If Jackson's found not guilty, team is left in a real bind
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#1 Oct 13, 2006
As embrassing as this story is. This is a prime example of what can happen when KEEPING IT REAL GOES WRONG. I like what I did see from the Pacers in the first preseason game. And I know alot of people in this city would like to see him cut or traded. But if he could learn from this(which I think he will). This is going to be a very tough team to beat with Mr. Jackson in there.
#2 Oct 13, 2006
Stephan Jackson and Jamal Tinsley were not tipping the strippers at Club Rio the other night.
#3 Oct 13, 2006
I am not judging Steven as a person...I am only judging past behavior. The best indicator of future behavior is past behavior. I wish the talent that these knuckle heads have could be passed on to people with the heart and the commitment to stay out of trouble long enough to accomplish something with their lives. A July or August trade looks good in hindsight...no?
#4 Oct 13, 2006
The Pacers are nothing but a bunch of goons. They're an embarrassment to Indianapolis and this latest stunt will hopefully put the final nail in their coffin. Good riddance.
#5 Oct 15, 2006
Didn't an earlier column say we weren't talking about it anymore? No matter. The thing I want to say here is that, while Jackson might be a slug and hated by the locals, he is only the target of public anger.
The real target, dare I say in Indiana, should be Larry and Donnie. I think back to the playoff run with Bird as coach. The team was mostly populated with "good guys". Boy, those were the days.
Sure Reggie went 1-18 from the field in LA and the Big Guy was scared of Shaq, but we could get behind that team
Last year I went to a game and watched a few on TV. I was shocked to see the team largely populated with thugs now. OK we got rid of Artest, but what about the other thugs?
Did Bird make a conscious decision that we can't win a championship with "good guys"?
I have fallen off watching many professional sports. And I used to be a sports editor. The Pacers have been a part of my life since I was just a small child and going with my mom to see them at the fairgrounds.
The problem is the Pacers need to be cleaned out from top to bottom. Take all the furniture out of the room, turn on the big hose and clean it good.
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