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    I moved away from Indy just last year and am always hoping to hear that Indy is starting come around for the blue and gold. Whenever someone posts something about his coworker/neighbor/dog talking up the pacers and getting excited with us, its always great to hear. So I'm just curious to hear how the atmosphere currently is with the playoffs starting tomorrow.

    Are you guys seeing more pacers flags on drivers' cars? Did they sprinkle any blue/gold banners on the light posts downtown? Does driving home from a game at the Fieldhouse not feel like you just went to a super secret event that no one outside of the arena even remotely cares that the Pacers had just won?

    also, this may be bad timing since the colts just drafted their next savior

    PS did anyone go to the Pacers rally at circle center today? How was the turn out??
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    Default Re: Pacers buzz in Indiana?

    Andrew Luck gave the Pacers a shout out at the draft party tonight. Huge response from the crowd!! The buzz is coming back!

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    It's just starting to come back. I work downtown and I've seen Pacer days at the mall (Circle Center) many times. Today they had McGinnis, Hillman and Buse being honored and I'm noticing more interest from the crowd. The Pacers really need a nice run where they are competing with true contenders. Last year didn't really count. We need to do more than win one game. We also need the team to show they are for real. I think a lot of people still doubt them and I can't say I think they are a true contender yet.

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    I was at the Warriors/Hornets game a few days ago and heard a fan behind us talking about how good the Pacers are and that he is excited to watch them in the playoffs.

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    Pacers fans now outnumber the Bulls and Heat fans in my school. ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME!
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    I work at a sporting goods store and have for almost 5 years now. Not once in that time have I had a customer ask for Pacers gear, that is until this past month. I've had multiple jersey requests and other Pacers gear such as flags and welcome mats. The only thing we have in stock are clearanced out Ron Artest and O'Neal jerseys. Not going to cut it anymore, people are starting to come back to Pacer basketball and I couldnt be happier.

    Now i just hope my bosses take my advice and get some new product on the floor.

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    I've definitely noticed more Pacers gear being worn around here in New Castle.

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    My neighbors stopped looking at my abundance of Pacer decor outside my house in disgust.

    (yes, it does include a tacky porch duck in a pacers outfit.)

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    My roommate is one of those "big-name" supporters (ie. Durant, Rose, Carmelo...) never really supported the Pacers even though I watch almost every game in the living room. Last year he actually went to two games with me, one of which was the playoff game 4 vs Bulls. This year he's already been to two games without me, and even though sometimes he teases me when Pacers are getting blown out, I found him "secretly" wearing a Pacers t-shirt to Kroger the other day and he's already planning to go to a game "when" the Pacers make it to the second round.

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    I heard some guys at work talking, and they said they might go to a playoff game. That might not sound like much, but these are people who probably didn't watch one Pacers game this year, and I mean on TV.

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    I take my friend who is a Bulls fan (he's from Chicago, not bandwagon) to Pacers games sometimes. When I first met him, he HATED the Pacers. Now he actually wants to wear a Pacers jersey when he goes with me.

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    I walked into a local store tonight, and the guy commented that I was the first person he had seen wearing Pacers gear in a long time. The guy had no clue that they were even in the playoffs, and said he missed Reggie and the Davis "brothers."
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    Noticed quite a bit of Pacers gear and car accessories around the Greenwood area in the past week.

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    I'm up in Lafayette and slowly but surely, I have seen a little bit more here and there. I think the awareness level is rising. People are starting to whisper, and assuming we show well in the playoffs, people will start to talk, and maybe even yell.
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    Noticed quite a bit of Pacers gear and car accessories around the Greenwood area in the past week.
    I noticed Sports Fan-Atics in the mall FINALLY started selling Pacers gear, too.

    Took 'em long enough.

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    I can't wear my Pacers Playoffs shirt without conversations starting. In South Florida.

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    I noticed Sports Fan-Atics in the mall FINALLY started selling Pacers gear, too.

    Took 'em long enough.
    Yeah. A couple years ago I went to the mall looking to grab a Pacers hat for myself and another for a gift. Couldn't find one at Lids OR Sports Fanatics. Made me kinda sad at the time.

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    I just got home from making an appearance at my old high school radio station where we spent most of about six hours randomly talking up the Pacers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Day-V View Post
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    I noticed Sports Fan-Atics in the mall FINALLY started selling Pacers gear, too.

    Took 'em long enough.
    I went there for the first time a few weeks ago and they had like 4-5 different Pacer hats as well as Pacers shorts and I think maybe even a jersey.

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    I have about 15 different Pacers hats goin all the way back from current to the late 80's ..
    People sometimes ask me where I got that, everytime I wear a different one..

    Yea I have alot of Pacers gear .. Some I inherited from my late grandfather who passed a few years ago (R.I.P.).. Inherited a really cool Pacers Blue and Gold Tie , and a Pacers golf-type shirt ..

    What I REALLY want is a nylon (I think it is) warmup outfit (jacket and breakaway pants with the snaps all down each leg ..

    Anyone know where I could find one locally? And what kind of price?.. (preferrably cheap, but quality)

    I really don't care which years, or if they are home or away , because I want to end up getting multiple different sets ..

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    Friends and co-workers have been talking about them more consistently. I've seen more and more customers come into work with Pacers gear on too! It used to be an extremely rare occasion for anyone to come in wearing Pacers paraphernalia as opposed to Colts, but now I've seen a pretty substantial uptick in Pacers gear.

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    That also reminds me, I mentioned to a co-worker that I'm a Pacers fan, and he immediately started gushing about the team, about how PG is a beast, Hibbert is such a good center, Granger "is a good shooter", etc...

    And this is in San Francisco. People are taking notice.

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    My neighbors stopped looking at my abundance of Pacer decor outside my house in disgust.

    (yes, it does include a tacky porch duck in a pacers outfit.)

    Link?

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    Browsing for some Pacers gear and I noticed Home Court recently got a bunch of brand new shirts. Which IMO opinion is about time, bc their selection wasnt really all that great. They have some pretty awesome new stuff though. This one stuck out to me hahaa

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    It's definitely getting better! I work at a bank so I see a lot of people everyday... I have had some really good Pacers related conversations with ppl lately that I didn't even know were Pacers fans.. They are coming out of the woodwork! Love to see the team finally winning the fans back.

    I'll be at the game tonight, really hope its a packed house.

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