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Conrad Brunner

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If this was a glimpse into the future, it was downright scary for the rest of the NFL. This is exactly what Chuck Pagano had in mind when he brought his hybrid 3-4 from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 2012 to replace the traditional (and not entirely beloved) Cover-2 scheme of the...
The Colts are fully aware of the forecast. The Burfict Storm is coming to Indianapolis, scheduled to arrive sometime after 1 p.m. Sunday. But they aren’t running to the grocery store for bread and milk, filling sandbags or boarding up the windows. When gifted but controversial...
It is a mindlessly linear approach. Because of the perception its games simply last too long, the NBA has decided to try shortening the actual game. When the Celtics and Nets play Sunday, they will do so with a 44-minute clock, 11 per quarter. There will be many reasons offered...
For the past two years, the issue was slow starts. Now, it's faltering finishes. As well as the Colts have played during their four-game win streak, you'd be hard-pressed Monday to find a player in the locker room that felt in any way satisfied by the level of performance...
Just when you thought you were going to be able to turn in early and get a good night’s sleep, you wound up throwing stuff at your TV screen into the wee hours before finally relaxing. The Colts’ 33-28 victory over the Texans in Houston Thursday night wound up making for good...
The players and coaches aren’t crazy about it. The product has been pretty awful. But the TV networks pay for it, which means the NFL loves playing football on Thursday night, and here’s why you should, too: It means a double dose of Dr. Bruno this week. That’s right, instead of...
When Paul George returns for the 2015-16 season, he won’t have to break in a new head coach. Frank Vogel, whose contract was set to expire after 2014-15, agreed on an extension with the Pacers, the team announced today. The deal brings stability to the bench as the Pacers are...
Frank Vogel called it “PUI mode,” as in IUPUI. George Hill referred to it in real-estate terms. Whatever the proper label, the first step in the emboldening process for the Pacers’ guard yielded positive results as Hill scored 17 points with seven assists, six rebounds, two...
The curtain goes up on Pacers Mystery Theater tonight. Though the preseason is little more than a dress rehearsal, it offers fans a glimpse of just what this reconstituted Pacers roster will look like once the regular season begins. At three of the five positions, there is...