Home games are welcome but offer no assurances

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The schedule finally offers some solace, but it's hardly the lone remedy for what ails the Indiana Pacers.
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PLAYA

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Jan 28, 2008
 
Thank you Bird for the empty crib. The fieldhouse is to nice to only have 5k a night in it, but that how it will stay till Bird is GONE!
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Jan 28, 2008
 
Bird has made some of the most horrible decisions possible when it comes to players. He should have gotten rid of JO and Tinsley when he could now both are injured AGAIN and not worth a wooden nickel. Bringing in a bunch of has been bench players and thinking they could compete with the big dogs. The Pacers are a joke and their management is even worse. Bird go back to Forida and play some golf you loser
Jim Mora Sr

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#3
Jan 28, 2008
 
Playoffs! You kidding me?! Playoffs! We're just trying to win a game!
Mookie

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#4
Jan 28, 2008
 
Seriously, why would the Pacers want to vie for the last Playoff spot? What's to be gained in that? The best thing that could happen to this team is to continue the trend we're on now...losing to last place teams, getting an occasional win, etc. Then, there is hope of a complete make-over of this team, and I mean, from top to bottom. If the Pacers even come close to vying for the last playoff spot, then the hype will be, "See, this team is improving! See, this team has potential, they just need to fix a few little things, and they'll be okay." All of that is ridiculous, of course, but that will be the hype.
John

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#5
Jan 28, 2008
 
As they continue to make adjustments they Pacers will improve.

They could go 17-5 at home and 8-7 on the road the rest of the way.

Will 23-12 be enough to make the playoffs?
John

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#6
Jan 28, 2008
 
Make that 25-12.
Oh yeah

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Jan 28, 2008
 
Go Pistons! I can't wait to see the best team in the East (not Boston, BTW)beat up on this sad Pacers team. Go Chauncey, Go Prince, Go Sheed, Go Rip, Go Antonio McD, and all the other studs on the Pistons!
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#8
Jan 28, 2008
 
As a Pacer fan I would like to see them keep playing Granger, Williams and Diogu. Get the players use to this system. They are not going to win a championship this year so if we lose out atleast we will get lottery pick and maybe we can dump off tinsley and Oneil and get a couple more picks. We are a work in progress.
druss

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#9
Jan 28, 2008
 
Everybody keeps saying to dump Tinsley and O'neal. Well that's fine, but where? Teams are not going to take in another teams "Financial Problems" (thank you Larry).....I wish it were that easy, anybody have an Easy Button?(push it)...All I can say is we are stuck and that sux...They have until the Trade Deadline, before I decide to give up and just start losing (I hate to say that), but I would rather take a few steps back to have a bright future. Lastly, this is for Larry Bird "DON'T TRADE ARE DRAFT PICK!!!!!!!"...Go Pacers!!!
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#10
Jan 28, 2008
 
druss wrote:
Everybody keeps saying to dump Tinsley and O'neal. Well that's fine, but where? Teams are not going to take in another teams "Financial Problems" (thank you Larry).....I wish it were that easy, anybody have an Easy Button?(push it)...All I can say is we are stuck and that sux...They have until the Trade Deadline, before I decide to give up and just start losing (I hate to say that), but I would rather take a few steps back to have a bright future. Lastly, this is for Larry Bird "DON'T TRADE ARE DRAFT PICK!!!!!!!"...Go Pacers!!!
That's "don't trade OUR draft pick!" Come on, that's elementary school grammar.
Brandon

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#11
Jan 28, 2008
 
We need to make some major trades to get ourself in position for the draft and free agency (and we should have done this last year, really). Why slog through another season trying to get the eight seed and a date with Boston or Detroit? We have zero chance of competing for the title. We need to trade anyone with value besides a few key young players. Murphy, Rush, Harrison and Daniels should have some value to other teams and don't seem to be crucial to our future.
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#12
Jan 28, 2008
 
John wrote:
As they continue to make adjustments they Pacers will improve.
They could go 17-5 at home and 8-7 on the road the rest of the way.
Will 23-12 be enough to make the playoffs?
No way they go 17-5 at home. They are almost certain to lose seven of their next ten games.
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#13
Jan 28, 2008
 
Larry held on to JO too long like someone would do with his beer (not Larry!) Now, he's waited too long. JO is damaged whose trade value drops every minute. Prediction: at least two more bottom of the barrel years for the Pacers until any serious playoff hope is ever seen.
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#14
Jan 28, 2008
 
This team is in limbo for the next three years. It's sad how the off court problems totally ripped apart one of the best franchises in the NBA. Larry is getting a lot of blame, but I don't see how anyone could have predicted all these shootings and problems off the court. It started in Detroit with Artest and now we're just a big joke around the league. Honestly, the entire NBA is turning into a joke. Most of these guys playing today are all punks and are more interested in living the good life then buckling down and playing ball. NBA contracts put strangle holds on teams throughout the league.

The entire league needs to be restructured or the fans will stop coming.
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#15
Jan 28, 2008
 
It is very hard to back a team that has such low-life trashy players. They have ruined the reputation of the team. Maybe some day they will clean up the team in addition to recruiting good talent.
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#16
Jan 28, 2008
 
The Pacers are a weak team even with O'Neal in the line up without him they should be playing college ball. Time to suck it up and get rid of the dead weight. Thats everyone but Foster, Granger and Dunleavy, everyone else on that team is bush league.
reality

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#17
Jan 28, 2008
 
JO should be arrested for robbery! Every dime the Pacers have paid him should be returned! Can we sue him? I mean really. Maybe I've been watching too much Judge Mathis, but there's no way he can argue that the Pacers got what they paid for.
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Jan 28, 2008
 
Oh yeah wrote:
Go Pistons! I can't wait to see the best team in the East (not Boston, BTW)beat up on this sad Pacers team. Go Chauncey, Go Prince, Go Sheed, Go Rip, Go Antonio McD, and all the other studs on the Pistons!
That's another dead horse it's just a year or so behing the pacers
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#19
Jan 28, 2008
 
Home games are welcome by whom?
Tinzley

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Jan 28, 2008
 
PLAYA wrote:
Thank you Bird for the empty crib. The fieldhouse is to nice to only have 5k a night in it, but that how it will stay till Bird is GONE!
How about from now on we call it "Bird's Empty Nest"?

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