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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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Fisher demos race simulators

January 7, 2009
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Indy Racing League team owner and driver Sarah Fisher this week signed an endorsement deal with SimCraft Racing Simulators. Fisher will appear at the company’s booth Jan. 8-11 at the 2009 International Consumer...
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Local firm becoming NFL power

January 7, 2009
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Even as the economy tanks, locally based MainGate Inc. continues to ink major merchandising deals. This week, MainGate signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. This comes on the heels of a...
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Glass hits ground running at IU

January 6, 2009
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Fred Glass, who officially took over as Indiana’s athletic director Jan. 2, hasn’t taken long to become ensconced in academia. Even before Glass filled the office vacated by Rick Greenspan, he sat down...
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Hoosiers have reason to celebrate

January 5, 2009
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Yes, there is some joy in Hoosierland today. And no it’s not because Pittsburgh is No. 1 in the college basketball poll. Well, actually that is the reason—kind of. In a season that finds...
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Fan support determines future

January 5, 2009
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While Indianapolis Colts coaches—and fans—are asking themselves if there are some soft spots in the roster, the team’s sales and marketing executives are pondering a different question: Is the fan base soft? They’re about...
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Manning owes local fans exclusivity

December 31, 2008
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There’s a simple reason why Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is spilling his guts to Sports Illustrated and ESPN this week about his knee injury and rehabilitation process earlier this year, and not...
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NFL Pro Bowl may come to Indy

December 30, 2008
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Indianapolis appears to be in the running to host the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl. Today, league officials confirmed they are moving the 2010 Pro Bowl to Miami, the Super Bowl host city that...
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Colts MVP?

December 29, 2008
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While all eyes are focused on quarterback Peyton Manning, I like to look a little further down the Indianapolis Colts’ pay scale for hidden gems. These are the players guys like Colts President...
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Pacers TV ratings heat up

December 24, 2008
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While things are far from perfect in the land of Blue and Gold, the Indiana Pacers front office should be filled with a little more holiday cheer than they were a year ago...
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IU starts sports journalism center

December 23, 2008
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Former Indianapolis Star editor Tim Franklin, 48, yesterday announced he is leaving his post as editor of the Baltimore Sun to head the new IU sports journalism center. Franklin was hired as the...
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Dakich goes shoeless for charity

December 23, 2008
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Former IU basketball coach Dan Dakich is doing his daily sports-talk radio show barefoot through January 17 to draw awareness to Samaritan's Feet (www.samaritansfeet.org), an organization dedicated to providing shoes to kids...
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Allstate 400 renewals 'way off'

December 22, 2008
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Troubles this year for the Indy Racing League—and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—that led to layoffs last Friday, started with a NASCAR event. “We started seeing a downturn in revenue with the Allstate 400,” said...
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IRL, IMS making staff cuts

December 19, 2008
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If you’re an open-wheel racing fan, should you be concerned that Detroit cancelled its 2009 Indy Racing League race, reducing the IRL schedule to 17 races? You bet. Sure, Detroit—with all the tumult surrounding...
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IMS, Foyt ink sponsor deals

December 18, 2008
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Four companies signed deals to be presenting sponsors for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Centennial Gala: Just Marketing International, Old National Bank, the Indiana Pacers and Honda. Financial terms of the deal were not...
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Mirror mirror on the wall ...

December 18, 2008
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News flash … This just in … Good-looking NFL quarterbacks make more money—a lot more money—than less attractive ones. Seriously. A group of Utah economists using high-tech computers to measure the symmetry of...
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Pizza pumps up Pacers attendance

December 17, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are climbing the NBA attendance ladder—at a surprisingly brisk rate. With deals like the one the team unveiled this week, it’s no wonder. The team is now offering $3 tickets....
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San Diego State sets bar for IU

December 16, 2008
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I’m sure soon-to-be new Indiana University athletics director Fred Glass took notice of what San Diego State paid to lure football coach Brady Hoke away from Ball State. The cost of luring a...
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Indians score hefty profits

December 15, 2008
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In good times and bad, the Indianapolis Indians continue to be a hit with local sports fans. The Indians scored a $1.23 million profit this year on $8.7 million in revenue, according to...
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Dallara comes to aid of IRL

December 12, 2008
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In an effort to reduce costs for Indy Racing League teams during the 2009 season, Dallara will lower the price of parts for its IRL chassis. The manufacturer plans to reduce the cost of general...
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  2. One important correction, Indiana does not have an ag-gag law, it was soundly defeated, or at least changed. It was stripped of everything to do with undercover pictures and video on farms. There is NO WAY on earth that ag gag laws will survive a constitutional challenge. None. Period. Also, the reason they are trying to keep you out, isn't so we don't show the blatant abuse like slamming pigs heads into the ground, it's show we don't show you the legal stuf... the anal electroctions, the cutting off of genitals without anesthesia, the tail docking, the cutting off of beaks, the baby male chicks getting thrown alive into a grinder, the deplorable conditions, downed animals, animals sitting in their own excrement, the throat slitting, the bolt guns. It is all deplorable behavior that doesn't belong in a civilized society. The meat, dairy and egg industries are running scared right now, which is why they are trying to pass these ridiculous laws. What a losing battle.

  3. Eating there years ago the food was decent, nothing to write home about. Weird thing was Javier tried to pass off the story the way he ended up in Indy was he took a bus he thought was going to Minneapolis. This seems to be the same story from the founder of Acapulco Joe's. Stopped going as I never really did trust him after that or the quality of what being served.

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  5. "In real life, a farmer wants his livestock as happy and health as possible. Such treatment give the best financial return." I have to disagree. What's in the farmer's best interest is to raise as many animals as possible as quickly as possible as cheaply as possible. There is a reason grass-fed beef is more expensive than corn-fed beef: it costs more to raise. Since consumers often want more food for lower prices, the incentive is for farmers to maximize their production while minimizing their costs. Obviously, having very sick or dead animals does not help the farmer, however, so there is a line somewhere. Where that line is drawn is the question.

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