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! ;)