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Big Ben Makes The Sporting News 10 Most Overpaid

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  1. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    Judaism is not a race. It is a religion.

    Most Jews today today are either of German or Spanish descent but are considered Semites much the same as the Muslims in the Middle East and Northern Africa with the general exception of the Muslims that are of Turkish or Iranian descent. Semitic people are identified by the language of their ancestors, with the primary Semitic language being Arabic.

    Hence the term Anti-Semite, which technically should be applied to Jews and Muslims and anyone else that is descendant of people whose primary language was one of the Semitic languages.


    Semitic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Linguistic Convergence and Areal ... - Google Book Search


    :hoops:
     
  2. Pwn Toney

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    Thanks, however Jewish as found in the dictionary is synonymous with the culture as well as the religion. Just as African-American culture is synonymous with the African-American race. Thus, making my facetious comment regarding the race card valid as I was careful not to reference Judaism it's self, but the Jewish culture/race.
     
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    Ben didn't want to be a Piston anymore. Time to move on....
     
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    Then why did he hang out in the Pistons lockerroom and go to dinner with the Pistons when Detroit played Chicago in the playoffs? He realized that he still wanted to be one of the guys.
     
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    Perhaps Ben was having regrets...
     
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    Hold on a second here! I thought this was all hypothetical.

    Are you guys telling me that Ben really left the Pistons? Wow.

    Well, at least we still have Uncle Cliffy and Chucky Atkins.

    And Chicago, buyer's remorse! :D
     
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    I agree.
     
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    We still have Cliffy and Chucky. See the Rotations thread.
     
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    Well whatever anyone thinks about whether Ben Wallace is overpaid now, one thing is certain. He wasn't overpaid by the Pistons. Not by a long shot. Not one little minute of playing time was he overpaid. So I guess that makes Joe real smart, and means that I watch alot of Bulls game in addition to my Pistons games.

    Big Ben will always be the face of the Pistons team I love the most. So there. :gun1:
     
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    I agree 100% Kim. Wanna go see Durant and Green this season? We can watch the Pistons take the kids to school.
     
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    Ben is just getting old.............numbers will go down. Only question, Will he earn his money in Chicago?? Probably not.........
     
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    Basically, the Bulls sigend him to give them 2 darn good seasons. They didn't want to wait for the 'ship any longer so they decided to spent tons of bucks on Ben's contract so that he'd get them over the top right away and once he started to decline, Tyrus Thomas, Noah and the other young fellas should fill his void. Last season, Ben showed he isn't his old self any longer and he was also not able to carry the team on his back defensively as he once used to. Also, an offense that features a frontcourt of dinosaur PJ Brown along with Ben simply can't work too well.
    I ecpect Ben to play decent one more year and after that one, he'll be only a shadow of his old self (that all of us loved so much) and we'll be more happy JoeD didn't sign him long term for big money than we alread are
     
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    Looks like Laimbeer's face is the one you love the most.
     
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    I used a play on Ben's name as my preferred password for years. This guy helped resurrect the franchise. I agree 100%. It's just fun needling The Low a little. :MusicBigGrin:
     
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    No no no. You misunderstand. Laimbeer is my avatar not because he is my favorite Piston, but because he is Totally Hot. Have you seen that video "This is the Moment"? Totally Hot. It's a girl thing.

    Hell, he's still hot.

    Point taken however. Let me be perfectly clear.
     
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    Since when is four years long term? It's one year over a rookie contract.
     
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    Pistons have not been able to win since Ben left. Could not win in his last year here either so who knows.

    The Finals run was too dang short. Two years, 1 title. Too short.
     
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    I'm smiling ear to ear. You're great Kim! :D
     
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    The Pistons did not have a superstar just a bunch of very good guys. We did have arguably the best coach in the league, so the Pistons had a superstar coach. Flip was just not as much of a nuisance as LB. The whole situation confuses me especially the fact that I thought Flip would help improve this team.
     

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