by Kent Sterling
Pacers basketball – the way we enjoyed it for the first half of the season was back last night in a drama free win over the Chicago Bulls. We’ll talk to Paul George and Evan Turner about what prompted the difference in intensity as the Pacers are in Memphis to battle the Grizzlies.
March Madness is in full flower, and Fox 59 sports director Chris Hagan and I will talk about the Duke Blue Devils loss to Mercer, and what kind of hell would be raised with Tom Crean if IU lost to a 15 and 14 seed in two out of three seasons.
Wichita State is now five games away from making history. No team has ever won 40 games, but the Shockers have a chance to do it. Their next step will be against Kentucky tomorrow, and then they would travel to Indianapolis for the Regional. Duke getting beat is a help, but defending champ Louisville and Big Ten winner Michigan could still stand in their way.
Bob Kravitz wrote a column about the need for drug testing for an owner like Jim Irsay who runs afoul of the law due to drug or alcohol abuse. After all, Irsay runs a team that has benefitted in a substantial way from the tax dollars of fans – and non-fans. Do we have a right to a sober and clear headed owner, and if we do does that drug testing extend to all business owners who have accepted tax dollars?
Guerin Catholic coach Pete Smith will join us at 1:45p to talk about the semi state game being played tonight in Richmond between his team and Greensburg. Hoosier Hysteria is rolling and so is Pete’s team.
The wild and wacky game of NFL QB musical chairs continued yesterday with Michael Vick being signed by the Jets, who simultaneously released Mark Sanchez, who may sign as a backup with the Rams. Matt Schaub is now in Oakland, and Josh McCown in Tampa. I know March Madness is trademarked by the NCAA, but NFL free agency is claiming at least a piece of whatever insanity is left.