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Motorsports marketer assists NBA

January 30, 2009
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The National Basketball Association got an assist from an Indianapolis sponsorship consultancy, who oddly, works solely in the motorsports realm. NBA officials recently decided to loosen its rules on hard liquor sponsorships, to allow...
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Major team, sponsor depart IRL

January 29, 2009
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Despite today’s announcement that Rahal Letterman Racing—the team that gave Danica Patrick her start—is leaving the Indy Racing League, series officials are still “bullish” on next season. “Bobby Rahal and Dave Letterman have been good...
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Time for Ballard to face storm

January 28, 2009
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Until now, Mayor Greg Ballard hasn’t weighed in on the topic of financially assisting the Indiana Pacers. When last asked by the IBJ in late December, Ballard offered the following response. “[The Pacers] haven’t...
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City to help Pacers financially

January 27, 2009
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It’s official. The Indiana Pacers are hemorrhaging financially—and looking for city aid. Though franchise officials have no interest in discussing it, the situation has become so bad, the team is now seeking help...
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Celtics, Cavs still hot for Miller

January 27, 2009
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Boston Celtics Coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers clearly still has former Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller on speed dial. In a surprising revelation, Rivers told radio talk show host Dan Patrick yesterday that he called...
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TV move: Genius or desperation?

January 26, 2009
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My reaction to last year’s announcement that the Indy Racing League was parting ways with ESPN for lesser known cable channel, Versus, was the same as a lot of the readers of this...
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IRL focus of Bush report, TV ad

January 23, 2009
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The Indy Racing League made Pres. George W. Bush’s final report, highlighting his eight-year term’s accomplishments and results. On page 26 of the report, Bush writes about his work with renewable energies. The...
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Indians stock takes hit

January 23, 2009
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Despite year-over-year revenue gains and robust earnings, it appears the economy might have finally caught up with the Indianapolis Indians. For years, this AAA baseball franchise has steamed along with solid attendance and...
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Cost of a convertible?

January 22, 2009
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Lucas Oil Stadium’s retractable roof continues to be the center of much debate. How much use the convertible ceiling at LOS will get remains to be seen. But after a few phone calls...
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IU facing severe revenue shortfall

January 21, 2009
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The announcement that Indiana University is lowering the price of its balcony seats from $23 to $5 for the last seven home games got me wondering how new athletic director Fred Glass is...
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DRR imports Brit driver

January 20, 2009
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Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today it has signed a deal with British racer Mike Conway to become the team’s first confirmed driver for the 2009 Indy Racing League campaign. The 25-year old rookie...
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Volkswagen revs interest in IRL

January 20, 2009
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Honda vs. Volkswagen. Now that has a ring to it. And it is looking like that could be the headline act in the 2011 Indy Racing League. Ulrich Baretzky, Audi Sport’s head of engine...
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Is retractable roof waste of money?

January 19, 2009
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It was partly sunny, and in the mid to high 70s yesterday in Glendale, Ariz. And the roof on the Arizona Cardinals’ football stadium was closed for the NFC Championship game against the...
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Archie has no reason to complain

January 16, 2009
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Peyton and Eli aren’t the only Mannings raking in the dough from marketing and advertising deals. Their dad, Archie, who retired as a player in 1984, is also doing just fine. In recent...
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Manning: 'It's on like Donkey Kong'

January 16, 2009
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You may not take the Jan. 18 lick-off between Peyton and Eli Manning and Venus and Serena Williams seriously, but you can bet the folks at Kraft, who own the Oreo brand, are. This...
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Little cars big deal for IRL

January 15, 2009
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Indy Racing League officials are finalizing a deal with Mattel’s Hot Wheels to roll out a line of replica open-wheel cars this spring. As little cars go, this is a pretty big deal....
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Eli's take to pass Peyton's pay

January 15, 2009
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It’s long been debated which of the Manning brothers is the better quarterback, Peyton or Eli. Which is the highest paid has never been a debatable point. In Indianapolis—and in New York, it...
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Siegel leaves DEI, returns home

January 14, 2009
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Max Siegel, former president of global operations for Dale Earnhardt Inc., is coming back to the local law firm where his career began. As reported in the IBJ in November, Siegel began contemplating...
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Hunter stunned by Crocs aid

January 14, 2009
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IUPUI basketball coach Ron Hunter got a big surprise this morning. While on the Mike & Mike Show on ESPN Radio, a staffer with Crocs told Hunter the footwear company was donating 50,000...
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Colts brand bigger than Dungy

January 13, 2009
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Maybe it was the team’s experience with Eric Dickerson. Maybe it was a string of flame-out first round draft picks shortly before the days of Peyton Manning. Heck, who knows, maybe it was...
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Dollar General extends Fisher deal

January 13, 2009
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Dollar General will extend its sponsorship of Sarah Fisher Racing into 2009 by serving as Fisher’s primary sponsor for four races; Kansas, Indianapolis, Kentucky and Chicago. Dollar General sponsored SFR for two events in 2008...
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Colts' Caldwell now on hot seat

January 12, 2009
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Now that Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy’s retirement is upon us (it’s expected at a 5 p.m. press conference today), it’s time to contemplate this one very important question; Who is Jim Caldwell?...
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IMS replica racing to Whitestown?

January 12, 2009
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A group planning to make a movie about the very first Indianapolis 500, is eyeballing more than 200 acres in Whitestown to build a replica Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Justin Escue, a locally based movie...
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Davis' departure could cost millions

January 9, 2009
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Five weeks ago, Ball State quarterback Nate Davis’ stock was rising faster than Mel Kiper Jr.’s hairdo. Two games (both ugly losses), and heaven knows how many QB fumbles later (actually, it was...
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Gordon enlists local track designer

January 8, 2009
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Locally based race track designer Paxton Waters’ engine is burning white hot despite the freezing temperatures outside. While the race season is dormant, Waters’ business is pedal to the metal. “It doesn’t matter...
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