Calinger: Maybe it’s time for Big Ben to move on

J.W. Calinger

By J.W. Calinger ISL Correspondent After what could be the worst game of his career, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said, “Maybe I don’t have it any more.” A person always could say he was just demoralized by a lousy performance. Who wouldn’t be, after throwing five interceptions, two being returned for touchdowns? I’m not […]

Calinger: Rooney quietly built a championship legacy, on and off the field

J.W. Calinger

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent In this day and age, when outlandishness rules, it often is difficult for a person to understand exactly why a person can be so beloved when they’re not constantly calling attention to themselves and doing something outlandish. This is especially true in sports, with so many players being known as […]

Colts QB Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks

Andrew Luck

From the Indianapolis Colts: The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that quarterback Andrew Luck incurred abdominal injuries during Sunday’s victory over the Denver Broncos. “The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble when Andrew was doing everything he could to get us the win,” said coach Chuck Pagano. “Andrew was sore after the game […]

Calinger: Why Bill Belichick should run for president (LOL)

J.W. Calinger

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent Note: The author considers this an entirely tongue-in-cheek article. The views do not reflect the opinions of the editor or founder. OMAHA, Neb. — After watching highlights from the last few Presidential debates, I’ve come to the conclusion that both parties are in serious trouble. One party has an upstart […]

Calinger: Patriots act guilty, deflect responsibility

J.W. Calinger

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent The ongoing discussion about the New England Patriots, regarding proven and alleged instances of cheating, is a fascinating psychological study with valuable insights into the way people act when accused of wrongdoing. Everyone from individuals to national governments have said exactly the same things as the Pats and their fans […]

Calinger: It was time for Steelers defensive coordinator LeBeau to go

J.W. Calinger

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent Note: The writer, based in Omaha, Neb., is a lifelong Steelers fan. Late last year, I nearly found myself burned at the stake for heresy after suggesting that it was time for Dick LeBeau to retire as defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Loyalties are strong in the Steel City, […]

Colts sign Josh Cribbs, place Ahmad Bradshaw on IR


From the Indianapolis Colts: The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent return specialist Josh Cribbs and free agent tight end Weslye Saunders to the active roster. The team placed running back Ahmad Bradshaw on Injured Reserve and waived outside linebacker Victor Butler. The Colts also signed running back Michael Hill to the practice squad and […]

Colts announce preseason opponents

There was quite a bit of orange sprinkled into the crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday night.

From the Indianapolis Colts: The Indianapolis Colts have announced their preseason opponents. Dates and times are yet to be finalized. The Colts will open the preseason with a Week 1 road contest at the New York Jets. The meeting is only the second between the two teams in preseason play as the Jets claimed a […]

Colts sign Hakeem Nicks


From the Indianapolis Colts The Indianapolis Colts signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks on Friday, the team said in a news release. “Hakeem is a big, tough, and highly competitive wide receiver who knows what it takes to win,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “His big-play potential requires attention from the defense every […]

Donald Brown sparks Colts in 22-14 win over Titans


By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor/The Sports Xchange INDIANAPOLIS — With the game on the line, Donald Brown showed why the Indianapolis Colts elevated him to starting running back. The fifth-year back who wrestled the job from Trent Richardson ran six times for 46 yards and a touchdown on the decisive drive to help the Colts […]