And, with luck, not doing it again.
I expect most of you have read today's True Hoop entries (http://www.truehoop.com/) from Kevin Arnovitz. The post that struck home with me was the reference to a column written by Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star: http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070212/COLUMNISTS01/702120328/1062/SPORTS04
Reading Mr. Kravitz's column and--more to the point--the 148 responses to the column, was a blast of deja vu. These fans are CRANKY. Almost every responder was ticked off about (a) the "thug" image of the players; or (b) the crappy job managment and ownership is doing; or (c) "the NBA has generally gone to hell," (but the Pacers, in particular, are in whatever circle is reserved for lousy organizations); or (d) all of the above.
After heroically suppressing the urge to post a "Nyah nyah, your turn. What's that? JailPacers? hehehehe," sort of comment, I got to thinking about the flavor of the posts.
People, this was the kind of stuff I was reading about the Blazers six months ago (okay, or later, depending on who's posting--love ya, prophet and fatty!).
Now I'm not saying all is now well. But, dang, the prospects of the team are looking a heck of a lot brighter than they were six months ago. We like [most of] the players. Paul Allen is buying back the Rose Garden. And I'd say the general tenor of this site is pretty hopeful. This is progress! Enjoy it!
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