I have to be honest with all of you, I haven’t had the stomach to do may daily reading the last couple of days. I didn’t read the newspapers, didn’t watch the local news and stayed away from Sportscenter all weekend. I really didn’t even talk to many people either.
You see, people who are close to me knew not to even pick up the phone to call me, and if they did it was strictly business. It’s been hard, but not as hard as I thought it was going to be. That uneasy feeling has subsided and I sort of feel a bit of freedom. As a diehard Piston fan, someone who bleeds red white and blue, it’s not easy when your team gets knocked out when all season long you just knew you were going all the way. I went as far as to have images much like the Outersheed picture you see at the top of this post ready and waiting for our playoff victories. I am going to be as extremely honest with all of you and tell you that it’s not been an easy task to maintain Need4Sheed. In the “good old days” pre Need4Sheed.com I could just run and hide after such loses but now I am forced to talk about them, something I have never been willing to do.
Luckily for me the Pistons had the best record in franchise history making it easy for me to talk about the few losses scattered through the season. So right now you can imagine it’s not my favorite thing to do right now. As the days pass it will be business as usual for me, so please be patient with me. Until then I will leave you with a short video of why I always believed that the Pistons family mentality would pull us through. Oh, and another reason why I love Sheed.