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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by mikhail1973, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. C-Bill

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    Picture windows on an airplane? I think I am misunderstanding something.
     
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    This article is a MUST READ. Very entertaining. This was my favorite gem:


    Eventually a contract was negotiated and Flemming was assigned to do some home games. After a few weeks I asked him how the Pistons’ TV ratings were doing.

    “Actually,” Flemming responded, “the Pistons’ rating is a minus 3.”

    “But how can that be?” I asked. “How does a TV show get a minus rating?”

    Flemming smiled.

    “Well, when we canvassed our viewers we found that no one was watching the Pistons,” he said. “Then we asked those who had their sets turned off, if they had had their TVs on, would they be watching the Pistons? And they said no!”
     
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    Also, they had jet boosters strapped to the plane in case it couldn't get up fast enough on the short runways.
     
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    I like it. To paraphrase the legend @Woody@Woody, "these people have too much free time".
     
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    Very interesting idea. It doesn't seem too radical to me, but I think the players would object to it the most.
     
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    Yep, just think if he was open and his team needed a three to win the game to get into the playoffs and he was thinking about his incentive payoffs and decided not to shoot?
     
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    I would pump fake and drive to try to get the and-one. :)
     
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    Here is the Vince Ellis All-Palace Pistons teams (PG, SG, SF, PF, C):

    1st team: Zeke, Joe D, Grant Hill, Sheed, Ben

    2nd team: Billups, Rip, Tay, Rodman, Laimbeer

    3rd team: Reggie, Vinnie, Stackhouse, Mahorn, Drummond

    4th team: Hunter, Houston, Aguirre, Salley, Cliff Robinson
     
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    Making my own list, coming up with 4 "stars" at some of these positions is difficult. I ended up agreeing with most of Vince' selections.

    A couple of differences:
    * Reggie Jackson has played one full season with Detroit. He can't make this list.
    * Drummond is already in the top of many all-time Piston categories. I can't put him on the 3rd team, though.
    * Buddha Edwards belongs. Cliff Robinson does not.

    1st team: Zeke, Joe D, Grant, Sheed, Ben

    2nd team: Billups, Rip, Tay, Rodman, Laimbeer

    3rd team: Hunter, Vinnie, Stackhouse, Salley, Buddha

    4th team: Chucky Atkins, Houston, Aguirre, Mahorn, Drummond

    Any suggestions, disagreements or comments?
     
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    1st and 2nd teams are perfect.

    I would put Huston on the 3rd team for Vinnie only because he was accustomed to play with Hunter and had a good chemistry.

    P.S. I am talking about your list which I like better.
     
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    Here is my all bad post 2004 championship FA Palace team
    PG - Tony Delk, SG - Ben Gordon, Center - Nazir Mohamad, SF - Charlie Villaluna, PF- Josh Smith

    We did not get the bang for the bucks we paid for these guys... anyone want to introduce a second team?
     
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    I think my list needs tweaking still, but Vinnie was a key player in two World Championships, including the Finals series winning shot in '90.

    We could move Vinnie to PG of the 3rd team and move Lindsey to the 4th team with Houston. We could get rid of Chucky Atkins. We will need a SG for the 4th team, though.
     
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    My new list:

    1st team: Zeke, Joe D, Grant, Sheed, Ben

    2nd team: Billups, Rip, Tay, Rodman, Laimbeer

    3rd team: Vinnie, Stackhouse, Aguirre, Salley, Buddha

    4th team: Hunter, Houston, Dantley, Mahorn, Drummond
     
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