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Don't blame Kenny Anderson
Blame the refs for counting the basket
Rogue Leader= Obese coward who didn't attend MSU and has no college degree
True. It was a poor attempt at mentioning the entire situation. I'll include Anderson, well, because he made the damn shot.
Jaren Hayes. Can't hold a grudge or blame any athlete forever, but he is the closest I can come to never forgiving. Just a genuine mismatch against Edwards, unfortunately. 6'3 against 5'9? No chance.
Brady Hoke is fat.
Isnt' that the point of the thread?
Not Darko's fault that Dumars completely shat the bed in that draft. What's he supposed to do, tell all the GMs giving him a look that he's actually a total fraud?
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
Ron Powlus a few years back for punching Matt Trannon on the sidelines at the MSU vs ND game. How he wasn't thrown out of the game and suspended for the season at a minimum is beyond me.
What kind if low life scum coach punches a student?
Not this shit again
Darko was rated the 2nd best prospect by most NBA insiders at the time, he was advertised as a Dirk Nowitzki clone
Can't blame Dumars for Darko being a bust
Not a player but ref close enough Bill Lemonnier fuck that bitch
This post was edited by SpartanPride24 11 months ago
Darko had everyone fooled in that draft, not just Dumars. If you look around at all, most other executives and NBA people in the know admit that, at the time, they would've taken Darko in that spot too depending on team needs.
So yeah I could blame Dumars who is one of the best Pistons of all time. A guy who won 2 titles as a player and then built a team that went to 6 straight Eastern Conference finals and won a title over a team with 2 of the probably best 10 players ever.
Or I could blame the actual player for sucking ass and never developing into even a usable big man despite all kinds of professional scouts claiming he had tons of skill and potential.
Sorry for the mini-rant. I just can't stand when Dumars gets so much hate for a couple decisions that havent worked well despite actually having a ton of success during a time when all the best players are just counting the days until they can go run and play with their buddies in one of the top 5 markets.
He hasn't made a couple of wrong decisions in the past couple years, he's made a shitton. Trading Chauncey, spending all of that money on Ben Gordon and Charlie V, drafting Austin Daye. He completely demolished that team. And set us back a few years with those terrible Gordon and Charlie V signings.
Blame Larry Brown for steadfastly refusing to give him any game experience.
I admitted he made a couple bad decisions that set the Pistons back, but they set them back from where HE built them with great moves after they were so terrible after the Bad Boys were gone. He got Ben Wallace and Chucky Atkins in a deal for Grant Hill who was leaving anyway. He traded for Hamilton and Rasheed. He drafted Prince and he signed Billups out of obscurity.
Yeah trading Billups didnt work out, but when he traded him that team was at the end of the road and had been passed by Cleveland Boston and Orlando in the East alone. He tried to get a guy on an expiring contract who he thought might be able to still put people in the seats and win games. Turns out AI was even more done than Billups at that point. The real mistake was resigning Hamilton and Prince and not just completely blowing that team up and playing the lottery. But if he does that, people like you want him fired after a 20-62 tank season.
Then signing Gordon and Villanueva were again mistakes, but at the time were the top free agents available. He couldve signed nobody and waited a year for LeBron Wade Bosh and everyone else who wouldnt have come to Detroit because they all want to team up in "South Beach" and not slum it in Detroit.
Since then made 3 straight great draft picks in not guaranteed value spots in Monroe, Knight and Drummond. He's also admitted his mistake in Gordon, dumping him to the Bobcats (who actually have no clue what they are doing) for an expiring contract and have a ton of cap space while being one of the only teams not to use their amnesty so they could still dump Villanueva and have even more space if they want.
This post was edited by Vincent Chase 11 months ago
Not sold on Knight being "great". Monroe was a great pick, so far Drummond looks good.
Not a player, but easy choice for me is Jim Joyce.
You nailed it for me.
Of all the athletes I have met, worked with, watched, cheered for, etc... I don't hate anyone -though a few are close at times.
Miek Hart just said things that were belowe the belt that didn't need to be said
So great to see him have a failure of an NFL career. I honestly really hope he flames out at EMU.
I got over that a long time ago. I have to give Jim Joyce a lot of respect for the way he handled everything after he blew the call. He manned up and admitted it. You could tell he genuinely felt bad.
Not trying to just keep arguing with you but rather elaborate.
I'm not really saying Knight is a great player yet, but just a very good pick. When you consider that after Irving went #1 the next picks were Derrick Williams, Enes Kanter, Tristan Thompson, Jonas Valanciunas, Jan Vesely, Bismack Biyombo, and then Knight at #8, thats a pretty damn good pick. Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard were the 2 most notably successful picks after that.
Really just shows how shitty NBA drafts tend to be.
Fair enough. I agree that a lot of these drafts have been garbage.
John Belein. Affinity of Michigan is an absolute value, so with him being the most likable UM person ever, that automatically makes him the most hated. Sorry John.
That happened about twenty yards from where I was sitting.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
Good ones listed so far. I am pretty rational and mature in my sports passion for the most part but there are a few I still absolutely wish bad things upon.
Of those listed thus far, I agree with - Mike Hart, Claude Lemieux, Wisconsin soccer player (punter), Teddy Dupay (so dirty).
The one in person memory that I just can't shake is Brett Favre to Sterling Sharpe. I have hated Favre ever since, even though I no longer care for the Lions. I was a big time Lions fan and season ticket holder in those days and I think that was their best team in my lifetime - and one that really had a chance to do something. I thought they could have beaten Dallas. Erik Kramer was playing better than I had ever seen him and Barry was running better than ever.
I still am not sure if it was White or Scott's fault. Either way inexcusable.
Knibb High football rules
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