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    As hard as its been all the way even from Sydney Australia I made it all the way and I'm proud. Finally im getting recogised. Because I want to, its because they have to. !!!!
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    I enjoyed 2008-2009. It wasn't the best basketball but with all those close finishes, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't entertained.

    That was the "best" (if there is such a thing) year of the O'Brien years, that's for sure. Jarret Jack gave that team such a spark. And Granger was obviously lights out.

    It's also fun to reflect on how awkward Roy was that season and compare him to where he is a mere three years later. He picked fouls like no other back then. But you could definitely flashes in his rookie season that told you he would be a stud down the road.
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    How about PFFL? He used to crack me up - him and his wife (I can't remember what her username was) were great fans through the post finals era. Didn't they almost get into a fight in Philly during the playoffs?

    Writerman was another casualty. I loved arguing with him and used to call him "Bitterman" because of his hate of Artest and how he would always bemoan about how the NBA was so much better back in the days of Oscar, Wilt, and Russell. Ultimately, he was right and I was wrong about Artest but he was still a bitter old man.
    Not that there are any pure categories here, but with this post I was thinking of people who dropped off after the brawl and because of the losing seasons and JOB.

    I'm not for certain, but I think PFFL and Writerman left us before the brawl.
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    I was literally a 3-year season ticker holder (and went to almost every single home game in that stretch) from 2007-08 to 2009-10.

    Think about that.
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    “People talk about how quiet he [McKey] is, but he’s really been helpful. He gives a lot of insight to players in how to guard certain teams and what their weaknesses are. The whole team listens to him, and it makes my job a lot easier. Having players like him is what pro basketball is all about for me.” —Larry Brown

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    I actually started as a fan about two months before the brawl, so I'm totally relishing the moment now. Its as if I earned it

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    And I'm not going to lie but one of the things that actually kept me somewhat interested on the Pacers was the constants arguing with UB and Bills, I had to watch the game to make sure that I had an argument to prove them wrong, they said things like changing coaches shouldn't make a big difference, I guess we know who was wrong after all

    Thanks UB and Bills for helping me stay a Pacers fan even if I hated your guts somedays

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    I pretty much dropped the Pacers some point over the last couple years. I still lurked occasionally, but there must have been a year or two where I just didn't follow at all. I was surprised the other week to learn that Luther Head played here at one point, I really had no clue that happened.

    There were multiple reasons that I stopped following:
    - I was close to finishing college, didn't have much time
    - I live in Phoenix, no Pacers game were being shown on nat'l tv
    - I was broke from college, couldn't afford League Pass
    - I got wrapped up in some other sports, college football and sports car racing
    - But most important of all: I couldn't stand JOB ball

    I was pissed when Carlisle was replaced by JOB, his coaching philosophies sounded terrible to me. I tried to give him a chance, but probably half-way through his first season I was sick of him and quickly lost interest.

    Literally the day Vogel replaced JOB is the day I started following regularly again. His enthusiam and his approach were just what I needed to hear. At first I still didn't get to see any games, but I lurked here regularly again and I watched every playoff game last year. Needless to say I was very excited going into this season. With the timely arrival of a roommate who convinced me to get league pass, I can proudly say I've watched more Pacers game this year than probably any other year in my Pacers fandom.

    Its been a great ride!

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    I was this >< close to never coming back.

    I told my ticket person I had had it with JOB and was not renewing after 25 years as a season ticket holder. Then thank goodness they finally fired satan, I renewed the tickets right away and have enjoyed my Pacers again ever since.

    The brawl, the shootings, never phased me. JOB was the worst thing ever in my Pacer World.
    "Just look at the flowers ........ BANG"

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    Literally the day Vogel replaced JOB is the day I started following regularly again. His enthusiam and his approach were just what I needed to hear.
    I remember posting about 5 minutes into Vogel's introduction to the press as the interim coach that it was like a whole new feeling had flooded into the Fieldhouse.

    In retrospect, maybe I should have taken the sun coming out from behind the clouds just minutes after Frank took the podium as a sign.......

    Even if I did declare the coaching search over the instant he let "Nobody wants to play against Tyler Hansbrough. NOBODY!" loose.
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    BTW i'll be going to orlando to catch a game, havent decided which one as yet, but any of you guys making the trip?
    Ill be catching a game or two.

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    I have been a Pacer's fan since the days of Vern Flemming, Detlef Shrimp, and Pooh. I have a cast signed by all the players back when I was like 9-10 years hold. My mother worked as an usher and security back then for a 2nd job.
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    Some others I think we lost were Los Angeles and Count55. I still occassionally see Count on here and know he's busy on another site but I haven't seen Los Angeles for at least a year and a half or two years. I always enjoyed both of their commentaries.

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    Been a pacers fan approximately since the 1988-1989 season (horrible record that season btw) when I was 8 years old, so I have weathered mutliple storms and never walked away. Its safe to say that I'm all in and have been in a for a long time.
    And the walls came tumbling down.....

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    I told my ticket person I had had it with JOB and was not renewing after 25 years as a season ticket holder.
    You gotta think you were not alone in this. And that, all of them added up, may have made a real impact on TPTB.
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    I am colombian. I didn't have the chance to see many games in the nineties, but i was a Chris Mullin fan for NBA Live 95. With the trade for Dampier i become a Pacers fan.

    I saw the brawl and follow this team besides that. I always thought that Granger was the player that we need to preserve.

    I don't post to much, but i like to read Peck and Unclebuck's posts. That gave me an idea of games when i didn't see them.

    I'm excited for the playoffs, men.

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    I see alot of fairweather fans here. You're not a true fan if you don't stick around for when ***** gets rough. Glory Hunters. To be honest i'm quite upset at the amount of people saying they were "this" close to blah blah blah, and i didn't even read that many repsonses. I never once considered bandwagoning another team or not caring about the Pacers anymore. I bought season tickets at 20 years old 2 seasons ago with Jim O'brien going in as head coach and Dunleavy, Solomon Jones, and some other bums on the team. i've been a pacers fan since i was a little boy and once a pacer ALWAYS a pacer. At least over here.

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    Is displaceknick and sweabs still around?

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    I am not going to lie.. Much of the reason I post on here is because of Shade getting me hooked. He was my PD dealer before I went all forktastic on him.. LOL.

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    I see alot of fairweather fans here. You're not a true fan if you don't stick around for when ***** gets rough. Glory Hunters. To be honest i'm quite upset at the amount of people saying they were "this" close to blah blah blah, and i didn't even read that many repsonses. I never once considered bandwagoning another team or not caring about the Pacers anymore. I bought season tickets at 20 years old 2 seasons ago with Jim O'brien going in as head coach and Dunleavy, Solomon Jones, and some other bums on the team. i've been a pacers fan since i was a little boy and once a pacer ALWAYS a pacer. At least over here.

    - True Pacers Fan
    I see alot of true pacers fans here. You're not a truer pacers fan if you don't stick around for when ***** and *****, and let's not forget **** and/or ********, gets rough. Glory Holers. To be honest i'm quite upset at the amount of people saying they were "this" close to never once considering bandwagoning another team, and i didn't even read that many repsonses. i've been a truer pacers fan since i was a littler boy and once a pacer ALWAYS a pacer. At least over here.

    - Truer Pacers Fan

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    In my experience, I have yet to meet anyone that's described themselves as "a true fan" that was actually worthy of the title...

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    I see alot of true pacers fans here. You're not a truer pacers fan if you don't stick around for when ***** and *****, and let's not forget **** and/or ********, gets rough. Glory Holers. To be honest i'm quite upset at the amount of people saying they were "this" close to never once considering bandwagoning another team, and i didn't even read that many repsonses. i've been a truer pacers fan since i was a littler boy and once a pacer ALWAYS a pacer. At least over here.

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    In my experience, I have yet to meet anyone that's described themselves as "a true fan" that was actually worthy of the title...
    In your opinion, what makes someone worthy of the title "true fan" I'm curious.

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    In my experience, I have yet to meet anyone that's described themselves as "a true fan" that was actually worthy of the title...
    Bingo. Whenever I hear a Colts fan say that, I just shake my head and walk away in disgust. I always say to myself, "They probably don't even know who Jeff Herrod is."

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    Herrod is too easy.

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    Working non stop and being back in Illinois has taken a huge blow this year for me as I no longer can see most of the games outside of very crappy online streams but my passion and excitement has not waivered...Growing up in rural IL during the heart of the Bulls run was always interesting and the amount of crap I got in school for wearing Pacers gear was always funny...I fell in love with the game at a pretty early age and while everyone was talking about Jordan there was this skinny trash talking shooting guard and a team of bad SOBs that took me on a beautiful ride...I'll never give enough thanks to those early New York series' and being able to be at the premiere of Winning Time was like coming full circle...The crowd in Conseco was literally cheering the shots all over again and booing the Knicks...It was magical and truly brought tears to my eyes...To say its been a roller coaster is an understatement

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