Colts General Manager search: Don’t overlook Jimmy Raye III

The search is currently underway to find Ryan Grigson’s replacement in the Colts front office. There have been several names in connection with the position including Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner, Vikings assistant general manager George Paton, and Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf, all who will interview for the position at some point in time. Continue reading “Colts General Manager search: Don’t overlook Jimmy Raye III”

My first edition of Reef’s Bracketology 2017 – 1.0 (Bracket Included)

We are less than two months away from March Madness and the college basketball landscape will start to shift soon to separate the pretenders from the contenders.  I have released my first bracketology bracket for 2017.  I’ve calculated through the records, RPI, conference leaders, quality of wins and have set my field of 68.    I will also have before my Last 4 In, Last 4 out and Next 4 out.

The top 4 seeds are Kansas, Villanova, UCLA, and Kentucky.  Let the debate begin and who’s going dancing.  Some of the local teams highlighted : Butler #4 seed in Midwest, Purdue #6 in Midwest, Indiana #8 seed in South and Notre Dame #4 seed in South.    Below is the bracket !  Let’s embrace debate ! I will have another update 2.0 out in a couple weeks.

Brandon Reef’s Bracketology Bracket 1.0

Last Four In : Oakland, Wake Forest, Iowa St. and Northwestern

First Four Out : Clemson, Georgia, Ole Miss, Illinois

Last Four Out : Stanford, Penn St., Miami (FL), Michigan


Let me know what you have as your top seeds, who’s in and who’s out ?  Embrace @reefstake or @brandonreef on Twitter or email

Five moves that will take the Indianapolis Colts back to the AFC Championship game.

The Indianapolis Colts have been in off season mode for weeks now, after missing the playoffs for the second year in a row. There were a lot of questions and distractions regarding the fate of head coach Chuck Pagano and General Manager Ryan Grigson over the past couple of weeks. Now, the Colts face one of their biggest off season’s in quite some time.

Here are five moves the Colts can make this off season, that could help them find their way back to the AFC Championship. Continue reading “Five moves that will take the Indianapolis Colts back to the AFC Championship game.”

Am I the only person in America who likes Grayson Allen?

I called this during 2015’s Final Four, as I was sitting in Lucas Oil Stadium watching the National Championship Game in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was Allen’s eight consecutive points that jump-started a second half comeback that carried Duke to its fifth National Championship. It began with a three-pointer to cut the Blue Devils’ deficit to six with 12:52 to play and included a steal, three free throws without a miss, and drive after drive attacking Badgers defenders that towered over him, none more defining than the and-one layup he scored with 12:10 remaining over 6’9” Sam Dekker that Allen punctuated with a pounding of his chest. Continue reading “Am I the only person in America who likes Grayson Allen?”