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    Default 18 years ago today...

    the Indiana Pacers drafted Chuck Person.

    Also, & IMO, more significantly my son was born 18 years ago today.

    Happy birthday to the best thing that ever happened to me (along with his mother)


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    Default Re: 18 years ago today...

    the Indiana Pacers drafted Chuck Person.

    Also, & IMO, more significantly my son was born 18 years ago today.

    Happy birthday to the best thing that ever happened to me (along with his mother)

    Wish him a happy birthday for me.


    Peck, were you a Chuck Person fan? Just curious

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    Happy Birthday to Peck Jr!!!

    Here are dancing bananas for you both!



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    I think its neat that you'll always have a way to remember one of the best days of Chuck's life.

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    Chuck Person's biggest fan.

    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
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    I think its neat that you'll always have a way to remember one of the best days of Chuck's life.

    Signed,
    Chuck Person's biggest fan.

    I was a big Chuck fan too, I really was bummed when he was traded. I've had season tickets ever since Chuck's rookie year. I still remember our first round matchup with Atlanta that season. Chuck played as well as any Rookie could have played against Dominique. That was the start of the Mad House on Market Street, I miss that place.

    I'm not sure if draft day was one of his best days though, I was at the draft party and the boo's were pretty loud. He quickly turned them into cheers with his play though.
    "Just look at the flowers ........ BANG"

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    I'm not sure if draft day was one of his best days though, I was at the draft party and the boo's were pretty loud. He quickly turned them into cheers with his play though.[/quote]

    I was thinkin' the same thing.

    Too bad we didn't get Bedford or Washburn huh.

    Was it Persons first home game against the Bucks that he nailed a 40 footer to win the game?

    Happy Birthday Peck Jr.

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    . . . the best thing that ever happened to me (along with his mother)
    I'm an old fashioned romantic. Really great to hear that!

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    Chuck, as you might recall, was in NYC on his honeymoon during the draft. I believe he still was wearing a white tux.

    I'm pretty sure the boo's never bothered him. Remember, DW was trying to throw everyone offguard so it was considered a 'surprise' pick.
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    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Chuck, as you might recall, was in NYC on his honeymoon during the draft. I believe he still was wearing a white tux.

    I'm pretty sure the boo's never bothered him. Remember, DW was trying to throw everyone offguard so it was considered a 'surprise' pick.
    Yep, I thought for sure we were going to take Kenny Walker and I loved Walker, being a Kentucky fan. I didn't boo, but I was shocked. I had seen Chuck play in the NCAA tournament so I knew he could be good. DW really pulled a fast one on NY that year.

    Forgot, Happy Birthday Peck Jr.
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    Was it Persons first home game against the Bucks that he nailed a 40 footer to win the game?
    Home game #4, but close enough.

    Chuck hit more gamewinning shots as a rookie than most players attempt in thier careers.

    I also think I forgot to say happy birthday to Peck, Jr. earlier.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Happy 18th!

    It wasn't long ago that I was 18...I have very fond memeries...mainly getting out the hell called high school
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    Happy bday Son of Peck.

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    I was at the draft part that year. I was there when they drafted Tisdale and I was also there when they drafted Dale Davis.

    DW was so fired up when they drafted Dale Davis.

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    Default Re: 18 years ago today...

    My first (and only) draft party was George McCloud.

    I'm never going back.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    My first (and only) draft party was George McCloud.

    I'm never going back.
    Well, that shouldn't be a problem since they don't have them anymore (I know that you knew that I just thought it was worth mentioning) I went once and they drafted Scott Haskins and the boos were pretty bad. Actually, if he was healthy, I think he would have been a servicable player. He had some pretty strong games-one against Detroit I remember he played remarkably well. I doubt they'll have another one for a long time. We've been so good we draft so late that it's not worth going down there for a "party".

    Happy BDay Peck, Jr.


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    Default Re: 18 years ago today...

    Jay, Peck and anyone else, in the 80's the draft party was the best Pacer even all year long, it was bigger than the games.

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    Jay, Peck and anyone else, in the 80's the draft party was the best Pacer even all year long, it was bigger than the games.
    That's why I was so excited to finally go to one in 1989. What's my reward? McCloud.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Poor Peck Jr. His birthday is the day before mine.

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    My first (and only) draft party was George McCloud.

    I'm never going back.
    Well, that shouldn't be a problem since they don't have them anymore (I know that you knew that I just thought it was worth mentioning) I went once and they drafted Scott Haskins and the boos were pretty bad. Actually, if he was healthy, I think he would have been a servicable player. He had some pretty strong games-one against Detroit I remember he played remarkably well. I doubt they'll have another one for a long time. We've been so good we draft so late that it's not worth going down there for a "party".

    Happy BDay Peck, Jr.


    Peck, do you let your boy post on this site (or better yet, is he a fan of the Pacers) and if so, what's his screenname?
    Yea, he posts on here.

    Hell yes he's a Pacers fan, he is my son afterall.

    As to who he is? Well I know a couple of people on here know who he is. I'll give you a clue, look for the poster who likes Ron Artest less than even Jay does.


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    Dear God, Peck spawned writerman?!?!
















    Seriously though, I'm stumped.

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    Dear God, Peck spawned writerman?!?!





    Seriously though, I'm stumped.

    That's two funny Writerman jokes in two days. We do get to know people on here!

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    That shall be listed as "CLASSIC" and may get a nomination in next years voting.
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    My first (and only) draft party was George McCloud.

    I'm never going back.
    Well, that shouldn't be a problem since they don't have them anymore (I know that you knew that I just thought it was worth mentioning) I went once and they drafted Scott Haskins and the boos were pretty bad. Actually, if he was healthy, I think he would have been a servicable player. He had some pretty strong games-one against Detroit I remember he played remarkably well. I doubt they'll have another one for a long time. We've been so good we draft so late that it's not worth going down there for a "party".

    Happy BDay Peck, Jr.


    Peck, do you let your boy post on this site (or better yet, is he a fan of the Pacers) and if so, what's his screenname?
    Yea, he posts on here.

    Hell yes he's a Pacers fan, he is my son afterall.

    As to who he is? Well I know a couple of people on here know who he is. I'll give you a clue, look for the poster who likes Ron Artest less than even Jay does.
    Give us a hint!
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    Yea, he posts on here.

    Hell yes he's a Pacers fan, he is my son afterall.

    As to who he is? Well I know a couple of people on here know who he is. I'll give you a clue, look for the poster who likes Ron Artest less than even Jay does.
    I am very curious now. Who could it be

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    writerman always seemed so much older...




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