I’m not used to this, the Pistons lose two in a row and I’m losing my sanity. My beloved Pistons have been so great all year that I’m going into a deep depression over a couple of losses. I wont go into details and I’m sure those of you who watched the game don’t want to rehash it either. All you need to know is that it went down to the wire and we just didn’t get it done.
If your counting, Sheed got yet another Tech tonight. If you saw it you are probably thinking the same thing that I am. The refs have been told not let anything go when it comes to Rasheed.
Now I’m going to try to let this one go but there is definitely something wrong if this bothers me so much. I’m going to take a step back, have a drink or two or three, rethink my priorities and get ready for tomorrows game against the Clippers. Well maybe I’m being a bit dramatic but I tend to do that when trying to get my feelings across. I sure could use a Guaransheed right now to get us back on track and put my mind at ease.
yeah i feel the same way as you do its killing me
I third that.
How many times have we seen teams (like the Redwings, for example) cuise through the regular season basically unchallenged, only to crash and burn when they finally face playoff caliber pressure?
During Larry Brown’s tenure, I always said “don’t worry about these regular-season losses, the Pistons are built for the playoffs.” I believed that was true then, and I still believe it’s true now. Flip has given them some offensive lift, but the playoffs will still come down to a half-court, defense-as-the-best-offense style grinder. Other than the Spurs, no one comes close to the Pistons at that style of play.
I still think the Pistons are the Association’s best team, and I think they’ll make a return trip to the finals. But, I also want them to face some real adversity on the way there. They’ll need to have that desperate fire buring in their bellies come spring, and nothing will get it lit like a serious assault on their supremacy. The Pistons are a ‘no respect’ style of team, and I’ll be very afraid if they head into the playoffs as an overwhelming favorite. That just ain’t their bag.
Yup…but they had to have a mini losing streak in here somehwere. Beat the clippers…and the heat…and we will be alright…
Great post, Natalie. I’m feeling the same way on this end. Overall, our record is still far above where most–including us Piston fans–projected it to be. But the little things that were just nuisances early on are bothering me much more now (like being outrebounded repeatedly and, especially the failure to control opposing teams on the offensive boards).
Anyways, I like your solution (drinking) much more than I like dwelling on it. So, cheers.
I am torn.
I want to say I am glad that most everyone feels the same way as I do about this but then again I would rather none of us feel this way.
I liked what Ian said about the outrebounding and offensive boards, I totally agree. I think Ben needs to get more involved in things, it seems whenever Ben has a big game we totally dominate.
Like anonymous said lets wait and see what happens come playoff time.
I could give a shit about 72 wins the only thing I care about is the Hardware at the end of the Year!