Okay, I currently work at a liquor store in Fishers until school starts. I, like many of you, have been supporting the blue and gold through the ugly times. I am a member of Area 55 (the rockstar). Well, I wear my #33 jersey at work whenever the Pacers are in action, and I get dogged by patrons for following the "thug team". Fairweatherville, IN (aka the city of Indianapolis and it's "sports fans") hasn't gotten the message bout Indiana. We need to start spreading the word, and getting the hype back in this city. If ever you have the opportunity to don Pacer attire when the pacers are/aren't playing, do it!!! And when they ask you why you're following the "thug team", very politely/condescendingly tell them whats up. I've been nice so far, but one ignorant asshole just deserved to be made to look like an ignorant asshole.
So far, I've talked to many of our customers. Some have told me I inspired them to watch the blue and gold on TV. Others have actually attended a Pacer game, came back, and thanked me for talking them into going. Every little bit helps, but if enough people get into this sort of deal, then I think we might give a little push that Pacer nation needs.
If you have a story where you put someone back on the bandwagon, please post below.
GO PACERS! FIRE JOB!