Category Archives: Bert Beiswanger

Post-Season Looks Like Regular Season – Andrew Luck Covers Up Flaws
January 5, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger Let’s not sugar coat this, folks: The Colts beat an average football team Sunday. They don’t need to apologize for that – a win in the NFL Playoffs is a great win. But the fact is the Bengals came into the game without # 2 wide receiver Marvin Jones (out all year), […]

White Sox Making Noise at Winter Meetings
December 9, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger A few weeks ago, I mentioned to some folks that the Chicago White Sox needed to be careful not to waste these years. The White Sox have some of the best deals for star players in baseball with Chris Sale (third in Cy Young voting) and Jose Abreu (fourth in MVP voting). […]

November Football Leftovers – The ODB Jr. Catch, T-Rich and College Playoffs
December 5, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger The most enjoyable football player for me to watch this past month has been Odell Beckham, Jr. His ascent from the injury list to a must-see player has been awesome. Within a couple games, it was clear the rookie was the most talented player on the New York Giants roster. Beckham is […]

A Press Conference James Hinchcliffe Style
October 8, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger That fresh cracking sound heard when a can of beer is opened also resembled the sound of a new career opportunity opening up for James Hinchcliffe Tuesday. The guy has his own beer. Why not promote it? Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe and his new team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports utilized the […]

The Most Under-Appreciated Player in My Lifetime: Paul Konerko
September 30, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger You wouldn’t do it. Many in the media wouldn’t do it: recognize Paul Konerko throughout his career as one of the best players in the game. Why would you take time to recognize him now? Everyone’s focus has been on Derek Jeter. Now there seems to be the feeling, “Oh, yeah, we […]

Tony Stewart Cleared of Criminal Charges in Death of Kevin Ward Jr.
September 25, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger Tony Stewart will not be charged by an Ontario County (N.Y.) Grand Jury in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. That news came across the wire Wednesday afternoon. Do you know what won’t come across the wire any time soon?: Apologies from those who rushed to judgement without knowing the facts, including […]

The Most Entertaining Part of College Football Week 1: USC and Josh Shaw
August 29, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger As  the college football season kicks off, I could spend some time pointing out the most entertaining and intriguing Week 1 match-ups to get the season rolling: Texas A&M-South Carolina on the newly-formed SEC network (which was actually a dud last night), Wisconsin-LSU, Clemson-Georgia, Ball State-Colgate (I’m kidding), IU-Indiana State (I’m kidding, […]

The True Gladiators of Sport: MotoGP Riders
August 12, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger After the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix this past Sunday, I waited outside the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team garage for rider Bradley Smith, who had just finished sixth. As Smith hopped onto his scooter, he looked at me and held his bloody, disgusting looking finger up high so I could see […]

A Pacers Off-Season to Forget
August 9, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger As off-seasons go, the Indiana Pacers current one is about as bad as it gets for Pacers fans. The team has gone from championship contender to who knows what in the span of a couple of weeks. Whatever who knows what is, it is way below championship contender. The latest injury to […]

The Indiana Pacers Need Lance Stephenson
July 9, 2014

by Bert Beiswanger So what do the Pacers and team president Larry Bird do with Lance “Born Ready” Stephenson? It seems everyone in Indianapolis has had an opinion on this the last few days, and I have mine. I don’t see that the Pacers have much of a choice but to re-sign Lance Stephenson. I […]