Burned, bummed in Miami as Pacers giv...

Burned, bummed in Miami as Pacers give, Heat take

There are 39 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 26, 2008, titled Burned, bummed in Miami as Pacers give, Heat take. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A nine-point halftime lead against a team that had lost 15 consecutive games, a chance to gain a split of a four-game trip and a happy ending to the season's most difficult scheduling stretch.

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“Hoosier fan in Tarheel land”

Since: Oct 07

United States

#21 Jan 27, 2008
Just when I thought nothing good would come from this season for the Pacers there is a tender moment - the kindness of the Pacer's in helping the worst team in the league get past their horrible losing streak. Pacer's, you are truly men of generosity and compassion. We in Indianapolis are all proud of your giving nature. I thought it was a beautiful gesture in the past when leading players like Tinsley would unselfishly stay up into the wee hours of the morning donating dollar bills to needy college girls out in the strip clubs around 38th street....but this truly takes "giving" to a new level. Congratulations again to the entire Pacers organization on this achievement.

“Deport All Illegal Aliens!!”

Since: Jul 07

Speedway, Indiana

#22 Jan 27, 2008
Even if the Pacers do end up in the 8th slot, they should not even dare accept it.
tenaciousd

Henderson, KY

#23 Jan 27, 2008
Listen, whiners. Everyone new .500 at the break would be the best this team could possibly do. Since J.O. would rather sit than play there can be no expectation of .500. Of course the Pacers aren't going to beat the Heat on the road. Does anyone really believe that Wade would allow his team to get beat by a team with its second-tier feature player sitting out the road trip? We have no one who can match his talent or will power, so why whine about the loss? Also, here's a refresher: We cannot tank the season and draft Eric Gordon. There's that little thing called the lottery. Besides we need to rebuild this team from the inside out. Gordon, who would be a three or four year project, will do us no good.
JOHOFERT

Newark, OH

#24 Jan 27, 2008
The Pacers are exactly what we all expected this year terrible.They have very little athletic ability and even less will to win. Ron Artest and Steven Jackson trades have put the Pacers in an extremely deep hole. Because these guy's had to go the pacers got very little in return.Com bine that with the problems O'neal and Tinsley have every year throw in bad talent evaluation (Harrison?) and you have a very bad bsketball team.
MikeB

United States

#25 Jan 27, 2008
Uncle Willis wrote:
Hmmm. 19-26 and NOT panicking? Lost 13 of 17 and NOT panicking? Uh, coach .... why don't you let these guys know that IT'S PANIC TIME, SO START PLAYING LIKE IT!
Panic is not a positive attribute in team sports.
Old Roy

Newport, KY

#26 Jan 27, 2008
The stench the Pacers emit can be smelled all the way from Miami.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#28 Jan 27, 2008
Guys, it's great that you have found the run and gun style of playing to be exhillerating, but what good is running and gunning when after almost every game we hear Mike Dunleavy say they shoot themselves in the feet sometimes?

Please find the way to appreciate games. You're job isn't to single-handedly destroy attendance at Conseco. Have some pride or go out and find people who do have pride! I know this sounds like I'm being negative but sometimes you have to call the baby ugly.
John K Atkinson

Redmond, WA

#29 Jan 27, 2008
Whats New! Deiner had some unexcused turnovers near end of game that were costly. He is improving as a player, but his body gets ahead of his brain on seveal occasions. Grahm seems to be an excellent player but is not utilized much. Is there a reason. I believe I would work on bringing Simms b ack, he was an excellent college player.
Stan

United States

#30 Jan 27, 2008
Think about the team the Pacers had on the floor at the end of the game. Who has experience and knows how to make big plays to win games, the way players on winning teams do? Dwayne Wade is really the only one, maybe Haslem, all for Miami. Dunleavy was mostly on bad teams. Granger is still comparatively young. Rush, Murphy and Owens are all subs. Not a lineup of guys who know how to win. Dunleavy made an ill advised pass and Wade amde a big play. Of course the game was that close because of bad defense in the third quarter. The Pacers have so many bad defenders that someone always gets a chance to light them up. Watch the good teams on Sunday pm tv. There are some stars, but mostly the other guys play harder and smarter than the Pacers do. The coach might give defenders more playing time.
Hick from the Lick

Leander, TX

#31 Jan 27, 2008
Is anyone in this organization EVER going to step up and put an end to this debacle? You have lost i would guess at least 50-60% of your fan base. It is obvious Rick Carlisle wasnt the problem, nice move Larry. Does anyone have an email address to the Simons?? I think they need a wakeup call, how in the world are those 2 this clueless?
EastSide

Redwood City, CA

#32 Jan 27, 2008
$250M for the Fieldhouse..... just to have the Pacers not be able to fill it.

Cripes!!! A teenage girl with the stage name Hannah Montanna can fill the place!!! Oh that's right.... the Pacers got a cut of the gate reciepts for that show.

And we, the taxpayer, continue to pay.
Rooster

Joliet, IL

#33 Jan 27, 2008
Hick from the Lick wrote:
Is anyone in this organization EVER going to step up and put an end to this debacle? You have lost i would guess at least 50-60% of your fan base. It is obvious Rick Carlisle wasnt the problem, nice move Larry. Does anyone have an email address to the Simons?? I think they need a wakeup call, how in the world are those 2 this clueless?
They are clueless because they are in their seventies by now. The scenery isn't going to change since we have huge contracts given to players who honestly aren't that good. I repeat my question from a week ago, does anyone think JO will opt out of his contract? I know he only went to high school, but even he is smart enough to know when he has gotten over on the Pacer brass. The fact that he was the "chosen one" to take over when Reggie retired is an absolute joke.
James

New Lenox, IL

#34 Jan 27, 2008
Lost another game/ What now Larry Bird
James

New Lenox, IL

#35 Jan 27, 2008
The Pacers won 35 games last year, since i'm a Pacer fan we will win 37 games. (please)
Paul

Noblesville, IN

#36 Jan 27, 2008
If this team makes the playoffs there will be no chance of improving next year. They need more ping pong balls in the lottery!!! This team is horrible!!!
XFACTOR

Redwood City, CA

#37 Jan 27, 2008
Part of the losses are due to bad coaching as well as a general lack of talent. I agree with Mike-Cordry Lake. With this teams record it is time to give Stephen Graham an opportunity to see what he can offer. He may not have the experience that O'Brien speaks of, but his desire and hustle while playing his few minutes are impressive. I say give the guy some more playing time. I doubt that he will get any more experience by riding the bench rather than by playing. Is it not the coaches job to develop both bench players as well as the starters?
even if

United States

#38 Jan 27, 2008
Even if the Pacers get the 1st draft choice, how will they evaluate the police and arrest records of the available draft pool to ensure that they draft someone who carries a gun, uses drugs and stays in the strip clubs...it would also have to be someone who does not care about winning but just about tucking dollars in some slut's g string at some west side club.

“Hoosier fan in Tarheel land”

Since: Oct 07

United States

#39 Jan 27, 2008
James wrote:
The Pacers won 35 games last year, since i'm a Pacer fan we will win 37 games.(please)
I feel for ya buddy, not sure they can pull it off.
LUKE grnwood indiana

Latonia, KY

#40 Jan 28, 2008
i would really like to hear from bobby (BOOM-BABY)
and what he would of done in 1970 with this team.
i haven't given up, but boy it sure is getting old. so larry you had better give us fans something to cheer about. we can look ahead into the future with our crystal basket-ball and see what we will have, so do what we've all said for the last 2-3 yrs. bite the bullet say by to JO
tinsley, harrison. yes and foster"god love him"
he does try. get young, run and gun. make these young boys understand who pay there salary.

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