Tag Archives: Indianapolis

What I didn’t blog (enough) about in 2014

I didn’t have time to write about everything in 2014. So I decided to barnstorm through some of topics that mattered to me on some level or just kept nagging at the back of my mind. Continue reading

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40 years later: A look at ‘The Indy 500: An American Institution Under Fire’ by Ron Dorson

“Under Fire,” written at the time by a 29-year-old Dorson, is quite simply, a perfect time machine. It takes you back to a time when the Indianapolis 500 was truly considered a one of the marquee sporting events of the year, before the NFL was the NFL, before NASCAR stormed onto the national stage in 1979 and when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway put a butt in every seat for Pole Day. Continue reading

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GameDay Visits Indianapolis

This feature originally ran at indianapolismonthly.com 12/7/13 – Indianapolis This weekend marks the third straight year Indianapolis hosts the Big Ten Conference football championship. The game has sold out, with 65,000 fans faithful to Ohio State, Michigan State, and the … Continue reading

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Big Ten Championship Sends Spartans to Rose Bowl

“This is the greatest day of my life!”

Proclaimed in the wake of Michigan State’s 34 – 24 upset win over second-ranked Ohio State, this sentiment wasn’t spoken by a usually subdued Mark Dantonio, sophomore quarterback Conner Cook or even an aging Spartan alumni.

It was screamed by a thrilled 7-year-old. Continue reading

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Out and about in the Circle City

Is it possible to get cabin fever after one day? It sure felt like it after Saturday, when I never left the confines of home, thanks in most part to the first Saturday of the college football season. After watching … Continue reading

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