Good morning Columbus. What you need to know — reaction to Colts coach snub is *!#*; landlord registry OK’d; a chat with North grad Mary Claire King; East diver headed to state

Greetings Columbus —

Oh my. Lots of scrambling last night in newsrooms across the state and at Colts headquarters.

Our first headline went something like this — Finally official: McDaniels named Colts coach.

The story was on the page. So was a photograph of Josh McDaniels, who was leaving the hated New England Patriots to get the Colts back on track.

But McDaniels, after Colts owner Jim Irsay patiently waited for weeks, called an audible, and the What The Heck frenzy began. We changed our story and headline (link here to story), got the paper out and then watched the reaction to the snub. And let me say just ouch.

The city of Noblesville, on its official government Twitter, sent this:

Unlike Josh McDaniels, we stay true to our commitments. Noblesville street crews will be out tonight once winter weather hits (so) you can ‘do your job’ tomorrow.

Even the Indiana State Police got in on the action.

This comes from former Colts coach and usually mild-mannered Tony Dungy  —

Some of the words being thrown about can’t be printed here, but “snake,” “joke,” “scumbag,” “biggest crumb in sports” and “waste of air” were a few I have been reading. Some advanced plenty of conspiracy theories and noted that Colts fans must be “deflated.”

That’s especially rich considering this from ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

Quarterback Andrew Luck’s been-all-over-the-world-to-fix-it shoulder also got the business. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported last week that there are doctors who have concerns about whether Luck will need another surgery on his right shoulder.

Not everyone was piling on McDaniels and the Patriots.

And finally this is how it played in Boston. Note “Hoodie-apparent.” Ha ha.

Josh McDaniels

The Colts have called a news conference for 11 a.m. today. Stay tuned.

P.S. The Colts play New England at Gillette Stadium later this year. Bummer that it’s not in Indy.

Columbus, here’s what else you need to know —

Landlords, start writing the check.
The registry was approved by the city council last night with a couple of changesthe $5 fee will be a one-time charge instead of annually and removing a requirement that landlords provide a complete home address. About 40 people showed up at the meeting. Story here.

Columbus North grad a ‘triple threat.’
Reporter Brian Blair caught up with Mary Claire King about her Broadway gig, what’s next  and how her sold-out Cabaret at The Commons show Feb. 15 will celebrate “the beauty of the now.” Thursday’s Republic.

The Olympians: Terrific Trio.
Meet Britney Ballard, Addy Galarno and Kristen Lyons. They’ve been in the basketball trenches together for four years, all varsity players from the start of their careers. Saturday, they’re headed for the regional against Bedford North Lawrence. Story here.

Suspect in NFL player death charged
Prosecutors this morning have charged an immigrant who was living illegally in Indiana in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. Click here for the latest.

This East diver is headed to state.
Maggie Gregory qualified for the state finals and gives herself this advice: “This weekend I just need to focus on myself and focus on each dive and just focus on having fun and not stressing out about it.” Story and photos here.

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