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The #Pistons season got you down? Leave it to Rasheed Wallace to brighten up anyone’s day.

Sheed sat down with one of my favorite all time Pistons Rick Mahorn for a saucy debate right before the Bad Boys are getting honored at the Palace Friday night.  Who would win the Pistons “Bad Boys” or the 2004 Championship team.
What ensues is hilarious.

Sheed on the Pistons Bad Boys Bench.  “all y’all’ had was Vinnie.” The Worm…”no threat.”


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James Buddah EdwardsAt least he has respect for Buddha!

Thanks Sheed, Pistons fans need a little comedy these days.

Place your vote over at Pistons.com the voting is pretty tight. I’m not ashamed to say I’ve watched both teams win their Championships and the 89 team would have pulled it out.

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If you have been a #Pistons fan in the past ten years you’ll remember this young man.

As I was going through my old video archives I saw this clip and remembered the pure awesome/weirdness that was the Pistons dancing kid.

I have sat very close to him, and in fact my season tickets were directly across from him and his father’s season tickets for years. So I have seen more than I wanted to on most night when I was trying to enjoy the Pistons play.

I never could really understand the whole thing.

If you’re unaware of the Pistons dancing kid, I’ll walk you down memory lane.

This young man attended a ton of Pistons games during the championship run with his dad. During timeouts, or any time he thought the camera was on him he would take his shirt (or Pistons jersey) off and do his little dance to get attention and on the big screen at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Worst of all his pops encouraged it.

I always found it quite disturbing.

Still going to the games myself, I have wondered what has become of him.

I have to think someone that I know or who follows the site or myself on twitter has got to know his name or what he’s up to now, and…if he’s embarrassed of his ‘creepy’ Pistons dance.

He’s got to be at least 15 by now. Come on people, lets find out where he is.

It was one of those days where I had time to search through my Sheeednormous video archive when I happened to stumble across a good one.

It’s a top ten what if’s that have sealed the fate of our Detroit Pistons.  What makes me think a little more since the last time I watched this video (about 2 seasons ago) is what has happened since this video was put together and the uncertainty around what twists and turns we are in for once the team has a new owner.

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Pistons fans know that Detroit has a way to go to get back to their Championship ways. Not only do we have hope, and the upcoming draft, we have a new Pistons Anthem to help us along the way.

Local Detroit band Slight Return celebrate everything from the 2004 Championship to the Bad Boys in their new song The Pistons.
Slight Return

As an extra added bonus they play homage to the man himself, Chuck Daly.

Chuck Daly

Take a listen to The Pistons by Slight Return feat. Omar Binno.

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We went over the Joy of the Eastern Conference Championship in 2005, now it’s time to look back at what almost was.

Blame it on Sheed…we all do.

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It seems like just yesterday that Pistons fans were celebrating a Championship.  It doesn’t seem that long ago that Detroit had a starting five that were familiar, solid, loved and envied league wide.  It really was just a short time ago that we continually got ready for a long playoff ride filled with joy and anguish.

There are highs and lows with every team, in every league, but as Pistons fans we have come to expect excellence and comfort.

Comfort in a style of gritty play, comfort with the one of our own running things,  and comfort in an owner that we knew loved his team above all else.

Last night I sat in wonderment at the Palace of Auburn Hills as my team took on the Boston Celtics.  This would normally be a huge game, even without the fact the Rasheed Wallace was returning to Detroit, in green for the first time.  Instead the place was littered with empty seats and quite a few that were occupied, were donned in green.

I watched my ailing team, in heart and body, pull off a pretty inspiring win.  A win that they not only dearly need for the sake of moral and pride.  I watched a reborn Ben Wallace take charge on the defensive end and Rodney Stuckey do what he needed to do to lead his team to victory.

The highs of the big game come with bittersweet sadness as I watched Mrs. Davidson have a mini press conference at halftime in front of her very familiar courtside seat and announce that she’s looking for a buyer for the team.

It’s her team and she can do with it what she wishes.  We as fans shouldn’t judge her, we just have to hope that she hands over the team to someone who loves it as much as Mr. D did.

Bill DavidsonI may be a bit sentimental, but I can still see him sitting in his seat with his beige windbreaker enjoying his team.  I see him with a mini television in front of him watching his hockey team on their way to a Stanly Cup, while he was watching his Pistons win a championship.  I can see him standing on court with Ben, Rip, Chauncey, Tay and Rasheed as they raised his banner in the rafters at the Palace.

I can still see his face as he was getting doused in champagne in the locker room by Isiah Thomas during the Bad Boys Championships.
Bill Davidson Isiah and Championship

I watched him embrace Isiah on court, when it was clear his health was failing at the All Time Pistons Ceremony.

Bill Davidson Thomas

One of my favorite memories is looking at his face in 2004 when they were presenting the team with the Larry O’Brien Trophy.  He may not have been able to hold that beautiful gold piece of hardware over his head, but his team made sure he could.

Bill Davidson Trophy

And how can we forget his very “Detroit” styled parade speech.

Bill Davidson

He may not be with us anymore, but he will always be remembered.  The Hall of Famer was a pioneer in professional sports and in love for his team.   If the new ownership has one tenth of the love that Mr. D had for The Pistons, things will be just fine.

Bill Davidson

Fennis – well, maybe he was not a household name but a really original one.

Here I go with another blast from the past.

Life was simple….mullets, acid washed jeans and florescent clothing were acceptable and the Bad Boys ran the show.

The most fabulous Old School blast from the past Pistons video. Anytime you have Fennis Dembo, Scott Hastings and Chocolate Thunder in a single video clip it’s sure to be an instant classic. Enjoy your old school Friday.

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In an effort to get myself through the NBA offseason I always tend to revert back to old videos I have collected or watch the old games I have on DVR or DVD.  While scouring my computer today I found this clip and all the sudden I was taken back to the 1990 Pistons Bulls playoff series.  I remember both the 1989 and 90 battles like they were yesterday but watching this clipped sparked a little memory I had from game 7 at the Palace in 1990.

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I Remember the game vividly because I was at the Palace that night. I remember Johns Salley’s performance and I distinctly remember the celebration of being the eastern conference champs getting ready to head off to the NBA Championship for the second season in a row. (Back2Back I still have that t-shirt)

I also had a memory of two player that you may or may not remember. William Bedford and the Bulls B.J. Armstrong.

Bedford turned out to be of the biggest disappointments, a 7 footer with much potential and two NBA championship rings (thanks to Detroit) who sadly squandered his talents because of a drug problem.

B.J. Armstrong was Michigan bred and went the Birmingham Brother Rice high school.  I will always remember how small he seemed to me (6″2)  on court and always amazed in the fact that he was right across the way while I attended school.

Any special moments you remember distinctly?

You know I always catch something when it has to do with Sheed, so when this popped up in the Detroit Free Press this morning it had me asking this question.

Why Does Brian Scalabrine think he’s good at Basketball?

“I’m loving Rasheed Wallace,” Celtics small forward Brian Scalabrine said last week

“I’m incredibly psyched,” Scalabrine said. “Winning championships is something I want to continue to do.” Via The Detroit Free Press

Really Brian? Really?

Not only did he contribute less than nothing to the Celtics Championship run but he looks awful in green and the dude has no sock on…come on.

Maybe it’s the same reason Robert Swift thinks he hardcore.

Put it this way Pistons fans…it’s like saying Darko Milicic saying the same thing.