A Very Interesting Stat Indeed

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  1. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    Our beloved Pistons this year are

    13-1 in back to back games
    0-6 in stand alone games

    Also, let me be the first? one on the board to wish each and everyone of you a most joyous and happy holiday season and new year.

    PISTONS CORNER: Aboard a motivational thrill ride

    :)

    :hoops:
  2. MotownPride

    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    Now that's just weird. Hard to explain that one.
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    Another curious stat...the Pistons are 9-1 in Fri & Sat night games and 4-6 in the others

    Reminded me of lyrics to an old tune:

    "Nothing matters but the weekend"...The Kings
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    That is a crazy stat.

    Its also crazy that they've played 14 back-to-backs compared to only 6 stand alones.

    Call me crazy, but I don't think Stern likes the Pistons. We'd better be careful or else he might start changing league rules to hurt us. Nah, he wouldn't do that would he?
  5. max

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    Reason for the Pistons leading the league in back-backs is availability of the Palace.

    Each year teams submit which days they can accomodate home games and the league sends back a schedule that the teams approve. So Piston management approved the 22 back-backs ( 44 games ).
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    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    I prefer to blame it on a Stern conspiracy. Its sexier than "scheduling conflict". :laugh:
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    Indy is a road stand alone. It's time to snap out of that. They're playing fine now. A little too much CB maybe and not enough Brahma.
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    dba All-Star Moderator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Last year they were a 0.500 team on Saturday night. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday were their worst days. I think Nazr has thrown off the essential biological astral stuff that determines winning in the NBA.
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    "To come out and play against these elite teams, I don't worry about that," Tayshaun Prince said. "When you're playing ... guys that are below .500, those are the games that we throw away."

    This is what has always bothered me about Taz...no gut-check attitude where one would say, "we should win all of them...no excuses."

    This is just a systemic attitude that this team starts each game with...both home and away. Can anyone even dream of AI saying this?

    JD has a serious problem on this ball club and he best find a take charge guy quick.

    These guys may get away with this attitude in the "attitude" East, but when time rolls around in meeting the West teams, you can hang it up.
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    pass99, I think you misinterpreted Tay's quote. He wasn't saying that they happily, intentionally throw away games against .500 teams. It just happened last week and now they will address it.
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    Yeah, that's the same thing I got from it.
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    Nazr has a relative who prays to Allah at Friday night prayers. After Saturday Allah is too busy dealing with other wordly issues and forgets about the Pistons until the following Friday night.

    :gun1:
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    Let's try not to mock anyone's religion, ok?
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    It's ok to mock Chris McCosky, though, right? :)
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    Yeah after reading some of his stuff I find myself saying "Oh jesus" a lot
    oops... sorry Chris we'd love to have your valuable input here.
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    I re-read his quote a number of times and you might be right. Still, it certainly would be nice to see some follow up questions when you get a chance to find out some explanations. If the beat writers are clueless, then it would be OK for Taz to show that he might be able to add some perceptions on the teams reaction. I don't mean he has to point fingers, or even hand out the traditional excuses. I hear he is a perceptive fellow, and he is a college graduate...but, does any of this add to any enlightenment to an awful lot of questions that are being asked?

    For all we can surmise from this group (the players), there is the distinct possibility that the ball boy is a phi beta kappa from the Sloan School of Business at MIT and is secretly calling all the shots from the GM on down.
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    This is good stuff. :pound:

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