One thing that no one else has brought up in this thread or the many others we've recently had on this topic.
I think this is a real factor. Lets say you are a sports fan, you like IU, you like the Pacers, you like the Colts. You don't have any strong history that is pushing you to one over the others. You like sports, you like attending sports, you like watching on TV. Or maybe you have moved into the area over the past two years. Stay with me. You decide to attend 1 Colts game, 1 IU game and 1 Pacers game to sort of get your feet wet, first time you have attended. Like I say you don't have a strong history with any of the three teams, you are open to becoming a die-hard of any of the three.
what do you think that newby comes away with. I think the takeaway is - wow the crowd at the Pacers game was dead, while the crowds at the Colts and IU were great. The Colts and IU seems like an event, and important event. Which event do you think that person would want to attend for a second time.
Not the Pacers game.
During the playoffs that built in advantage is neutralized, but in the regular season even though the crowds are much more into pacers games than they have been in a long time, it doesn't compare to Colts of IU. I think that is a huge factor.
But the Pacers regular season game atmosphere is not a huge draw to casual fans. Those who want to get into the game
Last edited by Unclebuck; 02-20-2013 at 04:58 PM.
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Another night, another backside-kicking. They just hit you from so many sides, now, in waves. It's like a cavalry, running down hill and trampling you underfoot. You have no tactical advantage, you're just swinging wildly in the mud, and the best strategy might be to play dead.
They are an absolute onslaught right now.
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They've been pretty terrible at getting the word out about this.
They just started like Monday officially.
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