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MiaDragon
01-26-2011, 11:31 PM
Pacer Fans (Insanity): Watching (doing) the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

This is truly how I feel, Ive canceled my NBA league pass (I just couldn't justify spending my hard earned money on this JOB crap show) but I still usually have the box score up on my screen and watch the highlights on ESPN. For some strange reason I have hope that THIS is the game we turn things around and start to play well, thats fading fast, maybe reality is setting in, I don't know. I find myself less interested by the game and it's depressing, I'm NOT a fair weather fan but enough is enough changes need to be made and made fast. I cant be alone, can I?

sportfireman
01-26-2011, 11:39 PM
"You are not alone, I am here with you..."

vnzla81
01-26-2011, 11:45 PM
yes we are :(


The definition of a Pacer fan

masochist mas·och·ism (mās'ə-kĭz'əm)
n.

.The act or an instance of deriving pleasure from being offended, dominated, or mistreated.

.The tendency to seek such mistreatment.

Psyren
01-27-2011, 12:26 AM
I don't think you're alone.

Most (if not all of us) here on PD are incredibly frustrated by the results we're seeing.

However, I've gotten to the point where I just look for the small things.

Examples:

George did a nice job tonight. Some of the shots didn't fall, but he made some nice plays nonetheless. He also got to play deep into the 4th which is a nice thing to see from him.

Also, AJ is looking better at the point. He just fits the team better, and backing up Darren he has done a pretty nice job.

Also, Hansbrough gives me encouragement on almost a nightly basis.

Things will turn around, hopefully. I always hope that "this will be the game that changes things", but odds are it won't be.

joeyd
01-27-2011, 01:07 AM
Everyone has their own definition. I'm not going to wear a brown bag on my head or even respond in that thread. No way this organization ever gets to be as bad as the Saints were in football. Granted, we have a ways to go, and I may from time to time question why I renewed my season tickets this past week, but I'm not a fair weather fan, and don't want my kids to be. I don't want this team leaving due to lack of support. So I will do what countless Saints fans did, and weather the storm, and take solace in, and appreciate the little things (e.g., Paul's upside, Collison's play, Foster's workmanlike approach to the game, etc.).

Basketball Fan
01-27-2011, 01:46 AM
I saw part of the game (something else came up and I missed most of the game) although I didn't miss much apparently.

And yeah watching this team is painful on TV I can't imagine what its like live.

DEEman
01-27-2011, 04:02 AM
Its not the Pacers im frustrated about. They are young, talented and i wish them every day all the best. The Pacers are healthy, money wise, yes. These young and talented players where willing to ball. We could all see that in the beginning of this season. But there is another factor, wich im not gonna name, that is a virus for our Pacers. That virus is killing us now, making us every day more sick , but i know the players cant do anything about it. Its making the players sick to, so i feel empathy.

So im not less interested in our Pacers, im just feeling sorry for them. Thank god the sun is gonna shine soon, it will cure our virus.

McKeyFan
01-27-2011, 09:23 AM
Regardless of your views or positions, anybody still attending games regularly or frequenting this site on a regular basis is a true fan.

Except Kstat.

SMosley21
01-27-2011, 09:29 AM
I saw part of the game (something else came up and I missed most of the game) although I didn't miss much apparently.

And yeah watching this team is painful on TV I can't imagine what its like live.

Lately, it's been like being having Chinese water torture inflicted.

idioteque
01-27-2011, 09:34 AM
Yeah, I have basically stopped watching the games, although I do check box scores. If I lived in Indy I would probably still catch some of the games on TV, but they're too bad to merit paying for League Pass especially since the NBA is basically dead to me apart from the Pacers.

I look for some information from the box scores, like did DG score efficiently or chuck up a lot of shots, did Paul George play significant minutes, and did Roy Hibbert come into the game with a pulse or not. I used to earnestly look for Brandon Rush's status, but I've given up on him ever being more than a 7th or 8th many on any team.

Mackey_Rose
01-27-2011, 09:39 AM
I look for some information from the box scores, like did DG score efficiently or chuck up a lot of shots

Just to comment on this, has there ever been a player have a worse 27 point scoring night than Granger last night?

What a meaningless point total from him.

MTM
01-27-2011, 09:50 AM
Pacer Fans (Insanity): Watching (doing) the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

This is truly how I feel, Ive canceled my NBA league pass (I just couldn't justify spending my hard earned money on this JOB crap show) but I still usually have the box score up on my screen and watch the highlights on ESPN. For some strange reason I have hope that THIS is the game we turn things around and start to play well, thats fading fast, maybe reality is setting in, I don't know. I find myself less interested by the game and it's depressing, I'm NOT a fair weather fan but enough is enough changes need to be made and made fast. I cant be alone, can I?


I joined the forum at the beginning of the season after years of lurking, and openly confessed to feeling exactly what you felt. I got a lot of "you are not a real fan" responses. But here's what I wrote, and shows I am right there with you:


10-25-2010, 02:56 PM #1
Remind me why I am a Pacers fan?

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Hello PD:

I am a brand new poster here, but have been lurking here for years, so I feel like I know most of you.

I have been a die-hard Pacers fan since the moment I hung Clark Kellogg's # 33 life size growth chart in my room as a kid. At MSA I got to see MJ and Stockton and Malone and Isiah and Dominique and Barkley and Ewing. I got chosen to shoot the US Air timeout shots the night the Pacers became the only team to ever double the score of their opponents: http://www.basketball-reference.com/...802270IND.html (and missed my free throw front rim, my three pointer back rim, and my half court rimmed out, which still is one of my greatest 'almost' moments when a near sell-out crowd goes "aaahhhhhhh ... OOOOooooohhh' in anticipation during the shot). I lived downtown in 2000 and will never forget how fun it was to be in the finals.

Here's my problem. I am getting to the point where I just don't care much anymore about the blue and gold, and that scares me. It's one of the reasons I joined this forum. I have spent countless dollars on tickets and merchandise over the years, and have spent literally months (if not years) of my life following the teams, if you counted up every minute spent watching, listening, reading about, or talking about the games, the players, etc. I want to be interested, but I am not. The players are dull, the game seems less interesting, the referees manipulate the tempo, and the loyalty of cities-to-players, players-to-cities, and fans-to-their-hometown-team seem to have diminished.

I lived through some lean years and never wavered. I was a frequent poster on Indystar forums in the mid-90s during the years when the team was competitive but not yet really good. But it all 'feels' different now.

I don't mean for my first post here to be a downer. But... I need to be reminded: why am I still a fan? Why are you still a fan? Why should I care, and try to interest my elementary-aged son, particularly when we don't live in Indy any longer and have lots of regional distractions that do not involve the blue and gold. [QUOTE]

Unclebuck
01-27-2011, 10:24 AM
Boo-woo, whoever said being a fan of a team was going to be easy

Brad8888
01-27-2011, 10:29 AM
Pistachios, cashews, almonds, hickorys, peanuts, walnuts, macadamias, chestnuts, Pacers fans (especially me)...

LetsTalkPacers
01-27-2011, 10:34 AM
Lately, it's been like being having Chinese water torture inflicted.
Yeah, I hear now they are just interrogating terrorist by making them watch a JOB coached game, and to top it off. Making them watch his press conference afterward. How did you guys think we found saddam hussein. :laugh:

imbtyler
01-27-2011, 10:44 AM
Just to comment on this, has there ever been a player have a worse 27 point scoring night than Granger last night?

What a meaningless point total from him.

Wasn't it against the Knicks last year that Granger scored 30 points in the first half, then scored 3 in the second, and we lost?

grace
01-27-2011, 01:27 PM
Regardless of your views or positions, anybody still attending games regularly or frequenting this site on a regular basis is a true fan.

Except Kstat.

Hey, what about me?

xBulletproof
01-27-2011, 01:59 PM
Hey, what about me?

:laugh:

That's a joke, right?