We published an article on True Blue Fans this morning regarding recent events with the Colts and the NFL. Here's an excerpt of the first paragraph. Click the link and check out the rest. Enjoy!
November 19th, 2004 is a day that will live in infamy for Indiana sports fans. That night, former Indiana Pacer Ron Artest and others climbed into the stands and fought with fans during an early-season game against the Detroit Pistons after a fan threw a cup of beer on Artest while he lay on the scorers’ table. In the years following, there were several brushes with the law linked to the Pacers, including players like Jamaal Tinsley, Marquis Daniels and Shawne Williams. This kind of behavior does not sit well with the laid back landscape of Indiana and its fans. The fans had enough of it. The use of the word “thug” was rampant when talking about the Pacers. Any little thing that would happen with the organization – even if tempers naturally flared during a game – would send fans ranting about the “thugs” the Pacers had on their team. So, although it led to struggles on the court, the Pacers front office got rid of all of the players who had trouble off of the court....(click link to view the rest)