Before the All-Star break the Pacers chose not to add another piece to their roster. The reoccurring theme was “We’re adding a player at the deadline, and his name is Danny Granger…” Made sense at the time, Danny (a career 18ppg scorer) had missed 50+ games due to a sore knee, but appeared ready to return to the lineup. Fans waited with anxious anticipation as his return date was pushed back…pushed back…and pushed back again.
Then he returned.
He’s out of the lineup for a week (maybe longer), which puts the Pacers in a very tough position. For the past two seasons, the Pacers bench has been their Achilles heel. It hurt them dearly in last spring’s Eastern Conference Semi-Finals with the Miami Heat…and things haven’t gotten much better since. DJ Augustin has once again lost his shooting touch. Tyler Hansbrough has regressed as an impact player. Ian ...
Who says hot sports stories only come in the heart of the NFL season?
The Hoosiers, Butler Bulldogs, and Indiana Pacers have made this a memorable winter and spring promises to be just as entertaining.
This week hasn’t been great for the Hoosiers. The Minnesota Golden Gophers got the better of the nation’s top-team thanks to physical play and a level of desperation and intensity that the Hoosiers couldn’t match.
That’s one of the reasons I didn’t view Tuesday’s loss as a big deal. Sure a “lack of toughness” has been a theme in each of Indiana’s losses…but haven’t they won physical games this season? Haven’t we seen enough of Indiana to know what they’re capable of on the big stage? By the way…would you rather be Indiana after losing to a Minnesota team trying to avoid the NCAA Tournament bubble or Michigan after losing to…*drum roll please*…Penn State???
Does money really change people?
It’s a question asked of those who may come from humble beginnings. People who became so fed up with their circumstances, that they developed an insatiable need to make something of themselves in order to establish a more prosperous future.
But what happens when that “goal” is reached?
What happens when years of hard work finally pays off?
In the music world there are a number of talented artists who have withstood the test of time. But for every Bono, Springsteen, Madonna, or Prince, there are countless other artists who came and went because their “thirst was quenched.” How many artists can you think of who set the world on fire with their debut album, and then flamed out in their sophomore effort?
Why the drop off?
The sports world is similar. The phrase “I’ve made it” takes on a different meaning for each player. ...
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