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Bahker1
11-24-2004, 10:40 PM
http://blogmaverick.com/entry/1234000040021091/


The Day After

A lot is going to be said and written about what happened in Detroit. People with opinions will share them. There isnít a single article written that will have an impact. There isnít a single interview spoken that will have an impact. They will all be forgotten quickly.

What the NBA and the Detroit authorities DO will have an impact. I trust both will do their jobs and do them well. Their decisions will also generate tons of opinion that will be quickly forgotten.

While all those who wanted to share their opinions rushed to do so, there was one action that occured yesterday that speaks far louder than anything written or spoken. It was so important that pretty much everyone missed it.

There was a Day After referendum held in Indianapolis yesterday.

On the night that the depleted Pacers faced the Orlando Magic the fans of the Pacers and the NBA in Indianapolis had a choice.

They could stay home.

They could go to the game and voice their displeasure with the Pacers and what took place the night before.

They could go to the game and voice their support for the Pacers and the NBA.

In Denver, for our game with the Nuggets, I went to the ESPN SportsZone specifically to watch and see how the fans and customers of the Pacers and NBA would vote. I knew how the players would respond. They would play their hearts out. I wanted to see how the fans would respond.

Everytime the Magic would make a run, you could see the fans start to wonder if this would be where the overmatched Pacers would fall apart. I sat watching , wondering the same thing. For every Magic run. The Pacers answered. With every answer, the fans stepped up their energy.

Pacers fans were on their feet for much of the fourth quarter cheering on their team. They were truly the 6th man on the court, encouraging their team. Infusing a dog tired Pacer team with energy.

When a potentially game tying 3 pointer didnít go in, they gave their team a ďrowdy standing ovation Ē as they walked off the court. The Pacers fans voted and the results were loud and clear.

Thank you to all the Pacers fans and the city of Indianapolis.

JOneal7
11-24-2004, 10:42 PM
*sigh* newbies...

Deadshot
11-24-2004, 10:47 PM
Welcome to the boards :)

http://www.pacersdigest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7334

3Ball
11-24-2004, 11:01 PM
By the way, I believe this is around post #160 for me. When does the "Newbie" cap come off of your head?

And just how many people have joined the board in the last few days?

Shade
11-24-2004, 11:47 PM
By the way, I believe this is around post #160 for me. When does the "Newbie" cap come off of your head?
Catch me, then we'll talk about it. :devil:

obnoxiousmodesty
11-25-2004, 12:01 AM
We've had around 725 new people register since Friday night.