The LP feed was blacked out at the homestead.
Does anyone have the Indy feed in a digital format?
Did anyone see my gnome? Stacy said it made the air - but I may never know.
I watch a lot of league pass games but this the first time I was able to see the team in person.
There are plenty of sharp x and o commentators on the board so I do not have a lot to offer in that regard.
However, on a more visceral level:
2nd half offense last night was just as painful live. The team really looked confused. The words from a previous post (fire drill) came to mind as I sit there watching a passing sequence where every player touched the ball - perhaps only one inside the 3pt line - and resulted in a shot clock violation.
My wife is convinced she witnessed a paralysis of activity not unlike that seen in abusive relationships. Fear of doing the wrong thing results in doing almost nothing, and the other team takes advantage.
This is in part why we cheered for Tyler and PG - they seem less inhibited. I am sure I am not alone wanting someone to just go play hard - mistakes will be made - learn and improve. Failure only occurs if you are not making progress.
Also had the surreal feeling of watching someone try the same thing over and over thinking that the results would be different this time - as I realized that the game was over in the late 3rd. Of course I was primed by the two previous games, but you could really see that Portland had tightened up on defense, become a little more focused on offense, and that offense for the P's was going to be very hard to come by.
My perspective of late: this team needs a leader. Posey was the most vocal on floor presence in the 4th - and this is not a solution. PG may be that person. By the time he is ready Roy may be as well. Unless we can bring one in as a free agent it may be a while.
I am a great fan of the game and these players. Still love them, but it is getting hard to watch.
On a more positive note. Quinn, Chris, and Stacy were approachable and personable.
Managed to stand around enough waiting to talk to Stacy that Roy came out to visit with some folks and was gracious enough to sign the gnome. While we debating whether or not to leave, Josh was visiting with friends and was nice enough to sign as well.
All in all. Portland is a great place to go for a game. Look for the gnome next year.