"About as funny as watching a child die of inoperable brain cancer" - a not-so-loyal reader
posted by Jack @ 6/20/2005 10:00:00 AM
Yeah, I was kinda wondering that myself.- Nips
If I was a coach in that huddle...if I was a player on that floor...if I was a fan in the stands...the ONLY thing I would have been concerned with (being up by 2 as they were) was where the F--- is Robert Horry. What does that happen? Seriously.
btw...the previous statement was posted by break of dawn.
It bears mentioning that ‘Sheed is getting absolutely brutalized on the sportstalk radio stations up here, and rightfully so. That is one of the most devastatingly boneheaded plays in the history of Detroit sports - no kidding, it’s right up there with Isiah’s pass that Bird stole in the ‘87 Eastern Conference finals. Considering the stakes, this braincramp was probably a little bit bigger. Just a devastating turn on events. This team has prided itself all through the playoffs on its ability to respond when their backs are against the wall. Well, they’ve put themselves in a near-impossible position now, having to win two consecutive games in a place where they haven’t won since Tim Duncan was at Wake Forest. Speaking of Duncan, no one should be more thankful to Horry than him, because the second that shot went in, the lead story of game 5 changed to that shot, instead of the fact that Duncan played the last 10 minutes of the game with both hands wrapped firmly around his own throat...
Sheed's defense on that inbounds play was Robert Horry-ble !!!- Bill Walton
With the series shifting back to San Antonio and Detroit having lost a "must-win" game, is anybody else reminded of 1990? Perhaps I'm desperately grasping for a correlation here (given the glorious results on that series) but go with me. By 1990, the Pistons had gone about a million games without a win on the road Portland...and, having lost Game 2 in Detroit (despite a monster game by James Buddha Edwards), their demise seemed eminant...at least to the 10-year-old basketball aficionado that I happened to be at the time. But, three games later the Pistons had successfully defended their championship. Fast-forward 15 years and the situation is similar, right? RIGHT?
The previous post was brought to you by the letters B-R-E-A-K O-F D-A-W-N.
All of what you said is true, except that I remember Bill Laimbeer having the huge game in game 2, as opposed to Buddha, cultivator of the finest fu manchu mustache since ... well, ever. Wait, I looked it up and Buddha and Lamb both had 26. Nice games for them. The thing I remember most about game 2, however, was the ridiculous foul called on Rodman that put Drexler at the line with like 2 seconds remaining to win the game, 106-105. They were the last two of Portland’s 41 free throw attempts, compared to the Pistons’ 23. I still remember feeling ridiculously angry about that game. And yes, the Pistons then won 3 straight in Portland, a place where they hadn’t won a game in something like 18 years (just looked it up again - they hadn’t won there in 17 years). So the situation IS similar. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself.
I'm not gonna argue with the statistical similarities you brought up, but situationally, I think this is way different. From what I remember about that 1990 series (which isn't much seeing as how its the first Finals I remember at all) the Pistons were simply a better team than the Blazers. I remember being entirely unsurprised by Detroit winning in 5. That isn't the case in this year's finals, where we have 2 fantastic teams that are basically equal. Home court's a big deal in a series like this, and while the Pistons are a good enough team to win in San Antonio, I just don't see it happening twice in a row on such a big stage. The Spurs are too good to let that happen. For the sake of B.O.D. and FU, let's hope I'm wrong.- Nips
'Preciate it, Nips. Hope, baby. Gotta keep the hope.
Wow. Game 7. Thursday night. My nipples explode with delight.(bonus points for whoever can name the movie)Also: I can't believe this is finally happening. The story makes for a PERFECT video game. I just hope they don't fuck it up. Toddger, do we trust Rockstar Games for this one?
I'm not sure what you're talking about, but I'd trust Rockstar with any game involving violence or homoeroticism. Also, why is no one talking about how much Duncan is getting dominated in this series? I love the guy, but honestly, he looks like a giant pussy against the pistons. Horry bailed him out in game five. And if it weren't for lucky breaks down the stretch to make him look good in game 6, he'd be worthless.
Dids, there may not be much talk in the national media, but up here, people have been astounded with the way Duncan has fallen apart and/or disappeared in the later stages of these last 4 games. Hell, even in games 1 and 2, he was extremely quiet. Not worthless, but you didn’t really notice him, either. But if the Spurs end up winning this series, thanks in ENORMOUS part to Robert Horry, Duncan will probably still go down as the greatest power forward of all time. I love the guy ... but I hope he and his teammates choke like Evan after an intense blowjob...
And the “this” I was talking about regarding Rockstar Games was this:http://www.rockstargames.com/thewarriors/I can’t believe I still haven’t bought the DVD. That needs to be remedied.
I think you may have answered your own question Dids. Everyone (besides marketing departments) loves Duncan and would feel bad about slamming the guy too much. Plus his #s haven't been THAT bad (dubble-dubble every game). He's just choking a little @ Nestle Crunch time. And I just noticed Fu wrote a better response to the Duncan question before I could get this posted. - Nips
Has anyone noticed that the Detroit Tigers are 2 games over .500??Break of Dawn
Well, it's just 1 game now. They just lost to the Twins. Still, they took 2 out of 3 in the Metrodome, a place where they've just been getting their brains beaten in for the last five years. But to answer your question, no, no one has noticed. Everything here has been about the Pistons ever since the finals started.
Is it too much to ask of the public to have varied interests?? Is it too much to root for both the Pistons AND the Tigers? Will the Lions be able to reach and thus have a home game at the Super Bowl this year? I have so many questions...
So much posting and I haven't been involved yet. I'm so ashamed.Also, I have nothing useful to say.
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