Saturday, October 11, 2008

2 more years with the Feisty One

The Pacers just made the best move of their off season by signing Mr. Feisty, Jeff Foster to a 2 year extension. They also traded the much maligned Shawne Williams to Rick Carlisles' Mavs for 15 year veteran Eddie Jones, cash and 2 second round picks. And, meanwhile, they continue to shop Tinsley around. I suppose once we get rid of him, we will finally have the 'character' team that we want....which is a sub .500 team. Now we just have to become a good basketball team. Unfortunately, some fans think that a good character team will bring the fans back, but let me tell you what brings fans in, and that would be W's. Just ask the Trailblazers. Because when they were the Jailblazers and they were winning, the fans still showed up, they just complained about character. When the Jailblazers began losing, THEN the fans stopped showing up. Now, I'm not saying that there isn't something to be said for good character players, but we can't construct a team without making basketball ability a top priority. Maybe once we rid ourselves of Mr. T (insley), we can get back to focusing on basketball and not morals. No one goes out every year to win the Sportsmanship Trophy. In fact, the Sportsmanship award usually goes to a bench player.


Z

5 comments:

Kate said...

I (heart) Jeff Foster.

And really, players that people like will get people back in the stands as much as wins. My 2c.

NAPTOWN said...

Kate, I agree, yet disagree. Players that people like will get the die hards back, but the casual fan will only show up for winning basketball. It's just the way sports are, ask the Tampa Bay Rays.

the Dude

NAPTOWN said...

Oh, and Zoo's right about the Sportsmanship Trophy. Don't ask me how, but I once was given one, and I all I wanted to do was shove it up somone's arse!

the Dude

Zoo said...

I CAN'T believe the dude actually got a Sportsmanship trophy!?! WoW! Which did i overestimate, your skills or your fierce competitive nature? haha, neither i'm sure, my bet is it was the old Jim Martin mystery call... z

NAPTOWN said...

Yeah, it was the old Martin BS.

the Dude