OT-Started a Pistons Blawg

Submitted by gajensen on June 21st, 2011 at 11:06 AM

I was very encouraged by the kind words that some of you have given in my Pistons/NBA update threads, and have decided to be impulsive and heed the suggestion that I create my own blog.

In light of my favorite message board (wtfdetroit) suffering from a dearth of posters, the biggest message board (realgm) being plagued by an influx of n00b posters and power-tripping mods, and some unsatisfactory writing by the newspapers, I feel confident in the decision to get my opinions out there.  and to write run-on sentences.  and fragments.

It does turn out that there are existing successful blogs that all seem to be friendly with each other.
www.pistonpowered.com has about seven writers at their disposal and are an ESPN affiliate site, with every NBA franchise having a sponsored blog.
www.detroitbadboys.com has good content as well, with two professional writers and a web developer on staff.
www.need4sheed.com is operated by a girl who started the site mainly as an outlet for her visual talents, such as wallpapers, cartoon, and highlight videos.  She hasn't updated in two weeks, last I checked, but I know she's made a living off the site.

***So, fellow MGoBloggers and Wolverines, I ask for your HALP!  What are you want for that those blogs and the writers you frequent aren't giving you in regards to the Pistons and the NBA?  What are they doing right, and what are they doing wrong?  What do you want more or less of?  What MGoFeatures would you like to see on a friendly site?***




June 21st, 2011 at 4:47 PM ^

Have you ever checked out nbaplaybook.com?

Sebastian Pruiti, the author of that site, focuses on the X's and O's a little bit and breaks down how and why plays work.  I don't know how deep your technical expertise goes, but if you know bball concepts, understand the game and have somewhat of a basic scouting report for most players in the league, it may be worth a shot.

As a bball fan, I've always been searching for some form of analysis beyond the generic 'worked harder, better chemistry, fire dumars/kuester, GET BACK TO DETROIT BASKETBALL' type of analysis.

Something in that type of format, but strictly Pistons-based would fit a niche that DBB and Piston Powered largely don't cover.  


June 21st, 2011 at 8:17 PM ^

Not before you mentioned it, but now it's one of my bookmarks.

I'm very concerned with the technical side of the game.  If you ever see me yelling at the TV it's because we aren't taking advantage of a mismatch (or are being bullied by one), are refusing to ride the hot hand (or aren't adjusting to an opponent that is killing us), or because the rotations/pace/lineups are being mismanaged.

 I do intend to glean insight into the new Pistons' playbook, which was difficult to do with Kuester despite his reputation as an offensive genius.  

I Bleed Maize N Blue

June 22nd, 2011 at 5:05 PM ^

Suggestion:  provide links.  You cited some stats and listed some websites - add in the links to the pages where those stats are.  You also used some terminology - links to definitions would be nice.

Also you listed Dennis Rodman and Bill Laimbeer as the starting big men for the Pistons (first two) championship teams.  I would say it was Laimbeer and Mahorn and Laimbeer and James Edwards.  Rodman started 8 games in 88-89 and 43 in 89-90 - IIRC probably at small forward (though there may have been times in those seasons when he guarded big men).  Salley probably started when Mahorn and Edwards didn't.

And, dude, what's up with those flowers? (j/k - but I couldn't let that slide)


June 22nd, 2011 at 8:26 PM ^

Here are three posts I wrote today:

Darko is brought up every time Joe has had a lotto pick and is a cautionary tale for all players considered at #2.

Statistical backup for my insistence on selecting Bismack Biyombo if available.

Mock top 8 picks.

In related news: the official Pistons.com mock draft has them selecting my homeboy from Congo.