Now those of you who know me by now understand that it takes me a while to get past a game like this. I can’t just fire off a post when we lose the way we did to
I purposely didn’t call my best friend Jeff who was at the game in
Well, about an hour after the game I had to call him to tell him something important, I hesitated then dialed. You see Jeff and I are cut from the same cloth, we don’t want to go into it, we try to get over it and move on.
The phone rings and he picks up. The first thing he says to me is, “I wasn’t going to call you until tomorrow.” “Me too but I had to tell you something important.” Right before I hung up I told him that I think I am over the loss, for once I’m going to try not to let it get me down.
This was his response.
“Well I’m not, you werent there! The Heat crowd was dead the whole game, nobody gets fired up there. It’s nothing like being at The Palace, their crowd sucks. Nobody said a word to me the whole game while I stood and cheered with my Sheed jersey, Pistons hat and my Palace Playoff thunder sticks in hand. Then as I was leaving no one could shut up, pointing and talking smack to me from the long walk from my seats until I got to my car, and for every single person who pointed and praised the Heat and bashed the Pistons I had the same response for every single one of them.”
“Try that shit in a seven game series, and then come talk to me.
Now Jeff came close to getting jumped but he didn’t care. He believes in our boys and will tell just about anyone who will listen and even those who don’t. I believe in them too, bring them all on, Dallas, Spurs, Miami, Indiana, or the Suns, it doesn’t matter. We are taking our trophy back this year and nobody’s going to stop us!
This image was an idea Jeff (aka Billy Billups) had after the game, and I obliged. Thank you, Jeff for representing the Pistons in a very hostile environment. The wallpaper for this one will be up very soon.