|Subject: Sportscenter BS
I am quite tired of the way SportsCenter is going. It is particularly frustrating as a Pistons fan. When we go to the Finals against the Lakers, all we hear is Kobey, Kobey, Shaq, Shaq... Then we blow them out of the water. Last year we still didn't get the deserved respect despite going to the final minutes of game 7 of the Finals against a formidable opponent. This year there is only one difference. They act as though they have been giving the Pistons respect. But all the talk is Lebron, Lebron, Wade, Shaq. The straw that broke the camel's back which led to this post was Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals last night. SportsCenter gabbed and gabbed about the Heats "glorious" comeback before they lost, but said nothing about how they came back except that Wade scored so many points. They ignored the fact that there were at least 4 missed or bad calls in the final minute, punctuated by Tayshaun Prince's call for timeout that the referee didn't acknowledge. However, SportsCenter ignores this and glorifies a team that should have lost by at least 10 or 12 points. Did anyone see the highlight of Chauncey Billups driving to the basket, and literally deking out each Heat player? No, you didn't. Because they didn't show it. That's the kind of highlight they wont show you from the Pistons. But, there hasn't been a shortage of low-lights of Ben Wallace missing free-throws. HE'S A DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST!!! NOT A SHOT MAKER!!! Why would you waste highlight footage on his freethrows? Why not show his blocks, steals, or alley-oop dunks from Rrrrip?
I could go on for pages...and hours. My point is that SportsCenter continually puts a negative twist on the Pistons. Sorry that we don't have one or two "Mega-Stars", but we do have 5 or 6 Stars. 4 All-Stars.... How many did any other team have? Oh, yeah, and an All-Star coach.
Losing interest in SportsCenter quickly,
Dave, A Rabid Pistons Fan