This here post marks the official launch of Eight Points, Nine Seconds, an ESPN TrueHoop Network blog devoted to the Indiana Pacers.
Some of you may know me as the dope that runs the general NBA blog Both Teams Played Hard, which is the obscure internet locale where I have been writing/rambling incomprehensibly/making bad jokes/quoting Ron Burgundy for the past couple of years. I will continue to write over there (although likely with less regularity for the near-term), but going forward I will be spending most of my time here trying to pass along all the best Pacer news and insights I can uncover. All tips, emails, stories, videos, photos, insights and other Pacer-related thoughts you have are always welcome. My contact info is over there on the right somewhere.
Most Indiana fans over the age of 14 will fondly remember the play that inspired the name of this site. If you need a refresher on the nine seconds that immortalized Reggie Miller and firmly stamped the Pacers as a team to be reckoned with in the ’90s, head over here and watch. Since I named my last site after my favorite NBA press conference of all time, I figured I may as well carry on tradition and name this one after my favorite NBA moment of all time.
I’ll put together some more background info on my relationship with the Pacers and what you can expect to see around these parts in the hours and days to come but, for now, all you really need to know is that Eight Points, Nine Seconds is now here to talk all-Pacers, all-the-time.
Thanks to Henry Abbott of TrueHoop, Kevin Arnovitz of Clipperblog and everyone else in the TrueHoop Network who helped get this thing started. (BTW, you can follow the NBA blog network that the really cool kids are calling The TSN via @TrueHoopNetwork on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.)
The crowd reaction really ties it all together. They already know it’s coming. The agony is tangible.