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CEO Randy Bernard shakes tree at IndyCar Series

November 30, 2011
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SpeedTV is reporting that IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard this week fired one high-level executive and demoted another.
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Irsay has what it takes to keep Manning, Luck happy together

November 29, 2011
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No need to wait for the results of medical tests on Peyton Manning Wednesday. If the Colts get Andrew Luck, No. 18 must go. Right? Hold your horses just a minute.
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New NBA pact could kill NCAA's one-and-done dilemma

November 28, 2011
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College basketball may be one of the biggest benefactors of the soon-to-be ratified National Basketball Association labor settlement.
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Timing of NBA lockout hits Pacers, Mack hard

November 23, 2011
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With the Indianapolis Colts in a down year, the Indiana Pacers are missing a golden opportunity to grab local fans' interest. Shelvin Mack, meanwhile, has no paycheck and no prospect of playing a meaningful game anytime soon.
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Penn State could sully inaugural Big Ten Football Championship

November 21, 2011
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You have to wonder how many Big Ten and Indianapolis tourism officials will be rooting hard for Wisconsin this weekend when the Badgers play Penn State at Madison.
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IndyCar has had ups, downs since Wheldon's death

November 18, 2011
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IndyCar officials have reason to smile with recent developments. Series CEO Randy Bernard also has reason to be very concerned.
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Pacers urge Stern to go for the jugular in labor dispute

November 15, 2011
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According to NBA sources, the league’s labor relations board recently received a letter from 10 owners, including Pacers' owner Herb Simon, strongly opposed to the final offer Stern put on the table offering a 50-50 revenue split with players.
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Ecclestone's antics should ease pain of Indy's F1 loss

November 14, 2011
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The way Bernie Ecclestone has treated his new partners in Austin, Texas, recently has to make Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials at least a little happy they no longer do business with the man known as the Poison Dwarf.
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ESPN's Manning reference insulting to Indianapolis

November 3, 2011
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Mike Greenberg, who apparently is quite the Indianapolis historian, insists that without No. 18, there would be no Indianapolis Colts, no Lucas Oil Stadium and no Super Bowl here.
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IndyCar, NASCAR drivers face off in Fieldhouse kart race

November 1, 2011
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NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart, Austin Dillon and A.J. Allmendinger along with IndyCar racers Scott Dixon and Alex Tagliani will headline the Dec. 11 race at Conseco Fieldhouse.
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Pacers fans should root for NBA owners to take hard line

October 27, 2011
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With the Pacers losing anywhere from $15 million to $30 million annually, local fans who would like to see the blue and gold remain anywhere near financially viable for the long-term must be rooting for an agreement with a hard cap—at least much stiffer than it is now—and a 50-50 split.
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Irsay could pose roadblock to NFL's L.A. move

October 21, 2011
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It’s ironic that the last man rumored to be moving an NFL franchise to Los Angeles might now be one of the obstacles for a new NFL owner cropping up in the City of Angels.
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NASCAR champ's ill-timed comments no help to IndyCar

October 18, 2011
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Five-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is calling for an end to open-wheel oval racing. IndyCar officials would be wise to turn a deaf ear to emotion-driven rants.
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College football financial listing reveals winners, losers

October 12, 2011
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A college finance professor recently completed a 242-page study that values college football programs like Wall Street stocks. For the first time, the entire ranking is released publicly.
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It's only a matter of time before Colts' Caldwell on hot seat

October 10, 2011
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Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was hired by the Indianapolis Colts to help Jim Caldwell. But he could end up unintentionally turning up the heat on the embattled head coach.
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Local researcher puts price tag on college football programs

October 7, 2011
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Locally generated in-depth study puts valuations on the biggest 100 Football Bowl Subdivision college football programs. The study is touted as the first-of-its-kind.
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Fisher's ill-timed comments loom over IndyCar victory

October 3, 2011
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Sarah Fisher has been a great ambassador for the sport, but someone needs to tell her that victory circle is the place to thank sponsors and extol their virtues, not talk about their abandonment of the team.
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NBA payroll rollbacks alone won't solve Pacers' problems

September 30, 2011
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Instead of threatening the players with a cancelled season, maybe NBA Commissioner David Stern should have a serious talk with the guys who pay his salary. It's time NBA owners solve some of their own problems.
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Indy should cheer for Jets and Bears, Badgers and Huskers

September 26, 2011
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Sports business experts estimate that if the two teams with the biggest, wealthiest and most rabid fan bases meet in the Super Bowl or Big Ten Championship, it could boost the economic impact by 30 percent.
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Danica Patrick bridge-burning tour continues

September 19, 2011
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In a matter of three days, the diva driver takes aim at Brazilian drivers, Japan's food supply and the IndyCar CEO's decision making. So who will she endear in NASCAR?
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IndyCar CEO, team owners not on same page

September 14, 2011
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Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske refuse to take part in IndyCar CEO's bold bid to bring the open-wheel series some much needed publicity. Randy Bernard's execution must be better in 2012.
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USA Football, Rawlings sign two-year deal

September 13, 2011
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St. Louis-based sporting goods manufacturer agrees to supply footballs and uniforms for youth football initiatives.
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NFL alums invite public to party at Hard Rock

September 12, 2011
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The local chapter of the NFL Alumni is building a reputation for becoming one of the league’s most active chapters for charity.
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Manning injury could sack Colts stores' sales

September 9, 2011
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Local company that manages Colts merchandise sales operations isn't sure what to expect, but is hopeful the sale of 2012 Super Bowl items will make up for any declines.
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Big Ten needs to change name, boycott Notre Dame

September 8, 2011
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In this era of change, it's time for the Big Ten to make radical changes or get left behind.
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  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

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  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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