Excitement tempered by the probation of three of its most popular programs.
Thoughts on this, that and the other while watching the world’s athletes.
As I surveyed the reaction to the NCAA’s decision to crush the football program at Penn State University, one thought kept coming to me in two entirely different ways: What if it had been my son?
Instead of shutting down Penn State football, why not use that economic engine to do some enormous good?
I always have had a soft spot for basketball referees.
Anyone who things the new four-team playoff will quiet the controversies needs a reality check.
Just as he did when his aching back cut his playing career short, just as he did when he left coaching, Larry Bird is abruptly walking away.
Even a visionary like Pete Dye couldn’t see a half-century into the future.
For this Indy guy, there is nothing that says Indy—or Indiana—like the Indy 500.
Curious, isn’t it, that Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger plays the “we don’t get any national respect” card when he, in particular, and his team, in general, spent virtually all of this past National Basketball Association season not getting much in the way of local respect?
The recent suicide of former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau is the latest exclamation point to growing concern about the violence that is part of football, especially in the NFL.
I root for two teams: Indiana, and whoever’s playing Kentucky.
It’s funny in a way, too, when I hear folks from elsewhere trying to redefine those things that make/made us real Hoosiers.
Really, has there been a more surprisingly successful team during this chaotic, shortened season?
I am often asked to give presentations recounting the success of the Indianapolis sports strategy. Of course, I speak to the event history and infrastructure investments going all the way back to the construction of Market Square Arena in 1974. But I also talk about the human impact.
Perhaps those of us who are not exactly Kentucky fans should be happy that the likes of Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Indy’s own Marques Teague won’t stay for four years,
Thoughts on this, that and the other.
There is one test Peyton Manning hasn’t passed yet: He has not been hit in nearly two years by a blitzing opponent.
Feel free to congratulate former Indiana Pacers star Mel Daniels on his long-overdue selection to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.