There is a statue of William H. Hudnut III in the large midwestern city where he served as mayor for 16 years, and if you read any of the obituaries that chronicled his death this weekend at age 84, it will become apparent that he was quite a guy.
There is just one problem.
He was the guy who stole the Baltimore Colts.
Hudnut, the mayor of Indianapolis from 1975-1991, presided over the building of the Hoosier Dome and lured Bob Irsay and the beloved Colts to a rust belt city that needed a centerpiece for what would become a national model of urban renewal.
Of course, he and Irsay ripped the heart out of Baltimore, and the night the Mayflower trucks left town will...