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You know how hippos are made out to be sweet and silly, like big cows, but are actually extremely dangerous and can kill you with stunning brutality? The Pacers are the NBA's hippos....Matt Moore CBS Sports....
LOL @ Rose. Maybe he should try to drive to the hoop with the intent of making the shot instead of relying on a bailout call. I'll be there, wearing gold swagger and blue collar. Hopefully since it's an early Wednesday night game, not as much black and red will be there. Hopefully some make the trip though, I love to see Bulls' fans cry.
My Gf is going tonight lower level im so jealous. I have a game up in Plymouth so I will be watching at 2 or 3 when I get home. Missing a Bulls game kills me !!
Today at work I had 3 ladies come talk to me about the Pacers and how they are undefeated. This team is over the hump. There is still a ways to go to get back to the love the city had during the Reggie era, but it's happening.
Do you appreciate just how badly the Pacers destroyed their brand from 2004-2010? Meanwhile, the NFL team across the street was going on a phenomenal run of success with one of the greatest players ever that included a Super Bowl championship.
The Pacers have made a TREMENDOUS gain in local popularity over the last couple of seasons, particularly in the last year. Let's just appreciate that the community is embracing them again. Both the team and the local support have come a long way over the last three seasons.
Seriously, I wish people who don't live here would stop chiming in on this. The support from the city and state is fine. We all have jobs, families, lives. There are 41 home pacer games a year, many of them taking place at 7pm on week days and some of them often during months with terrible weather.
The Colts play 8 home games a year typically on Sundays or very occasionally a Monday or Thursday night. It's a lot easier to get to those games.
If you don't live here please stop saying how you "don't understand Indianapolis/Indiana". Because the truth is what you mean to say is you just don't know. It's really easy to say "If I lived there I'd go to every game!" and kudos you may do exactly that, but not everyone will and that doesn't mean we have bad fans.
EDIT: And now since you've opened this pet peeve for me, you have to realize this, Indiana isn't that big of a state. Yet we manage and have managed to support, two major pro sports franchises for 30 years while being within throwing distance of one of the biggest fan base sucks in professional sports, that is Chicago. We also while doing that support, three very major colleges (you're welcome Purdue fans ) all with pretty decently established sporting histories. We also support Final Fours, Big Ten Tournaments, Big Ten championships, motor racing, swimming and lots of other events and we do it while stealing it from huge cities and states with much larger population bases. Our Super Bowl is widely regarded as one of the best ever and not just because of the game, but because the city kicked *** and took names for a whole 7-10 days and put on a ****ing show the likes of which New York (New Jersey) will try to replicate and probably fail.
There are maybe two places in the entire country that can compete with Indy/Indiana for supporting lots of sports, Boston and Chicago IMO.
Last edited by Trader Joe; 11-06-2013 at 05:35 PM.
GTFOH with excuses.
Are you serious?
Excuses? First of all you're talking to a season ticket holder. So I try to go to as many games as I can, but guess what sometimes I can't. **** happens, things come up, you get stuck at work, your girlfriend bothers you into doing something else, life happens.
Man, this post pisses me off so much I don't even have the time to respond to it in full detail.
Also, I hope everyone sees the irony of a guy who has username referencing Reggie and has Reggie in their avatar not understanding how the team lost support in the mid 2000s.
Honestly the fact that the Pacers and Colts have established fan bases at all being in shouting distance of the Jordan Bulls and Chicago Bears is amazing in and of itself. Not to even mention IU, Purdue and Notre Dame.
I expect to see more Mustard than Ketchup.....
Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.
YES, YES, YES, AND YES! I'm not a bandwagoner.
When I mention support, it didn't nesscessarily mean going to every game. I'm talking seeing people wearing fan gear, water cooler talk, where it was definitely evident that the city has the team back like the Colts. That's all I'm saying. I STILL feel like the city is
Colts>>IU>>>>Pacers and that's sad, how can you have a COLLEGE outrank a GREAT professional basketball team?
You've already said you don't live in Indy. So, and I mean this with all due respect, you really don't know what the **** you're talking about.
Walk around downtown for even 5 minutes these days and you will see someone with Pacers gear on. Wear Pacers gear out and the reaction will be overwhelmingly positive.
I'm glad you FEEL like the city is Colts>>IU>>>>Pacers, but the fact is you really don't ****ing know, because you don't live here.
Have an 11 game package, balcony, above Area 55, but no Bulls tix.
Cooked dinner to help me convince the wife to let me buy tix. Just bought Krieg level for 2.
Dinner was that good.
Buck the Fulls!.
And since I was born and raised in Chicago, I expect to see some of my clown relatives.
Especially, the ones who live in my Aunt's basement on 87th and Pulaski.
"stop drinking all your Dad's beer, go out and get a job!".
I consider myself a die hard fan, and I am one of the people who cannot attend tonights game. I have a family, job, and just life keeps from attending every game. I attend 3-4 game a year with my son and or my whole family. I feel that is more than enough to be considered a die hard fan. I do watch every game and I am on pacersdigest at least 6 or 7 times a day. You don't have to be a season ticket holder to be a die hard fan. That is the biggest crock out there. I not only don't have the money to go to evey game, but I like to spend time at home with family and enjoy the games that way too.
By the way I consider myself a die hard Colts fan and I haven't been to a game since 2009.