Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Naptown in P-town

It's that time of year again...no not the holidays, filled with a maddening amount of consumerism and traffic. It's the annual visit of our fine Blue and Gold to the City of Roses. A time when the fair weather fans of the Pacific Northwest get to experience what it really means to be a fan. No bags over heads when the team is playing poorly or sitting on your hands until the 4th quarter when your team finally comes back and wins. It means being loud and proud from the introductions to the final buzzer and on to the next purveyor of fine alcohol. And please people of Portland who may stumble onto this site, don't talk trash under your breath until you get off the train and then become vocal. If you do, then were comin' for ya. We root hard for our team, no matter what the score. We hold our banners high dressed in our colors. This is what it means to be called a fan of your Indiana Pacers. Our team may no longer have viable aspirations of winning a title this year, but we'll be in the Rose Garden and then on up to Key Arena Friday to yell, scream and high-five our boys onto victory. And all of you people out there in the Pacer Kingdom should watch the game. I promise if you don't see us, you'll hear us. And if you don't hear us, then you'll hear about us. BRRS

the Dude

Friday, November 23, 2007

Back on Track

There we go. I know the ATL is horrible, but so is KC and we only eeked by them. Starting out 10-0 made me super nervous, especially since my cousin, his wife (both naptowners) and Fro had to watch the game in a sports bar, thanks to the stupid NFL Network. What a ridiculous idea to have one of the Thanksgiving games be on a channel that is basically pay-per-view, thus forcing many fans to bars that shouldn't be open to enjoy the game. I really think the NFL needs to rethink this whole system which is obviously just a money grab. The only redeeming quality of having to watch it in a bar is that I couldn't hear "Gumble 2 Gumble's" annoying voice. So Peyton looked a little more like Peyton and Gonzales looked fantastic and we finally won a game, against an inferior team, handily. What i really wanted to give thanks for yesterday was our defense. These guys are out of control; flying around without regard for their own health or well being. I love it. Having Kieaho back and healthy sure helps. And that hit by Bethea, ouch!! We just need to keep takin' care of business and get healthy along the way. Then the effing Pats and the rest of the NFL should take note and be nervous, because no matter what we are the defending champs no matter what, until someone beats us in January. BRRS.

the Dude

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

zooin out

So it begins....thanks to Fro, the dude and zoo have an outlet for all that inspires and all that riles us up as we root for our hometown boys. Here i am back in naptown for the first time in 2 years. In the back ground i have the pacer game on from May 7, 1995 when arguably the greatest clutch shooter of all time put up 8 points in 8.9 seconds on the reviled knicks. I also just returned from the greatest basketball arena in the world (conseco fieldhouse)where i saw the Lakers put us out in the second half. We had no answer for kobe defensively. He had 16 in the first quarter. We hung with em in the first half but came out flat in the third quarter and their lead bloomed from there finally finishing with a 20 point victory. And the lakers are a mediocre team. We got a long way to go. J.O. made me wish we would have traded him for Bynum and Odom. The only bright spot seemed to be the shooting of Shawne Williams, but his defense is lacking. Tinsley was up and down as usual. But who do we have to back him up? Travis Diener. And that's why i saw Marquis Daniels playing some point but he just looks awkward at that position. The thing i don't see with this team is a future. Granger yes, Diogu and Williams maybe but what else Larry? Its hard to take after seeing the Celtics off-season. What are you gonna do Larry? If the team hasn't meshed into an above .500 team by midseason, i'm gonna wanna see some moves by Larry Legend. Well we got an L but at least i got to see coop de ville at the game. whyyyya!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Here we go

The Pacers season has begun and the Colts season is now over half over. I'll start with the Colts. Losing to the f-ing Patriots and that cheating bastard known as the Hoodie blows, but worse than that was our follow up performance against the Bolts. Six interceptions, are you f-ing kidding me. And could we be anymore conservative in the red zone. Run, run, run. Come on Moore, change it up a bit. And Vinatieri, make a damn field goal. They gave that game to us, but we wouldn't take it. I know injuries are killing us, but that's part of the game. We have arguably the greatest QB ever. He needs to put the team on his shoulders and show us why. He's been better with less talent. Beating the sorry-ass Cheifs on a last minute FG just doesn't cut it. That being said, a W is a W. We just need to get right for the playoffs, then go into New England and kick the piss out of those classless, cheating, crybaby Patriots. Zup.

Now to the Indiana Pacers. We started off 3-0, then went on a 6 game losing streak. It's early but we don't look very impressive. Where the hell is JO? He doesn't need to score 20 every night, but at least show up. And let's hope he plays more than 50 games for once. I know we are supposedly rebuilding, but right now other than Granger, I don't see any dangerous prospects. We'll see how the season goes, but right now I'm not very confident. Go Blue and Gold.

By the way, I'm watching the cheaters right now going for it on 4th down, running up the score with Pretty Boy Brady in the game again, and I can't help but hope that one of these games Brady get's his head taken off. Win with some class, please. We all know that your good. You got caught cheating, so your answer is to run up the score on everyone. This isn't the BCS. Hand the ball off, punt the ball on 4th down and win with some class. I know that's hard for an arrogant bastard like Belicheck, but just remember one cliche: Karma's a bitch.

the Dude

Welcome to my orange juice

So it begins...First and foremost I would like to thank Fro for setting up this forum for the Zoo and I to post our rants and ramblings about everything Naptown (sports that is) from an "ex-pat" point of view. This is an open invitation into the brains of two people whose passion for the Colts and Pacers knows no limits. Of course, we are always right, you should just know this up front. I hope that anyone who has the fortune to stumble upon this site enjoys reading our thoughts and opinions as we do in expressing them. Go Horse!! Go Blue and Gold!!

the Dude

Saturday, November 17, 2007

In the beginning

Hear ye, it has finally begun. A place where expatriate Naptown natives can converge and read the written ramblings of two highly esteemed sports fans (who, by the way, hail from that great city in the Midwest know as the Crossroads of America). Sit back and enjoy these writings and feel free to express your opinions because I guarantee a good conversation will be had by all.

Go Horse!