Archive for the ‘Indiana Pacers’ Category

Now That The Super Bowl Is Gone, Can Pacers Matter?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Last Tuesday, a buddy and I decide last second to go to the Indiana Pacers game. It's Super Bowl Week and it's an excuse to go downtown for some SBXLVI ambiance. Plus, the tickets are $2 on StubHub, which is pretty much the norm for Pacers games these days. Midway through ...

Pacers Trade White Player, Believe It Or Not Fans Rejoice

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

While a ton of attention has been paid to Isiah Thomas and his Will-He-Or-Won’t-He “Assist” the New York Knicks saga, one of Zeke’s ‘80s glory day rivals and fellow futile front office man, Larry Bird actually made a shrewd business move Tuesday. In a four-team deal, the Pacers landed Darren Collison ...

White Men Can Jump, Just Not That Well Apparently

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Apparently the NBA Draft is Thursday night - though you wouldn’t know it with all the attention being paid to the LeBron Sweepstakes, which gets underway officially July 1. Folks in Washington and Philadelphia are excited about the draft. They’re getting John Wall and Evan Turner, respectively. As for everyone else? ...

At Least Reggie Miller’s ESPN Mini-Movie Is Coming Soon

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

For the fourth consecutive season, the Indiana Pacers are guaranteed a losing record. But despite their recent failings, the Pacers annually manage to win meaningless games late in the season, assuring themselves of a low-end lottery pick. It drives Pacers fans mad. I should know, I live in Indy. In fact, Indiana ...

This is Why Peyton Manning Owns Indy

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Indiana is a basketball proud state. There's a lot of tradition around between high school basketball and IU's multiple national championships. Purdue has been impressive at times in the past and now has the most impressive college basketball program in the state. Butler is very good. Even Notre Dame has its ...

R.I.P. Mel Simon (1926-2009)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Mel Simon, the co-owner of the Indiana Pacers and the founder of Simon Property Group, died Wednesday at the age of 82. Simon, who bought the Pacers in 1983, made his fortune in commercial real estate, building malls across the country along with his brother Herb. Mel belonged to my synagogue in ...

Snowstorm Comes Early To Indiana

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Last week, we touched on the Indiana Pacers', and more specifically Larry Bird's affinity for an endangered species - the caucasian American professional basketball player. A month ago, Bird drafted North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough to bring the team's white count to a league-leading six. (Jeff Foster, Troy Murphy, Travis Diener, Josh ...