chauncey billups on the preseason: i have to say, these comments really pissed me off. as a fan, i enjoy watching basketball. no, wait. scratch that. as a fan, i enjoy watching players who enjoy playing basketball play basketball. but it seems like for the past few years i keep hearing comments like these. flip calls the regular season "the dog days." the pistons find so-called inferior opponents unworthy of their full competitive attention, and thus go through the motions during the regular season. billups himself in the past has commented on regular season boredom. i think there's even been some early-round playoff boredom in recent history. well here's the thing: i like watching people who like to compete every time they're on the floor no matter what's at stake. what attitude do you think Big Ben had? that man left his guts on the hardwood every freakin' night. what scares me is that saunders and billups are the leaders of this team, and as such, i'm afraid their uh, let's call it malaise, trickles down throughout the entirety of the team. and worse still, i'm afraid their malaise trickles down into me, the pistons fan. just had to get that off my chest, do my part to try to inspire through criticism.