What the Deuce: Back Online!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Back Online!

Its been quite some time since I have posted. Between law school exams, starting a new job, and being tired I haven't been online much. But now that I have a week off and some time to hang out, I'm back online! Lot of things have happened in the last month and half, so here goes:

Dee-troit Basketball!

Had the chance to see the Pistons live today! I hadn't been to a home game this year and luckily, my trip home happened to coincide with Game 7. I scored a ticket for under face, sat with some Cavs fans who were surprisingly civil (they were from Columbus which is worse than Cleveland). Rasheed said the atmosphere was going to be bananas, and it was, complete with a guy dressed in a banana costume. Definitely peanut butter jelly time! Anyway, my thoughts from the game and series as a whole:

1. Pistons defense is good as it was last season. The reason they struggled was because their offense is completely lost. They haven't moved the ball around as well as they did during the regular season and Chauncey isn't Chauncey.

2. I was never sold on Flip Saunders. I think he's too much of a player's coach and technically not as sound as LB. Although he was a drama queen (or is it king?), LB was technically sound. I really liked that he involved Ben Wallace in the offense. I think Ben plays better when he gets touches on offense. In games 4, 5, and parts of 6, Mike Brown, a rookie coach, outcoached Saunders, a veteran. The Pistons didn't adjust on offense when Cleveland jumped the pick and roll. Hubie Brown made a great observation during game 6 that the Pistons weren't going into the post enough, exploiting the mismatch, when Cleveland put its bigs on Billups. I just don't understand if Saunders had strategical reason for not going in the post or if he missed the adjustment competely.

3. Today was a microchosm of the series - when the Pistons focused, they were unstoppable. When they relaxed, Cleveland made runs to pull close.

4. The Pistons ran the elbow curl for Rip today. They need to do it more.

5. My experience at the Palace today was good for the most past, but it also reminded why I want a private box. I had the enjoyment of watching some guy get into a fight with a woman three times his size cause she wouldn't sit down in her seat after he repeatedly asked her politely to sit down. The reason she didn't sit down - cause her fat ass couldn't fit into the seat. This led me to create a list of the fans which I hate siting next to during an event (a list I'll post later).

Michigan Gets Luxury Boxes!

Hippies, go cry in your soy milk, cause we're getting boxes! This is the best thing that could happen to Michigan's Athletic Department. The boxes will bring in revenue to support other sports and that is critical to Michigan having success in sports. Its a known fact that football funds the non revenue sports and anything that helps bring more money in via football is a good thing.

Detroit Tigers

Brent says it better than I do.

That's it for now. More to come tomorrow


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