Category Archives: Media

Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson retires – and it bums me out
December 7, 2020

Did you hear the one about the guy who loved talking so much about the men who made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway famous that he actually became one? That’s the story of Donald Davidson, who is retiring as the historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the end of the month. Donald saying goodbye makes me […]

Whether Bill Walton delights or annoys you – he engages you as he shills for John Wooden, Maui Jim, and Tommy Bahama
December 1, 2020

ESPN college basketball analyst Bill Walton is wildly polarizing.  When he and play-by-play voice Jason Benetti called the Maui Invitational’s first round game between Texas and Davidson, many Indiana fans were less than thrilled because IU played Providence in the second with that same team. Instead of talking about the game, Walton stumps for those who send […]

Paul Hornung dies – Louisville loses a friend, icon, and rogue
November 13, 2020

Paul Hornung died today, and his hometown of Louisville became less fun. ESPN will spend some time on Sportscenter eulogizing Hornung as Notre Dame’s Golden Boy and Vince Lombardi’s whipping boy.  Louisvillians will mourn him differently. Sure, he won NFL Championships with the Packers and the Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame, but he was the […]

Dick Vitale’s tweet will make me laugh forever – I cannot stop
October 6, 2020

I can’t stop laughing. After 40 years of annoying me and my dad before me, Dick Vitale finally made me laugh. It’s not the typically obsequious message to Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker that Vitale intends that continues to make me laugh as I write, but the Twitter handle Vitale believes belongs to Baker. I […]