Harlem Globetrotters ticket giveaway

December 30, 2009
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Want to win tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters, coming to Conseco Fieldhouse on Jan. 18? The clown princess of basketball are still tossing buckets of water, making seemingly impossible shots, and harassing referees, all to the delight of audiences.

For a shot at a family four-pack of tickets, just post below, telling us the athlete you enjoy watching the most, purely for entertainment value. Your answer won't help you win--we’ll be picking one winner at random--but they should make interesting reading for the rest of us.   

Your thoughts?

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  • entertaining athletes
    Most entertaining ever? Muhammed Ali, maybe. Perhaps John McEnroe.

    Most entertaining currently? DeSean Jackson, perhaps, or Michael Oher, because of Blind Side.
  • Harlem Globetrotters
    I sawthe Globetrotters when I was a kid and want my kids to see these great performers.
  • Sir Charles
    Charles Barkley was botha great athlete and absolutely hilarious. You never know what will come out of Sir Charles' mouth. You may not always be able to understand what he's saying, but you know he's telling you the truth. The brutal truth. The things he says most wouldn't be caught dead saying, but with his size. . .I wouldn't mess with Sir Charles! He has never given a dull interview and was awesome on the court.
  • in lieu of circumstances
    Tiger Woods...I know I know this past month he has not been the man he proclaimed to us all. However, the occurences don't take away what he did on the golf course. As an avid golfer, 2008 US Open best performance by far. Lets hope we see him out there for the 2009 Masters!
  • Globetrotters
    Pete Rose
  • Past and present
    I honestly can't think of a single athlete I have ever enjoyed watching play any sport more than Michael Jordan back in his Chicago Bulls days. And, while I never particularly enjoyed watching him during HIS day...I love watching/listening to Charles Barkley in his commentator role.
  • Reggie Miller
    As a Pacers fan, I loved watching Reggie Miller play. The hate-hate relationship between him and the Knicks was awesome!
  • Mary Lou Retton
    I enjoy watching the talent that any gymnast has but especially Mary Lou because she was just so darn cute!
  • Entertaining Athlete
    Larry Bird
  • Ayrton Senna
    Ayrton Senna was a World Champion Formula One driver. His style and ability was nothing less than incredible. Tragically he lost his life in 1994 in a racing accident.
  • Tony Kanaan
    TK always has a smile on his face and gives a good interview even when he's knocked out of a race (which happened a lot last year)
  • Athlete
    The Williams sisters. Wow can they hit the ball!
  • Fran Tarkenington
    His moves on the field were like ballet!
  • Entertaining Athlete
    I think the most entertaining athlete to watch is the Minnesota Vikings Jared Allen when they interview him...that man is hilarious.
  • Colts
    I really can't limit it to one Athlete. The Indianapolis Colts (WHEN THE STARTERS ARE PLAYING)are my favorite. No show-boating, no drawing attention to themselves. They are a class act and all great athletes.
  • Steven Holcomb
    Driver of the 4 man bobsled team that call themselves "Team Night Train".
  • Jordan rules
    I still enjoy reruns of Chicago Bulls games during Michael Jordan's dominance. It seem like he provided "water cooler" moments in every game !
  • Tiger Wood
    As a perfectly awful golfer, what he does on the golf course amazes me.
  • Tiger's Entry Into NASCAR
    With his recent driving skills I look forward to Tiger's entry into NASCAR in a couple months.

    What? We all watch for the wrecks, right?
  • Globetrotters
    Globetrotters
  • Michael Phelps
    You can't help but to be excited watching him.
  • Bo Jackson
    He was not only a true 2 sport athlete but every time he stepped on the field there was a chance you would see something you had never seen before. Grace and power and an almost theatrical sense of timing. Even striking out he was electric.
  • GO BIG BLUE!
    John Wall always puts on a good show. It'll be interesting to see him play in the NBA.
  • Entertaining
    Bobby Knight
  • Sir LeBron
    LeBron is one of the most exciting players to watch. Imagine, he was fresh out of high school and immediately dazzled the sports world.
  • Love that filly
    Best female athelete of the year is Rachel Alexandra.
  • favorite athlete
    Swimmer Dara Torres
  • Iron Mike
    Mike Tyson. He dominated so many opponents.
  • Forget mainstream . . .
    Lance Armstrong. If you haven't seen some of the stages he has won, then your missing out. His racing has been electric and next year's tour looks to be more of that as he is now the team leader for his own team again. I love football, basketball, and running, but nothing gets my heart rate up like watching Lance blow by competitors on mountain passes or even in sprints after a mountainous stage!
  • Favorite Athlete
    Has to be Reggie Miller. He brought excitement and competition to the Pacer's game.
    He might become one of the last role models around, even though he is not perfect.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    I love to watch his amazing skills.
  • Favorite Athlete
    Chris Kramer for Purdue is consistently fun to watch play basketball, even if he hasn't hit a basket while on his knees for awhile.
  • Walter Payton
    Nobody played the running back position any better.
  • Michael Jordan
    "Air Jordan"! Enough said.
  • King James
    I think LeBron is great...he's funny and a great player!
  • Peyton Manning
    Peyton makes it look so easy. And even if things didn't work out as he hoped, he looks as if he planned it all along. True team player and athlete. Singer...not so much.
  • Sweet Lou Dunbar
    The curse of the Washington Generals.
  • Barry Bonds
    While he may have looked a little bizarre with that giant head of his by the end of his career, there was no one who would change the channel when he came up to bat.
  • Tiger
    It's still Tiger, on and off the course.
  • Glen Robinson
    I'm an IU guy but nothing tops watching Big Dog during his Purdue days. The way he carried PU to the Elite 8 was legendary. He is the best small forward ever in the Big Ten.
  • Reggie Miller
    Reggie was both an consumate athlete and entertainer!
  • Zenyatta
    If you saw the Breeders' Cup Classic, you know what I mean.
  • fav athlete
    My fav is Helio Castroneves...great personality and ambassador for racing...
  • Fav Athelete
    Troy Palamalou is my favorite athelete, he changes the game when he plays...
  • Harlem Globetrotters
    I went to see them when I was in high school (25+ years ago). I recently took my daughter to see them at Franklin Central High School. I never get tired of watching them play.
  • Reggie Miller in the NY game
    When Reggie Miller hit those 3's to beat NY in the last minute of a play-off game. Now that was spectacular. Seems like a long time ago but still fun to see the replays.
  • comments
    Terrific comments. Keep 'em coming. I'll be picking a winner this week.
    Lou
  • Most entertaining sports athlete
    Well, I'd have to say Reggie Miller back in the day. He was a great person/player and was always making surprise shots. He was very entertaining to watch!
  • Great Gretzkey
    Loved watching Gretzkey on the ice. Man could he score.
  • Gotta go with Bruce Lee
    For entertainment value, it's hard to beat Bruce Lee. He was lightning fast, had incredible form and real presence.
  • Michael
    I have not enjoyed an athelete in particular since Michael Jordan. Love to watch track and field and synchronized swimming.
  • Most entertaining
    Michael Jordan. You could always count on him for a good performance every game.
  • harlem globtrotters
    I would have to say John Mcenroe. He was so fun to watch with his temper tantrums!!!!
  • Harlem Gobetrotters
    Gotta love what they do! Not only are they great athletes, they pull off their stunts with ease. Great entertainment for all ages.
  • ticket winner picked
    A winner has been picked. See this week's IBJ A&E e-mail blast.

    Don't get the e-blast yet?

    Then click here -- www.ibj.com/newsletters -- to sign up. Not only does it include critically selected previews of upcoming events, but there's also a just-about-every-week ticket giveaway contest.

    Thanks for reading IBJ.

    --Lou
  • most entertaining athlete
    The most entertaining athlete was Pete Maravich. He was so great & really put his all in his games. I've never seen anyone play like him.
  • Alvin and the chipmunks
    Took the grandkids to chip wrecked and laughed all the way through it
  • Fab Five
    Watching Chris Weber and the fab five always gave a great performance!

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