As most of you know I am using The Opposite Strategy also know as The Costanza Theory, to do my part to get the Pistons some must needed playoff wins. Here was yesterday’s rundown.
I didn’t play my customary game of computer solitaire until I get a win. Instead I played go fish with regular cards until I lost.
I took a totally different route to The Palace.
I did not put my very large magnetic Pistons logo on my car when driving to The Palace.
I didn’t listen to 80’s Pistons theme song The Final Countdown when entering the Palace parking lot. Instead I put my XM Satellite Radio to the 40’s station and listened to something much different.
I entered the parking lot from a different entrance, parked on the opposite side of the arena and walked in a different door.
I did not wear any Pistons gear to the game. I did wear a shirt and a pair of shoes I purchased last time I was in Miami.
I didn’t drink my customary beverage, instead I drank a bottle of “Pistons” water.
I walked to my seats from the wrong section, choosing to walk through aisles of seats to get to where I needed to be.
I sat during the Palace player introductions as much as it pained me.
I used my thundersticks, something that I don’t usually do because I get a little carried away with them and always end up hitting the man that sits in front of me on the side of the head.
I got up at halftime to use the restroom even though I knew I would have to wait in a huge line, just to wash my hands.
Instead of holding my breath during crucial moments of the game I took quick fast short breaths. I call this the hyperventilate tactic.
I watched the last minute of the game from the concession stands instead of from my seat.
I took a totally different route home from The Palace.
Yes I think I’m nuts, but if it works what can I do but keep on doing it. The opposite seems to be working on the Pistons end of it too. The least likely candidate to dominate these playoffs is not Chauncey, Rip or Sheed but The Palace KING.