Thursday, August 11, 2005

Detroit Dissed

I don't know if you guys read Jack's Shack.

He is, of course, a California snob who is clearly still bitter about the whole Pistons-Lakers series. I think this may even go back to the time the PIstons, led by Isaiah and Joe, swept the lakers in 1989. Maybe he is upset that the Tigers beat the Padres in the 1984 World Series. Maybe he is upset that they have no NFL team in LA. To be honest, I have no idea how deep his bitterness toward Detroit runs.

Yesterday he took a cheap shot. I implore all of you to set him straight.


Blogger Stacey said...

He doesn't trash Detroit as much as he does Cleveland. (I have a sister in W. Bloomfield, by the way).

The Midwest rules.

August 11, 2005 9:17 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

I wouldn't live anywhere else in America

August 11, 2005 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know why anyone would dis Detroit. Its a great place to live if you are a Muslim

August 11, 2005 10:38 AM  
Blogger Jack's Shack said...

I am not bitter about losing to a second rate team, it happens. The Lakers beat the crap out of detroit in '88 and then lost in '89.

If you look at the '80s you'll see that the NBA was dominated by the Lakers.

We won 3 consecutive championships in the '00s and lost a fourth one to a second rate team that required massive injuries to beat the Lakers and the Heat.

W/O Larry Brown they will sink back into the middle which is fitting given the history of their owner's poor treatment of his employees.

The Tigers had one good year with Gibson, 21 years ago. Prior to that you have to be 65 or older to remember a good team.

The Lions are a tremendous team, if you like losing and hockey is not even a real sport.

detroit is a fine place if you enjoy being mugged.

August 11, 2005 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this article will set Jack straight:

August 11, 2005 12:02 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Beat the crap out of? A phantom foul on Kareem in Game six, with Isaiah playing on one leg. You must remember him lighting up the Lakers with 25 in the third quarter. It took seven games, a collision between two pistons which took dantley out of the game, and a ridiculous 3-point shot by Rodman to helop LA get their little threepeat.

And we all remember the sweep in 89. That was a beautiful thing.

Granted, the Tigers haven't been lighting them up, and I can understand how a californian wouldn't understand hockey. Canadians can understand it, but it is too sophisticated for you LA types.

And you may have noticed, Brown didn;t score a single point in the past two season. The Pistons will move on and represent the East in next year's final.

The only question is, will the Lakers even make the playoffs?

August 11, 2005 12:04 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

trust me, he has seen the article.

August 11, 2005 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy who wrote the ESPN article lives in Kansas - no wonder he thinks Detroit is a great city. Its not like he lives in NY or LA or Chicago.

Maybe he is Muslim

August 11, 2005 12:34 PM  
Anonymous noahdaddy said...

What I love is the refrain that the Pistons are "a second rate team that required massive injuries to beat the Lakers and the Heat." The only injury I remember in 2004 was to Karl Malone. Perhaps Mitch Kupchak should have considered the possibility of injury when he signed a ninety-year old power forward to a one year contract. Moreover, the only injury I remember in 2005 to Miami was to Dwayne Wade. Shaq had a thigh bruise, but played through it, so I find it hard to define that as a "massive injury."

Most important, Jack fails to mention that the Pistons beat both of those teams WITHOUT HAVING HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE!!! I think that is a true testament to how strong of a team the Pistons are.

But don't worry Jack, the Lakers signed Kwame Brown, so there's two malcontent ballhogs for the Zenmaster to deal with this year. Someone should keep Jeannie Buss' draft lottery seat next to Elgin Baylor nice and warm.

August 11, 2005 12:51 PM  
Blogger SportPsych Detroit said...

I did my he's challenging Detroit's hold on 3rd best sports town in America

August 11, 2005 8:13 PM  
Blogger Jack's Shack said...


A strong team doesn't consistently go the full 7 games in each series. They dispatch their opponents quickly and efficiently.

In the Laker series Karl Malone and Horace Grant were both injured and Kobe was in the middle of war with Shaq and the court system.

The Pistons went through and Eastern Division that was universally acknowledged as being incredibly weak and nothing close to the west.

They did what all championship teams did and took advantage of some lucky situations.

And then this year they were handled easily. That is not impressive, that is pathetic.


The Pistons are a flash in the pan. They were in the '80s and they are now. And watch how quickly they fall back into the middle of the pack, the end of their run has already come.

And as for hockey, it really isn't that sophisticated, especially compared to football.

As for Whitlock's article, who gives a crap about that nonsense. He is just Jonesing for free food and hoping that he doesn't get robbed every time he comes to town.

August 12, 2005 3:09 AM  
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