up trash for community service. In the past 11 years, I would say while the IMS is a great venue, there are some upgrades that would show that it's changing with the times, just like the city is. First, take out the bleachers and put in individual seats. Kentucky Motor Speedway has individual seats and they look cool. Fix up the restrooms. Add wi-fi. Like others have suggested, look at bringing in concerts leading up to events. Don't just stick with the country music genre. Pop music would work well too I believe. This will attract more young celebrities to the Indy 500 like the kind that go to the Kentucky Derby. Work with Indy Go to increase the frequency of the bus route to the track during high end events. That way people have other options than worrying about where to park and paying for parking. Then after all of this, look at getting night lights. I think the aforementioned strategies are more necessary than night racing at this point in time.

  4. Talking about congestion ANYWHERE in Indianapolis is absolutely laughable. Sure you may have to wait in 5 minutes of traffic to travel down BR avenue during *peak* times. But that is absolutely nothing compared to actual big cities. Indy is way too suburban to have actual congestion problems. So please, never bring up "congestion" as an excuse to avoid development in Indianapolis. If anything, we could use a little more.

  5. Oh wait. Never mind.

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