The Boston-fest that is this weekend got off to a good start as the Blue and Gold hopped up off the mat with a rousing win over the defending champion Celtics tonight. Apparently the NBA season started without anyone realizing it. The Pacers also resigned Danny Granger to a long term deal this week. All of this is significant for two reasons: 1. It puts Boston fans in a bad mood. The Celts are the only team they have left right now, as many have written off the Pats. 2. It fulfills our obligation to talk about the Pacers for a few weeks. Look, we love the guys, but there's only so much energy to be invested, and until the football season is out, they are second fiddle. On the bright side, the Hoosiers will lose 20 games this year, so they have a chance to gain traction in our lives again. Now we've reminded you all that we do love the Pacers so no one can charge us with being bandwagoners when they pull it together and get good again. We paid to see a game last year. That indemnifies us. Anyone who paid to watch the 07-08 Pacers gets a life time pass on the Pacers wagon. Speaking of IU, which I was ever so briefly, how long is it before we start to see LYNCH LYNCH t-shirts. Good lord, man. Losses to Central Michigan and Ball State at home in the same season? Forget 'Defend the Rock'. Just call it, "Come in and piss all over the rock, please! We do it on a weekly basis!". Note to self: NEVER HIRE THE INTERIM COACH PERMANENTLY.