Talking Super Bowl and a little bit of hoops

I had the honor of appearing on Dan Dakich’s show on ESPN 1070 (AM) in Indianapolis on Thursday.

I’ve never met Dakich, but knew of him dating back to his days as a basketball player and assistant coach at Indiana University. That’s mainly because he plays a fairly prominent role in “A Season on the Brink," which, for my money, is one of the five best sports books ever written. I know a lot of people around Indiana didn’t like the book at the time, but I came away from it respecting the heck out of anybody who ever played for the Hoosiers.

You can listen to the interview with Dakich here. Although we didn’t get to talk any basketball, he got me thinking about it. Yes, I snuck out to my local gym and shot around for 20 minutes soon after the interview.

I’ll let you in on a little secret here. Sometimes in past Super Bowl weeks, I’ve gotten together with some other writers (and a broadcaster, who shall remain unnamed, but it rhymes with “Pal Saloantonio") and played a few pickup games.

Not sure if I’ll have time for that next week, but I wanted to polish up the shot just in case.