In the year my hometown is host to the crown jewel in sports, the Colts lose the NFL’s top personnel man and are likely to lose the top QB. This is fate. The Colts are toast.
Jim Irsay is starting from scratch. Can he find another Bill Polian?
Again, I’m not bad-mouthing Jim Irsay. I’m saying fate is at work. Indiana’s football bubble is bursting. The Hoosier state is returning to its basketball roots.
As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, Manning’s ascension in Indiana coincided with Bob Knight’s departure from Indiana University, the Ron Artest-induced fall of the Indiana Pacers and the destruction of single-class high school basketball.
Is it a coincidence that in the same year my little hometown hosts the Super Bowl, the Indiana Hoosiers knock off the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in college basketball in a span of three weeks? Tom Crean’s Hoosiers just happen to become relevant at the same time the Colts finish 2-14.
Ah yes, the old "fate" card. As easy to support/deny as the "certain intangibles" card, like how Big Ben "just extends plays".
@18to88 So your site still spits out links?
He seems to be forgetting that high school basketball have yet to make a comeback and neither have the Pacers. 1/3 doesn't spell some kind of major change.
@HMATTHIAS Yeah, same guy posts them
@neilkelty Sports writers are paid to attract readers. Truth aside, it happens to be statements like this that attract guys like me to link to articles. In other words, whether you agree with Whitlock or not, he managed to force the discussion and attract readership.
Besides, the fun sometimes is pointing out how wrong the prediction turns out to be.