The Fan's Top Moments of 2017
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2017 was tail ended by the Colts. On New Years Day 2017, we saw Andrew Luck running off the field pumping his fist like he just won Super Bowl 51 when in all reality he just led a game-winning drive over Jacksonville to finish 8-8.
That kind of set the tone for this year.
On New Years Eve 2017, we will watch the Andrew Luck-less Colts battle the Texans in all but meaningless week 17 game.
Some cool stuff happened in between, though.
Ryan Grigson was fired. Chris Ballard was hired.
Tom Crean was fired. Archie Miller was hired.
Chris Holtmann left Butler for Ohio State.
The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 saw the first Japanese driver ever to win the race.
Larry Bird stepped down from the Pacers.
Paul George was staying. Then Paul George was gone.
By the end of summer everyone was ready to see what the Colts were going to do under a new GM and the excitement of Andrew Luck returning before...you know what? Nevermind. Peyton got a statue, that's basically the Colts season.
Here's the top moments you heard on The Fan in 2017.
In July all the rage was Paul George. But for this caller to the Grady & Big Joe Show, it wasn't the PG trade that turned him away from the Pacers. You'll never guess why he hopped off the bandwagon.
During football season, Rick Venturi joins Grady & Big Joe every Friday morning to breakdown everything Colts for the weekend ahead. Now we'll jump all the way to December to hear why Coach V says the Colts put on the most clueless operation he's EVER seen. That's a lot of football, too.
Tom Crean was fired by Indiana in March. Then, he came on The Dan Dakich Show in a record breaking tell-all you can't miss about his time as head coach of the Hoosiers.
Dan plays it both ways for IU. After Archie Miller got the nod as new head man for Indiana basketball, he stopped by for a chat with Double D as well.
A few days after the Paul George trade was complete in July, Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard joined JMV to discuss why the trade went down, and what to expect for the new Pacers future.
For some reason Peyton Manning seems to like JMV. Or maybe it's Tony? Anyways, for the second straight year The Sheriff joined JMV for over 30 minutes. Here he talks what he's been up to during retirement, what it feels like to have a statue of himself, and what his future could possibly hold in Indy.
After a tumultuous first two months of the season where the Colts were blown out in the opener, shutout by the Jaguars, and finally putting Andrew Luck on IR, Colts new GM Chris Ballard made his rounds to bring some answers to the public. He started with JMV.