Thursday, June 16, 2005

Pistons Conspiracy Theories Put To Rest

As Bill Simmons so brilliantly points out, the real conspiracy is not by the NBA officials against the Detroit Pistons, but by GOD himself FOR the Detroit Pistons:

Is there a luckier team than the Pistons? Last spring, they lucked out with Jason Kidd's knee, the Derek Fisher shot and Karl Malone's injury. Last November, the Pacers looked like the best team in the East before the Artest Melee turned everything around. Last week, Miami was about to finish them off before Wade went down. And now, they're down 2-0 and the leading candidate for Finals MVP goes down 21 seconds into Game 3. I'm not saying good luck is something that should penalize them historically – believe me, I'm a Patriots fan, I would never insinuate such a thing. But Detroit's run of good fortune is almost unprecedented, don't you think? At the rate we're going, Duncan is going to be accidentally ejected from the Spurs' charter on the way back to San Antonio.

2 Comments:

At 8:54 AM, Blogger Barry said...

I love Simmons, but I'm really getting sick of the Piston bashing.

Why can't anyone just say they're a good team? Is that so horrible to admit?

After games 1 & 2, it was "they were lucky not to play the Spurs last year." Now it's "Uhh...they're just lucky."

After game 4, anyone who says they're still winning because of luck needs to be shot.

And yes, I still believe the refs are doing what they're doing. There were like 35 fouls in 2 minutes in the 2nd quarter when the Pistons started to pull away. Their problem is that they can only do so much.

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Drew said...

I wonder how the average Clippers fan feels knowing that you can't enjoy the NBA because the referees, the league, Bill Simmons and everyone south and west of highway 23 is ganging up on your poor Pistons.

This is what happens when teams win championships, their fans get greedy. When the Bulls played the Lakers back in 91 I LOVED the Bulls, but after years of winning, their fans turned into total douchebags, pitching a hissy fit if you didn't acknowledge them as the greatest team, players, people, uniforms, fans of ALL TIME. That's what makes Jay Mariotti so intolerable, you can't have a conversation about anything without him linking it back to Michael Jeffrey Jordan.

Just enjoy your championship caliber team. If others want to write it off as lucky or call some of their players 'dicks', let them. Just don't try and portray yourself as a victim because every sports journalist isn't blowing Ben Wallace 24-7.

 

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