Report: Frank Vogel ‘coaching for his job’ with Indiana Pacers

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The Indiana Pacers were one of the NBA's best teams all season and head coach Frank Vogel was seen as a major reason why the young roster had come together so well. The Pacers started the year 40-11, but now, just a few weeks later, it appears Vogel may be ...

Indiana Pacers: Larry Bird returning to run team’s front office

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

After a year away from the Indiana Pacers' front office, Larry Bird will return to the franchise. According to multiple sources, Bird is expected to resume his duties as president of basketball operations for the team he constructed up until a year ago. He expressed his intent to step down from ...

The Greatest Rookie Seasons Ever

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

In honor of Randy Moss' retirement on Monday, I have decided to run over a traffic cop we here at Rumors and Rants have been inspired to look back at some of the greatest rookie seasons in the history of sports. For this purpose, we'll focus on the four major ...

Frank-ly I’m Expecting a Playoff Berth

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Fear not Pacers fans, it's now safe to take the paper bags off your heads. Last weekend Larry Legend finally wrote Obie a "Dear John" letter blaming all their marital problems on the oft-criticized coach. Every failed operation needs a fall guy, albeit in this case O'Brien probably deserved to be sent ...

Kyle Singler 1, Gordon Hayward 0

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

I've had two days to digest Monday night's National Title game. It was fantastic. One of the best, closest, most evenly matched sporting events I've ever witnessed. One thing I can't get out of my head though, is that I still think Butler should have come out on top. There's ...

Snowstorm Comes Early To Indiana

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Last week, we touched on the Indiana Pacers', and more specifically Larry Bird's affinity for an endangered species - the caucasian American professional basketball player. A month ago, Bird drafted North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough to bring the team's white count to a league-leading six. (Jeff Foster, Troy Murphy, Travis Diener, Josh ...

It Don’t Matter If You’re Black Or White (Unless You’re Larry Bird)

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

I'm sure with Michael Jackson's recent passing you've probably heard on average four MJ songs an hour. So I'm sure you've heard the 1991 hit "Black or White." In it, a chromatically confused Jackson belts, “It don’t matter if you’re black or white.” Paging Larry Bird. In last month’s NBA Draft, the ...

Larry Bird Knows a Thing or Two About Basketball

Monday, September 29th, 2008

We love it when executives of major sports franchises lament the fact that they can't fill the seats of their arena/stadium/dump. It's funny because most of the time their franchise sucks. Or maybe they don't suck anymore but they did for a long, long time. The Tampa Bay Rays are a ...