For I am a Pistons fan.
Allow me to quote myself:
Let’s start with the home team: I hate the Sixers matchup for the Stones. Hate it. The Sixers are everything the Stones aren’t: young, hungry, playing the best ball of their lives. I’m hardly the first person to say it, but Detroit has been overwhelmingly overconfident in every playoff series since winning the title. It’s really frustrating, and I don’t think there’s any solution for it. Maybe a great coach, a Jeff Van Gundy type would help? I don’t know. I don’t think Flip takes us past Boston. But talent and experience alone should win this one. Stones in five (could very easily be six or seven.)
Calmer heads will probably prevail at some point, but right now I’d be willing to tear apart the entire Pistons team if we could get good, young bodies for our entire starting five.
It’s one thing to not be talented, to not have the personnel to compete on the highest levels. But to have the most talent and the deepest bench and the most experience and home court, and to just refuse to play an entire game, it’s so frustrating. Honestly, this is about a harsh a statement as a Detroit fan can make, but sometimes I really enjoy watching the Lions more than I enjoy watching the Pistons.
Maybe part of the problem is coaching. I have no idea. But our guys are old enough to take care of business on their own.
I honestly don’t mind watching sucky players suck. I followed the Tigers in 2003. I don’t blame the current Tigers’ bullpen for their inadequacies. But watching arrogant onetime champions lose games they should never lose is so frustrating as a fan.
If we get to the EC finals, the Celtics are going to rip us apart. Because they don’t take quarters off.
How does a team maintain a superiority complex after getting embarrassed in the playoffs so many years in a row?