Jon R. LaFollette

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Peyton Manning Reflects on Colts Glory Days

“I threw a touchdown pass to Marvin Harrison, and I thought in my head, ‘I think we can throw the ball to Marvin Harrison,'” says Manning. “‘It’s a pretty good idea because good things can happen.’ That’s pretty much what happened every time I threw to him all for those years—good things.”

Gary Brackett - September 2014 - Georgia Reese
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Gary Brackett's New Turf: Georgia Reese's Restaurant

The eatery, named after Brackett’s youngest daughter, joins the ranks of Kountry Kitchen and Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles, but Brackett says it’s not a competition.

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King of the Roc

Billy Roc teaches his students professional wrestling, the art of fake fighting. A sweat-scented garage in Lafayette doubles as his classroom, dubbed The School of Roc. His program is one of a handful in the state to teach the sport.

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Bobby 'Slick' Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier, Reviewed

“Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier” depicts the impact one man can have on a family, a team, a city.

Jeff Gordon Indianapolis Monthly, July 1994
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Speed Read: Jeff Gordon by the Numbers

This year’s Brickyard 400 marked the 20th anniversary of the race. To commemorate, we take a look at some of the staggering numbers No. 24 has compiled during his tenure at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Chase (right) at age 6, after one of his father Bill
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NASCAR Meet-and-Greet: Chase Elliott

Despite his success and namesake, Chase Elliott carries himself without an air of pretension. Before a press conference, he sat quietly among the reporters who would soon ask him questions about pedigree and pressure.

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Q&A: Kirk George, NASCAR Hauler for Tony Stewart

“It’s never ending,” George says of being a NASCAR hauler. “It can take two minutes to get dirty and take you all day to clean it up.”

NASCAR Hauler Parade 2014
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Overheard at the NASCAR Hauler Parade in Speedway

Many NASCAR haulers were put on display for fans along Main Street Thursday—and we were listening.

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Overheard at Mass Ave's World Cup Block Party

While the U.S. Men’s National Team came up short in a 2-1 loss to Belgium, it was the passion and oddball quips of Indy sports fans that won the day.

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The New Hoosier Playlist: Songs About Indiana

“Honest to Goodness.” So quaint! That motto, chosen by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (a.k.a. Visit Indiana) to attract outsiders to the Hoosier State, received mixed reactions online shortly after its debut. Even so, the IOTD puts a positive spin on the phrase, with popular singer-songwriter and Indiana son Jon McLaughlin coming alongside to […]

A cleared and stained Hoosier Cavefish specimen showing the skeleton (stained red). Credit: Matthew Niemiller
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Indiana's New Resident: The Hoosier Cavefish

“There are actually a lot of fish that have this condition, but I thought it was pretty damn hilarious,” says Matthew Niemiller.

Dallas Clark is introduced as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Then-general manager Bill Polian (left) and then-coach Tony Dungy (right) hold up no. 44
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Dallas Clark's Best Moments

His nine-year tenure with the Colts was historic—and let’s not forget his cameo appearance on TV’s ‘Criminal Minds’ as a cub detective.

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Loud and Proud: Indy's World Cup Fans

The World Cup comes just two months after the debut of the Indy Eleven. While the world’s game has long struggled to find permanent footing stateside, interest in the sport has been rekindled.

Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) in
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'The Fault in Our Stars' May Falter at Box Office

While the teen crowd obsesses rabidly over its favorite YA literary characters, its passion often burns out as quickly as a post-prom afterglow.

Jim Nabors & Helio Castroneves
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Victory Lap: Ryan Hunter-Reay Celebrates Indy 500 Win

“I still feel like I’m living a dream,” Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay said on the podium, his car and pit crew to his left. “I can’t believe my face is going to be on [the Borg-Warner] trophy.”