When his team, The Mob, took a 28-point lead into the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s Slam Ball championship in Las Vegas and it became clear he was going to lead the first undefeated champion in Slam Ball history, Brendan Kirsch’s thoughts turned first to appreciation for a team that had put its pedal to the floor and never let up. Then, as the Mob continued to cruise to a 72-44 win over The Slashers to finish 18-0, he started thinking about his father.
Bob Kirsch played basketball and football and ran track at Cathedral High School and then played football at Butler. He was a mental health counselor and a huge fan of the Colts, Pacers and Notre Dame football, always inviting friends and family over to watch games in his well-stocked and decorated basement bar, which he called “the best not-for-profit bar in Indiana.”
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