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NFL LB Jonathan Goff donating shoes to inner-city student athletes.

12 Nov

NFL LB Jonathan Goff donating shoes to inner-city student athletes.

Jonathan Goff donated shoes to inner-city student athletes that have a 3.0 gpa in Indianapolis! Big thanks to Jonathan Goff for helping launch this organization that aims to raise inner-city graduation rates by getting student athletes’ SHOE GAME on point!

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Danny Granger Showing Support for Conseco Employees

1 Nov

Mike Wells (of the Indy Star) reports about Granger wanting to help the people most affected by the NBA lockout. 

Danny Granger Dunk

Danny Granger putting it down for Indy.

“Danny Granger, along with every other NBA player, isn’t getting paid during the lockout.

That’s not stopping Granger from sharing some of the near $11 million he made last season with some of the unfortunate Conseco Fieldhouse workers who aren’t getting paid because of the lockout.

Granger is the process of trying to arrange a dinner with the fieldhouse employees who are impacted financially because of the lockout. He also wants to put together a charity game where the proceeds can go to the workers.

Paul George, Brandon Rush, James Posey and Dahntay Jones want to help their teammate with the event, too.

People like the concession workers, stat people and ushers get paid by the game.

There have already been three preseason and three home games cancelled because of the lockout.

You’ve got to commend those players for trying to put something together because the perception around the country is that the billionaire owners and millionaire players are nothing but greedy.”

Matt Mitrione’s UFC 137 Walk Out Shirt

26 Oct

TrauMMA Matt Mitrione

 

UFC 137

20 Oct

UFC 137, Saturday October 29th 2011

Read more about Matt‘s upcoming bout with Cheick Kongo at UFC.com.

Bleacher Report

5 Oct

2011 Indianapolis Colts: Purdue’s Curtis Painter’s NFL Debut by Bradley Hall

Read more on Bleacher Report about Curtis Painter’s starting NFL debut and make sure to vote on his performance!

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SB Nation

1 Oct

Why I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Curtis Painter by Travis Miller

 

“Curtis Painter is no Peyton Manning, but he can still be a successful quarterback for the Colts.”

“Painter, who was playing in just his third regular season NFL game, got up, dusted himself off, and drove the Colts 80 yards down the field of a game-tying touchdown drive. While no one is going to mention him in the same breath as Manning or John Elway in terms of fourth quarter comebacks, it was an impressive drive at a time when few people expected it.”

Indy Star

26 Sep

Painter has his moments – Good and Bad, by Mike Chappell

Curtis Painter’s first appearance since 2009 was a mixed bag.

Pressed into action in the fourth quarter of the Indianapolis Colts’ 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night at Lucas Oil Stadium when starting quarterback Kerry Collins was sidelined with concussion-like symptoms, Painter experienced an exhilarating high and a crushing low.

“Did some things well,” he said, “(but) obviously need to hold onto the ball on the fumble. I need to try to fix those things.”

The Colts were forced to punt on his first two drives, with the second featuring a Painter overthrow to a wide-open Pierre Garcon along the right sideline. Had the pass been on target, Garcon might have notched a 74-yard touchdown.

s been on target, Garcon might have notched a 74-yard touchdown.

“I’m probably going to kick myself (today),” Painter said of missing Garcon.

The crushing low came on the next series when Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison beat rookie left tackle Anthony Castonzo for a blind-side sack of Painter. Harrison forced a fumble that safety Troy Polamalu returned 16 yards for a touchdown and a 20-13 Pittsburgh lead.

“Bad technique,” Castonzo said. “I wasn’t aggressive enough and I got beat.”

Painter and the offense redeemed themselves on the subsequent drive.

Seeing his first action since the final game of his rookie season in 2009, Painter completed 5-of-7 passes for 60 yards. Joseph Addai capped the 10-play, 80-yard drive by twisting, turning and stretching for a 6-yard touchdown. Just like that, it was 20-all.

Painter wasn’t ready to look ahead to what might be his first career start when the Colts visit Tampa Bay next Monday night, instead focusing on the health of teammate Kerry Collins.