Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by blueadams, Dec 19, 2012.
If Lebron ran into Blocko, it's 50/50 on whether it would be a charge or blocking foul.
Makes me wonder how many times Stuckey have slammed into Blocko.
They had to upgrade after he popped Big Ben.
Just a side note. I wonder if one on one basketball could be improved by adding 4 of these inflatable defenders on the court. The rule would be that if the offensive player touches them, it is an offensive foul. If the defender touches one, it would be a defensive foul. It would allow you to use them as screens. Loser of the previous game gets to position them.
Also, it would be really satisfying to punch and/or kick them after a loss.
Not a very interesting article and over a week old but it's Forbes so it better be posted somewhere.
City Vs. Suburbs: Where Should The Detroit Pistons Call Home? - Forbes
The Palace is a great arena, and I'm not sure how you could justify building another one, but it would be great if the Pistons were downtown.
On a side note, I spent the holidays in Detroit, and I was really impressed with downtown.I haven't been down there for years. I had tons of fun. Downtown Detroit's a seriously underrated neighborhood.
On the downside, I was shocked watching the local news. What's wrong with these people? If I told people in Seattle half of the stories I heard watching one single Detroit evening news broadcast, they wouldn't even believe me.
I bet Dumars has several advanced scouts spending time evaluating Blocko Man.
It's a good thing Blocko wasn't dressed for the game that Time Slava got picked to shoot the free throw.
Blocko is solid from the line. I think Slava would still have been the chosen one.
I saw a stat yesterday that 50% of people in Detroit are functionally illiterate. That doesn't sound like an audience that can afford $100 per person evenings with Joe Dumars and the Pistons.
Even with Salt-n-Peppa holding down the halftime show, that's a steep price to pay.
These people need something to cheer for and bring them together.
It's Tom & Joe's moral obligation to give it to them.
I seriously doubt that I would go to very many games if they moved downtown. Too much gridlock - esp trying to get there through rush hour during the week. At the Palace its in an out. You save so much time and aggravation. I actually live closer to Detroit than Auburn Hills but its worth the extra drive to save all that traffic grief
Unless they are also financially illiterate.
Not to be total brutal and an jerk.... but with the way the prices of going to the games have gone up like they have.... anybody that can afford to actually go to the games is going to be able to afford to get to the games in Auburn Hills. As Max said the distance may be more then going to a game downtown, but the ease of on and off the express way and such more then makes up for the distance in time saved.
Detroit has way bigger issues then trying to get another new stadium downtown. IF the owners want to pay the whole bill ok, but if anything I'd say the Wings would be smarter to build an arena near the Palace, or the two teams team up and build a new duel purpose stadium near the Palace. Now from a heart feel... I hope that the Wings stay in the city... FWIW.
You can go online right now and get lower bowl seats for $20 to any home Pistons game.
Piston's tickets start at 10 bucks or you can buy some stuff at Meijer and get free tickets (Meijer Free Ticket Zone Program | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE DETROIT PISTONS)
If you get a quality halftime show like MC Hammer, it's worth it right there.
Can't touch this.
I wonder how many fans just show up for the halftime concert and then leave.
Seeing MC Hammer for free is way too expensive for me.
He actually makes sense for the Pistons as halftime entertainment.
When he sings "You Can't touch this"...He's just letting the Piston faithful know that the
current squad isn't ready for the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
It's way harder to get to the Palace from Ann Arbor than it would be to get to downtown. Too much traffic in the Detroit subs.
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