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Unclebuck
07-09-2007, 09:54 AM
I never have. Several reasons I guess. One, I spend enough time and money at Conseco during the Pacers season. Two, I fear the whole time sitting there, I'd be comparing to the Pacers (OK insert joke here). Three, Never have been offered a free tickets. Fourth, I don't like womens basketball - heck I don't even like mens college basketball - so I doubt I'd like womens pro ball

Trader Joe
07-09-2007, 09:56 AM
I once was given tickets to a Fever game from our season ticket rep for the club level. Only problem is the bumbling fool gave us tickets to a game that had already happened and no I am not kidding. We opened the envelope when we got back from lunch with him and saw that the tickets were for a game that had happened two days earlier.

Gyron
07-09-2007, 11:04 AM
I have been to the Charlotte Sting games, but not a fever game because they weren't there when I lived in Indy.

317Kim
07-09-2007, 01:51 PM
I've only been to 4 Fever games. One this season against the Comets.

indyman37
07-09-2007, 01:53 PM
Once, actually this last month, someone in the Pacers organization offered me free tickets to a Fever game. I really wanted to go but my parents were to worn out to drive an hour and a half to go see a game. That and my dad was to stubborn and wanted to go see Wild Hogs.

Hicks
07-09-2007, 02:13 PM
Never been. I've tried getting into it a few times on TV, but the WNBA game just doesn't keep my interest for very long. I keep noticing what it isn't and not appreciating what it is. Or what it is just doesn't entertain me.

esabyrn333
07-09-2007, 02:36 PM
If I lived in Indy I would go. I am sure the tickets are not that expensive. I think it would be a nice night out for the family. My son think women are inferior to men so I think it would help him out a little not to mention I think women with muscle tone are hot :D

indyman37
07-09-2007, 02:39 PM
What was interesting was that the tickets that were offered to me were for inspirational women's night. But the Fever lost that game...

Unclebuck
07-09-2007, 02:50 PM
I keep noticing what it isn't and not appreciating what it is. Or what it is just doesn't entertain me.

You hit the nail on the head, I'm the exact same way

cramerica
07-09-2007, 02:57 PM
I'd go...but the drives too far. If I lived in Indy, I would most definitely go. I support anything Indiana sports related.

idioteque
07-09-2007, 08:39 PM
If I wasn't like 900 miles away I'd go see one. They have a WNBA team in DC I think but I have about as much interest in them as I do the Wizards (none).

grace
07-10-2007, 12:51 AM
Three, Never have been offered a free tickets.

If you haven't been offered a voucher for a free ticket your ticket rep hasn't been doing his job. Maybe it was a case of Kegboy's rep trying everything he could think of to get us to get season tickets again, but I know of at least one time we got tickets because the rep talked us into it.

grace
07-10-2007, 01:01 AM
Not only gave I been to Fever games I also went to two games in Detroit and seriously considered going to a game when I lived in CT (decided I'd rather go gambling).

Kegboy and I had Fever season tickets for the first 3 seasons. As with any sporting event it can make a huge difference who sits around you. The best year was the year we sat behind Stephanie White's family. If you don't like crowds with a bunch of squealing kids then a Fever game might not be for you.

We've gone to the occasional game since we stopped our season tickets. I told Kegboy last week we should at least go to a game while they have the best record in the league, but I'm not sure anything short of a nuclear bomb is going to get him to go to Conseco for a game--Pacers or Fever.

I think everyone should start going to the games. That way when the Fever win the championship you can't be accused of being fair-weather fans.

denyfizle
07-10-2007, 01:06 AM
I always go to home openers- because I get free tickets for em for some reason. But the Fever is always fun to watch.

Kegboy
07-10-2007, 09:21 AM
Never been. I've tried getting into it a few times on TV, but the WNBA game just doesn't keep my interest for very long. I keep noticing what it isn't and not appreciating what it is. Or what it is just doesn't entertain me.

It's an acquired taste. If you don't like Men's college ball, you're definitely not going to like it.

As an aside, people who watch see the deficiences and blame it on the players being women. But those who really know the Women's college game know that's not really the case. Yes, they're less athletic, which means gameplay needs to be more strategic in nature. The problem is, the pro schedule is so compressed, there's no time for practice. On top of that, many players miss training camp and even a game or two because they're still playing overseas. At the beginning of the season, you've got women who've never played together working it out on the fly, and the rest of the season is one big catch-up session.

This is why coaching is so important. A lot of college coaches came up, couldn't handle the schedule, and bailed. The league turned to coaches with NBA experience, because people realized it's not about coaching women, it's about coaching the schedule. Still, in some ways it's more difficult than the NBA because the game is even more compressed, there are less resources, and the players are less athletic and, by extension, less talented. And while the overall talent level has definitely increased over the last 10 years, you're also starting to see egos more routinely come to bear. Not as bad as the NBA, of course, but it's there, and it's one more thing for the coach to deal with.

That's why I'm always talking up the likes of Michael Cooper and Bill Laimbeer. It takes a really, really good coach to succeed in such an environment, and it takes an exceptional coach to succeed without real talent. Which is why I love Ron Rothstein so much.

ChicagoJ
07-10-2007, 12:28 PM
The Fever started playing after I moved to Chicago. If I lived in town, I'd probably take Jay's_Daughter@Section19 to Fever games.

I've thought about taking her to a Chicago Sky game.

ABADays
07-10-2007, 01:47 PM
I've been an enjoyed it. There are a couple of reasons why. Again, they are an Indiana team and I like to support them. Secondly, I had a daughter who was involved in athletics for many years and can appreciate what it takes.

pwee31
07-10-2007, 05:29 PM
I went to a few here or there. I have a family member who use to be an assistant coach, so I would get free tix and go, plus I had a crush on Stephanie White!

I still got from time to time b/c that family member always seems to have an assistant job somewhere! LOL 1st it was with Phoenix, and now she's in Seattle, so whenever those teams have come to down I've gotten tix! Can't say I've actually PAID for tix, but I've supported!

ABADays
07-10-2007, 08:34 PM
I went to a few here or there. I have a family member who use to be an assistant coach, so I would get free tix and go, plus I had a crush on Stephanie White!

I still got from time to time b/c that family member always seems to have an assistant job somewhere! LOL 1st it was with Phoenix, and now she's in Seattle, so whenever those teams have come to down I've gotten tix! Can't say I've actually PAID for tix, but I've supported!

A girl from my high school is playing for Seattle this year - Katie Gearlds.

Shade
07-10-2007, 11:17 PM
Nobody would be willing to go with me, and I don't like going to games alone.

pta
07-11-2007, 01:44 AM
I have had half season tickets and have taken my daughter. The tickets are not that expensive and the Fever is fun to watch. Catchings is amazing to watch.

RWB
07-11-2007, 01:52 AM
I have had half season tickets and have taken my daughter. The tickets are not that expensive and the Fever is fun to watch. Catchings is amazing to watch.

PTA, haven't been to a Fever game so I have to ask about the atmosphere. Is it a little more laid back on the carnival noise or are they blaring the music like at the Pacer games?

I could enjoy going to watch just a game for a change.

pta
07-11-2007, 02:01 AM
The music is not as loud but they have projections on the central screen and
Hip hop dancers on the floor and other ways to get the fans stirred up. They have a lot of kids activities on the concourse before games. There are more kids at the games and about a ratio of 2/1 females to males.

pta
07-11-2007, 02:05 AM
Some of the fans can get rowdy. The main level is more rowdy than the upper levels. The upper levels are more empty and quieter than the lower levels. Most of the rowdy fans sit close to the court since the tickets are not that expensive.

RWB
07-11-2007, 09:26 AM
Thanks for the info, sounds like it could be a good time.

carpediem024
07-11-2007, 11:37 AM
I've been to one like two years ago or something.

I remember they tried to copy Detroit.

The PA was like "Fe-vur Ba-skit-boll!"

It sounded pretty bad.

Gyron
07-11-2007, 11:40 AM
The times Ive been to the Charlotte Sting games, my wife and I had fun.

The girls play hard. Most of them make virtually nothing compared to the guys and a lot of them have other jobs int he off season.

They appreciate what they have a lot more than the NBA guys. And they play like it means something to them.

I enjoy going to the WNBA games.

Indianapolis_girly
07-11-2007, 09:41 PM
I've been to about 5 Fever games. 1 this year against Minnesota.

Roaming Gnome
07-11-2007, 10:32 PM
I usually go to about 2 or 3 games a season, but this year I've just been too busy/worn out to go. The times I go, I usually enjoy the games.

pwee31
07-12-2007, 12:39 PM
A girl from my high school is playing for Seattle this year - Katie Gearlds.

Yeah she's the shooter from Purdue. Not playing too well as of now though

idioteque
07-13-2007, 07:39 PM
Women's Foreign Basketball players tend to make a lot more money overseas, a lot play in Russia and Israel especially.

I haven't heard of the WNBA having a tough time attracting talent due to these issues yet, but if women's basketball ever globalizes like the men's game has, then the WNBA will be in real trouble.

ilive4sports
07-13-2007, 11:28 PM
Never been to a game maybe because i live 10 hours away. Same reason i havent been to a pacers game too...

grace
07-14-2007, 01:56 PM
Women's Foreign Basketball players tend to make a lot more money overseas, a lot play in Russia and Israel especially.

I haven't heard of the WNBA having a tough time attracting talent due to these issues yet, but if women's basketball ever globalizes like the men's game has, then the WNBA will be in real trouble.

A lot of the WNBA players (American and foreign) play in Europe during the off season. There's a theory that Anna DeForge went from 3rd to 1st in the All-Star Balloting for her position because of a last minute push by people in Poland voting for her because she plays for their team in the off season.

Roy Munson
07-15-2007, 11:46 PM
I went to a WNBA game about 8 years ago. I went because my daughters wanted to go see it.

I would never go again. Why? I didn't feel comfortable being in an arena with so much overt lesbianism on display.

NuffSaid
07-27-2007, 09:52 AM
I've never attended a WNBA game because I don't live in a metro area that hosts a WNBA team. I live in northern AL. The two cities closest to me w/WNBA teams are Houston, TX and Indy. The closest I come to catching a woman's baseketball game is either watching one on TV or seeing the Tennessee Lady Vols play. They're good, but ... :(

jeffg-body
07-27-2007, 11:33 PM
I always try to get to a Fever, Colts and Pacers game at least one time each year. Of all three I enjoy the Fever games the most. I am not saying that the other 2 are not good, but you can get much better seats at a real nice price. The basketball is more fundamental oriented and the atmosphere is lighter with one of the Fever players coming up the few rows to give my 3 year old daughter a hug. A very enjoyable experience always.:angel:

SycamoreKen
07-31-2007, 11:16 PM
I've been to a couple of Silver Stars games down here when I've recieved free tickets. It is what it is. They are doing well this year, so I may try to get the wife to go. We are just so busy that it has to be a week end thing and we usually have other options.

I would probably pick AA baseball over it if I had to choose though.

bellisimo
08-09-2007, 08:46 AM
never watched nor followed the Fever...just not into sporty chicks... :)