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Au Revoir, Ben Wallace. [Jul. 4th, 2006|04:55 am]
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[Special Music |The Pharcyde - Somethin' That Means Somethin']

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.

No more Body.

Your motives resemble that of another guy that I loathe.

Grant who?

I hope it was worth it, Ben Wallace.


[User Picture]From: holzerhedrpca
2006-07-04 01:50 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-07-04 02:39 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: mizcrank
2006-07-04 02:34 pm (UTC)
wait? what? Ben is leaving?

*goes to freep.com*
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-07-04 02:40 pm (UTC)

His behavior for the last three months was that of a crazy man.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-07-04 11:45 pm (UTC)

George Washington was right.


"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."
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[User Picture]From: prophecy03
2006-07-04 04:31 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-07-04 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if Nazr's right . . . he's gettin' old, too.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-07-04 10:50 pm (UTC)

And . . .

as soon as I write that, Joe D spends 30 million on him.

Fucking hell.

You know, if this team finishes under .500, I'm severing ties with Detroit.
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[User Picture]From: prophecy03
2006-07-05 12:19 am (UTC)

Re: And . . .

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
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.
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[User Picture]From: prophecy03
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...
Um...he's tall...

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.
Allen Iverson.
Jermaine O'Neal.

One of those 3 would make it all feel better.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-07-05 12:33 am (UTC)

Re: Faith . . . Tried.

Not Jermaine.

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.
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From: wlee
2006-07-04 11:25 pm (UTC)
hey man dont comaplain
we gotta deal with mr hill now
god i hate this guy
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-07-04 11:29 pm (UTC)
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.
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From: wlee
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.
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[User Picture]From: anthrogeek
2006-07-05 02:52 am (UTC)
first thing that came to mind -- flashdance
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-07-05 02:55 am (UTC)
First thing that comes to mind from your mind-come . . . Flashbeagle.
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[User Picture]From: anthrogeek
2006-07-05 04:22 am (UTC)
this proves that you learn something new everyday.
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