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  1. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Zoso

    Right. But then why doesn't he see the Pistons challenging San Antonio? If we are the same team as last year and came within minutes of beating them and there are no questions regarding our team then he should view us as a serious challenge to the Spurs.
     
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    Darth,

    Kerr, along with Sean Elliott, have been notorious Spurs slappys since they played with them. They can do no wrong in thier eyes. I seriously doubt that he would believe that any team could challenge the Spurs for the title. The only way to get to a guy like Kerr is to "Smack him in the mouth with the trophy". Nothing short of that would get the message across. :nod:
     
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    **I'm picturing this...it's a beautiful thing**


    :first::yield:
     
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    puertoricanballer First Round Draft Pick

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    They are going to find out when the Stones smack'em in their mouth with the trophy. (Thanks Sheed, this quote is a classic). And speaking about Sheed, beign 20 lbs lighter and playing ala Garnett will be good for him, since he love to play facing the rim.
     
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    Kerr's ratings

    One thing I found surprising is that he doesn't even have the Sonics making the playoffs. Hmmmm.
     
  6. himat

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    I have very little doubts after i heard how motivated Sheed' was. Ever since he came he basically just gave us that edge. As for the pistons not being on the top I like it. Just gives me something more to enjoy after we take our trophy back.
     
  7. M4Babbie

    M4Babbie Second Round Draft Pick

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    I hate Steve Kerr... For many reasons. Thankfully I dont have to hear himself contridict himself, until The Pistons play on TNT(where I'll most likely just mute it and turn the radio on) I bet he didnt even type the article.
     
  8. Griffin

    Griffin First Round Draft Pick

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    You can't let anything Steve Kerr says get under your skin. It's not worth your high blood pressure.

    I used to get angry at these jokers before we won the championship, because in my head and heart I knew the Pistons were better than the national Power Rankings said they were, even though I had nothing to prove it. But now, after two trips to the Finals, I know I was right and they were wrong.

    I understand how it goes. You get angry at these guys because they are basically paid to spout uninformed BS from their mouthes. It's not fair or right.

    This Piston team's legacy seems to be largely intertwined with the word r-e-s-p-e-c-t. It's true of the players, it's true of their fans. We don't want these guys remembered for being anything less than great. Being remembered as Lucky Underdogs won't do, nor will being called a nice tough team. We want these guys to be remembered as The Toughest, most Unbreakable team that ever played the game. That legacy has not yet been entirely fulfilled, but they're close.

    And we wonder why jagoffs like Kerr and Legler and Greg Anthony and Walton can't see how close they are.

    I understand why it's frustrating. But just remember man, we know a hell of a lot more about this team than those guys do.
     
  9. MotownPride

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    Didn't Greg Anthony pick the Pistons last year?

    Speaking of which...I wonder if Stephen A. Smith will return to the ESPN sports announcer team for Shootaround.
     
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    I belive Anthony did pick the Pistons last season. But I'm glad Griffin posted that because I wasn't sure on the spelling of "jagoff." I didn't know if it was a hyphenated word or simply one word. :)
     
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    Winless Wonders Starter Forum Donor

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    Alot of you guy's get bent out of shape way too easily. Like I really care what some sleb like Kerr or Leiger think. That's why the games are played.

    We have a lot to prove this year. We are not going to get much attention early on because most feel that LB made this team and not the players. As stupid as it sounds because the players are the one playing the games it is the truth. People are not going to believe until we are holding the trophy again. Nothing new. You guy's should be used to it by now.:)
     
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    This Tony Meija guy on cbssportsline thinks Chauncey is the 8th best pointgaurd in the entire league, and Kerr thinks we're not a top 5 team. This is where our team excels guys, we all are not happy right now, and we won't be for along time till the end of the Finals. I really think this team can turn into a Dynasty, because they are not your average great team we took a different route and the Pistons players will never give up, and they will always have each others backs. I can't wait like 9 months for us to have a chance to win the trophy again.
     
  13. Griffin

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    Anthony is a notorious waffler. But I seem to recall he liked Indy before The Cup was thrown.
     
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    Three Eastern Conference teams (Miami is at #5) in the top 5. What is going on here? Is the power shifting?
     
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    Bill,

    As soon as Shaq arrived, yep, it did.

    I love the East. Big men playing hard nosed basketball. Get that weak West Coast Showtime jive OUTTA HERE! :bolt:
     
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    The Spurs are an East team trapped in a West city.
     
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    Yes they are, and the pistons are a team that is trapped in a league that doesn't work hard.:ohwell:
     
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    Pistons not contenders??

    NBA Predictions from New York Times:

    http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2005/10/31/sports/20051101_westcaps.html
    West

    Title Contenders
    1. Spurs 2. Nuggets(!)

    Playoff Bound
    3. Suns 4. Rockets 5. Mavs 6. Grizz 7. Warriors

    Playoff Bubble
    8. Sonics 9. Kings 10. Wolves

    Lottery Bound
    11. Lakers 12. Jazz 13. Clippers 14. Blazers 15. Hornets

    http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2005/10/31/sports/20051101_east_caps.html
    East

    Title Contender
    1. Heat

    Playoff Bound
    2. Pacers 3. Pistons 4. Nets 5. Cavs 6. Bulls 7. Wiz

    Playoff Bubble
    8. Bucks 9. Knicks 10. 76ers

    Lottery Bound
    11. Celtics 12. Magic 13. Hawks 14. Raptors 15. Bobcats

    Good fuel for the fire. I like our boys playing with a chip on their shoulder.
     
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    New ESPN Power Rankings Out

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/powerranking?season=2006&week=1

    I was actually checking this last night - when you normally clicked the link it had week=0 ... well I put week=1 and watched it update last night. Stein had the Pistons #1 until about 3 AM ... interesting how he changed his mind at the last second.
     

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