(Yes, I stole the title from Pacers' postgame host Eddie White)
Following last night's win in Utah, the Pacers had quite the ordeal getting to San Antonio. Due to poor weather conditions there, the team plane was forced to fly into Houston, and then take a three-hour bus trip to the hotel. Along the way, one of the buses broke down, the defroster malfunctioned, and the What-A-Burger was a Work-In-Progress. Mark Boyle, the Pacers' terrific play-by-play man, had the um... play-by-play:
Weather in San Antonio has forced us to land in Houston. 3 hour bus ride to SA, which puts us in the hotel around 7 AM. Love The Association— Mark Boyle (@Mark_J_Boyle) December 5, 2013
6:47 AM. Bus just broke down in the middle of nowhere on the way to San Antonio. Good times.— Mark Boyle (@Mark_J_Boyle) December 5, 2013
So now we find a What A Burger, and it's closed for construction?? This day is getting better and better. pic.twitter.com/ju5zCmtGcV— Mark Boyle (@Mark_J_Boyle) December 5, 2013
The window defroster issue was resolved, but it turned the bus into a sauna according to Pacers' PR guru David Benner:
View from the bus. Defroster not working. Really, what next? Hopefully not a vehicle in front of us. pic.twitter.com/4IOBLkOjqc— David Benner (@PacersDMB) December 5, 2013
Oh, and CJ Watson got locked into the bathroom on the actual team bus.
Between the Pacers' travel woes and the smoke nightmare in Mexico City which cancelled San Antonio's game last night, the Pacers and Spurs are probably eager to release some frustration on Friday.
Following a division-clinching an important win over Tennessee on Sunday, Reggie Wayne joined us to talk about another bounceback victory for the Colts.
Even though the Colts virtually assured themselves of the division crown, there are still major question marks with a couple of players, most notably fellow WR Darrius Heyward-Bey. DHB had an awful drop on a wide-open pass in Sunday's game, and we asked Reggie if the drops were fixable:
Trent Richardson, another struggling teammate, was relegated to backup duty behind Donald Brown. Although he only had five carries on Sunday, Reggie said that he's trying to work his way back up instead of pouting about his demotion:
Mike Silver of NFL.com reported last week that offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton was "under pressure" for Indy's slow starts. You have to go back to the win over Denver in October - the last game that Reggie Wayne played - to find the last touchdown scored by the Colts in the first half. Reggie opened up about Pep, the offense feeling pressure, and curing the slow starts:
On a lighter note, Reggie showed up wearing a t-shirt of a cartoon T-Rex shooting missles out of its claws (Query tweeted the photo). Even though I watched a ridiculous amount of 1980s cartoons as a kid, I couldn't figure out what show the t-shirt was from. Someone informed him that it was from the short lived Dino Riders:
You can hear the full show here. Join us every Tuesday from 5-6p at George's Neighborhood Grill at 71st & Bindford to see Reggie in person!