Ep. 42: Aaron Eamer

Aaron Eamer was in his Las Vegas hotel tuned to a random NBA game in 2004. Eamer, a native of Bristol, England, was just visiting but he loved the game and decided he would become a fan of whichever team won.

Indiana Pacers 90, New Jersey Nets 80

The Pacers won, and gained a fan for life in the process.

Though he lives 4,000 miles away, Eamer calls the Pacers his favorite team — of any sport — will get looks from friends when he chooses the NBA over other sports and activities.

Eamer recently spent 17 days in Indianapolis to see his favorite team during a favorable homestand, catch a few Colts games, and to see the town showcased on FOX Sports Indiana television broadcasts. Unfortunately for him, many of the Pacers games were when Paul George sat out due to injury — and a Colts game where quarterback Andrew Luck was out.

He already has tickets and plans to attend the Pacers’ game in London against the Denver Nuggets in January.

Before he returned to England, we sat down in the Pacers gift shop to discuss the Pacers, his fandom, and following the team abroad.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Becoming a Pacers fan
  • Joy and challenges of following the Pacers across the pong
  • How a two-hour trip is thought of as a “journey” over there
  • How playing video games adds to his fandom
  • On the poor ticket-buying process for the Global Games

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