A Need For Sheed

by | May 12, 2007 | 33 comments

I have had a ton of fun with Need4Sheed.com since I started doing it in 2005. What started out as a personal page for me to share things with friends has grown into something more than I could ever have imagined.

When things at Need4Sheed started to get a little popular my one and only goal was to make sure that Rasheed himself knew about the site. Once that happened I never had another goal, things just started to happen. Who knew the site would been mentioned on some of my favorite and most respectable publications in sports. Who knew I would get a chance to blog for The Pistons. Who knew I would get to meet Sheed on more than one occasion? Not me that’s for sure.

After all of that, what happened Thursday night in the opening minutes of the third game of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals really made me proud.

Video courtesy of FSN Detroit

I have so much respect and admiration for George Blaha I just can’t explain it. Mr. Blaha is the link to The Pistons that has never changed as long as I have been a Pistons fan. They have changed stadiums, players, coaches, uniforms and even team colors, but George is the one constant that always stays the same. He is the link to this team in good times and bad and his love for the team shows trough on every broadcast.

George is a Detroit Legend!

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  1. Anonymous

    Thats amazing. Congrats Natalie!

  2. Anonymous

    yay =] maybe he’s checked the website out…awesome!

    Did you by any chance catch the nba access w/ amhad?! I taped it and it was very good. it was on abc.


  3. amy

    When I heard him say that I smiled big! Pretty sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚ … But did I miss you telling the story about the shirt?? I’ve been waiting, and that was a long time ago!

  4. Anonymous

    ^^ahhh i MISSED IT !! im soooo madddd.. ive reminded myself about it everyday this week and then when it came down to it i missed it :[.. i hope they show a rerun!

  5. Diana

    I was happy just to know that I’ve BEEN to that website…I can’t imagine how cool it was for you!! Congrats and keep up the great work!

  6. Nate

    Very cool…..gotta love Blaha (and Greg).


  7. Natalie

    No Amy I haven’t told the Blaha story. I really do have to do that. It was pretty cool.

    Thanks everyone.

  8. SG

    Natalie that’s awesome! Congrats.

  9. Amanda

    Yes, quite. Congratulations, Natalie! Like Diana said, I was just so excited when he mentioned it because I’m a regular visitor to the site but I can’t even imagine how great it is for you as the creator. Super sweet!

    On a completely unrelated topic, I saw this picture when reading an article and it made me giggle…


    Put that away! Nobody wants to see that! Or do we…? heehee

  10. Anonymous

    NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad reruns this Tuesday at 1pm on ESPN.

  11. Jess

    Nat, if you get that NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad will you be posting the video on here?

  12. jess

    Nat, do you know if any NBA team has went 16-0 (undefeated) in the postseason?? I dont think so but the PISTONS make it seem like anything is possible ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. jessi

    way to go Nat.. I am so happy you made this site I have said it time and again but I am even more happy that you are getting what is due to you. They say if you it they will come and well you have started such a great thing and well everyone ahs come, even people from other teams come here to bash this site and well that just shows how great it has been. When people are not jealous they don’t say anything thing but when they are they have lots to say. ITs like when you se a cute baby you go one and on but when you see a ugly one you don’t say anything. I have been coming to this site since I found it searching for the pistons on line in nov. of 06 and even since then I come once or twice even three times a day just to see what others have wrote or you have posted. I live in Edmonton now I still hold seats to the pistons and will not give then up and because of this site I feel I am able to keep updated one what is going on. My firends love me cause I give them my tickets but this site makes it fun cause I still get to feeel like I am back in Ontario and going to the games, you don;t miss a beat and thanks for that. Anyway this is sappy enough cangrats on the mention of this site and fron someone we all love.

  14. Anonymous

    thank you sooooo much anonymous 6:56 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and anonymous 6:51.. i SUREEE DOOO ha ;]

  15. Anonymous

    why is it that there are now 16 comments on here but it still shows as for on the “(#) comments” link?

  16. Natalie

    Thank You Jess….

    Something is up with the comment tracking. I actually went to update something on the site and blogger wont let me. I am sure it will get fixed soon.

  17. Justin

    Congrats on the mention Nat. But is it safe to say that most of the Pistons fans are looking past tomorrow? Everyone thinks it’s just a formality. But they still have to win it. I don’t think Chicago is just going to lay down tomorrow. They will put up a fight. That is if they haven’t given up. Let’s not count our chickens before they hatch.

  18. Justin

    Not that I want to rain on everyones’ parade but the reality of it it’s not over until it’s over. I don’t think the bulls are going to win 4 straight. But they may just win tomorrow. I hope they don’t. I hope the Pistons are still as focused as they have been. But crazier things have happened.

  19. Shorty

    Is the video link not working? I can’t view it right now! ๐Ÿ™

  20. Anonymous

    ^^its not working

  21. Amanda

    I thought that picture was really cute, too Anonymous 9:30. I just don’t quite understand why they’re hugging like that. I mean, did I miss something emotional? Or is Chauncey sharing the love because of ‘Dyess’ ill grandmother?

    Even if it’s just to say, “way to make that free throw” I LOVE IT! It’s adorable! I think it’s on their new intro to Pistons.com.

  22. jessi

    wow I just read my post and I am sorry about all the spelling mistakes. I guess I need to proof read before I hit submit. Anyway I think that all us fans know tomorrow is not going to be handed to us if it were than I would think that we were all nuts but most teams that win 3-0 go on to a sweep and that is what we are thinking and hoping the pistons do. The one thing about being a pistons fan that I love so mush is having to defend why the pistons are the best team out there. I love even more when they prove me right. I can’t wait until tomorrow to see what will come out if the game, I might be a little hung over since I am going out tonight but I will still be cheering on the pistons all the way win or lose (but I know to a win).

  23. Anonymous

    amanda–>it was right after they won like right after the game ended. ughh i wish i could of took mcdyess’ place..lol

    &&yes, im a girl who knows “a little something about basketball” =]

  24. Anonymous

    aww thats what i love about piston fans & why i love being a piston fan!

    we know not to get too cocky/confident.. you already know other fans from other teams would prob be calling it a sweep already.. but we know anything can happen.. we still have faith in our team.. we just dont get too cocky cause you never know

    buttt i doo hope it ends up as a sweep :]

  25. jess

    that picture of CB and Dyess was takin right at the end of game 3 when the guys were basically “patting (or hugging) eachother on the back” for the win.. you know Dyess wants that ship so bad.. as we all do!!

  26. Tara

    aww that’s a cute picture!! i know i want the ship just for dyess if there’s anyone who deserves it.. it’s him

  27. Mr Afro

    Congrats Nat!!
    I am the “Pistons die hard fans” from Hong Kong.
    You know what, honestly, i visit your need4sheed.com more than NBA.com. Thanks for giving me the home feeling, even i am at the other end of the earth. Keep good work!!

  28. farlane

    An on-air shoutout from Georg Blaha??!! That is totally awesome.

    The closest I ever came was Bobblehead George Blaha.

  29. corey

    how AWESOME. this is the best site around about that DEEEETROIT BASKETBALLLL. thank you so much for your hard work, and I’m glad it’s exceeding your wildest expectations!


  30. Bryan

    George Blaha is not only the best play-by-play man in the NBA, but the best in sports.

    I listen to many different announcers on the road for many different sports because of my job…


    There’s always a different adjective, whether he’s describing either the shot, pass, dribble, whatever.

    The only problem is, most of the time I hear Mark Champion nowadays. He’s still alright, but nothing like Blaha.

    I hope to meet the man before I die to let him know this.

    – Bryan

  31. Troy

    Blaha need a retired jersey in the rafters when he’s done. The man is a Pistons legend. But Natalie I am having trouble getting sound out of the videos. It is the first time it has happened. Is it just me?


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