In one of those everybody wins deals, our hometown pro soccer team the Indy Eleven will be playing their home games at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Great for the team, great for the fans, great for the downtown and great for the United Soccer League. Apparently there will still be some home games played at John Carroll Stadium on the IUPUI Campus but the team can truly call Lucas Oil its home,
The team quickly built a loyal and vocal fan base and was always at the top of the NASL in attendance. Now that they have joined the larger United Soccer League they have a venue that will support their higher national viability. New Head Coach and General Manger, Scotsman Martin Rennie, will have the team on the winning track in no time. The Weekly View salutes owner Ersal Ozdemir, president Jeff Belskus, and most of all the teams loyal, energetic, and enthusiastic fans for bring exciting professional soccer to our city!
Tom Brady Puts His Fatherhood On
Tom Brady is many things to many people. Two of his favorite roles are that of husband and father. Tom does a weekly interview on the Boston based Kirk & Callahan sports radio program. Last week, Tom was starting his regular interview when he cut it short and called out host Alex Reimer for calling his 5-year-old daughter Vivian “an annoying little pissant” on another program. Tom was civil and polite in cutting short the interview, much more so than I would have been. Tom also stated that he would take some time to consider whether or not he would continue to participate in the program. Vivian had been filmed in Tom’s documentary “Tom & Time” telling her daddy that she was getting ready to go to soccer practice. Wow, what a serious distraction.
Reimer was suspended indefinitely. If it was up to me he would have been escorted out by security. Mr. Brady has taken the high road and says he hopes that Reimer isn’t fired. If Reimer does come back to the program let us hope he gains some maturity and humility — two areas in which he is sadly lacking at this moment.
Daytona Rolex 24 Hour Endurance Race
For the second year in a row, a Dallara sports car chassis powered by a Cadillac engine was the overall winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona. The Action Express #5 Cadillac piloted by the team of Felipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbarossa, and Christian Fittipaldi led the pack when the checkered flag dropped after 24 hours of racing.
Action Express is owned by Bob Johnson and former NASCAR executive Gary Nelson. This year’s race honored Dan Gurney who won the first Daytona Entrance race in 1962.
The Rolex 24 Hours is the first of 13 endurance races in the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. It’s also the first race of the four race North American Endurance Cup Championship. The next race is the 12 hours of Sebring on March 17th.