Today is hopefully the first of two days this football season where Bill Belichick comes to town and gives our town an opportunity to cream his Patriots.  Let's discuss the list of reasons to hate them so that we as a community can bond for a few hours this evening. First, there is the whole "Beli-cheat" scandal.  I'm all for pushing the envelope, and in sports, I often agree with the "if you ain't cheating, you ain't trying" attitude.  But using video to steal the play calling of other teams in the league?  It's a bit like the order to "sweep ...

It's time for Tom Crean to go. And it has been since March 28, 2013. It was on that day that Crean showed that he was not worthy of the job at IU. His number one seeded team, with two NBA lottery picks in Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo, showed up unprepared for fourth seeded Syracuse and lost 63-50 in the sweet sixteen. Yes, it is just one game. But it was the "all in" game for his last team that will be competitive for a national championship. This was Crean's best team ever. It had already exited the Big Ten ...

Ray Rice battered Janay (Palmer) Rice in February of this year. When did America learn this? Sometime after the couple was arrested on February 15, and when the first video of the incident surfaced on February 19. That video showed Mr. Rice dragging an unconscious Ms. (Palmer) Rice out of an elevator that she had presumably walked onto moments earlier. Some minor league legal maneuvering and some rookie league spin doctoring ensued almost immediately. None of that changes the obvious as it existed in February: Ray Rice Battered Janay Rice in that elevator. We all knew that. The Rice's weren't even ...

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, I mean football season. With the preseason officially ending on Thursday on a bon voyage thrashing by the Bengals, the Colts begin what should be, at a minimum, another playoff year. In a league built for competitive parity, we have been good for an awfully long time. Our stadium is excellent. It's location is awesome. What could the Contrarian possibly complain about? Well here you go. For a person that really wants the best possible view and information about the game, while watching the game, actually going to the game is the ...

This week, for the first time in 18 years, I went on a Canada fishing trip with my family. We were remote enough that it was nearly impossible to post as scheduled this week, so I thought I would post some random observations about Canada that I didn't know before this trip while my son drives the last leg of a long drive. The metric system. Are we still the only modern country not completely using this? The best parts about it are that buying gas by the liter seems cheaper even though it's not and I really enjoyed driving 130 ...