Three things

1. The Falcons want Pete Carroll to be their coach. Why would they want him and why would he want the job? Big-time college coaches make crazy money now, and it’s so much easier to win at the college level. Carroll was bad in two NFL jobs before, and I doubt he’s gotten much better by being away from the league for so long. Maybe Carroll is using this to get USC to pay him better—that’s all I got for a rationale. (Also, Atlanta just hired a college guy and look how that turned out. College football is to pro football as bike riding is to the Tour de France. And steroids aren’t too helpful for coaches.)

2. The Pistons looked horrible last night against the Mavs. But that happens, especially on the road. My biggest question for Flip—why didn’t you get the bench more involved considering how cold everyone was? Herrmann came in at the end of the first half and completely shut down Dirk. Then he’s benched all third quarter while Dirk goes five for five and puts the game away. We’ve got good bench guys—get them in there.

3. The Celtics lost last night, and the crowd was SHOCKED. SHOCKED!

It’s definitely a pet peeve of mine when people completely overreact to one regular season loss. The great thing about pro sports is that the talent differential between teams isn’t as extreme as at the college level. The Bobcats at their best are going to be mediocre over the course of this season, but they still feature a few of the basketball players in the world. It’s not shockshockshocking that they might beat a good team now and again.


9 Responses to “Three things”

  1. Kenny Says:

    I agree on your pistons analyses. Dallas is like 16-3 at home this year, and is a legitimate contender. It happens. It actually wouldn’t surprise me to see the Pistons drop into a little bit of a lull here. I think they were playing so well for so long that the game was coming easy for them, which is what happens when everybody is confident and in a groove. I think it’s a natural cycle when that happens to relax a little bit. It’s just hard to maintain that level of play over a months long season.

  2. Pat Says:

    Agreed with both. Not too worried about it. Funny listening to bill walton act like the world is caving in and talking about how bad the pistons were.

    Anyone want to gush about stuckey yet to reaffirm what i’ve been saying all along? Don’t you just love his attack the basket attitude? Man’s tightness.

  3. matt Says:

    when will stuckey actually get to the basket. I mean, getting blocked 25% of the time is not exactly helpful to the pistons, is it?

    what am i missing?

  4. Pat Says:

    He’s the only player on the pistons with the ability to create things off the dribble. Chauncey is a very good PG, but he’s not a dribble drive penetrate and dish type PG. Stuckey has that ability. Man’s a rookie making the transition from eastern washington into the nba. If you all watch the pistons and aren’t at all impressed by him then maybe i am just drinking too much ice rod kool aid. I think he’s going to be a star.

  5. sloan Says:

    stuckey is definitely our best player at dribble penetrating to the basket and then missing a layup.

  6. sloan Says:

    also, maxiell takes at least three/four shots a night that drive me insane. also, considering how willing he is to take it to the rack and get fouled, i wish he could get up to the 75 ft% realm.

  7. Pat Says:

    Stuckey is shaking off the rust, give him some more time. Do you really not see him as a difference maker?

  8. zachary Says:

    i like hermann. give him burn.

  9. sloan Says:

    stuckey’s a baller, and a great draft pick. do i think he’s going to make a positive difference for us in 2008? no.

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