Bob Kravitz's Colts report card

Bob Kravitz's Colts report card

There are 48 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 24, 2007, titled Bob Kravitz's Colts report card. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

For me, the most impressive part for the Colts was they went back to the two-headed running attack.

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Matt

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Oct 24, 2007
I think an A+ for passing defense is a bit high considering the Colts faced the back-up most of the game and Jacksonville isn't a passing team anyway. The Colts played well, but the Jags passing game would've made a bad defense look good.
sensei

United States

#2 Oct 24, 2007
Bob, seems like a 6-0 offence that puts that many points on the board might deserve a little better grade from you. And you sure have a lot of good things to say about a special team effort that you only give a "C."
Colts Fan

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Oct 24, 2007
Sports writing D+

enough said
Matt

Palo Alto, CA

#4 Oct 24, 2007
I'm a different Matt by the way. To my fellow Matt, the grade is not with strings attached, it's a reflection of the game. Who cares who the QB was? They played extremely well and deserved an A+ in some eyes. I think the QB could only hurt their grade as in if they had been blown away by the Jags backup, then their grade would have been worse because of the backup being in.
Matt wrote:
I think an A+ for passing defense is a bit high considering the Colts faced the back-up most of the game and Jacksonville isn't a passing team anyway. The Colts played well, but the Jags passing game would've made a bad defense look good.
Matt

Palo Alto, CA

#5 Oct 24, 2007
Bob's cited examples;
Vinatieri's kickoffs - 1/1
Hunter the Punter - 1/1
Kickoff return - 0/1

That, for those of us that went to school, is a 66% and a D. So factor in another decent punt and a field goal, and a C is probably a right on mark.
sensei wrote:
Bob, seems like a 6-0 offence that puts that many points on the board might deserve a little better grade from you. And you sure have a lot of good things to say about a special team effort that you only give a "C."
Matt

Palo Alto, CA

#6 Oct 24, 2007
I don't understand when it became the cliche thing to do to hate on Kravitz? We could have much worse (Robin Miller could still be here). If you don't like Kravitz, then here's a concept, do your job and don't read his stuff.
Colts Fan wrote:
Sports writing D+
enough said
Great Job Bob

Duncan, OK

#7 Oct 24, 2007
Bob - overall like the column. Would have ranked pass defense slighlty lower but other than that agree across the board.
Rich

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Oct 24, 2007
Matt wrote:
I think an A+ for passing defense is a bit high considering the Colts faced the back-up most of the game and Jacksonville isn't a passing team anyway. The Colts played well, but the Jags passing game would've made a bad defense look good.
Don't agree...they were shutting Garrard down also early before he was hurt. And, he's been lighting people up 4 games prior. I'm not sure how many possessions they had with Garrard in there, but I'm guessing like 4 or 5 and they had zero points.
Hmmmmm

Natick, MA

#9 Oct 24, 2007
WOW...
Chris Wright was just FIRED by Kravitz. Could your life sink any lower?
The firing was done in a completely classless way. Bob didn't even have the class to fire him in private. Nope, out here for the whole world to see!
Good luck filling that job...LMFAO
Mikey

Chicago, IL

#10 Oct 24, 2007
I find it interesting that so many Kravitz-haters read his column every time he publishes one.

If you hate the guy that much, why is it that you can't wait to read his work, then comment on it?

The opposite of love is not hate, the true opposite of love is apathy. Writing letters of hate actually help his cause. It's when you stop reading him, stop responding to him, that actually hits 'em where it counts!

So for those posting here who day after day ridicule his writing, ask yourself why do you continue to read his work? If I read one book,(maybe half of a book) by an author and don't care for it, I don't go out and buy another book that author wrote. Why do you keep reading Kravitz?

It you want the Star to get rid of him, then stop reading him, stop responding on the net. Readership, is the only thing that newspaper managers understand.

Whether you agree with him is irrelevant, the fact that you're reading him IS INCREDIBLY RELEVANT to his boss. And right now you're adding to his job security.

BTW, I actually enjoy reading Kravitz column especially his report card.
Tell me about it

Erlanger, KY

#11 Oct 24, 2007
Matt wrote:
I don't understand when it became the cliche thing to do to hate on Kravitz? We could have much worse (Robin Miller could still be here). If you don't like Kravitz, then here's a concept, do your job and don't read his stuff.
<quoted text>
Thank you, Mrs. Kravitz.
MonsterMash

Cedar Rapids, IA

#12 Oct 24, 2007
Kravitz, how about Blue Thunder or Blue Lightning instead of Blue Blur?

I think it works.

Good column today, I like the positive outlook for once.
Help John

Duncan, OK

#13 Oct 24, 2007
Mikey wrote:
I find it interesting that so many Kravitz-haters read his column every time he publishes one.
If you hate the guy that much, why is it that you can't wait to read his work, then comment on it?
The opposite of love is not hate, the true opposite of love is apathy. Writing letters of hate actually help his cause. It's when you stop reading him, stop responding to him, that actually hits 'em where it counts!
So for those posting here who day after day ridicule his writing, ask yourself why do you continue to read his work? If I read one book,(maybe half of a book) by an author and don't care for it, I don't go out and buy another book that author wrote. Why do you keep reading Kravitz?
It you want the Star to get rid of him, then stop reading him, stop responding on the net. Readership, is the only thing that newspaper managers understand.
Whether you agree with him is irrelevant, the fact that you're reading him IS INCREDIBLY RELEVANT to his boss. And right now you're adding to his job security.
BTW, I actually enjoy reading Kravitz column especially his report card.
Agree I love the report card and the stirical form in sports.
melissa

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Oct 24, 2007
just maybe - a LOT of you are missing the point. You wouldn't need a sports columnist with whom you agree 100%- that would get old really quick..

Kravitz' job is to offer observations that make you think, examine, analyze, and hopefully to consider a different viewpoint from the one you're fixated upon..

If he were always wrong, and you were always right - YOU would be the sportswriter.

Before being so quick to call him names, berate his writing, and present your position like an East Coast Sports Fan (think Kornheiser), take a minute to consider that there are ALWAYS a lot of factors to consider in a complex game like NFL Football.

Be happy that someone is here to print viewpoints that just might stimulate your thinking, not just feed you red meat on a daily basis.

Have a Great Day Everybody - GO COLTS !
melissa

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Oct 24, 2007
I'm not so certain Blue Blur is the best we can do -- but alliterations are always fun !

Blur is appropriate, given our speed-focused D.. It just doesn't have the right "ring" to it..

there's gotta be something....
Avon Domer

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Oct 24, 2007
Matt: To be honest with you, I would love to have Robin Miller back with the Star writing his column. He was the only person in this town who had the courage to say publically that Tony George all but ruined the Indy 500 and open wheel racing in this country when he came up with the IRL. If you don't believe me, ask any NASCAR fan about the current state of open wheel racing in the U.S., and it'll take them at least an hour to stop laughing. One other thing, Matt...if your man Kravitz was here back then, I believe he would've done the same thing as Robin. Like Kravitz or not, he has the guts to speak his mind, which is what a columnist is paid to do.
tooka Krapitz in my pants

United States

#17 Oct 24, 2007
Colts Fan wrote:
Sports writing D+
enough said
I second that! This article gets a F- on quality, but it gets an A+ for suckiness!
KRAPITZ SUCKS!!!
tooka Krapitz in my pants

United States

#18 Oct 24, 2007
Mikey wrote:
I find it interesting that so many Kravitz-haters read his column every time he publishes one.
If you hate the guy that much, why is it that you can't wait to read his work, then comment on it?
The opposite of love is not hate, the true opposite of love is apathy. Writing letters of hate actually help his cause. It's when you stop reading him, stop responding to him, that actually hits 'em where it counts!
So for those posting here who day after day ridicule his writing, ask yourself why do you continue to read his work? If I read one book,(maybe half of a book) by an author and don't care for it, I don't go out and buy another book that author wrote. Why do you keep reading Kravitz?
It you want the Star to get rid of him, then stop reading him, stop responding on the net. Readership, is the only thing that newspaper managers understand.
Whether you agree with him is irrelevant, the fact that you're reading him IS INCREDIBLY RELEVANT to his boss. And right now you're adding to his job security.
BTW, I actually enjoy reading Kravitz column especially his report card.
Thank you, Krapitz's boyfriend.
melissa

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Oct 24, 2007
when I made a reference to "East Coast Sports Fans", it looks like I should have included our "friends" from the Windy City, too... When you lack the intellect to make an informed and intelligent comment, name-calling is about all you have left.

Thank you, Chicago !
melissa wrote:
just maybe - a LOT of you are missing the point. You wouldn't need a sports columnist with whom you agree 100%- that would get old really quick..
Kravitz' job is to offer observations that make you think, examine, analyze, and hopefully to consider a different viewpoint from the one you're fixated upon..
If he were always wrong, and you were always right - YOU would be the sportswriter.
Before being so quick to call him names, berate his writing, and present your position like an East Coast Sports Fan (think Kornheiser), take a minute to consider that there are ALWAYS a lot of factors to consider in a complex game like NFL Football.
Be happy that someone is here to print viewpoints that just might stimulate your thinking, not just feed you red meat on a daily basis.
Have a Great Day Everybody - GO COLTS !

“Vote or Shut it!”

Since: Oct 07

Sasparilla

#20 Oct 24, 2007
Kravitz is an idiot and a scumbag. He knows litttle about the subject he is supposed to be an expert in and writes strictly from ignorance and emotion. Shame on the Satr for allowing such an uprofessional and ridiculous excuse for a sports editor stink up the place. I know little of sports in the big picture but my predictions are over 50% right. Kravits is generally 15% correct. What an idiot.

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