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Indiana Basketball – Hoosiers are what they are – middle dwellers in the Big 10
March 16, 2017

There is a mythology about Indiana Basketball that the 2016-2017 season was an aberration caused by injury, inexperience, and a unique lack of leadership. No question the injuries to Collin Hartman and O.G. Anunoby diminished the Hoosiers ability to successfully compete, but so did irresponsible recruiting and complex schemes. As Indiana fans and administrators evaluate […]

Cubs are eight wins from redefining what being a Cubs fan means
October 13, 2016

The Cubs won Tuesday night in a thrilling comeback that validated the passion and faith of its players and its fans. Down 5-2 heading into the ninth inning with a win-or-go-home game five looming on the immediate horizon, the only reason for continued hope sat in the San Francisco Giants bullpen as the worst group of relievers in […]

Top 10 reasons to feel good about the Colts preseason loss to the Eagles
August 29, 2016

Saturday night was ugly. The Philadelphia Eagles are not a great football team, and their quarterback has never led a team to a winning record.  They beat the Indianapolis Colts handily 33-23, and it wasn’t that close.  In the process, the Colts made Sam Bradford look like Tom Brady. While your eyes told you the […]

Top 10 things we learned from celebration of Joel Cornette’s life
August 23, 2016

Yesterday, Butler University hosted a celebration for the life and legacy of former basketball player Joel Cornette.  It was attended by a couple thousand of his closest friends. There were 13 speakers, and all told different versions of the same story.  Passionate teammate whose level of belief in friends led to their rising to meet challenges on […]

Olympic disgrace Ryan Lochte’s 10 greatest screw-ups in Rio
August 18, 2016

Assuming the Ryan Lochte story unravels as expected and he’s exposed as a liar, he will become a punchline forever – an ugly American who treated another country as his toilet and claimed sanctuary as a victim of an armed robbery before fleeing Brazil. The sad part of this sometimes hilarious story is that right […]

Top six very, very good things about the Butler Way
August 17, 2016

For the third time in 2016, Butler’s basketball program has suffered a profound loss. First came the expected but extremely sad passing of Andrew Smith, whose goodness and competitiveness forever endeared him to staff, teammates, and fans for the latter seven years of his way-too-short 25 year life. Then we heard about “Little Em” Kampen, […]

Top nine positives from cancelled Colts vs. Packers NFL Hall of Fame Game
August 8, 2016

Idiocy, heresy, stupidity, lunacy, buffoonery.  Yep, last night at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game brought all those words and more to mind. By now, we all know the NFL Hall of Fame Game between the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers was cancelled last night due to unsafe field conditions caused by the […]

Top seven reasons you should pay attention to University of North Carolina Academic scandal
August 4, 2016

Student-athletes at the University of North Carolina were enrolled in classes that awarded excellent grades without requiring any work. That is academic fraud. Because of fancy lawyering by those representing the school, the NCAA will likely look the other way, and that’s too bad for the athletes who are promised an education in exchange for […]

Top 10 takeaways from a calmly optimistic Indiana Football Media Day
August 3, 2016

Indiana University’s football program is the losingest in the history of college football. I bring that up only to reinforce the difficulty of executing a longterm pivot from terrible to bad to mediocre to good to championship contender.  It’s taken a long time to get here – wherever on that continuum you believe the Hoosiers to […]

Top 10 rules for enjoying your next trip to the casino
August 2, 2016

I hate losing, so I am not a fan of casinos as a rule. After all, casinos weren’t built to give away money to those who gamble there. But as a person who has a genetic disdain for rules, I occasionally follow my wife and friends to French Lick to try my hand at a […]