1. 2012 Brickyard 400: The Unfixable Problem at the Ole Brickyard

    While Indy is one of the top television markets for NASCAR, the attendance has been decreasing steadily at the Brickyard and most NASCAR tracks...

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  2. Indiana Pacers Offseason Moves: How the 2012-13 Team Will Compare to Last Year

    The 2011-12 Indiana Pacers were pretty good. Eastern Conference semifinalists and runner-ups in the Central Division, the Pacers finished 42-24 while being in the top half of ...

    Jonathan Matthes Written by Jonathan Matthes about over 2 years ago 2,753 reads 13 comments

  3. Indiana Pacers Re-Sign Roy Hibbert: What It Means for Indy

    As reported by Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star , Roy Hibbert will not be taking his talents to the Pacific Northwest this season...

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  4. Indiana Pacers Offseason: A Revised Look at What Indy Should Do

    A month ago, I laid out 10 (it was really seven, but one was extremely important) suggestions that the Indiana Pacers should do this offseason ...

    Jonathan Matthes Written by Jonathan Matthes about over 2 years ago 1,222 reads 50 comments

  5. Indiana Pacers 2012 Draft: The Unpopular, Yet Correct Pick of Miles Plumlee

    It's not often when a Hoosier gets selected by the Indiana Pacers and venomous comments and articles quickly follow . But in the case of Miles Plumlee (a Warsaw, Indiana native) that is exactly what has happened...

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  6. 2012 NBA Finals: 4 Thoughts After Game 1

    In the 2012 NBA Finals , either the Miami Heat will hoist their second championship banner and validate the hoopla that surrounded the assembly of the Big Three, or the Oklahoma ...

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  7. Indiana Pacers' Offseason: 10 Moves to Keep Indiana a Contender

    As soon as the NBA Finals come to a close later this month, the most important offseason for the Indiana Pacers in recent memory will officially begin. There are personnel questions abound for the Pacers...

    Jonathan Matthes Written by Jonathan Matthes about over 2 years ago 2,083 reads 21 comments

  8. Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat: Two Thoughts After Game 4 of Second Round

    This Eastern Conference semifinal is between more than just the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers . Like Rocky vs. Drago, it's a duel between two different ideologies...

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  9. Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat: 3 Thoughts After Game 2 of Second Round

    The Eastern Conference semifinal is between more than just the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers . It is a duel between two different ideologies...

    Jonathan Matthes Written by Jonathan Matthes about over 2 years ago 834 reads 6 comments

  10. The NFL Concussion Problem: The Headache That Will Only Get Worse

    Last week's issue of Sports Illustrated got me thinking, as it did for many people, about football and concussions. And how nervous it makes me feel about the future of the game...

    Jonathan Matthes Written by Jonathan Matthes about over 2 years ago 1,809 reads 0 comments

  11. 4 Thoughts After Game 1 of the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat Eastern Semifinal

    The Eastern Conference semifinal is between more than just the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers . It is a duel between two different ideologies. There is the Heat's—sign superstars and assemble a cast of role players that let the stars shine...

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  12. Tom Brady's Legacy: Let's Not Be so Quick to Judge

    I've seen the rumblings of claims that Tom Brady's inability to produce a Super Bowl XLVI comeback has tarnished his legacy. If you are one of them, just stop, take a deep breath and hold your horses...

    Jonathan Matthes Written by Jonathan Matthes about almost 3 years ago 681 reads 3 comments

  13. NFL Receivers: The Quality of Receiver Is Not Important to a Team's Success

    It's no coincidence that championship-caliber teams have good receivers. Really good teams tend to have really good players. That said, elite receivers do not make a team great...

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  14. There I Stood on the Cursed Snow: The 2007 AFC Title Game, Five Years Later

    Five years ago, today, the circumstances surrounding the AFC Championship Game were much different. While the New England Patriots were one of the main characters, their opposition was not the Ravens ...

    Jonathan Matthes Written by Jonathan Matthes about almost 3 years ago 673 reads 7 comments

  15. IndyCar Series: Dragon Racing Rises After Signing Bourdais and Legge

    The team was on its deathbed last year. Their doors appeared shut, one of the co-owners was gone and their elite-level driver was rideless. They were toast...

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  16. Young Athletes: When Athletes Make You Feel Older, a Memoir

    They say that when Julius Caesar happened upon a statue of Alexander the Great, he wept. Caesar was about 30 years old at the time, and he wept because all the accomplishments that Alexander had, achieved by 24, made him feel inadequate...

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  17. Peyton Manning and the Absurdity of the Championship Argument

    Peyton Manning is the greatest quarterback of all-time. Better than Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, John Elway, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Sammy Baugh, Tom Brady and anyone else you'd like to throw out there...

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  18. Chris Paul Trade: Los Angeles Clippers Let Their Leverage Slip Away

    Who could blame them? The Clippers have been a laughingstock for decades. They had a chance to land the best point guard in the NBA (he's in the top three, at worst). Of course, they had to jump at that opportunity, right? No...

    Jonathan Matthes Written by Jonathan Matthes about 3 years ago 119 reads 0 comments