Sunday, January 18, 2009


Hey all, I'm back from my playoff-defeat-hangover. Like most hangovers it just took some time to relieve. The Colts' season is over as is Dungy's tenure as head coach. Zoo had a great post about Tony D's retirement and career, so I'll just add my quick thoughts. Tony Dungy is a great coach, but he's an even better man. Say what you will about his religious beliefs, but there has never been a coach in any sport, that I know of, that has carried himself with as much class and dignity as Coach Dungy. That as much as any number of wins, losses or Super Bowl titles will be his legacy. That being said, it is time for a change. Good luck Coach Dungy, and thank you for seven amazing football seasons.

Now it's time to turn my full attention to the hoops season (OK, I will keep an eye on the remainder of the NFL playoffs). As anyone who reads this blog knows, the Pacers are the embodiment of all my frustration. But there may be a light at the end of this tunnel. Mike D has made it back from his nagging knee injury, and the Blue and Gold have looked much better with his presence on the court. We've won our past two games, one against the hated Detroit Pistons and the other against JO in his return to the Fieldhouse. Let's see if we can get a little streak going here and turn this season around. If not, then I think it's time to blow this thing up and start over. Either way, I bleed blue and gold and will ride this roller coaster to the end. Go Pacers!

the Dude


Jeff said...

You all over that hangover yet? Look forward to your next post!

Jeff said...

All hail to the T.Dale...RIP.