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About DTroppens

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  • Birthday 01/28/1969

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    Spending time with my wife, Detroit sports

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  1. DTroppens

    What exactly does this team need?

    I think, for the most part, this is true. Whenever things are a bit less structured, Stafford seemingly does better - at least from my eye's standpoint. Maybe I'm right or wrong, but I have the same impression as you do.
  2. DTroppens

    Game 26: Pistons @ Hornets

    I was hoping the Pistons would somehow end up with the ball at the time line after all the technical stuff. I just didn't know how that would happen, and it didn't. The Pistons really made their own bed down the stretch. I think all five defenders could've collapsed on Griffin and the Pistons would've still tried to get the ball to him and let him try to work for a shot. After about four turnovers, they may have tried something else. But all of that wouldn't have mattered if they could've stopped the Hornets just one or two times on the other side of the court down the stretch. As much as the Pistons earned a spot back into the game and in strong control entering second half of the fourth quarter, they earned what they got down the stretch as well.
  3. DTroppens

    Game 26: Pistons @ Hornets

    I think the trade made little sense at the time, and keeping him this season makes little sense.
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    What exactly does this team need?

    I'm clearly not the same Lions' fan I was 20 years ago, but my view on these types of questions hasn't changed. I always want the team I'm rooting for to win. Even if the Lions are 5-10 going into the last week of the season, when I watch the game, I'm going to pull for them to win. If I start pulling for the teams I root for to lose, then I know I truthfully need a new hobby.
  5. DTroppens

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Wow, actually showing a little backbone.
  6. DTroppens

    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Just seeing them standing there tells you a lot with what is wrong in this country. These are our "leaders."
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    Game 25: Pistons @ 76ers

    For the most part, the Pistons put on a better performance than I would've expected. Drummond had his best game against Philly in a long time. It was fun seeing a game where a lot of the bench got extended minutes, just to see what they could do if they were pushed into service. Philly is an impressive team. We've seen them as much as anyone and they do look like a strong squad. Of course the Pistons didn't have some of their pieces playing in this game, but it's clear the Pistons don't have the athleticism, the talent, the options or whatever you want to call it to keep up with Philly. These teams play 10 times, the Pistons are going to lose their share, and with their situation last night it was even more evident. But, they got it to within three and had me excited there for a bit before it quickly went back to something like nine or 11 by the end of the third quarter. I know I can check this, but have the Pistons held anyone to 100 or less this year? A game against the Bulls strikes my memory, but I can't think of any other right off the top of my head. Teams are scoring in the 100-teens on us lately. Rules limiting defenses or not, that has to change. This team is going no where allowing 115+ points on a routine basis.
  8. DTroppens

    Harold Baines is in the Hall of Fame?

    It sounds like it's a better place to go than I would've guessed.
  9. DTroppens

    Harold Baines is in the Hall of Fame?

    I've never thought about going to it. If I ever ended up in the area, I'd go, but that's been my mentality about trips to it. Maybe if we end up taking a trip in that direction, I'll make more of a point to go a tiny bit out of our way to check it out.
  10. DTroppens

    Harold Baines is in the Hall of Fame?

    I've never been at the HOF. Do they have wings where they have "other players" that maybe have some legend to them, or are just well known because of their connection to an organization or something like that? Is there a place you might see "The Bird?" I really have no clue.
  11. DTroppens

    Harold Baines is in the Hall of Fame?

    On the bright side, maybe we all should start our campaign for Willie Horton. That was the name that came up in my mind when I saw Baines. I can see the White Sox doing something nice for him, maybe a statue like the Tigers did Horton. He's worthy enough for one. But beyond his primary franchise, people recognize him as a fine ball player who played a lot of years and primarily with one team during his prime, but that's about as far as it goes. Yeah, this is a reasonable way of looking at it - what if I woke up this morning and heard Willie Horton was headed to the Hall of Fame. It's something not even on the radar.
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    Harold Baines is in the Hall of Fame?

    Maybe if I followed this stuff closer I would've realized this was a possibility, but it wasn't on my radar at all either. If you told me to list 50 players worthy of the HOF from 1970 and on who is eligible and qualifies (in terms of years out of baseball, not all the other stuff), I wonder if I would've even thought about writing his name down. I'm guessing probably not. But I won't need a stress test because of it.
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    Game 24: Pelicans @ Pistons

    I didn't even do my job very well when I was here all the time three years ago. Minus throwing a couple game threads to the game thread folder, I haven't done much. And even with that, I'm falling behind.
  14. DTroppens

    Game 25: Pistons @ 76ers

    Fifteen minutes of the replay at midnight should take care of it.
  15. DTroppens

    Game 25: Pistons @ 76ers

    That sucks, but he is getting beat up pretty bad lately. Every time he gets hit, I'm thinking the season-long injury is right around the corner. I'm sure he's nursing something more than just bumps and bruises. Maybe nothing major, but it doesn't hurt for him to take the game off. But, darn it, this is going to be ugly.
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