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McKeyFan
02-07-2010, 11:31 PM
Just wondering. (Since I'm from Tennessee).

Does the outcome make you less interested in the Pacers, more interested, or have absolutely no effect?

Bball
02-07-2010, 11:31 PM
No effect...

vnzla81
02-07-2010, 11:34 PM
the only effect is that I can't wait for this season to be over...............:cry:

idioteque
02-07-2010, 11:35 PM
I have been paying very little attention to the Pacers lately despite paying 80 bucks for LPBB because they're really bad and not very fun to watch. The Colts losing does not change that the Pacers are really bad.

But, I still consider myself a Pacer game and with the NFL season over I will likely be watching more Pacer ball, primarily to see Rush, Hibbert, and Price continue to grow.

IndyHoosier
02-07-2010, 11:48 PM
I have been paying very little attention to the Pacers lately despite paying 80 bucks for LPBB because they're really bad and not very fun to watch. The Colts losing does not change that the Pacers are really bad.

But, I still consider myself a Pacer game and with the NFL season over I will likely be watching more Pacer ball, primarily to see Rush, Hibbert, and Price continue to grow.

I do not pay 80 bucks for LPBB but I toatally agree with your post that the Pacers are really bad! I don't consider myself a Pacers game, lol :) That's just weird!

idioteque
02-07-2010, 11:49 PM
I do not pay 80 bucks for LPBB but I toatally agree with your post that the Pacers are really bad! I don't consider myself a Pacers game, lol :) That's just weird!

lol, meant to say Pacer fan. My mind is all over the place after the Colts loss :(

Los Angeles
02-07-2010, 11:51 PM
There was a football game today?

GO!!!!!
02-07-2010, 11:51 PM
if they win I am excited and keep my Pacer level stable...... if they lose I don't care bout any American Sports till the draft....

sweabs
02-07-2010, 11:54 PM
I have not enjoyed watching the Pacers this season. I cannot relate with the type of basketball they are playing. Every time I actually sit down to watch them play, I question why I love the game in the first place. It hurts me to see it being played the way it is...by my favourite team.

And then I have caught myself thinking "God...if I feel this way - then how do the people of Indiana feel? These are people who probably know a lot more about basketball than I do..."

I have always taken solace in knowing that they still have the Colts to support. The Colts, to me, represent everything (in terms of play) that the Pacers are not. They are a nice way to off-set the sorry excuse for "basketball" that has come to epitomize the Pacers. I think Indiana fans deserve the Colts in light of the Pacers recent developments. It is unfortunate to have their season end tonight as it did - but they're still a team with so much hope.

So for now, it concerns me that we may become bombarded with the negative crap we'll have to sit through without the Colts being there to balance things out. But we'll just have to keep the Colts in the back of our minds. Life will go on for the Colts...and I suppose it is important to remember that it'll go on for our Pacers as well.

IndyHoosier
02-07-2010, 11:54 PM
lol, meant to say Pacer fan. My mind is all over the place after the Colts loss :(

I hear ya! Go Colts 2010!!!

Solomon Grundy
02-07-2010, 11:57 PM
There was a football game today?

WIN

IndyHoosier
02-07-2010, 11:58 PM
WIN

Who dat? Must be a Saints fan!

Mr_Smith
02-08-2010, 12:01 AM
No affect at all. Because the pacers ain't doin ******. Tank the damn season!!!!

IndyHoosier
02-08-2010, 12:01 AM
I have not enjoyed watching the Pacers this season. I cannot relate with the type of basketball they are playing. Every time I actually sit down to watch them play, I question why I love the game in the first place. It hurts me to see it being played the way it is...by my favourite team.

And then I have caught myself thinking "God...if I feel this way - then how do the people of Indiana feel? These are people who probably know a lot more about basketball than I do..."

I have always taken solace in knowing that they still have the Colts to support. The Colts, to me, represent everything (in terms of play) that the Pacers are not. They are a nice way to off-set the sorry excuse for "basketball" that has come to epitomize the Pacers. I think Indiana fans deserve the Colts in light of the Pacers recent developments. It is unfortunate to have their season end tonight as it did - but they're still a team with so much hope.


So for now, it concerns me that we may become bombarded with the negative crap we'll have to sit through without the Colts being there to balance things out. But we'll just have to keep the Colts in the back of our minds. Life will go on for the Colts...and I suppose it is important to remember that it'll go on for our Pacers as well.

At least we don't have to go through the next month hearing that we should have went for the Perfect Season. Just wasn't meant to be IMHO!

Solomon Grundy
02-08-2010, 12:01 AM
Who dat? Must be a Saints fan!

Nope. I like the Saints, but I'm not a fan. I was cheering on the Colts. I only consider myself a diehard fan of several basketball teams (i.e. the Pacers). I have almost no loyalties when it comes to football teams.

RomanGabriel
02-08-2010, 12:04 AM
No effect at all, except as a football hater, I'm happy that football will clutter up my sports pages only one more day.*

* Just realized how ironic/silly that comes off given my screen name - suffice it to say, I used to like football - hate what it's become over the past couple decades. 'Tis a long story.
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ToasterBusVIP
02-08-2010, 12:05 AM
I have been paying very little attention to the Pacers lately despite paying 80 bucks for LPBB because they're really bad and not very fun to watch. The Colts losing does not change that the Pacers are really bad.

But, I still consider myself a Pacer game and with the NFL season over I will likely be watching more Pacer ball, primarily to see Rush, Hibbert, and Price continue to grow.

I was the same way but lately I've been getting more interested in how the young guys like Hibbert and Rush are improving. Actually bought a half-season NBALP pass the other day. I don't want to be a bandwagon fan, as long as we're building towards the future I have something to be hopeful about.

Football season being over and/or the Colts losing tonight won't change how I feel. And I imagine a bandwagon Pacers fan who can't even stand to watch games this year won't be much affected either. If they are more inclined to watch the games it's probably just because they're bored and that doesn't really make them fans.

ToasterBusVIP
02-08-2010, 12:14 AM
I have not enjoyed watching the Pacers this season. I cannot relate with the type of basketball they are playing. Every time I actually sit down to watch them play, I question why I love the game in the first place. It hurts me to see it being played the way it is...by my favourite team.

And then I have caught myself thinking "God...if I feel this way - then how do the people of Indiana feel? These are people who probably know a lot more about basketball than I do..."

I have always taken solace in knowing that they still have the Colts to support. The Colts, to me, represent everything (in terms of play) that the Pacers are not. They are a nice way to off-set the sorry excuse for "basketball" that has come to epitomize the Pacers. I think Indiana fans deserve the Colts in light of the Pacers recent developments. It is unfortunate to have their season end tonight as it did - but they're still a team with so much hope.

So for now, it concerns me that we may become bombarded with the negative crap we'll have to sit through without the Colts being there to balance things out. But we'll just have to keep the Colts in the back of our minds. Life will go on for the Colts...and I suppose it is important to remember that it'll go on for our Pacers as well.

I dunno about that. Really. When I think of what's wrong with the NBA I think of star treatment and everything NBA revolving around LeBron and Kobe and I hate that. At least the Pacers, as they're built right now, play as a team (for the most part) and have to rely on one another to have any hope of overcoming the Cleveland LeBrons, Los Angeles Moneymakers, New York Sternbockers or the Boston Perfects. The Indiana Pacers are again the true underdogs trying to claw their way to respectability when the league doesn't want them anywhere near the media. The fact that bleepin' Boston and L.A., championship teams, star studded teams with massive payrolls, are buying free agents that mediocre teams should be standing in line for but can't afford, that's when I begin to wonder how far a team like the Pacers can ever really get, no matter how good a team we put together. If Rush or Hibbert or a future pick of ours ever turned out to be that much needed superstar, it wouldn't matter because we couldn't pay him and he'd go on the payroll of the Almighty Lakers.

There's nothing wrong with the guys the Pacers have got. Nothing. They're doing all you can ask of them with what they're given.

the jaddler
02-08-2010, 12:35 AM
well all i have to say is that it just tells me what i going to happen to my baseball team this season............Pacers suck worse than well getting your electricty shut off during the middle of winter right after your car gets repoed and you lost your job.........the colts just lost the super bowl because well they didnt play the way the played all season and since we pulled the starters to "rest" we dont even have a perfect regular season.........so i can only imagine what heartache the cubs season will bring me.............stupid sports!!!

Hicks
02-08-2010, 12:40 AM
A dash of extra depression, but otherwise, no.

sweabs
02-08-2010, 12:40 AM
There's nothing wrong with the guys the Pacers have got. Nothing. They're doing all you can ask of them with what they're given.
I was not referring to the players. And I do not believe TPTB (coaching & mgmt) are doing everything they can with the players we currently have. It comes down to how you play the game...and the way our players are being told to play the game shows no respect for the game of basketball, or the fans who have to watch it. The Colts, on the other hand, are the complete opposite.

jeffg-body
02-08-2010, 12:48 AM
You know there was a 15 minute window of "crappy day" mood, but it quickly washed away remembering the 30 other teams who have felt that way for weeks now. Now it is back to Pacers and nothing to distract me from it.

ToasterBusVIP
02-08-2010, 01:24 AM
I was not referring to the players. And I do not believe TPTB (coaching & mgmt) are doing everything they can with the players we currently have. It comes down to how you play the game...and the way our players are being told to play the game shows no respect for the game of basketball, or the fans who have to watch it. The Colts, on the other hand, are the complete opposite.

Ah, well with that I'd tend to agree. Though not that it's a result of poor basketball knowledge or ineptitude, more that the teaching might be lacking.

First of all I don't think O'Brien is a good fit for this team. He's working mostly with young players yet runs a freewheeling, chaotic offense predicated on the three ball. I think this is maybe a better style for a more experienced and mature group of veterans. I also remember how Carlisle's structured system was loathed, when we had such veterans, and I have a suspicion his more controlled style would be better suited for young developing players like Rush, Hibbert, AJ and Tyler.

One thing I have to say, that's been on my mind since I watched the Bucks game last night, is that whatever else you can say about O'Brien's and Bird's management, they've made sure that our guys are unselfish (sometimes to a fault, Rush being an example) and aren't out there hot-dogging it. Reason I thought about that is because of the behavior of some of the Bucks players last night. I don't like Bogut, I think he's dirty and I know others have the same opinion. That wild, high-flying dunk attempt (forget who it was, possibly Warrick) was crass showboating, also funny and pathetic as he sent the ball flying to the rafters. You don't see that from our guys, and I think that's doubly impressive considering that a team doing as badly as the Pacers can easily come unglued. I know O'Brien is committed to defense, too, I don't think his philosophy's changed but we simply don't have many defensively gifted players. At all.

The players are definitely being coached to share the ball, make the extra pass, and not be out there padding their own stats. Anyone doubting that needs to look at how an inordinately high number of our assists come from our post players. I feel like TJ is the one glaring exception to the rule, and the inability to get more defense out of Troy is troubling to me.

Hoop
02-08-2010, 02:39 AM
My intense dislike of all things JOB will now have my undivided attention.

DaveP63
02-08-2010, 08:54 AM
Zippo. Truthfully, I was getting a little GO BLUE overload anyway.

mildlysane
02-08-2010, 08:56 AM
If the Pacers were better and contending, then there would be a huge effect. However, I can't look to the Pacers to bring me back up this year.

Putnam
02-08-2010, 09:22 AM
I have not enjoyed watching the Pacers this season. . . It hurts me to see it being played the way it is...by my favourite team.


Vous devez se rappeler, un ananas ne lache pas!




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chrisjacobs7
02-08-2010, 09:23 AM
No effect. My excitement will just shift from football to racing now. I will still watch most of the Pacers games left this season, there is just no excitement there this season.

DGPR
02-08-2010, 09:36 AM
Here is how I feel right now, I can't wait until April and June to see what's going to happen with these 2 teams.

Lance George
02-08-2010, 10:10 AM
It makes me realize even more just how pathetic the Pacers franchise has become.

sweabs
02-08-2010, 11:11 AM
Vous devez se rappeler, un ananas ne lache pas!
Je pourrais choisir de danse avec des squelettes. Ils jouent un style que j'aime.

Will Galen
02-08-2010, 11:43 AM
No effect. I'm a Colts fan, but I'm a Pacer's fan first.

It's funny, I wanted the Colts to win, but I also thought they deserved to lose because they gave up on an undefeated season.

It's said the Saints wanted it more, but if the Colts were still undefeated I'm sure that wouldn't have been the case.

Basketball Fan
02-08-2010, 03:46 PM
I can devote my full attention to basketball at least when the Pacers lose I find it a lot less disappointing in comparison. But I'm glad when they do win.

Naptown_Seth
02-08-2010, 04:56 PM
the only effect is that I can't wait for this YEAR to be over...............:cry:
Fixed
sigh...




In other news I've got my spring training baseball trip all lined up. Fun in the sun, bite me Hoosier winter hell. Yes, watching a meaningless Pirates vs Orioles game has twice the interest this Pacers season does at this point, admittedly mostly on location alone. :D

Slick Pinkham
02-08-2010, 05:32 PM
No effect except to appreciate Reggie Miller for in some ways being the anti-Manning, being UNAFRAID to lead and up his game tremendously at the most opportune time, though it unfortunately never got us a Pacers championship.

Hicks
02-08-2010, 05:38 PM
No effect except to appreciate Reggie Miller for in some ways being the anti-Manning, being UNAFRAID to lead and up his game tremendously at the most opportune time, though it unfortunately never got us a Pacers championship.

Reggie didn't exactly show up every time himself, though certainly he has more of a clutch reputation than Peyton.

graphic-er
02-08-2010, 05:51 PM
I hope this Super Bowl loss knocks all these bandwagon colts fans down a few rungs. The majority of them always say "why can't the Pacers be like the Colts, maybe they should hire Polian to build a basketball team, I bet he could do it in his spare time, its only a handful of players." Maybe they'll see how hard it is to win at any level of sports no matter how great your team is. They have the best team and best player in all of football and still got slapped by the saints. I like the Colts and all but the level of the fan snobbery has gone too far with the them.

ChicagoJ
02-08-2010, 05:52 PM
My excitement for the Pacers died long before the Steelers' five-game losing streak. The Super Bowl was anticlimatic for me.

However, my excitement for IU football picked up a notch during the fourth quater yesterday, but I know that was just a fleeting moment. Nonetheless, I can't get past the irony that former IU players have made game-clinching plays in two of the last five Super Bowls.

DGPR
02-08-2010, 05:57 PM
I hope this Super Bowl loss knocks all these bandwagon colts fans down a few rungs. The majority of them always say "why can't the Pacers be like the Colts, maybe they should hire Polian to build a basketball team, I bet he could do it in his spare time, its only a handful of players." Maybe they'll see how hard it is to win at any level of sports no matter how great your team is. They have the best team and best player in all of football and still got slapped by the saints. I like the Colts and all but the level of the fan snobbery has gone too far with the them.

I myself don't like the bandwagon fans either. When I go back to work Wednesday I bet I'm going to hear "the Colts suck" more than a few times. The Colts don't suck, they just got beat by a better team that had a better gameplan. In a few years when Peyton retires we will then see who the real fans are when the losses start to pile up again. I predict a half empty Lucas Oil Stadium just like the Dome of the 80's and early 90's. It's a harsh reality we will have to come to terms with and one I'm not ready for. Unless of course we can 49er it and draft a great quarterback to be ready when Peyton retires.

The Pacers are going through this kind of a lull right now but when they start to win again the "fans" will shift from Colts to Pacers. It's all about who's winning at the moment, not about tradition or what the team did 5, 10, or 15 years ago. What have you done for me lately? is the mentality of the average Indy sports fan. /endrant

PacerGuy
02-08-2010, 07:46 PM
Get This ****** Out Of Here!!! :mad:

I come here in part to NOT think about what just happened.
Here, I can dream of what we could do, not sulk over what we just blew! :bawl:


:notlisten:
Just give me my quiet corner back, where I can rock quietly back and forth & just dream....
....... dream of J.Wall, McBob w/ PT, & M.Jackson as coach.......

Ummmmmmmmmmmm...... :meditate: ......Ummmmmmmmmmm
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall....... :meditate: ......Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall
Ummmmmmmmmmmm...... :meditate: ......Ummmmmmmmmmm

Shade
02-08-2010, 07:59 PM
I have to admit, I'm not really "feeling it" right now for anything sports-related. Still kinda bummed. :(