Recent Blog Posts

Is latest Pacer arrest an indictment on Larry Bird?

August 16, 2010
Larry Bird, Jim Morris and even Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard must be feeling the heat after another Indiana Pacer runs afoul of the law.

IndyCar's Randy Bernard revving up his grade

August 12, 2010
Series is scoring a record entry field for Chicagoland at a time when many racing grids across the country are contracting. The series' new boss seems to be gaining sponsors' confidence.

2012 Super Bowl, tainted or not, already paying off big

August 11, 2010
There's one main reason Indianapolis was chosen by the Big Ten to host its inaugural football championship game over a handful of other cities that were clamoring to host the event.

Colts spurn conventional wisdom to win over fans

August 10, 2010
A decade ago, team officials veered onto a different marketing path. Now the team has more sponsors than any other NFL team and a growing list of fans that want season tickets.

Isiah Thomas hire could mean end of road for Walsh in N.Y.

August 9, 2010
Knicks President Donnie Walsh wanted to hire Chris Mullins as general manager. Instead his boss stuck him with a man who has been a disaster on numerous levels of professional basketball management.

Did Indianapolis get hoodwinked into bidding on tainted Super Bowl?

August 5, 2010
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stole the 2011 Super Bowl away from the Circle City, then he pushed for Indy to get a game he knew would be overshadowed by a lockout.

IndyCar drivers want to set up their own advisory committee

August 3, 2010
Open-wheel racers seek unified voice on things like safety, track set-up, scheduling, rules and other hot topics. But would that lead to more collaboration or conflict?

Colts installing golf greens in front of training center

August 2, 2010
The Colts 56th Street training center is undergoing a massive renovation including an unusual feature. But what does Peyton Manning think?

Indians, Pacers and Colts attendance is only part of story

July 29, 2010
There's a debate over which one of the city's professional sports teams delivers more bang for the buck in terms of economic impact.

Three issues that could derail Indy's 2012 Super Bowl

July 27, 2010
There are key issues not directly related to players' salaries that could derail negotiations between the NFL owners and players for a new collective bargaining agreement, and Indy's 2012 Super Bowl.

NASCAR insiders want Brickyard 400 under lights

July 26, 2010
NASCAR boss Brian France indicated Indy's July date could be shipped to Kentucky. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway CEO Jeff Belskus may have to consider dramatic changes to re-energize the Brickyard 400.

Sam Bradford's deal will hike Colts' pay to Peyton Manning

July 19, 2010
There's one man controlling the contracts of Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning and overall No. 1 draft choice Sam Bradford. And he'll use that leverage to squeeze as much cash as he can from the Colts and St. Louis Rams.

IndyCar chassis plan may lure multiple engine makers

July 15, 2010
IndyCar's new chassis could be the start of an open-wheel revolution. But it won't matter if the series' CEO can't transalte it into more money-spending fans.

IndyCar CEO must keep chassis choice from splintering series

July 14, 2010
Choosing a new chassis formula for the 2012 IndyCar Series season may be the least of new CEO Randy Bernard's challenges. The decision will be announced today at 12:30 p.m. and acrimony may follow.

Danica Patrick ad is just blowing smoke

July 12, 2010
IndyCar racer turned NASCAR Nationwide Series driver needs to lose the defiant tone in her ESPN ad and rev up a little humility until she starts winning.

Will LeBron hype pump up Pacer pride?

July 8, 2010
The spotlight has burned brighter and hotter on the NBA this summer than during any off-season in recent memory. But will all the free agent hype light a fire under local hoops fans or just plain burn them out?

IndyCar CEO ready to slay sacred cows

July 6, 2010
IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard is demanding more support from track partners in an all-out effort to strengthen the series in 2011 and beyond.

NBA lockout could leave city's CIB exposed

July 1, 2010
The agreement between NBA players and owners governing players' salaries expires one year from today. If a new deal doesn't get done, any money the city pays to operate Conseco Fieldhouse could have a diminished return.

IndyCar fans still waiting for Randy Bernard to work magic

June 29, 2010
After four months under the leadership of a new CEO, the IndyCar Series is still up against the wall. Series partners are demanding more results and fewer excuses.

Pacers' Paul George may be cornerstone rejected by others

June 28, 2010
It's stylish these days to critcize Pacers player personnel boss Larry Bird. But those observing closely can see that he's changing the culture within the Blue and Gold franchise. And his latest draft pick should accelerate the change.

Eric Gordon working to boost his NBA stock and strength

June 24, 2010
Former Indiana University hoops star Eric Gordon has hired away his alma mater's strength coach to help him avoid injury and improve his earning potential in the NBA.

Is new Westfield pro baseball team taking aim at Indians?

June 23, 2010
Principals of a proposed independent minor league baseball team think the club could draw fans from several counties and the new ballpark could become a destination.

Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick feud could wreck IndyCar

June 22, 2010
Tony Kanaan took another jab at Andretti Autosport teammate Danica Patrick after his victory Sunday in Iowa. Regardless of who is justified, this isn't a fight either can win.

Hayward's rising stock presents Bird with difficult dilemma

June 21, 2010
Gordon Hayward's NBA draft stock is soaring. But it will take guts for Larry Bird to draft the Butler product, even if he thinks he's the best player when the Pacers pick at No. 10.

Watching Artest win title painful for Pacers fans

June 18, 2010
Ron Artest's 20-point performance that helped the L.A. Lakers beat the Boston Celtics for the NBA title has Indiana Pacers fans asking two questions. What might have been? Is there no justice?

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