Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mike Wells Wrote a Crappy Article, Bad Writing Blamed

In another year of the Indiana Pacers continuing struggle to win a game, let alone close games, I can understand that the Pacers' beat writer at the Indianapolis Star, Mike Wells, might have a difficult time coming up with new article titles to say how the Pacers lost. However, this one takes the cake.

Pacers lose to Spurs 99-81, lack of offense blamed

(NOTE - This is the headline for the article online last night. The headline was evidently changed overnight for the print edition and now reads, "Offense leaves Pacers." Someone must be reading this site!)

Lack of offense blamed? No shit, Sherlock! That is similar to saying the Pacers lost because they didn't score as much as their opponent. Or, Bob Kravitz is a hack. Or even, Tony Kornheiser is a fucktard. What a shocking revelation!!!!!

What little momentum the Indiana Pacers had going into their trip came to halt the past couple of nights.

The Pacers, who have a lot of ground to make up to make the playoffs, started the second half of the season the same way they finished the first half, with a loss.

The Pacers are the second-worst team in the Eastern Conference at 15-27. Amazingly, they are only 4 1/2 games out of the 8th playoff spot. I don't see 4 1/2 games are a lot of ground with 40 games remaining. Do you?

The San Antonio Spurs outplayed the Pacers in every facet in their 99-81 victory at the AT&T Center on Tuesday night.

So it was more than just lack of offense then, huh?

The 81 points were the Pacers' lowest total in more than two months. They've lost seven straight to the Spurs in San Antonio.

OK, so it was just shitty offense?

Couldn't you also blame the defense for letting their opponent score 99 points?

The Pacers had no answer for Tim Duncan and guard Manu Ginobili.

Duncan scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in just 27 minutes. Ginobili made the Pacers pay for slow defensive rotations by making all four of his 3-point attempts. He finished with 26 points on 8-of-10 shooting.

Yep!

I think Mike would have been better off to say, "poor offense blamed." The only real "lack of" in this article is good writing.

I know this is a Pacers article and a Pacers beat writer, but I am offended that Mike couldn't spare a sentence to mention that the Spurs' George Hill, formerly of Broad Ripple High School and IUPUI star, scored seven points in 22 minutes or even get a quote from the Indianapolis-native? Come on, Mike! I know you have a tougher job dealing with the losing Pacers than some of your colleagues who cover the Colts, but quit being a fucktard and do your job right.

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