Pacers entertaining, but will they ma...

Pacers entertaining, but will they make the playoffs?

There are 137 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 20, 2007, titled Pacers entertaining, but will they make the playoffs?. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

It was little less than an hour and a half before Wednesday night's 76ers-Pacers game, and a locker room loiterer casually made the following observation.

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Indianapolis, IN

#1 Dec 20, 2007
When NFL is over, Then and only Then will we care about the NBA! Playa has spoken
Old Roy

Newport, KY

#2 Dec 20, 2007
I think they have a far better chance of making the playoffs than your radio show has of being a hit.

Carmel, IN

#3 Dec 20, 2007
Playa out

Canyon Country, CA

#4 Dec 20, 2007
I still believe you're mistaken! I think they're capable of at least 50 wins. And they seem to be improving every week.


#5 Dec 20, 2007
I believe that it is not a question of "will the Pacers make the playoffs?" so much as "Will the Pacers be able to compete and win in the playoffs?". That is a totally different question that wonders how good are the Pacers?

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Dec 20, 2007
Old Roy wrote:
I think they have a far better chance of making the playoffs than your radio show has of being a hit.
I don't know, Roy. Kravitz always seems like such a down-to-earth regular guy. He's so likeable. It's not as if he makes condescending statements to J.O. or whoever he happens to be speaking to. With this sort of common touch, yet such a charm and wit about him, his program will be sure to be a success.

No, I don't really think that at all. Kravitz is a goof. Old Roy is right.
Jeremy Johnson

Douglasville, GA

#8 Dec 20, 2007
Bob, why even write this? You essentially wrote an article that says "in spite of the evidence, I am still a genius." No, you are not. The Pacers in the playoffs is going to happen. The East is weak and the Pacers have only had one bad stretch (the 6 game losing streak early on). 26 games into it is a decent sample and the Pacers have proven you wrong.
Mike in NC

Zebulon, NC

#9 Dec 20, 2007
Good article, although I will agree to disagree with you on O'Neal...he is an albatross and this franchise will not get really great again until he is not looked to as a team leader/franchise player....
Pacer Pontiff

South Bend, IN

#10 Dec 20, 2007
Bob, I don't seem to recall you being upbeat at all about the Pacers before the season started. Now you act you knew all along they would be a decent team... what gives?

Anyway, thanks for the analysis which is basically - "this team is doing better than expected, but they still suck" ... Thanks Bob.

United States

#11 Dec 20, 2007
They may not be anywhere near Detroit and Boston, but I think they could compete with anyone else in the east. They are starting to put bad teams away by solid margins now. I think they could easily be a 5 or 6 seed, and maybe go to the second round.

Orlando, FL

#12 Dec 20, 2007
Pacers will roller coaster along and vie for the last playoff spot, and maybe even get it. But this will effectively eliminate the chance for a viable first-round pick, and they will lose in a spirited first round of the playoffs. They will provide some entertainment (on and off the court), which of course, is what the NBA is all about these days - entertainment...some good athletes putting on a good show. Many Pacers will continue to frequent the bars in-between rounds of inconsistency on the court, because of course, what right do we have to tell these fine young men what they can and can't do with their free time. Pacers will not be able to deal JO...who would want him...and O'Brien will continue to talk about how much he hates to lose and he and the players will continue to collect their big paychecks! Yes, this is exciting Pacers basketball! Love it!

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Dec 20, 2007
Well Bob, I think you are wrong. I was there last night and it was like a ghost town 10 minutes before the game. I thought the game started at 7:30. Going into the third quarter I was wondering if the Pacers would be able to pull off a win. The lead was going back and forth. At the end of the third quarter and most of the forth quarter the Pacers were aggressive on defense and a little bit of a show boat on offense. It was nice to see the defensive players getting 5 fouls for stopping a basket. I was concerned O'Brien would pull Foster after he had four fouls. The Pacers have got learn to beat the easy teams, which they did last night, as well as the tough teams.
Jeff from Delphi

United States

#14 Dec 20, 2007
Typical after-the-fact my glass is half-full journalism Kravitz. I'd like to find one sports writer that can come up with something we don't all ready know and then expect us to believe they are the masters of the pen because they wrote the obvious.
This team is playing hard and the defense is coming together, Diogu should be playing soon. It's too early to label them mediocre.
Hey Bob

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Dec 20, 2007
Eastern Division? Don't you mean Eastern Conference? Are you gonna make those stupid mistakes on your radio show too?

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Dec 20, 2007
i still believe that in the long run we'll be better off without o'niel. he's still slow...and still misses too many shots. but he has played well over the past few games AND we've won. i'd love to be proven wrong by seasons end. we'll see how they do on the road over the next few weeks.
wise one

Burbank, CA

#17 Dec 20, 2007
I agreed with your assessment at the beginning of the season but after 24 games, I see that O'brien's coaching is better than I thought, Dunleavy is better than I thought and if they can stay reasonably healthy I think they will make the playoffs. 6-8th seed.

Logansport, IN

#18 Dec 20, 2007

United States

#19 Dec 20, 2007
Old Roy wrote:
I think they have a far better chance of making the playoffs than your radio show has of being a hit.
Love him or hate him, people will tune in to see what he has to say. Do you realize how many replies he gets on his articles?
Hoosier Daddy

Cedar Rapids, IA

#20 Dec 20, 2007
Pacers will make the playoffs, no doubt. Quizy for threezy!
IPS graduates 52 percent

West Manchester, OH

#21 Dec 20, 2007
If the Pacers make the playoffs and nobody is there to see it, did it really happen?

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