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If fans tune out, NFL will settle with referees quickly

September 25, 2012
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After the game-ending controversy on Monday Night Football, many in the media think the NFL must act now to settle its labor dispute with its game referees. But it doesn't matter what the media thinks. It only matters what the fans think, and do.
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Gone to the Dawgs, Butler signs sponsor for bulldog beauty pageant

September 24, 2012
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The Bulldog Beauty Contest, a staple of Butler University's Homecoming for 11 years, will now be known as the Butler Bulldog Beauty Contest presented by Built Ford Tough Trucks.
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TV ratings show locals loving Colts, still fixated on Peyton

September 20, 2012
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Despite several unfavorable factors, the Indianapolis Colts TV ratings went up from week one to week two. Meanwhile, Indianapolis scores the highest rating of any U.S. market for Denver's Monday night game.
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IndyCar Series appears headed to Rhode Island in 2013

September 11, 2012
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The 2.1-mile street course will have considerable elevation changes and run past Brown University and the state capitol building. But can such an ambitious endeavor be profitable?
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Crooked Stick, Colts officials have reason to smile

September 10, 2012
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While Crooked Stick and Colts officials have reason to be pleased after this weekend, they also have plenty to work on if they want to continue drawing big fan bases.
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Colts face two golden opportunities to sell out season

August 16, 2012
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If Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts look good in the next two outings and there are still tickets left, that only means there are some pretty bad seats within Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Colts nearing season sellout, DeltaWing wants in IndyCar

August 14, 2012
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In this new video segment on The Score, IBJ sports reporter Anthony Schoettle offers insight and analysis on the latest happenings with the Indianapolis Colts and IndyCar Series.
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Luck will sell Colts tickets, but won't make fans forget No. 18

August 13, 2012
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Luck’s stellar preseason debut against the St. Louis Rams Sunday isn’t so much about making people forget about Manning—Indianapolis will never forget No. 18—as much as it is getting the team’s fan base focused on the future.
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Colts take big risk with new in-stadium offering

August 10, 2012
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NFL monitoring wireless offerings at Lucas Oil Stadium as one of five test sites before signing a leaguewide telecommunications deal. Colts new app and in-stadium content could be big tests.
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Stars and stripes out of fashion at Olympic Games?

August 7, 2012
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So arcane is the design of U.S. Olympic uniforms and warm-up suits that at times the Russians' attire has looked more American than our own.
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Player fights at Colts camp sign of team's nasty brand shift

August 3, 2012
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A hostile scrum at Colts camp Thursday that at one time involved more than a dozen players and ended with a wild helmet flinging incident is just one sign that the Dungy-Caldwell-Manning era is over. But will fans embrace the changing times and new team?
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Colts owner won't allow TV blackouts

August 2, 2012
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Colts owner Jim Irsay may have to get his credit card out to keep his team on local television, but this year especially he can't afford to have the local masses not watching his team on Sundays.
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Jimmie Johnson accused of desecrating Brickyard

August 1, 2012
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Long after NASCAR departed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a group of racing fans are still fuming over the way the Brickyard 400 champ celebrated his victory.
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Colts coach can serve and sell, but can he win?

July 31, 2012
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Colts Coach Chuck Pagano took what could have been an ugly situation at training camp Monday and turned it into a clinic on how to win over fans, one at a time if necessary.
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Decline of Brickyard 400 shows power of Indy 500

July 30, 2012
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While the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race has seen its rise and fall within a relatively short 19-year history, the Indianapolis 500 has persevered through good times and bad, through peace time and World Wars and through massive popularity swings in open-wheel racing.
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Speedway mulls installing lights for NASCAR race

July 27, 2012
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NASCAR officials remain committed to the long-term future of the Sprint Cup race at the Brickyard, predict double-digit percentage attendance gains this year.
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IU followers could learn from Penn State players

July 26, 2012
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Penn State football players have quickly grasped a fundamental truth that will help put the school on the road to recovery. It took many IU followers years to figure it out. Some still haven't got it.
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Peyton Manning has a chip on his shoulder, but why?

July 25, 2012
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Peyton Manning has taken center stage in a new and very public way since joining the Denver Broncos. If he goes public about feeling wronged by Jim Irsay, it could do serious harm to the Colts fan base in Indy.
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Paterno's fall from grace provides valuable lesson

July 24, 2012
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Joe Paterno and other Penn State officials inflicted far more damage on the university than the NCAA by not telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And by not telling it as soon as they knew it.
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How will critics rage against Super Bowl impact now?

July 20, 2012
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Hosting big events like the Super Bowl will always draw out some critics in central Indiana. But a close look at the numbers inside the recently released Super Bowl economic impact should quiet the howling.
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Stadium size, hotel space to be issue in Indy's bid to host 2018 Super Bowl

July 19, 2012
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League sources say a stadium with capacity below 75,000 will have difficulty landing a future Super Bowl. Even after expansion, Lucas Oil Stadium is 3,000 to 5,000 short.
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IndyCar executive's fast exit leaves unanswered questions

July 13, 2012
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The loss of IndyCar Series Chief Operating Officer Marc Koretzky doesn’t rate up there with Danica Patrick defecting for NASCAR, but it certainly doesn’t appear to be a positive development for the open-wheel series.
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IndyCar CEO, team owners at major crossroads

July 5, 2012
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IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard and the team owners who run cars in the open-wheel series still seem miles apart on the topics of aero kits and schedule expansion. Bernard hopes to make decisions on those two topics soon.
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Loss of Hibbert would be tough for Pacers fans to stomach

July 2, 2012
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Pacers' new basketball operations boss Donnie Walsh faces his first difficult decision concerning restricted free agent Roy Hibbert.
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Despite tepid fan response to draft, Pacers hope to sell 'team'

June 29, 2012
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Less than five minutes into his new job as Pacers basketball operations boss, Donnie Walsh was already trying to sell fans on paying to see five guys play as one. Next season we'll see if that sales pitch works in the star-driven NBA.
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  1. In reality, Lilly is maintaining profit by cutting costs such as Indiana/US citizen IT workers by a significant amount with their Tata Indian consulting connection, increasing Indian H1B's at Lillys Indiana locations significantly and offshoring to India high paying Indiana jobs to cut costs and increase profit at the expense of U.S. workers.

  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/03-111.htm Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

  4. downtown in the same area as O'malia's. 350 E New York. Not sure that another one could survive. I agree a Target is needed d'town. Downtown Philly even had a 3 story Kmart for its downtown residents.

  5. Indy-area residents... most of you have no idea how AMAZING Aurelio's is. South of Chicago was a cool pizza place... but it pales in comparison to the heavenly thin crust Aurelio's pizza. Their deep dish is pretty good too. My waistline is expanding just thinking about this!

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