First Annual Need4Sheed/Detroit Bad Boys Blogfest

by | Feb 22, 2007 | 15 comments

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Since Ian of Detroit Bad Boys said it so well, I am quoting his announcement of The First annual Need4Sheed/Detroit Bad Boys Blogfest. Consider this the official press release:

What’s so special about April 1 (other than it being the birthday of the late Bo Schembechler, Method Man, and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito1)?

April 1, 2007 (a Sunday) happens to be the date of the inaugural Need4Sheed/Detroit Bad Boys Blogfest. A date when creators, commenters, readers, and/or hangers-on (i.e., me) of your favorite Piston blogs, Need4Sheed and DBB, will join forces at the Palace of Auburn Hills for an afternoon of D-Wade flopping, Delfino domination, and frequent trips to the Red Bull Bar.

There might be prizes. There will probably be profanity and/or awkward high-fives. And there will definitely be an opportunity for you to meet up with some of the personalities that have made N4S and DBB so successful…namely you all. Honestly, there are any number of sites to get your basketball news/views from, and most are just as capable of stringing together a few sentences without too many typos. But sites like N4S and DBB only work because you all choose to visit and share your opinions. This is a way for us all to put faces to names.

Is (Matt) Watson really 7 feet tall? You’ll find out.
Does Natalie roll with an entourage? You’ll find out.
Am I “Pierce Brosnan” sexy? Not by a longshot.

Draw a big red circle around April 1. And do us a favor – let us know your interest/availability in the comments. (It will help immensely with the logistics.)

We looked into a group rate and it really wasn’t much of a discount – so go ahead and buy your tickets and plan on meeting up before, during and/or after the game. We’ll have more details as the game approaches about when/where we’ll meet, but for sure it’ll be in the Palace, and possibly at a nearby establishment afterward, as well, if enough people are interested.

This should be a great time. We hope to see you there.

No joke.


  1. Feruw

    I might be able to make this. I’m flying back home that weekend, and I’ve got tickets for Wrestlemania, and luckily the game starts at 1pm, so I might be able to do both.

  2. Amy

    I’m in.

  3. Nate

    Bummer, can’t make that. Gonna be a blast though I bet, especially with the Heat in town.

    Love the crossed out part of “D-Wade floppin,” lol. Looks like he won’t be playin though at that time, if at all for the rest of the season. While I’m not a fan of his floppin and whistle drawin’, he is a nice guy and I hate to see anyone get hurt, especially to the extent he did. Go Pistons.


  4. garold


    What a great idea! I think it’s only fitting that the Heat visit the Palace on April Fools’ Day; too bad those fools from Cleveland won’t be the featured victim, but we have bigger fish to fry.

    I’m at a loss for who Method Man is, but Bo and Judge Alito are two favorites. Count me in for that one. I think you outta keep a group seating idea in the back of your mind though, regardless of discounts.

    (1st time I’ve ever seen the acronym N4S)

  5. Natalie

    Yes it should be fun…
    Garold, if we get enough interest we will do group seating, we just need to know who’s in.

  6. Chris Drouin


    This only question is do I wear the white or blue laces in my Sheed Air Force 1’s?

    Also let me know if you want me to look into the group tickets. I have friends in the sales office at the Palace.

  7. Natalie


  8. Anonymous

    is it me or were there a lot of pistons fans at that orlando game tonight? it seemed like there was cheering going on whenever our boys stepped up.

  9. Anonymous

    My name is Beverly J. Ellis I have 11 children but will try my best to attend this special event. Coming from Camden Arkansas but hope to see you there.
    P.S. tell Rasheed and family hello for me. Sincerely Beverly J. Ellis

  10. Anonymous

    ^^woohh 11 kids?! that has GOT to be a handfulll!!

    but i WISH i could go but i wont make it to Michigan til spring break which is like a weak after that for us :[

  11. Brian

    Need4sheed is the best. I can’t wait to see this. It’s going to be my birthday on April 1st and there’s nothing more I can ask for than to see Sheed and the Pistons tear up the Heat.

  12. Natalie

    I am stoked to see everyone and anyone who can make it!

  13. KdoT

    Would love to come but its kinda short notice…. Make the date earlier in advance so I can take the day off from work.. Ya know!

  14. Natalie

    kdot….we did our best, we just didn’t think of it early enough to give that much advance notice.

    The best thing we could do is have it on a Sunday to make things easier.


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