The 2007 Eastern Conference Finals are just hours away. As I get ready to do what I do before games to keep my teams mojo in tack, I will leave you with a few things of note to keep you busy before the big game.
- Detroit Bad Boys has a must read post up about the series.
- USA Today highlights The Prince’s plan to dethrone The King.
- The Ghosts of Wayne Fonts tells us just what this really means to Detroit.
- Legendary Detroit sports commentator Boney has a new blog called The Mind of Boney, he gives us his EFC preview.
- YaYSports has doubts about his Cavs.
- Free Darko is blogging the EFC over at Deadspin.
I am also adopting Detroit Bad Boys policy about comments on this blog (and I thought it was only me), I really couldn’t say it better than Matt, so the same goes for Need4Sheed.
For the most part, I appreciated almost all of the opposing viewpoints visiting Bulls fans brought to this little corner of the internet. Hearing a rival fan speak up may raise the ire of some Pistons fans who frequent the site, but as long as people are voicing semi-intelligent opinions in a halfway polite manner, I’m all for it. Seriously, what’s the point of sports without rivalries and banter?
Unfortunately, it’s my experience that the Cavs feature some of the absolute worst fans ever to stumble their way online. The worst offenders are rude and ignorant, and perhaps most annoyingly, seem to think that WRITING IN ALL-CAPS with a 7:1 ratio of exclamation marks to periods makes their inane ramblings about LeBron James more convincing!!!!!!!
(On a side note, the only other fans that come close are Miami fans. I’m guessing it’s the superstar effect with LBJ and Wade/Shaq – ie, big names on the home team turning casual fans who derive most of their knowledge from shoe commercials into raving lunatics.)
So with that in mind, consider this fair warning for those who wish to speak on behalf of the hapless Cavaliers: impress me with intelligent commentary (or at least make me laugh) or don’t waste your time, because if your only intentions are to scream about King James’ superiority and insult the Pistons/city of Detroit/Pistons fans, your efforts will never see the light of day. Go find a bathroom wall to scribble on, or better yet, an oven to stick your head in. I’m asking nice: please don’t give me a reason to hate your team, your city or your state more than I already do.
Thank you Matt, you plucked the words right out of my mouth (that probably goes for every Piston fan that reads our sites), though you said it much more poignantly than I ever could have.
I leave the comments up to you Pistons fans. Enjoy the game, I will be as loud as I can be for all of us.