Pacer Playoff Pandemonium!!

Ah, victory. Sweet victory experienced first-hand is not something to take lightly. It's no secret that Jared and I are sports fanatics, with football being our #1 love, but there is room in our hearts for others. Those others include the NBA… especially this time of year around the playoffs!

The Indiana Pacers became my team about four years ago when they picked up my tarheel, Tyler Hansbrough. He's not with the team anymore, but that doesn't matter. It didn't take me long to love the entire Pacers roster. Such a young, fun team to watch and I've got Jared hooked on them now as well. Although, his favorite team will always be OKC. The past few years we've been able to make it to at least one game a season, and now that I have a friend who works for them-- it makes it a bit easier on the budget ;)
We scored free tickets Sunday at the last minute to get our butts over to Indy and watch one heckuva' game. We got there in time to enjoy some festivities at the Fieldhouse and hit up the team shop before tip-off. To answer the question you all wanna know… yes, there is an actual person under there and yes, he comes to EVERY home game.



If you don't follow the NBA--- our Pacers won! They have struggled a little bit in the playoffs so far, somehow winning ugly games, but they ROCKED Sunday night. It was such an exciting game, we were on our feet cheering and screaming our heads off. Jared and I both woke up Monday hoarse as could be… totally worth it :)

Oh, and if you're not a fan of the NBA but need a team to root for? Pick the Pacers. You will not be disappointed. Plus- if you hate Lebron as much as we do- that gives you just all the more reason to root against him! ;)


25 comments

  1. Such great photos! How fun, that is definitely a cool experience!

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  2. I don't really have a "team" to follow, but I always find myself cheering for the Pacers when we watch a game...you guys picked a GREAT game to go too! It's fun to watch!! I need to make this happen for Caleb and I next year, its on our list to go to an NBA game!!

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  3. HOW FUN!
    I've never had an NBA team because let's face it, the Minnesota Timberwolves are nothing to cheer for!
    Sporting events make for the best date nights!

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  4. I've never been able to get into the NBA ... college basketball I can totally get behind (Rock Chalk, baby!), but never have been able to do the NBA ... but I'll root for the Pacers, just for you!

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  5. Girl, you were so close to me!!! :)
    I've been to a Pacers game too and had such a good time!

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  6. Ha! Funny story- Ben Hansbrough (Tyler's younger brother) went to my school (before he ditched us for ND but that's another story for a different day) and my roommate was smitten with him our Freshman year. He lived in our dorm and everything. Well, one day she decided she wanted to try and get his attention and in the process managed to slip down a muddy hill and get covered in red clay. That's still one of my favorite college memories to this day. Ooooh, Ben Hansbrough - he was an interesting character :)

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  7. Looks like so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. That is so awesome! I've never been to a NBA game. I've never been much of a basketball fan until this year & watching my Badgers during March Madness. I loved that! I used to be a big Chicago Bulls fan way back in the day. I should try to get back into it & understand it, I'm such a girl when it comes to basketball. Ha!

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  9. FUN! I don't have a horse in the NBA race but I'm certainly rooting for the Pacers against the Heat.

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  10. How fun! Never been to an NBA game. Although, the Harlem Globetrotters came to my high school after we won some kind of contest. That was the closest I've ever gotten to a real game!! =)

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  11. I'm not a fan of Lebron, so I am definitely cheering for the Pacers! OKC is my team, but I will definitely go for the Pacers in the East! I was so happy to see them win that one! I'm glad you were there to witness it.

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  12. So happy for my hometown Pacers. Beat the Heat!

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  13. That looks so fun! I love sports and can't wait to live somewhere with pro teams. So glad you guys got the chance to go!

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  14. AHHHH! I wish I had known you were there! I would have loved to meet you! I'm not even much of a basketball fan, but that game was INCREDIBLE. I blogged about it, too!

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  15. You guys had such great tickets! I'm jealous. We're rooting hard for OKC down here!

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  16. Y'all are SO fun!! What a great date night!!

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  17. Sweet y'all met the Super Fan! He does that for every Pacers & Colts games! He's on twitter, just look up Super Fan Colts...but yes finally a good game for the gold & blue! I've been a Nervous Nelly throughout the playoffs! Nothin' I love saying more than BEAT THE HEAT!!!!!!!!

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  18. I'll be honest, I'm not a bball fan but I will watch the playoffs if they are on tv around me. We also have a guy similar to the pacers fan who comes to all the Blues hockey games:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/15/sports/hockey/15cheer.html?ref=bretthull&_r=0

    Its aways a fun time!

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  19. Such a good game!! Last night totally should have been a win. :( I feel like the Heat are like the Yankees or the Pats-unless you're a fan of the team you probably can't stand them! Hahaha

    Kari

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    1. UGH- I know, I stayed up entirely too late watching that game last night. Hopefully they can get it together!! ;)

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  20. I am so jealous! Pretty sure I'd win wife of the year if I scored Pacers tickets for Jason - especially since we live nowhere near Indy! :) You look so cute, per usual.

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  21. This looks like so much fun!! See you two do get out. Haha. :)

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  22. That is so much fun!! I'm not a big NBA person and really only like teams that I know someone on the team. we are cheering for the Pacers right now b/c we know 2 ppl in the front office.

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  23. This looks like so much fun! And holy crap, you and Jared are too stinkin' cute. That picture up there is a framer! Cutest couple award goes tooooo!

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