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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by roscoe36, Apr 27, 2007.
DREW SHARP: Pistons officially fixated on refs
The Pistons shutting up just isn't gonna happen. Watching other stars on equally talented teams (read - Shaq, Wade, ect.) not getting the calls will unravel this team again. I applaud Sharp for his column..
This BS against the Pistons has been going on since the playing days of Zeke. All good Pistons teams, except in the Brown era, were subjected to this league bias against them. When Brown was the coach it was mitigated out of the leagues respect? for Brown. AJ may be able to turn things around, but short of a league poster boy, as long as Stern is running the league this is how it will be.
From Matt Dery's blog
Is this sarcasm or actual angst against the FREEP writers?
I don't know what it is, but I'm with Dery. Drew is a complete joke and waste of everyone's time. He's the armageddon type of guy - the end is near, the end is near!!! Everything is bad. More about the article. I think Pistons have been doing what they needed in the playoffs to get the wins, so why start this nonsence? They said they'll play better in the playoffs - and they are doing it. I know there is room for improvement, but they put in more effort, they are more consistent and they do the little things needed. I'm sure when it matters, they'll keep their mouths shut and not give up additional points, etc.
I think deep down inside, the refs like Sheed because he gives them a chance to be on stage.
Little too much ado for me. Sheed's tech was a Sheed tech. Nothing to be done except protect him when you can and ride him when he gets going. Newsflash - Sheed gets techs. Dice's was, well, pretty incomprehensible. Nine out of ten times nothing gets called. And DD and Rip? I liked them both. Nice scrappy, forearm shiver kinds of techs. Both well deserved and both messages sent and received.
The one on Rip was lame. Howard should have been T'd up for pushing him, but he already had one earlier in the game, so the refs didn't want to run him. I don't mind that, but if that's the situation, you can't T up the other guy alone. Just let it go without any techs on anyone.
From my point of view it looked like Rip was deliberately trying to draw a double-technical to get Howard ejected, and the referees weren't buying it.
Agree - probably should have been both or none. But it's nice to see Rip dishing it out a little rather than always picking himself up off the floor.
Rip is one guy I would rather not see in the scrum.
Only because he is built more like a Fly-Half than a Prop right?
Crazy Cannuckian! I thought you were comparing him to some sorts of aircraft until I clicked on the links! :nerd2:
Me too. "Under modern rules non-specialists are not allowed to play as props (or hooker) as specialist skills are required to assure the scrum does not collapse, a situation which can be very dangerous sometimes resulting in crushing or breaking of the neck and spine." Specialist skills as in having a neck as big around as my leg. I guess that makes Rip more of a fly-half. But a spunky one.
"Under modern rules non-specialists are not allowed to play as props (or hooker) as specialist skills are required to assure the scrum does not collapse, a situation which can be very dangerous sometimes resulting in crushing or breaking of the neck and spine." or delicate, twice broken beak. Learn something new every day. :nerd2: Thanks, I think.
It is an old bit. Notice though that when they do call the refs out they usually start getting better calls? I am glad they do not roll over and take it. All teams work the refs. We just have Sheed which stands out. At least no Piston threw their mouthpiece into the stands.
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