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(WNDE Sportsradio)   The Indiana Pacers are surging, winning 15 straight at home and leading the Central Division. ESPN: Who?   (sportsradio1260.com ) divider line
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2013-02-06 04:52:07 PM  
Yep, they're being very frustrating right now.
 
2013-02-06 04:55:09 PM  
Nuggets aren't too shabby, either.

ESPN: They're near Denver, right?
 
2013-02-06 04:55:50 PM  
That's the Indiana Lakers, right?  Because I hear about them a lot.

/ Does not watch NBA.
 
2013-02-06 04:56:40 PM  
Wow, ESPN not covering a team that isn't based in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. Shocker. That network has been getting worse and worse over the last few years. I used to love SportsCenter until they started turning everything into an eyesore covered with needless computer graphics. And their coverage of sports is crap because all they want to talk about is the Big Three (NBA, MLB and NFL). Hardly any hockey or soccer (and they completely ignore my beloved Sounders, who have won consistently since they started). At least for hockey I have NHL Center Ice to actually see what's going on.

As for the Pacers, that's pretty cool. I like a team that wins without having a bank breaking superstar. Hopefully they can maintain their momentum for the rest of the season. Talk about a franchise that gets no respect. They have a legacy that most teams would love to have.
 
2013-02-06 05:06:45 PM  

Kell Hound: Wow, ESPN not covering a team that isn't based in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago.


It does cover the Miami Lebrons and the Oklahoma City Durants.

Let's face it, the media loves a superstar, because our attention span is short and we can't focus on more than one person.  Who's marketable in Indiana? Paul George? George Hill? Doesn't seem like there's anyone who sticks out.
 
2013-02-06 05:19:52 PM  

Arkanaut: Kell Hound: Wow, ESPN not covering a team that isn't based in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago.

It does cover the Miami Lebrons and the Oklahoma City Durants.

Let's face it, the media loves a superstar, because our attention span is short and we can't focus on more than one person.  Who's marketable in Indiana? Paul George? George Hill? Doesn't seem like there's anyone who sticks out.


they could probably get tebow from the jets for a case of beer and season tickets, put him at the end of the bench and there will be more media attention than you can handle.

/what just tell him he is playing qb and that he can bounce passes as often as he likes
 
2013-02-06 05:39:35 PM  
I've been to quite a few games this year, including the wins over the Heat and Knicks. Our Banker's Life Field-house is honestly one of my favorite stadiums in the United States and I'm glad to have it here in Indianapolis. Simply put, Indiana loves basketball. Sadly, we've been let down by a lot of our basketball teams non-sport related shenanigans in both the pro's and college. Thankfully, our WNBA team has keep their noses clean.

Time has evolved our teams and we are once again firing on all cylinders.

Current Rankings:
#7 Pacers
#1 Indiana University
#1 Fever
 
2013-02-06 05:53:51 PM  
Oh yeah, they got uniforms and everything. It's really great.
 
2013-02-06 06:00:57 PM  
That home record will really help them come playoff time. The team's located in Miami, right?
 
2013-02-06 06:07:59 PM  
Subby: This team from Indiana's good and nobody cares! Isn't this an outrage?!

8 Farkers from Indiana:Yeah!

Everybody else:Still doesn't care.
 
2013-02-06 06:16:36 PM  
Wow, we really should be getting a lot more coverage of the team that is going to lose in the 2nd Round. Again.
 
2013-02-06 06:23:02 PM  

Arkanaut: Kell Hound: Wow, ESPN not covering a team that isn't based in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago.

It does cover the Miami Lebrons and the Oklahoma City Durants.

Let's face it, the media loves a superstar, because our attention span is short and we can't focus on more than one person.  Who's marketable in Indiana? Paul George? George Hill? Doesn't seem like there's anyone who sticks out.


It's the natural result of the NBA marketing their stars over the teams.  What did they expect when the stars figured out they held all the leverage and gravitated towards playing on a small handful of teams?

js34603: Wow, we really should be getting a lot more coverage of the team that is going to lose in the 2nd Round. Again.


As opposed to the team that's currently 10th in their conference and headed for the lottery.
 
2013-02-06 06:23:16 PM  
15 straight at home would seem much more impressive did they not lose almost all their games on the road.
 
2013-02-06 06:27:51 PM  

Lost Thought 00: 15 straight at home would seem much more impressive did they not lose almost all their games on the road.


Yeah, 20-3 at home and 10-16 on the road won't help them much in the playoffs, especially if they end up not getting home court advantage during the playoffs at any point, and the 6, 7, and 8 seeds in the West are in the same boat (great at home, garbage on the road).
 
2013-02-06 06:27:55 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: Subby: This team from Indiana's good and nobody cares! Isn't this an outrage?!

8 Farkers from Indiana:Yeah!

Everybody else:Still doesn't care.


I wonder if "Everybody Else" would feel differently if this good team actually got some real coverage.

/Not subby
 
2013-02-06 06:31:29 PM  

Kell Hound: Wow, ESPN not covering a team that isn't based in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. Shocker. That network has been getting worse and worse over the last few years. I used to love SportsCenter until they started turning everything into an eyesore covered with needless computer graphics. And their coverage of sports is crap because all they want to talk about is the Big Three (NBA, MLB and NFL). Hardly any hockey or soccer (and they completely ignore my beloved Sounders, who have won consistently since they started). At least for hockey I have NHL Center Ice to actually see what's going on.

As for the Pacers, that's pretty cool. I like a team that wins without having a bank breaking superstar. Hopefully they can maintain their momentum for the rest of the season. Talk about a franchise that gets no respect. They have a legacy that most teams would love to have.



You do know the ESPN owns a portion of some soccer league and shows games and highlights most every day, right?  As for hockey, WHEN hockey hasn't been busy kicking itself in the dick over the last several years, ESPN has had a 30-minute daily highlights and news show, hasn't it?  Now, do they show regular hockey games, I don't really know (I don't watch hockey), but they could have decided that a sport that draws a .0001 rating was not something they wanted to invest a bazillion dollars in for broadcast rights, which says more about the game/league then it does about the network..


/I don't know what soccer league it is, because A) soccer sucks, B) there's roughly 146 "professional" soccer leagues in the world and impossible for anybody to keep up with which is which and C) soccer sucks
 
2013-02-06 06:47:06 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Arkanaut: Kell Hound: Wow, ESPN not covering a team that isn't based in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago.

It does cover the Miami Lebrons and the Oklahoma City Durants.

Let's face it, the media loves a superstar, because our attention span is short and we can't focus on more than one person.  Who's marketable in Indiana? Paul George? George Hill? Doesn't seem like there's anyone who sticks out.

It's the natural result of the NBA marketing their stars over the teams.  What did they expect when the stars figured out they held all the leverage and gravitated towards playing on a small handful of teams?

js34603: Wow, we really should be getting a lot more coverage of the team that is going to lose in the 2nd Round. Again.

As opposed to the team that's currently 10th in their conference and headed for the lottery.


You know they show sports news on channels besides ESPN right?

Nowhere near as much Lakers coverage. Amazingly enough, the exact same amount of Pacers coverage.
 
2013-02-06 06:57:55 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: I've been to quite a few games this year, including the wins over the Heat and Knicks. Our Banker's Life Field-house is honestly one of my favorite stadiums in the United States and I'm glad to have it here in Indianapolis. Simply put, Indiana loves basketball. Sadly, we've been let down by a lot of our basketball teams non-sport related shenanigans in both the pro's and college. Thankfully, our WNBA team has keep their noses clean.

Time has evolved our teams and we are once again firing on all cylinders.

Current Rankings:
#7 Pacers
#1 Indiana University
#1 Fever


Butler?  C'mon.  Ranked 14 and they'll probably play in the championship game again with a 7 seed.  They have beaten 3 top 5 teams this year including IU.
 
2013-02-06 07:36:02 PM  
Its not just ESPN saying that.
 
2013-02-06 08:00:09 PM  
Does anyone really care about the NBA? It is all good if you do but it seems that if you don't live in Miami, LA, OKC you get absolutely not attention.

The best team in the league I think is San Antonio and all everyone cares about is the Lakers.
 
2013-02-06 08:17:47 PM  
I_C_Weener:

Butler?  C'mon.  Ranked 14 and they'll probably play in the championship game again with a 7 seed.  They have beaten 3 top 5 teams this year including IU.


Sorry man, I love my IU basketball, there was no way I was about to admit that. Ha!
 
2013-02-06 09:06:57 PM  
Yeah, no one cares about 15 in a row at home when you're 6-4 in your last 10 games.

Oh, and they're not going to win their division, so whatever. The Bulls are a half-game back and they haven't had their best player all year.
 
2013-02-06 09:18:11 PM  

I_C_Weener: HellRaisingHoosier: I've been to quite a few games this year, including the wins over the Heat and Knicks. Our Banker's Life Field-house is honestly one of my favorite stadiums in the United States and I'm glad to have it here in Indianapolis. Simply put, Indiana loves basketball. Sadly, we've been let down by a lot of our basketball teams non-sport related shenanigans in both the pro's and college. Thankfully, our WNBA team has keep their noses clean.

Time has evolved our teams and we are once again firing on all cylinders.

Current Rankings:
#7 Pacers
#1 Indiana University
#1 Fever

Butler?  C'mon.  Ranked 14 and they'll probably play in the championship game again with a 7 seed.  They have beaten 3 top 5 teams this year including IU.


And then Purdue has possibly its lousiest team in twenty-five years.
 
2013-02-06 10:43:13 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: Subby: This team from Indiana's good and nobody cares! Isn't this an outrage?!

8 Farkers from Indiana:Yeah!

Everybody else:Still doesn't care.


Make it 9, girlfriend.
 
2013-02-06 10:45:28 PM  

IAmRight: Yeah, no one cares about 15 in a row at home when you're 6-4 in your last 10 games.

Oh, and they're not going to win their division, so whatever. The Bulls are a half-game back and they haven't had their best player all year.


Pacers are a half game up, and they haven't had their best player all year.
 
2013-02-06 11:50:46 PM  
ESPN broke the news during the SuperBowl post game coverage that the Lakers just beat the Pistons by 1 point.  Then went back to super bowl highlights.  WHY IN THE BLUE SPONGEY FARK would they care about any other team?
 
2013-02-07 12:23:14 AM  
ESPN: We didn't even know cities outside of LA, New York, Chicago, Boston, and Dallas had sports teams!
 
2013-02-07 12:40:29 AM  

IAmRight: Yeah, no one cares about 15 in a row at home when you're 6-4 in your last 10 games.

Oh, and they're not going to win their division, so whatever. The Bulls are a half-game back and they haven't had their best player all year.


Neither have the Pacers...
 
2013-02-07 06:25:40 AM  
One of ESPNs power rankings had the Pacers drop DOWN a ranking the same night they beat the Heat handily. But Grantland has had some pretty good writeups on them. I don't read ESPN often for good sports info, other than breaking news. If I want in depth info, I go elsewhere.
 
2013-02-07 08:21:45 AM  
What a non-story.

While ESPN covers some teams and players more than others, I doubt the "Who are the Pacers" blurb was anything but a topic for the talking heads to discuss the Pacers, who, let's face it, are a fairly anonymous team. Hell, the only basketball team I care to follow is the Pistons, and after Prince's trade, I have no idea who is left on that team I'd recognize.

So it's come to Fark greenlighting some blog post by an oversensitive local sports pundit, and the expected tirades of Farkers sick of ESPN's obsessive focus on a handful of teams and players.
 
2013-02-07 08:26:23 AM  
 
2013-02-07 08:30:08 AM  

SlothB77: A cached version of the picture they pulled down can be found via google.


content.clearchannel.com

Here it is in imgur, though again.... who cares? It's a topic starter for the talking heads at ESPN, not some sort of swipe at the Pacers. Very much a non-story, fueled by an oversensitive Pacers fan.
 
2013-02-07 09:11:41 AM  

wglantz: Neither have the Pacers...


The Pacers' best player isn't nearly as good as the Bulls' best player.
 
2013-02-07 09:30:28 AM  

IAmRight: wglantz: Neither have the Pacers...

The Pacers' best player isn't nearly as good as the Bulls' best player.


So the Bulls backups are a half a game worse than the Pacers backups?
 
2013-02-07 09:37:25 AM  

cettin: So the Bulls backups are a half a game worse than the Pacers backups?


"half a game worse" is a stupid thing to say in any case (well, they're up a game now). They're tied in the loss column now that Indiana's on a five-game win streak. They're at the same level.
 
2013-02-07 10:47:59 AM  

Kell Hound: I like a team that wins without having a bank breaking superstar.


The Indiana Pacers have a max deal player and one on a near-max deal.
 
2013-02-07 10:59:54 AM  

Kell Hound: As for the Pacers, that's pretty cool. I like a team that wins without having a bank breaking superstar. Hopefully they can maintain their momentum for the rest of the season. Talk about a franchise that gets no respect.


This is the NBA - there's no bank-breaking superstars. There's only bank-breaking mediocre players that get paid like superstars.
 
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