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brichard
05-16-2005, 11:19 PM
A kid had a sign that said "Lord of No Rings" and a picture of Reggie.

It was definitely a creative poster, but man... that is harsh. To parade that poster in his own gym during his last year. Wow.

I sure hope that fires those guys up a bit!

Jesus Shuttlesworth
05-16-2005, 11:20 PM
Wow, that is pretty bad.....

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050516/SPORTS04/505160385

Shade
05-16-2005, 11:46 PM
I always find it amusing how a Pistons fan can dislike Reggie. If not for him, there would be no Rip.

Hicks
05-17-2005, 12:01 AM
Maybe I'm just sensitive to it because it's MY sports 'hero' as a kid, but damn what a punk. I'd never do that to say, Stockton. Maaaaaaaaaaaybe Malone. :devil: Mainly because of the injuries he's caused though. I remember how stunned I was a few years ago when Isiah was coach and the showed the time he bloodied his forehead badly. Man that fired me up.

NewType
05-17-2005, 12:08 AM
Maybe I'm just sensitive to it because it's MY sports 'hero' as a kid, but damn what a punk. I'd never do that to say, Stockton. Maaaaaaaaaaaybe Malone. :devil: Mainly because of the injuries he's caused though. I remember how stunned I was a few years ago when Isiah was coach and the showed the time he bloodied his forehead badly. Man that fired me up.

I agree that was classless. Just like the other article on sportsline.com a while ago, it's bad taste.

SamBear
05-17-2005, 03:02 AM
Yeah that just shows that his parents have not shown him how to be a good sport.

Harddrive7
05-17-2005, 08:12 AM
Good Lord guys it's just a sign. A very good one I might add as far as creativity goes, but to blame his parents...:rolleyes:

I doubt very seriously that Reggie even took notice, if he did and it affects his game or his attitude during a game then those are issues that Reggie needs to deal with.

But I really think that Reggie is a little more mature than that. Lets at least hope so.

This kid is a fan of an opposing team that made it here for the game. How about all of you that have contributed, even on here, when someone would be going to a Pacer game on the road and would ask advice on what they should write for a sign?

I chuckled, I thought it was funny, that's what it was meant to be. FUNNY!!!

Kstat
05-17-2005, 08:21 AM
A kid had a sign that said "Lord of No Rings" and a picture of Reggie.

It was definitely a creative poster, but man... that is harsh. To parade that poster in his own gym during his last year. Wow.

I sure hope that fires those guys up a bit!

Yeah, I can picture it now......

Reggie: You know, after the last game, I was thinking of just giving up. We don't stand a chance in game 5.

*Reggie picks up the morning paper*

Reggie: "Whats this, a 12-year old is making fun of me? With a SIGN? Oh, NOW ITS ON, MOTHER******!"

RWB
05-17-2005, 08:47 AM
Funny yes, smart no...Think about it. With the tensions that have went on this year I do wonder if mom and dad were prepared for possible insults tossed their son's direction because of this. The real world is getting uglier all the time and it's just not worth tempting fate IMHO.

Stryder
05-17-2005, 08:52 AM
In the end, it IS kinda funny...

Harddrive7
05-17-2005, 09:00 AM
Funny yes, smart no...Think about it. With the tensions that have went on this year I do wonder if mom and dad were prepared for possible insults tossed their son's direction because of this. The real world is getting uglier all the time and it's just not worth tempting fate IMHO.


I have to strongly disagree. Of course his parents were prepared for insults, heck just wearing the Piston's Jersey you need to be ready to have a couple thrown your way. Or at LEAST some good natured ribbing.

I honestly think that some on here are overreacting to a sign that didn't have profanity and didn't wish death. It was some good natured ribbing of an professional NBA player.

Like it or not guys it's A GAME, these guys get paid to play a GAME period. Along with playing a game you're going to sometimes have fans from an opposing team making fun.

Once again, if Reggie is affected by a SIGN that a 12 YEAR OLD was holding, then, man, Reggie has some growing up to do himself.

brichard
05-17-2005, 09:33 AM
Yeah, I can picture it now......

Reggie: You know, after the last game, I was thinking of just giving up. We don't stand a chance in game 5.

*Reggie picks up the morning paper*

Reggie: "Whats this, a 12-year old is making fun of me? With a SIGN? Oh, NOW ITS ON, MOTHER******!"

That is a funny post Kstat. :)

I don't think it would happen exactly like that, but I do think that if you are a competitor... things like that juice you up. Reggie has been motivated by Spike Lee for crying out loud, so why not a sign that is completely insulting. I also think that his team mates have to see things like that and get a little "win one for the Gipper" feeling going on.

brichard
05-17-2005, 09:39 AM
In the end, it IS kinda funny...

Oh, I agree it is funny. The first thing I did when I saw the sign was to laugh b/c I have kind of a dark sense of humor. But when I thought about it, I personally would never walk in to another teams building with a sign like that. I just think it is disrespectful.

There was some drunk Celtic fan who was saying Paul Pierce owned Reggie in the bathroom at the last Pacer game I went to in Conseco. I mean, there is nothing wrong with rooting on your team, but when you are in the lion's den... keep the gloves up. One certainly doesn't have to subscribe to my ethics, I'm just giving you my :twocents:

ChicagoJ
05-17-2005, 10:07 AM
Its clever.

And its appropriate in Detroit.

That's all I'm going to say.



I'm not going to say that Pistons fans are rude, disrepectful, bullies, unwelcome, obnoxious, etc. even though I'd like to.

Its tough, sometimes, to bite my tongue about those low-life, worthless, embarassments to civilized society, but I'm going to. I'm not going to say any of that. I'll keep it to myself.













Jerks.






Ooops.

RWB
05-17-2005, 10:27 AM
I have to strongly disagree. Of course his parents were prepared for insults, heck just wearing the Piston's Jersey you need to be ready to have a couple thrown your way. Or at LEAST some good natured ribbing.

I honestly think that some on here are overreacting to a sign that didn't have profanity and didn't wish death. It was some good natured ribbing of an professional NBA player.

Like it or not guys it's A GAME, these guys get paid to play a GAME period. Along with playing a game you're going to sometimes have fans from an opposing team making fun.


I completely agree it's just a game, but you and I realize this and act accordingly. Some idiots don't. I've seen too many people get juiced up where they're ready to fight their own friends let alone someone they don't know.

Harddrive7
05-17-2005, 11:20 AM
I completely agree it's just a game, but you and I realize this and act accordingly. Some idiots don't. I've seen too many people get juiced up where they're ready to fight their own friends let alone someone they don't know.


Yes sir I totally agree with this. But we're just talking about a kid with a sign here. Not a bunch of "juiced up" fans that take this game more seriously than life itself.

Please don't get me wrong, I take Pacers basketball VERY serious, but if I had to choose between that and my family or my well being then it's obvious that I would pick the Pace...I mean my livelihood.

3ptmiller
05-17-2005, 11:47 AM
Yeah, I can picture it now......

Reggie: You know, after the last game, I was thinking of just giving up. We don't stand a chance in game 5.

*Reggie picks up the morning paper*

Reggie: "Whats this, a 12-year old is making fun of me? With a SIGN? Oh, NOW ITS ON, MOTHER******!"

:lmao:

Graywolf_59
05-17-2005, 12:08 PM
I always find it amusing how a Pistons fan can dislike Reggie. If not for him, there would be no Rip.They might like Reggie after he retires and Rip pick's Reggie's brain for pointers and get's even better?

Hicks
05-17-2005, 12:20 PM
Yeah, I can picture it now......

Reggie: You know, after the last game, I was thinking of just giving up. We don't stand a chance in game 5.

*Reggie picks up the morning paper*

Reggie: "Whats this, a 12-year old is making fun of me? With a SIGN? Oh, NOW ITS ON, MOTHER******!"

:laugh:

Since86
05-17-2005, 12:23 PM
I'm not going to say that Pistons fans are rude, disrepectful, bullies, unwelcome, obnoxious, etc. even though I'd like to.

Its tough, sometimes, to bite my tongue about those low-life, worthless, embarassments to civilized society, but I'm going to. I'm not going to say any of that. I'll keep it to myself.

Jerks.

Ooops.

After sitting at a table in Hooters next to about 13 pistons fans right before the game Sunday, I'm a few more step ups on overgeneralizing about them. They were the biggest bunch of rude, obnoxious a :censored: :censored: holes that I've been around in quite some time. They're whole purpose was to **** people off, they even left the place with their hands in the air screaming detroit basketball like Mason.

Just because it's my luck, they were two sections over and just happened to be joined with about 30 other pistons fans. It got to the point where security escorted 3 of them out, only to the applaude of 5 sections.

Diamond Dave
05-17-2005, 12:28 PM
After sitting at a table in Hooters next to about 13 pistons fans right before the game Sunday, I'm a few more step ups on overgeneralizing about them. They were the biggest bunch of rude, obnoxious a :censored: :censored: holes that I've been around in quite some time. They're whole purpose was to **** people off, they even left the place with their hands in the air screaming detroit basketball like Mason.

Just because it's my luck, they were two sections over and just happened to be joined with about 30 other pistons fans. It got to the point where security escorted 3 of them out, only to the applaude of 5 sections.

What'd they do? Cursing? Fighting? TWI (Taunting while Intoxicated)?

ChicagoJ
05-17-2005, 12:37 PM
What'd they do? Cursing? Fighting? TWI (Taunting while Intoxicated)?

Is this the Section 226/ 227 incident I was asking about in another thread?

I think 1/4 of the arena was cheering security for that one. :D

Isaac
05-17-2005, 12:42 PM
There was a guy sitting near me with the same sign.

Mushmouth
05-17-2005, 12:42 PM
I blame it squarely on Indy being unable or unwilling to buy all the tickets to OUR home game. It's always been like that (Knicks fans, Bulls fans, Colts games are even worse at times) and is just part of the makeup of Indy fans. Offer them enough money and the tickets are yours.

Diamond Dave
05-17-2005, 12:44 PM
Is this the Section 226/ 227 incident I was asking about in another thread?

I think 1/4 of the arena was cheering security for that one. :D

Okay, I must say I was really fearful that it was gonna be ugly.

When I came into the arena I saw a group of about 5 Pistons fans holding signs and getting in people's faces. I thought it was gonna be bad. But surprisingly I had no fans in my section save for one middle aged man who behaved accordingly. Actually I figured during the game I would hear a lot of chants for the Pistons or lots of cheering, but I didn't seem to hear anything. So either our fans did a good job of drowning them out, or I'm deaf. :confused:

The latter is a true possibility, let this be a reminder to all you kids out there. Don't be in a rock band. FTC can probably attest to my hearing loss.

Diamond Dave
05-17-2005, 12:46 PM
I blame it squarely on Indy being unable or unwilling to buy all the tickets to OUR home game. It's always been like that (Knicks fans, Bulls fans, Colts games are even worse at times) and is just part of the makeup of Indy fans. Offer them enough money and the tickets are yours.

This season for the Colts was pretty good about that. With the Titans sucking, their fans did not have the brashness as usual. To me it is always the worst in the Dome when the Titans or the Bills come to town. I got to part of a mini-brawl when the Bills came to town a couple of years ago.

ChicagoJ
05-17-2005, 12:48 PM
We only had a few Pistons fans in our section. And they were way behind us. I think it was okay, our security guard was on them like a hawk.

Although an intoxicated Pacers' fan made sure to yell, ":censored: you Detroit!!" and flip them off on his way out of the arena. :rolleyes:

Whatever happened to the days when you couldn't sell beer in Indiana on Sundays?

Mushmouth
05-17-2005, 12:49 PM
This season for the Colts was pretty good about that. With the Titans sucking, their fans did not have the brashness as usual. To me it is always the worst in the Dome when the Titans or the Bills come to town. I got to part of a mini-brawl when the Bills came to town a couple of years ago.

All the usual bandwagon suspects (Raiders, 49ers, Cowboys, Packers) generally have an unhealthy number of fans in the dome.

Titans playoff game in '99 was pathetic. At least 10/15k Titans fans.

Definitely getting better however.

Since86
05-17-2005, 01:01 PM
Is this the Section 226/ 227 incident I was asking about in another thread?

I think 1/4 of the arena was cheering security for that one. :D

Yep same exact one. The one that got escorted out were the ones in Hooters as well. I thought the second one they took out was gonna cry.

What other thread did you talk about them in? I haven't been on since Fri, and I want to read it.

indygeezer
05-17-2005, 01:06 PM
Yep same exact one. The one that got escorted out were the ones in Hooters as well. I thought the second one they took out was gonna cry.

What other thread did you talk about them in? I haven't been on since Fri, and I want to read it.


I missed seeing that....what occured?



Back on original topic (kinda) Sean May (The SportingNews, today)

Sign outside the Palace of Auburn Hills..."Now in our 15th day without a bomb threat".

Since86
05-17-2005, 01:17 PM
I missed seeing that....what occured?

What I basically saw was they couldn't cheer, but had to taunt. When something good for them happened they would turn and start talking crap to the pacer fans around them. They got into it pretty heavily with a woman about three rows up about 1/2 through the second qtr. Security was also talking to a family sitting in front of them, not sure what happened with them. They had been warned atleast once before to cool it, but when they were getting their lecture they just tried to drown out his speech by yelling directly at him.

After the game we passed the same security guard, and he is HUGE. No shorter than 6'7" and I bet he weighed a good 260. He was definately cut, and I couldn't imagine talking back to this guy like they were.

Diamond Dave
05-17-2005, 01:55 PM
Has anyone seen the at least 7' tall security guard down on the floor? He generally hangs out in the Pacer's tunnel and around the floor. Massive. Every bit as tall as the players. As a matter of fact, and I'll try to say this as PC as I can, his growth seems to be unnatural. His head seems abnormally large, even for his body and there just seems to be some odd proportions about him. Needless to say though he is an intimidating presence. I saw him stand a whole row below a group of unruly fans during the last regular season game against the Pistons and lecture them while looking down. They did not say a word back.

ChicagoJ
05-17-2005, 02:21 PM
Yep same exact one. The one that got escorted out were the ones in Hooters as well. I thought the second one they took out was gonna cry.

What other thread did you talk about them in? I haven't been on since Fri, and I want to read it.


I think it was the same thread where UB asked, "How do they do that halftime show??"

/off to check/

/edit/

Yep...

http://www.pacersdigest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11941

Since86
05-17-2005, 02:35 PM
Has anyone seen the at least 7' tall security guard down on the floor? He generally hangs out in the Pacer's tunnel and around the floor. Massive. Every bit as tall as the players. As a matter of fact, and I'll try to say this as PC as I can, his growth seems to be unnatural. His head seems abnormally large, even for his body and there just seems to be some odd proportions about him. Needless to say though he is an intimidating presence. I saw him stand a whole row below a group of unruly fans during the last regular season game against the Pistons and lecture them while looking down. They did not say a word back.

That had to be him. Black, tightly cut hair, almost military style? His jaws were were even massive. When we passed him in the hallway he was starting to talk on his radio, and said his name was Ivan or something along those stereotypical lines.

Thanks for the link Jay.

Hicks
05-17-2005, 02:56 PM
I've seen that guy; he's huge! When I was waiting in line to get through security / get my ticket scanned for the Pistons game in January, he was out there to keep the lines relatively organized. DEEP voice.

Mr. Pink
05-17-2005, 03:24 PM
I've seen that guy; he's huge! When I was waiting in line to get through security / get my ticket scanned for the Pistons game in January, he was out there to keep the lines relatively organized. DEEP voice.


Speaking of deep voice...did anyone hear that one guy sing the National Anthem a couple games back?

I could feel the sound waves hitting me. It was cool!