Category Archives: Featured Story

When Paul George returns to Indy December 13th, silence should greet him
August 15, 2017

Paul George looked so forward to bolting Indianapolis that he let his destination be known when free agency allowed in the summer of 2018.. The Lakers are where he wants to play, and the Lakers have crept quite close to tampering in letting it be known they covet him.  It’s a marriage made in purple […]

Former IU coach Tom Crean is the Rube Goldberg of basketball
July 27, 2017

Basketball according to former Indiana coach Tom Crean – Winning Basketball = LB/7 + 3s(7) Simple concepts allow students to understand.  Reducing the complicated into basic easy to understand bites of information is the key to allowing people to understand them. Basketball is an easy sport.  On offense, create open shots and make them.  Defensively, limit […]

Big 10 commish Jim Delany gets paid – and in a couple of years, he’ll get honest
July 25, 2017

Big 10 commissioner Jim Delany is in the process of receiving a $20 million bonus for his work leading the conference’s athletic departments to unprecedented profitability. That’s a lot of cash – even for a visionary who saw the road to massive earnings through launching the Big Ten Network. During a time when the debate […]

Blame physics for the misery of watching the Brickyard 400
July 24, 2017

It’s not like NASCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are conspiring to bore us every July.  They don’t want the Brickyard 400 to suck any more than we do. But it does, and watching it rewards only our ability to endure tedium. Six hours and nine minutes.  That’s how long it took yesterday’s Brickyard 400 […]

Indiana Pacers fans will wonder just who the hell they are watching, and then love them
July 11, 2017

Gone are Paul George, Jeff Teague, Monte Ellis, Rodney Stuckey, C.J. Miles, Lavoy Allen, Aaron Brooks and Rakeem Christmas.  Those players represent roughly 75 points per game, and played more than half the minutes for the Indiana Pacers last year. Replacing them are players both familiar and not so much like Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bodganovich, […]

Gordon Hayward chooses Boston as the end result of a rigged game
July 4, 2017

Brownsburg native Gordon Hayward made it official tonight.  He’s going to become a Boston Celtic. Who can blame him?  Chasing a trophy in Salt Lake City is a fool’s errand.  Hayward knew it, so he’s heading east in the hopes that LeBron can’t get to an eighth straight Eastern Conference Finals. Even John Stockton and […]

Jim Boeheim welcomes former IU coach Tom Crean to the media by calling him “an idiot”
June 30, 2017

“He’s an idiot!” That’s what Syracuse basketball coach said yesterday when asked about Tom Crean’s draft night assessment of former Orangeman forward Tyler Lydon. Lydon was selected 24th in last week’s NBA Draft, and Crean questioned the wisdom of the pick during The Vertical’s draft night webcast, “The whole strength is supposed to be the shooting, […]