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Pacers May Freeze in Conseco Against Hawks

Posted by Pacers Boy On November - 17 - 2008

The Pacers may freeze not because of their playing, but our inside sources say there is no heat in Conseco Fieldhouse. A piece of equipment broke today that cools down the steam supplied by IPL to heat Conseco. It must be plugged up or something, as it is almost 10 years old, because they turned on the heat and after a while noticed there wasn’t any heat for the Pacers! Maybe it will be like playing back in the ABA at Pepsi Coliseum.

Now take this with a grain of salt, but they don’t think the heat will be working by tomorrow. The Indiana Pacers did have a early Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless today and it didn’t look very cold, so we’ll see. But, if it is 40 degrees in Conseco, what else besides leg warmers is Danny Granger going to be wearing?

Moon boots?

Granger’s XMas Present Coming Early This Year

Posted by Pacers Boy On November - 3 - 2008

While at the game, I shuddered when Paul Pierce fell on Danny’s head as he was lying on his stomach, causing his face to be smashed into the court. I gasped out loud at the sight of it. When he got up, I saw a glimpse of a black spot on his teeth and said to the wifey, “I think he may have lost a tooth!” Little did I know that he lost two teeth and they were shattered in little tiny pieces, leaving a toothless and somewhat fanged Danny (Dracula) Granger running to the locker room.

Right after the TV timeout he was back helping to beat the snot out of the defending world champions. With such a great and hard fought game, and Granger just signing a 5 year extension, it was really nice to see Granger give that extra effort . . . and give those teeth for the win! I think it was Jarret Jack who said afterwards in the locker room that the first thing he thought of was that song “All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.” Danny’s Christmas will be a little early this year.

Danny Granger Signs Contract Extension

Posted by Pacers Boy On November - 1 - 2008

With barely any time left, the Pacers signed a contract extension with Danny Granger. The Indy Star has reported it is a five year extension beginning next year, and it’s worth $60 to $64 million. That is fair market value for Danny and the Pacers would have probably paid more if they let Danny go into free agency tomorrow. The amount of money and number of years really doesn’t matter that much because this needed to be done. It’s good that Granger felt the same:

“I’m very happy we were able to get an extension done. I’d like to thank the Simons, Larry Bird, David Morway, Jim O’Brien, the assistant coaches, my teammates and the entire Pacers’ organization. I’m very excited about the direction our team is going and I’m glad that I can have a part in the future of this franchise. I think we can have something very special here.”

Danny’s manager, Mark Bartelstein, also had some positive comments.

“You have a great emerging player. I think the Pacers are trying to rebuild the franchise and I think to let Danny get into restricted free agency when you never know what could happen, I think it was a terrific move on their part to get Danny locked up. It shows how much he means to them.”

Larry Bird said that Danny Granger is a very good player, very important part of their future, and a great young man on and off the court. It’s pretty hard to disagree with any of that. Thanks for sticking with us Danny.

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