Well, it's nice to see that only one opinion can be placed here. Listen, if this guy wants to put his business out for opinions, he better be ready for a range of opinions. I wasn't hateful, just flat out said what I think of the concept. I was not personal.
If having a dj at an event is original I would assume none of you have ever been to wedding.
I've seen and been to plenty of b-ball arenas that are very loud, and they did not have a dj working the timeouts.
I would much rather see the pa annoncer go and the rest of the crap that goes on at the game. But then you lose the pre-pubescent audience.
This, to me, is just another bad example of Pacers Inc. not knowing how to market this team to the city and state. And, also, further proof that the 'Basketball State" crap is just that: crap. Over the past few years this has turned into a high school sport state (notice the relative difficulty selling out playoff games for the Pacers and Colts).
And notice that most of the major networks here in town do a friday night football/basketball thing for a half an hour? Nothing like that devoted to the Pacers or Colts.
Hell, they even had one of the local TV sports guys sell out to the other team during the playoffs. Pathetic.
This Pacers team has little, if any, true identity.