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TheDon
04-21-2011, 05:30 PM
Conservative estimate it really looks like about 70% bulls fans it is absolutely disgusting

SMosley21
04-21-2011, 05:33 PM
How did you already get in? they don't open the doors until 6

Eddie Gill
04-21-2011, 05:34 PM
I've said it before, but this is exactly why I'm glad this game is on NBA TV. That really does suck though.

Lord Helmet
04-21-2011, 05:34 PM
Great. :unimpress

TheDon
04-21-2011, 05:34 PM
I'm outside and it literally a sea of red

Eddie Gill
04-21-2011, 05:35 PM
That's how it was with Colts/Chiefs in the playoffs in 06...literally a sea of red outside, but once everybody got there it wasn't so bad. I really hope that's the case tonight.

ndcoltsnpacers
04-21-2011, 05:35 PM
I'm just going to hope it's because they have nothing better to do than show up 2 hours early where as we'll arrive within a half hour or so before game time.

Lord Helmet
04-21-2011, 05:36 PM
Pathetic. But that's what happens, I guess.

United Center South, might as well put a Bulls logo at center court.

TheDon
04-21-2011, 05:36 PM
The newss guys were outside trying to get interviews from any pacer fan and was hard for them to give an interview over the mvp chants

Eddie Gill
04-21-2011, 05:39 PM
Just means we'll have to be even louder then.

CableKC
04-21-2011, 05:41 PM
One thing to keep i mind......Bulls fans that travel here have the time off already....hopefully the Indy fans are getting out of work by now and will show up in the next 30-45 minutes.

Scot Pollard
04-21-2011, 05:42 PM
im leaving now

bull**** **** these ****in people to hell

makes me laugh how they didnt seem to care about the bulls until rose came along...even now i dont think they care about the bulls as much as rose

no reason for this

i cannot believe we're going to have to worry about these idiots IN OUR HOME ARENA

...alright on my way

ilive4sports
04-21-2011, 05:42 PM
Well lets hope all the Bulls fans showed up early and the Pacers fans are on their way still. Quite frankly its a joke if it ends up being more Bulls fans. Thats terrible.

stephen
04-21-2011, 05:45 PM
there is a bunch of indy fans...it wont be what you guys think dont worry

Lord Helmet
04-21-2011, 05:47 PM
there is a bunch of indy fans...it wont be what you guys think dont worry
I'm just worried.

Kstat
04-21-2011, 05:48 PM
:mjpopcorn:

MTM
04-21-2011, 06:04 PM
Send them home embarrassed.

Scot Pollard
04-21-2011, 06:12 PM
i got here quicker than usual

its not as bad as i thought

yes theres a good amount of bulls fans but im not feeling like im in chicago like i did in the regular season

it still looks like a home crowd with a good amount of bulls fans still

maybe a quarter, 25-30%

im looking forward to next season NOT looking like this i think it'll be filled most nights

Kemo
04-21-2011, 06:29 PM
So does anyone know if the game sold out yet? Hopefully it does , and full of Blue and Gold..





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Trophy
04-21-2011, 06:44 PM
I can't imagine it would look like it did from the regular season because this is the playoffs.

Based on what people are saying in Indiana, pretty much makes it seem like a lot of people, as in Pacers fans will be at the game.

Isaac
04-21-2011, 06:47 PM
I think this game will go as Hibbert goes. If we get good Hibs, we should win this one. If we don't I'm afraid it will be more of the same.

If DC doesn't play, look for TJ Ford to play down the stretch, and play well.

EDIT: Meant to post this in the game thread....

Trophy
04-21-2011, 06:48 PM
I think this game will go as Hibbert goes. If we get good Hibs, we should win this one. If we don't I'm afraid it will be more of the same.

If DC doesn't play, look for TJ Ford to play down the stretch, and play well.

DC is starting tonight.

Raoul Duke
04-21-2011, 06:48 PM
So does anyone know if the game sold out yet? Hopefully it does , and full of Blue and Gold.


It's sold out

GrangerRanger
04-21-2011, 07:19 PM
Let's Part the Red and watch that flood of Chicago fans leaving due to a blow out.

Or is that too much of a fairy tale?

idioteque
04-21-2011, 09:16 PM
Indiana fans have always been too nice. You want less opposing team fans in your arena, make them feel unwelcome.

CoolHand
04-21-2011, 10:10 PM
I thought that on TV it looked about somewhere between 80/20 & 70/30 (in Pacers favor)... I didn't think it was near as bad as I was afraid it would be.

imawhat
04-21-2011, 10:15 PM
You will never see 20% or more Pacers fans in another city. You'd probably never see 10%.

Gotta give the Bulls fans credit. It's a commitment to drive 150+ miles to see a game.

Trophy
04-21-2011, 10:37 PM
The Pacers really gave it to the Bulls fans tonight.

Definitely way more Pacers at this game than the IND/CHI meetings at the Fieldhouse in the regular season.

I can't imagine how deafening it was at the Fieldhouse, but I barely heard Chris and Quinn it was so loud.

cdash
04-21-2011, 10:40 PM
You will never see 20% or more Pacers fans in another city. You'd probably never see 10%.

Gotta give the Bulls fans credit. It's a commitment to drive 150+ miles to see a game.


I don't give them ****. Most of those ****ers are bandwagon fans that live in Indy or go to IU or Purdue.

The OP exaggerated--it was like 80/20 or 75/25 Pacer fans. Before the game I agree though it looked worse.

pacer4ever
04-21-2011, 10:42 PM
I don't give them ****. Most of those ****ers are bandwagon fans that live in Indy or go to IU or Purdue.

The OP exaggerated--it was like 80/20 or 75/25 Pacer fans. Before the game I agree though it looked worse.

No they really arent I talked to a lot of Bulls fans from Chicago tonight. One said he wanted to go to the UC but tickets were $800 for lower level he paid $100 here much much cheaper.

Trophy
04-21-2011, 10:46 PM
The Fieldhouse was so loud, the Pacers fans were like the Thunder fans.

imawhat
04-21-2011, 10:46 PM
I don't give them ****. Most of those ****ers are bandwagon fans that live in Indy or go to IU or Purdue.

The OP exaggerated--it was like 80/20 or 75/25 Pacer fans. Before the game I agree though it looked worse.

I'm sure some are, but Bulls fans follow the team to most regional arenas.

You think Conseco was bad? You should've seen the Chicago vs. Milwaukee games in the Bradley Center in Milwaukee this season. The Bulls/Bucks fan ratio there was embarrassing.

Trophy
04-21-2011, 10:47 PM
I'm sure some are, but Bulls fans follow the team to most regional arenas.

You think Conseco was bad? You should've seen the Chicago vs. Milwaukee games in the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The Bulls/Bucks fan ratio there was embarrassing.

I'd seriously say there were more Bulls fans than Bucks fans at the Bradley Center this season.

There seemed to be more Pacers fans during the regular season meetings, but tonight there were obviously way more Pacers fans.

cdash
04-21-2011, 10:47 PM
No they really arent I talked to a lot of Bulls fans from Chicago tonight. One said he wanted to go to the UC but tickets were $800 for lower level he paid $100 here much much cheaper.

Oh, well you talking to six people proves me wrong. In my book, you are just as bad. You like the Bears and Cubs.

Edit: I'm extraordinarily pissed off so take anything I say with a grain of salt. Most of it isn't rational.

Trophy
04-21-2011, 10:52 PM
Oh, well you talking to six people proves me wrong. In my book, you are just as bad. You like the Bears and Cubs.

Edit: I'm extraordinarily pissed off so take anything I say with a grain of salt. Most of it isn't rational.

I'm a White Sox and I'll admit Chicago fans are animals.

It's what you get in the major cities.

When I lived in NY, fans pretty much demanded they had things owed to them.

Hicks
04-21-2011, 11:15 PM
I was there. Seemed about 70/30 Pacers fans. We rocked the place. I'm told that came across on TV. Did I hear correctly?

ilive4sports
04-21-2011, 11:17 PM
I was there. Seemed about 70/30 Pacers fans. We rocked the place. I'm told that came across on TV. Did I hear correctly?

Yes, definitely.

Trophy
04-21-2011, 11:18 PM
I was there. Seemed about 70/30 Pacers fans. We rocked the place. I'm told that came across on TV. Did I hear correctly?

Hell yes.

I was barely able to hear Chris and Quinn.

I was really impressed with how loud the place got and that the Bulls fans were pretty much on mute. I was happy with how many Pacers were there compared to Bulls fans. Much better than it was during the season.

CFH sounded like the OKC Arena tonight.

To think the Fieldhouse seemed like the most quietest arenas in the league, but definitely not tonight.

ndcoltsnpacers
04-21-2011, 11:36 PM
I'm honestly not sure I ever heard Grady over the PA tonight, but I was in a very pro-Pacer part of the Fieldhouse. Hell I barely noticed the drumline being there. My throat hurts like hell, I feel partially sick to my stomach and pissed about the outcome, but I think the fans brought it tonight.

Unclebuck
04-21-2011, 11:46 PM
It wasn't 70% Bulls fans. I would guess 25%, 30% tops. But they made moe noise per person than the pacers fans. So the crowd noise might have been close to 50/50

Trophy
04-22-2011, 12:07 AM
It wasn't 70% Bulls fans. I would guess 25%, 30% tops. But they made moe noise per person than the pacers fans. So the crowd noise might have been close to 50/50

Sure sounded way louder on TV for the Pacers than Bulls.

I guess it depended on where you were sitting.

If it was behind the Bulls bench, which seemed like their little club then it probably seemed loud.

The Pacers fans did a great job keeping the Bulls fan quiet with all the boos when Rose went to the FT line and hearing constant chants for defense.

pacer4ever
04-22-2011, 12:16 AM
I would say 40% bulls fans some had Cubs Bears and Blackhawk gear on. Others were wearing white hard to tell.

Eric Gordon is a Pacer fan he stood up when they said all Pacer fans stand :laugh:

Unclebuck
04-22-2011, 12:18 AM
As I've mentioned in another thread, I thought overal the crowd was avrage as far as being into the game.

Fred Jones was a few seats to my right

joeyd
04-22-2011, 12:25 AM
No way were there 30% or even 25% Bulls fans, at least not in the lower level. There was a truckload of Bulls fans in Section 6, but otherwise, they were mostly scattered from what I can tell. I think I only counted 5 Bulls fans in Sec. 18. They were fairly reserved. Can't go by the red shirts alone. Someone in our section said they forgot not to wear a red shirt when they went to work today but was clearly a Pacers fan.

cdash
04-22-2011, 12:29 AM
It wasn't 70% Bulls fans. I would guess 25%, 30% tops. But they made moe noise per person than the pacers fans. So the crowd noise might have been close to 50/50

Are you insane? The crowd noise was not even close to 50/50. You heard the Bulls fans, but our fans were much louder...and I was surrounded by Bulls fans up in my corner of the balcony.

cdash
04-22-2011, 12:31 AM
I would say 40% bulls fans some had Cubs Bears and Blackhawk gear on. Others were wearing white hard to tell.

Eric Gordon is a Pacer fan he stood up when they said all Pacer fans stand :laugh:

I didn't see anyone with Cubs, Bears, or Blackhawks gear on. A lot of red. Rose shirts/jerseys and Jordan jerseys everywhere. I saw one dude with White Sox stuff on though.

Unclebuck
04-22-2011, 12:35 AM
Sure sounded way louder on TV for the Pacers than Bulls.

I guess it depended on where you were sitting.

If it was behind the Bulls bench, which seemed like their little club then it probably seemed loud.

The Pacers fans did a great job keeping the Bulls fan quiet with all the boos when Rose went to the FT line and hearing constant chants for defense.


What tended to happen is when the bulls fans got loud, Pacers fans would boo so then it got really loud

pacer4ever
04-22-2011, 12:35 AM
I didn't see anyone with Cubs, Bears, or Blackhawks gear on. A lot of red. Rose shirts/jerseys and Jordan jerseys everywhere. I saw one dude with White Sox stuff on though.

I saw a few cubs bears and blawhawks jerseys not a ton. But I also saw a lot of people with just generic shirts on who seemed to not have a rooting interest.

Unclebuck
04-22-2011, 12:36 AM
Are you insane? The crowd noise was not even close to 50/50. You heard the Bulls fans, but our fans were much louder...and I was surrounded by Bulls fans up in my corner of the balcony.


yes I'm insane. Thank you

TheDon
04-22-2011, 12:38 AM
It seemed a lot worse in the early going it wasn't that bad but it was still annoying I hope whoever we face next year in the playoffs that they don't live about 2 hours away from us.

ndcoltsnpacers
04-22-2011, 12:49 AM
I felt the Bulls made up maybe 20% of the crowd at best but sounded like a solid 30-35%. Thet stood out more with their red.

KingGeorge
04-22-2011, 12:56 AM
I would say about 30% of the crowd was Bulls fans, but my section was made up of about 80% Bulls fans.

Doddage
04-22-2011, 01:03 AM
Each corner of the balcony was filled with Bulls fans.

KingGeorge
04-22-2011, 01:13 AM
I think after being in the crowd tonight that I have developed a life-long hatred toward Bulls fans.

rock747
04-22-2011, 01:19 AM
I thought the Pacer fans did a good job of quelling the Bull's fans chants tonight. Everytime the MVP chant started going it seemed as though Pacer fans would start to Boo and drown out the chants quickly. At least that's how it worked in my section. Once they started chanting mvp, Pacer fans would just start booing loudly and their chants died out. (which is a good strategy) The bulls fans were most noticable when a shot would drop for chicago and the pacer fans went silent. It seemed as though the crowd sounded pretty pro-pacer? Did it come across like that on TV? I wont be going to game 4, I wonder if a lot of Pacer fans won't either. Makes me worried about it being and overwhelmingly pro bulls crowd. hope not.

KingGeorge
04-22-2011, 01:23 AM
. Makes me worried about it being and overwhelmingly pro bulls crowd. hope not.

I have a feeling it is.

The only reason I say this is because there were more tickets available for game 3 than game 4 at one point.

I'm guessing more Bulls fans bought tickets for game 4 in case the series would end that game (which is now a possibility).

I hope I'm wrong though.

pacer4ever
04-22-2011, 01:28 AM
I have a feeling it is.

The only reason I say this is because there were more tickets available for game 3 than game 4 at one point.

I'm guessing more Bulls fans bought tickets for game 4 in case the series would end that game (which is now a possibility).

I hope I'm wrong though.

Plus it is on the weekend

Lord Helmet
04-22-2011, 01:37 AM
Although a ton of bandwagons came, it sure as hell seemed like a pro-Pacers crowd on TV tonight.

I don't even remember hearing an S-A-T chant, I mean M-V-P chant for Rose.

SMosley21
04-22-2011, 08:31 AM
So that 70% estimate was WAY off. Pacers fans had a distinct advantage at the game last night. First time in a few years that we could say that when the Bulls came to town. Very proud of Pacers fans at Conseco last night.

idioteque
04-22-2011, 08:57 AM
I hope Pacers fans at least make a respectful showing on Saturday and are able to drone out the Bulls fans again.

If Conseco turns into UC South, it will be tough to watch. Again, there are plenty of areanas in the United States where opposing teams fans are afraid to wear their teams' colors. It needs to be that way in Conseco.

RWB
04-22-2011, 09:12 AM
As I've mentioned in another thread, I thought overal the crowd was avrage as far as being into the game.

Fred Jones was a few seats to my right

Damn UB, you must have been sitting in a dull section. I can say section 2 (which did have several Bulls fans) rocked very well. As others have pointed out anytime the Bullshirters would start a chant they would get stomped with Pacer boos. Of course we were sitting a section over from A55 so maybe that helped. :confused:

BillS
04-22-2011, 09:55 AM
First, the Pacer fans were present and loud last night. The Bulls chants were drowned out except when the Pacer fans got quiet at a momentum shift. There were Pacer fans in the lower bowl below us standing for the entire 4th quarter.

Second, back in the 94 2nd-round against Atlanta, Pacer fans came to the Omni in droves, glomming onto tickets that were not selling in Atlanta. I remember a whole balcony section being solid Pacer fans, especially when ATA had a special charter flight package for folks to come for the game and then go home afterwards. It was almost MSA south, so at least in the history of the franchise there HAVE been times Pacer fans invaded other arenas.

Third, I absolutely abhor the idea of making opposing fans feel uncomfortable rather than being good hosts. You want to keep opposing fans out of your arena, <i>buy the tickets</i>, don't drive them away and leave yourself with empty seats and a bad reputation. Sports are meant to be fun and a way to connect with other people, even if they are fans of other teams. Let's be the good guys and make Conseco the place to be for anyone who buys a ticket.

SMosley21
04-22-2011, 10:34 AM
First, the Pacer fans were present and loud last night. The Bulls chants were drowned out except when the Pacer fans got quiet at a momentum shift. There were Pacer fans in the lower bowl below us standing for the entire 4th quarter.

Second, back in the 94 2nd-round against Atlanta, Pacer fans came to the Omni in droves, glomming onto tickets that were not selling in Atlanta. I remember a whole balcony section being solid Pacer fans, especially when ATA had a special charter flight package for folks to come for the game and then go home afterwards. It was almost MSA south, so at least in the history of the franchise there HAVE been times Pacer fans invaded other arenas.

Third, I absolutely abhor the idea of making opposing fans feel uncomfortable rather than being good hosts. You want to keep opposing fans out of your arena, <i>buy the tickets</i>, don't drive them away and leave yourself with empty seats and a bad reputation. Sports are meant to be fun and a way to connect with other people, even if they are fans of other teams. Let's be the good guys and make Conseco the place to be for anyone who buys a ticket.

I was in section 4, row 19 with my girlfriend and a buddy of ours and we didn't sit the entire 4th quarter. Not sure how anyone could say that the crowd was average because Conseco was rocking last night, and it was mostly Pacers fans doing the deed.

idioteque
04-22-2011, 10:44 AM
First, the Pacer fans were present and loud last night. The Bulls chants were drowned out except when the Pacer fans got quiet at a momentum shift. There were Pacer fans in the lower bowl below us standing for the entire 4th quarter.

Second, back in the 94 2nd-round against Atlanta, Pacer fans came to the Omni in droves, glomming onto tickets that were not selling in Atlanta. I remember a whole balcony section being solid Pacer fans, especially when ATA had a special charter flight package for folks to come for the game and then go home afterwards. It was almost MSA south, so at least in the history of the franchise there HAVE been times Pacer fans invaded other arenas.

Third, I absolutely abhor the idea of making opposing fans feel uncomfortable rather than being good hosts. You want to keep opposing fans out of your arena, <i>buy the tickets</i>, don't drive them away and leave yourself with empty seats and a bad reputation. Sports are meant to be fun and a way to connect with other people, even if they are fans of other teams. Let's be the good guys and make Conseco the place to be for anyone who buys a ticket.

I have no problem with being a good host in theory. But I also agree that people need to be good guests. Chicago fans calling Pacers fans rednecks, threatening to beat them up for cheering for the home team, and just plain getting drunk and obnoxious should not be acceptable behavior in Conseco. If the ushers are unwilling to enforce the rules, it lies on the fans to get the opposing team fans to shut up or leave.

I have had mostly a good experience being a Pacers fan at Wizards games wearing a Pacers jersey, but then again I keep my mouth shut, chill out with the Wizards fans around me, and never insult them unless it is obvious good natured joking around. If Chicago fans are going to be disrespectful, then they don't deserve our respect or good graces.

Scot Pollard
04-22-2011, 11:03 AM
I tip my hat off to this city and its Pacers fans.

I feel like this crowd is ready and excited for the present and future.

I was there and there were definitely more Pacers fans and the Pacers fans were louder.

The Bulls fans were a bunch of pigs and slobs I'll say.

The most immature people to be "guests" at the Fieldhouse.

SATURDAY IS SOLDOUT ALREADY! Looking forward to a crowd just like the one last night. The home crowd really was super loud.

Drewtone
04-22-2011, 11:05 AM
My good friend is a Colts STH, and (I think) year before last during the preseason game against the Bears, he was talking about how he was amazed at:

a.) the number of drunk Bears fans getting arresting inside and outside the Oilcan, and

b.) the number of fights between drunk Colts and drunk Bears fans...

maybe it's on them (Chicago fan), but it seems that proximity breeds contempt.

joeyd
04-22-2011, 11:48 AM
I think Saturday will be a good indication of things to come in terms of fan support. Let's face it, very few of us saw the Pacers being competitive in all the games so far; most were happy with winning one game, and the way things are going, that probably won't happen. But if the crowd is like the one that was at Conseco yesterday (most of whom were probably well aware that the Pacers were not going to win the series), and they know darned well that the writing ultimately is on the wall even if they did think the Pacers would win the series (e.g., that is, no one has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit, let alone an 8 vs. 1 seed), and the crowd gives it all they've got, then I think this bodes really well for next season.

threein73
04-22-2011, 12:00 PM
Hi Bill S.,
I was going to point that out also, about the Pacers fans at the Pacers-Hawks playoff games at the Omni in 94. I lived in NC then and remember Bob Neal (tbs) saying that "Pacers fans are everywhere". Also remember driving up to Indy for two games in that series and two games in the following series against the Knicks...
btw Bill, I still live in the ATL area..