|Au Revoir, Ben Wallace.
||[Jul. 4th, 2006|04:55 am]
Dear Ben Wallace,
Detroiters have short memories. When the Lions make a run of wins and move to the top of their division, few will recall 2005 and the rampant demands by the fans for the firing of Matt Millen. Right now, Detroiters are prepared to forgive Mike Ilitch's family for all their Tiger sins in the face of a competitive team on top of the MLB. In fact, your announcement, so poorly timed, swept Steve Yzerman's announcement to retire out of the highlights. In essence, your thoughtlessness over the last 3 months will be matched by a lifetime of Detroiters and their forgetfulness of you.
However, I have a memory.
Your motives resemble that of another guy that I loathe.
I hope it was worth it, Ben Wallace.
Now you know how I felt when God told Reggie to go to Green Bay. The only difference is Ben at least delivered you a title. I'm still waiting.
Still doesn't make it any better though.
I feel that 60 million dollars, all guaranteed, is an obscene
amount of money to offer a player like Ben Wallace.
My most guarded fear was that Joe Dumars was prepared to give Ben any dollar amount to stay . . . and Ben got that kind of money from Detroit . . . via a bidding war.
This literally locks up Chicago's cap for the next four years.Chicago literally overpaid for this unique talent . . . but he's damaged goods.
Read the article from the link, and tell me if that doesn't feel a lot like Grant Hill.
wait? what? Ben is leaving?
*goes to freep.com*
His behavior for the last three months was that of a crazy man.
2006-07-04 11:45 pm (UTC)
George Washington was right.
It's ok...when he starts missing free-throws in the play-offs against the Heat, Pistons fans will be able to sit back and smile smugly.
In the meantime, there is no more Cheif Big Hair...so I vote we get Nazr Mohammed and move on.
I'm not sure if Nazr's right . . . he's gettin' old, too.
as soon as I write that, Joe D spends 30 million on him.
You know, if this team finishes under .500, I'm severing ties with Detroit.
HOLY SHIT...THEY WENT OUT AND GOT NAZR?!
2006-07-05 12:23 am (UTC)
Faith . . . Tried.
I feel as if I am surrounded by a lack of comfort.
Next thing I know, William Davidson will have died.
2006-07-05 12:27 am (UTC)
Re: Faith . . . Tried.
Well...um...he's only 29...
And he has a bit more offense than Ben...
Come on....the fact that he costs alot less can't be the only silver lining here?
Ya know what would be very nice right about now? Kevin Garnett.
One of those 3 would make it all feel better.
2006-07-05 12:33 am (UTC)
Re: Faith . . . Tried.
That's like getting Tito Jackson when you wanted the Michael Jackson . . . Shaq in his prime.
Nein on Allen Iverson. I love the guy, but we're talking about the Pistons, a team that practices. Warrior, he is. Detroit can't get any older, and they can't support 10-20 games he misses from hitting every forward branch on his reckless drives.
KG would be great, but he appears to be an idiot in love for a franchise which doesn't deserve to keep him.
Unfortunately, Ben was our bargaining chip for KG. He'd have never signed off on it, Ben, but Detroit would have to dig into the Rasheed or Tayshaun reserve to attempt to get him. KG would probably end up making Detroit . . . Minnesota 2.
I'm at a loss, here.
2006-07-04 11:25 pm (UTC)
hey man dont comaplain
we gotta deal with mr hill now
god i hate this guy
Uh, Ben just became Grant Hill in a span of three months.
They're jockeying for position in Pistons History for the most infamous.
Also, the Magic should have had the stones to buy out his entire contract in 2003. That team couldn't go anywhere with his perpetual disruption at the 3 through injury. Just having that guy around that franchise, not playing, was enough to inspire the rest of that team to not work so hard.
Complaints rise, regardless.
2006-07-05 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we more have a problem with paying him a buncha money to sit around and do nothing for the most part.
It's a tad bit frustrating.
I met him at the movies once down here...alas.
His wife (girlfriend?) is hot I'll give him that.
first thing that came to mind -- flashdance
First thing that comes to mind from your mind-come . . . Flashbeagle
this proves that you learn something new everyday.