I don't even want to watch game 6, I fear that I will have to watch a team that is not the Pacers I have come to know and love.
It pained me to watch that team just lose everything last night. They have fallen into a 20 foot hole and then they proceeded to dig in further. It would be tough enough to win in Det with Tins and JO, but we all know they won't be there.
At halftime, I just had to leave my house. I went to go play poker with some buddies and watch the game. That is when things got bad, and all I could do was think about the season slipping away. I don't even remember playing most of the hands...they were just a blurr surrounded by the game. I have never won any money when playing poker with my friends, but last nigh I almost doubled my money...and I didn't even try.
It was like the stars were in alignment... They gave me nothing to keep my faith alive.
Tins, You can't blame him. He is a tough guy, but there is something called the laws of physics and his injuries just won't allow him to really play ball.
Reg, now a player made of memories. He won't even attempt to do the impossible like he always used to (I think he won't try because he knows he can't)
Artest, I don't know what to say about Ron. I hope he uses this as motivation in the summer. He is still young, still growing
Jermaine, I hope JO realizes that he is the "man" on this team. I expect JO to go down with the ship in game 6, guns a blazing and all. He's the leader, charles barkley needs to call him and say "Jermaine, do not let your team lose". Time for Jermaine to grow up just a little more. This is all considering he can "play".
Jeff/Austin/Pick a Center - no comment, I am still trying to decide
Al- sorry, you have to go. I don't care if you were a big reason we won 61 games...you simply dont play the same in the Playoffs and that is the "real" season.
AJ- Not your fault, you were never expected to be a starting calibure guard...until now
Fred - I can't complain one bit about freddie. This was his first taste of the Playoffs and he has done more than I expected. Now he needs to work hard in the off-season, something tells me the 2 spot is going to be up for grabs next year.
JB - Flashes of greatness... flashes...but will it ever equal greatness?
I am not giving up on my team, I am going down with the blue and gold. I love them, and always will. This has been an extrodinary season and a successful one. I will be cheering for them in game 6, because as a fan...
That is all we can do
So please, let all of us support this team to the final moments...much like a person would love their mother on her death bed.