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Conrad Brunner

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With a smile on my face and warmth in my heart, I ventured to Bankers Life Fieldhouse Tuesday night to welcome back the Pacers with open arms, fully intending to gather material for an upbeat story detailing five reasons to be optimistic about the rest of the season. After...
Given the dwindling opportunities to prattle on about football in general and the Colts in particular these days, it seems only right to seize the few moments that remain. Instead of a game-related GBU, this time we’ll divide the 2014 season into those categories. In terms of...
A locker room that most every day for the better part of six months has been filled with the soundtrack of success – laughter, music, conversation – suddenly falls deathly quiet, the day after. It is a surreal hush, with wealthy young men cramming expensive belongings into black...
Whether the Patriots deflated their game balls is something for the NFL to determine. What won’t require an investigation to uncover is this: they absolutely punctured the Colts. Putting their worst foot forward in the season’s most important moment, the Colts were thoroughly...
As the moments get bigger, as the stakes grow higher, the pressure intensifies. Or does it? “No, I don’t think so,” said Andrew Luck. “Maybe the periphery gets a little different, more (media) in this room obviously and things of that nature. But the football game, it’s still...
This was going to be one of those Pacers-at-midseason articles pointing out how the gutty, gritty bunch had done a respectable job surviving a road-heavy, West-heavy schedule to position itself for a second-half surge into the playoffs. But then their two-time All-Star center...
Here we go again. For the third time in two years, the Colts and Broncos will meet, this time in a divisional round playoff game Sunday (4:40 p.m.) in Denver, which means a week of Andrew Luck vs. Peyton Manning discussion. Perhaps we can get Marvin Lewis to intervene, tell the...
For all the talk from both cities about wiping their minds clean from the Oct. 19 smackdown, the Colts and Bengals sure managed to replicate it fairly well. Cincinnati couldn’t move the ball, Andrew Luck couldn’t be stopped and the Colts coasted, this time to a 26-10 rout in a...
Funny thing about today’s wild-card game: The Bengals can’t win, but the Colts can lose. No, Dr. Bruno hasn’t been dipping into the medicine cabinet, there’s actual real-world logic in play here. When you study the personnel, the schemes and the matchups, the Colts are simply...