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About DTroppens

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  • Birthday 01/28/1969


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    Fenton, MI


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    Spending time with my wife, Detroit sports


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    Sports Editor (prep sports)

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  1. So you moved to Charlotte so you could see more Pistons games live? I drove through Charlotte during a vacation to South Carolina this summer. I think I may have passed by the stadium while stuck in a traffic jam on the expressway on the way back home (at 10:30 p.m. no less), so I know where the stadium is. Maybe we should meet up for the Pistons game. I'm a bit embarrassed that I haven't been to a game since they left the Palace. I've been to more Pistons games in Milwaukee than LCA.
  2. The first thought that popped into my mind was, "Well, he can relocate the franchise to another city/state he finds more financially desirable." How long is the Pistons lease anyway?
  3. There was a flag on the play. The link didn't work. I'll take your word for it.
  4. Is he being touched in this play? I honestly don't remember if the defender pushed him to the ground or if he dove to the ground, caught it and maybe his momentum took him in before being touched. I'll have to find the replay. I found one quick look at the play, but it was the actual initial footage. You can't tell from that angle.
  5. I will have to admit, since the Pistons moved downtown I haven't been to a single game. The Palace was such an easy trip for me - and once I got on I75 North. There are plenty of reasons for it (age, different priorities, family activities, work, money, and my own sporting activities based around curling and volleyball) but if the Pistons were still in the Palace I'd be going to at least 2-3 games a year. Before I joined a curling league I used to love the 6 p.m. Sunday games. I could do something during the day, go to the game, enjoy it and be home by 9:30 p.m easily.
  6. Tom Gores is someone with basketball card collection knowledge or TV highlight knowledge that finds himself an NBA owner and I think inside his head he thinks he has all the correct answers to all of questions. The only thing that has kept his goal from being achieved is an injury or two every single season he's owned the team.
  7. The obvious comment said 1,000,000,000,000 times a season but I'll say it again.... Complaining about the officiating doesn't make sense. It's something no one can change. The plays have been called and it's time to move on. All you can really do is look at what the team controlled on their own merit and figure out what the team could've done to make sure it didn't happen. The Lions were given some horrible calls, no doubt. But the Lions led 13-0 and settled for field goals way too often when they were in positions to score TDs. I bet every single one of us looked at that 13-0 score and thought, "Not scoring another touchdown is going to cost us this game eventually." It did. Did the refs have a part in it? We can argue that and the nation can as well. But, the calls were made. It's done. What may have been the worst call the refs made was one that was the right call that saw the Lions do something you don't expect to see out of a JV team more than once a year (12 men on the field) and gave the Packers a first down. Wasn't it a TD a play or two later? That's something they should've easily controlled and didn't. They could've still had a two-possession lead. They didn't. The Lions had so many chances to take a firm grasp of this game in the first half, which could've resulted in a three-possession lead, and didn't. From their own team's perspective that has to be the focus on why they lost - at least if I was a coach or a player, that's what I'd focus on.
  8. I think Griffin plays about 65-70, figuring he'll be on the high end of that guess. He'll be given a couple games rest and probably miss a few due to other ailments that pop along. I think last season will be Griffin's last year playing as many as 75 - even if he doesn't have a "serious" injury. I get the feeling his body is much older than his age and he's going to have periods where he misses a week here and there and probably gets around 70 games. Rose is just a major injury waiting to happen. It's not if, but when.
  9. I have to ask if anyone has started an "office pool" for the following questions. 1) Who will play more games - Rose or Griffin? 2) Will they combine to play at least 100 games this season? 3) Once they are both hurt off and on all season long, how many times will we hear this team would've done better than the 8th seed if they were healthy all year. I'm guessing by late February, No. 3 will be a great Pistons drinking game.
  10. Whenever they do an interview with Gores during a game (about three times a year with at least one being in LA, the first word that comes to my head is "Tool." I didn't realize the game was on TV last night, but pleasantly tripped upon it sometime in the second quarter with us already trailing horribly. But it was a preseason game, so big deal. I just wanted to have the "Pistons sounds" back in the house. It also helps mentally prepare the wife for the season as well. But when they popped Gores on the TV for the interview, I kind of lost my "first game innocence" about having the game on. I hope that's the last time I see his face until we have a game in LA.
  11. I do remember Doug wearing out his welcome. I guess I didn't know that he begged for Grant's support. If a coach has to do that to try to drum up support, then he's probably already done for.
  12. I don't remember that. But then again, at the tail end of the Grant era I think I was in Illinois and I probably wasn't on top of the team as much as I should've been
  13. He isn't given much love, that's for certain.
  14. It was tough - not much talent and the teal uniforms. YUCK. They had one solid year with Grant Hill.
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