Introducing: Eight Points, Nine Seconds

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.

Tags: Anchorman Henry Abbott Kevin Arnovitz Reggie Miller TrueHoop Network

  • Royce

    Welcome to the party. Your gift basket is on the way.

  • Smiley

    13 points, 35 seconds. Do work, son.

  • Cornrows

    Hell yeah! Love the name as much as the blogger. Always love your perspective, Jared and now you’ll be forced to offer it up regularly. Good news for Pacer fans!

  • mel

    Hooray for you! I hate professional basketball but I love you.

  • Adam

    As a fellow Reggie Miller aficionado, this has to be the best name for a blog of all time. I’ll drop in often to reminisce about Reg and to keep an eye on my favorite non-Laker — Danny Granger. Congrats, Jared.

  • kester

    A new blog by the infamous and talented JayRedd…this is the best news I’ve had all week. No, wait. When I found out I wasn’t going to Kuwait Tuesday, that was better. But this is real good. Congratulations, Jay. Heartfelt. This is mighty nice.

    And once again, a nifty name.

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  • Mourning

    Good to see you here, Jay. I’ll be checking your blog regularly. Goodluck!

  • Gyron

    Congrats on the new Blog JayRedd.

  • Mr. Dillon

    Good luck even though I think you are a smart asch most of the time.

  • Josh Dhani

    Congrats man! Glad to have another Pacers blog here with Cornrows and Pacers Pulse. Welcome to a whole new generation of Pacers blogs!

    Josh Dhani