The sporting life

January 29, 2007

What a scary thought for Indiana: Have the Colts carried football past basketball for popularity? But the story is really about pro sports, so it’s not really a fair question. If high school and college basketball ever fall victim to pro football in Indiana, we will know life as we know it has come to and end.

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One Response to “The sporting life”

  1. Steve Towsley Says:

    I see you guys are leaving my posts twisting in the wind on Super Bowl Sunday, so I’m adding these stray updates to maintain life support on the blog:

    First, my comment on this thread is simple and I imagine a no-brainer for us all — If it weren’t for the immense popularity school football, pro football would be about as popular as roller derby. The pros rely upon the fact that our culture is shot through with school sports to insure their own big-money viability.

    Other topics:

    From a current news report: “President Bush will ask Congress for close to three-quarters of a trillion dollars in defense spending on Monday, including $245 billion to cover the cost of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other elements of the ‘global war on terror,’ senior administration officials said yesterday.”

    Just something to look forward to on post-bowl Monday………..

    Also:

    Take a look at this weekend’s editorial in the Journal-Gazette explaining that Fort Wayne’s power legally rests with our officials, not the people. Are we doomed to a ballpark downtown regardless of the public will?

    Cheers. Go Colts, go Peyton, stay well.


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