I'm watching last night's Pacers-Heat game, which I've sort of spoiled for myself. I saw the Pacers won on Facebook, but I didn't see the score. It's a very good win. Not as good as it would be in Miami, but I'll take beating the Heat anywhere.
Not really related to anything else, but I'm also not sure how I feel about the crowd last night. There seemed to be a pretty even split between people rooting for the Pacers and people rooting for the Heat. I doubt that many people from Miami made the trip to Indy for a game on a Monday night. So, apparently, the Pacers aren't getting the crowds they should because they are much, much improved, but bandwagon fans that just want to see the Wade-LeBron thing will get a ticket. Still, there were more boos for the Heat than there probably would have been two years ago. Or even just one year ago. So, it's progress, I suppose.
Also, I'm happy to say that Jeff Foster looks like he might be on the Austin Croshere plan. Beloved workman player that finds a home on the Pacers broadcast. I like Croshere a lot, but I think Jeff Foster will prove to be even more popular and might end up bumping Croshere off the team. Or, since they got rid of Stacy Paetz, maybe they'll take off the new blonde girl* and just have the pregame crew of Croshere-Foster. Apparently they are still great friends. Could be worth trying.
*The new girl, Brooke Olzendam (yes, I had to look it up), is no Stacy Paetz. Stacy did a phenomenal job being the sideline reporter, along with being on the pre- and post-game shows. She added good information and talked like she really knew the game and the team. Which she most likely did, as she talked about playing basketball when she was a student at WeBo. Or Western Boone, as people from outside this part of Indiana would know it. And maybe that basketball/local knowledge had something to do with it, but I think Stacy is hotter than the new girl. Not that that's the deciding factor, but it's there for whatever it's worth.
It's halftime now when I'm watching the game, so I need to watch this second half. I'm guessing it would be nailbiter if I didn't