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For Indianapolis, not even the Super Bowl hits Indy 500 heights


INDIANAPOLIS — To claim to be better than the Super Bowl is one heck of a boast for a sports event to make.

Yet the Indianapolis 500, cranking the gears in anticipation of its 101st running Sunday, is unflinching in that assertion and makes no apology for it. 960 more words



Due to the relatively positive response to the first blog installment concerning this particular subject, one has decided to publish a more in depth follow up. 1,203 more words

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AU’s Harris out to win one for Atlanta

HOUSTON — Josh Harris watched the last Atlanta Falcons’ Super Bowl appearance from the play room at a friend’s house. He was 9 years old. 430 more words

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Carrollton (Ga.) alums Josh Harris, Jonathan Jones set to face off in Super Bowl

In fall of 2007, the Carrollton (Ga.) varsity football team featured a talented and determined tight end and defensive end named Josh Harris. Three levels down, the Carrollton freshman team was helmed by an unstoppable dual-threat quarterback named Jonathan Jones. 1,360 more words


Art Demmas' legacy went well beyond the football field

Art Demmas ruled the arenas where giants fought and played.

As an NFL umpire, he was as passionate about his role as the competitors he surveyed during each play. 701 more words

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Funeral arrangements set for former NFL ref Art Demmas

The arrangements for longtime NFL referee and Nashville resident Art Demmas, who died Saturday at the age of 82, have been set.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. 129 more words

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Tony Dungy’s route to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Tony Dungy’s playing career came to a screeching halt one morning in the summer of 1980 when New York Giants coach Ray Perkins summoned him into his makeshift office at Pace University and told him he was being released. 1,611 more words