Trey Burke and the Jazz play at the Palace for the first and only time this season. Trey says he is excited to be playing in Michigan again.
Finally, a reason to actually watch a Piston game.
I'm a Jazz fan now. Light 'em up, Burke!
Gotta admit, I'm rooting for them, too. The Pistons simply aren't going anywhere this year.
@#$% you Joe Dumars!
Fu#% Joe D and his moronic draft picks, free agent signings and awful coaching hires.
Hope Burke puts up 30/8/8.
Why stop there? He migh as well have 30/10/10
It's about time for the NBA's first triple-triple.
Dumars has his flaws but his draft picks have been spot on the last 5-6 years.
But with East being as weak as it is they will make the playoffs. Go ham Trey!
Anyone have a link to a free online stream of the local broadcast for us out of towners?
There are a lot more trey fans than there are pistons fans
Hurts. At the time I was okay with losing, and just happy with the awesome run. The more time passes the more I realize how incredible that title would have been and how rare the opportunities are.
Refs were awful...
Adidas sucks. Can WE switch back to Nike?
Here's is the comparison via TeamRankings....
|Avg Score Margin||-6.7||-3.1|
|Pts in Paint/Gm||41.9||51.7|
|Effective FG %||48.1%||48.1%|
|Off Rebound %||25.7%||31.7%|
|Opp Effective FG %||51.1%||51.2%|
|Opp Pts in Paint/Gm||47.4||43.2|
Up 50. How does Dumars still have this job?!
The Fuck Dumars posts are always funny to me. If you're rooting for the Jazz, then you're really not a big Pistons fan, so why do you really care about Dumars?
One could have BEEN a big Pistons fan but is now thoroughly fed up with the Pistons franchise and the moronic personnel decisions made over the past 5+ years. I used to be a diehard Pistons fan. Tonight? i hope they lose 200-0. It's not like they are going anywhere this season, so losing will just help whoever is drafting next year anyway.
If you stopped liking them because they started losing, you were never a diehard fan.
Die Hard does not equal Die Never. No team has my allegiance so much that I could never fire their asses. Not saying that i was ever a huge Pistons fan, but unconditional love does not apply to sports teams.
I used to watch every Pistons game but around 2008 I had enough. JoeD has brought us a championship. But he has single handedly made awful pick after awful pick leading to this crap we currently have in Auburn Hills. Don't tell me about his hands being tied. No one made him sign Ben Gordon , Charlie V, Josh Smith, Jennings. Or his great draft picks.
So you're a bandwagon fan?
For me I stopped watching when they traded Chauncey. I figured why bother paying attention if they were just tanking for a draft pick. Figured I'd pick them up again when they rebuilt. Then they didn't.
That's pretty much when I packed it in too. I figured if they didn't care about winning, then why should I?
I was done once they traded Chauncy for AI, then the team was dead to me when they picked KCP over trey
You weren't a diehard. A diehard means you'll, you know, die rooting and following the team. Which you obviously aren't. You just liked them because they were winning and once you felt that they weren't going to have much a chance for the forseeable future, you dropped them. So why care about Dumars now?
fuck you telling me what kind of fan I am. I don't have to get my fan card from you. I've been supporting the Pistons for decades, long before they won even their first title.
I'll support them again when they stop insulting us with what they are putting out on the floor.
Not telling you who you are a fan of. Just pointing out there's not alot of logic to your rantings
Dumars has lost any ability to make good moves and needs to be fired.
Anything that embarasses Dumars and hastens his firing is therefore a good thing.
Burke + Jazz embarassing the Pistons tonight most likely hastens Dumars firing and is therefore a good thing. It has the added benefit of adding another loss towards a better draft pick in this wasted season as well.
If I thought this team had any ability to be competitive I would root for them. They don't, so I don't. The team is terrible, and the best case scenario is a bad finish that gets them a better pick for the future and hopefully new management to use that pick.
Pretty simple logic.
Unfortunately the East is so filled with terrible teams that being worse that the rest of the crap in the East is tough.
diehard fan - someone who follows and roots for the team to the bitter end, whether it be the highest of highs or the lowest of lows
Your posts do not support your ealier statement of being a diehard Pistons fan. In fact, it's a contradiction to say in the same sentence "I used to be a diehard Pistons fan." That doesn't even make sense.
Being terrible doesn't guarantee you becoming a better team in the future. The lottery is filled with teams that have been perennial losers. Joe D's tenure will take care of itself. Chances are, even if he is fired, whoever we replace him with won't be the one to lead us to an NBA title so it makes little sense to root for the team to lose.
Ok Mr. fan judge. Apparently you know much better than I just how much of a fan of the PIstons I have been throughout my life.
Oh yeah, and if I failed to mention it before, fuck you. Of I didn't fail to mention it before? Oh well, in that case fuck you again then.
That's fine as you saying "fuck you" has no bearing on me whatsoever. What purpose does that really serve over the internet? But I suppose that's probably your "go to" when you get called out for illogical statements. Nice chatting with you.
I don't normally side with posters spewing obscenities, but in this case, it's warranted. Bacon, you sir are an asshole.
As a believer in the total depravity of mankind, I won't disagree with you
I'm with Bacon on this one. Only rooting for teams when they are winning screams bandwagon. And rooting for Dumars/Borges to be fired and openly rooting for each respective to lose are two different things.
I've always found the idea that one is a bandwagon fan if they don't suffer through a team's bullshit to the degree to which other fans expect to be ridiculous. I'm a Lions fan, for example. I always have been and I always will be. I'll also probably be laughing at Lions fans like you all the way to my grave. Call it acceptance, if you will. Or bandwagoning. Who knows.
Monroe and Drummond clearly suck.
Where did I say I was rooting for the Jazz? I'm not really a Pistons fan either though, I just want to see Burke do well.
I missed where you said fuck Dumars
Will I do? @#$% you Joe Dumars.
You know you're allowed to swear on the Internet right? I promise your Mom won't read it
I said fire Dumars. And I'm sure I'll say it again.
I'm cheering against the Pistons because they won't be able to move forward until Dumars is fired.
It's "suck for Luck" to the max.
Joe D's tenure will take care of itself. I don't expect him to be GM much longer, but if he is, it means the Pistons have been making the playoffs. Gotta get lucky to be good in the NBA these days unless your'e the Spurs.
Could get a little case of the yips playing here. Would nice to see him get a hot hand in front of Dumars.
Then Dumars gets fired right after the game.
Right behind the basket on the floor.
drops 50 on them boys. Watching him the other night against the Spurs in those last two minutes was special. Gotta keep beating that horse because Joe D passed on a true point guard that will probably play a decade or longer.
I hope he looks more like he did that last 1:05 than he did the first 46:55. He had a rough game on both ends of the court, though his distribution in the 4th Q was better. I hope Trey has a great game in a loss.
The NY/LAC game on ESPN should also be a good watch - chance to see Crawford, Morris, and Hardaway
It's funny how Blaha hesitates before he says Burke's name.