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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:22 pm

My projected and hopeful starting lineup:

Jackson
Bradley
Johnson
Harris
Drummond

Stanley better show some fucking improvement, Drummond can stop being so soft, and Reggie please get healthy and learn to pass outside of to Drummond.

Regular Season opener at the new arena downtown (thank god, fuck auburn hills) is October 18 against Kemba and the hornets.

Just make the fucking playoffs. Preferrably 6 seed and up.
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Post by Clarett's Folly on Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:58 pm

Smith
Bradley
Harris
Leuer
Drummond

I don't think Johnson is far enough along yet and I think Reggie's injury is worse than we suspect.
That said I'm higher on Drummond than most Piston fans and think Harris is a hell of a player.
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Post by DWags on Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:15 pm

The NBA is this far above watching girls college basketball. You can go almost chalk with girls college basketball in the tournament. You are 95% sure who will win rarely there are upsets and we all can pretty much pick who will be in the semis right now. The regular season is as boring as women's NCAA too. Most games are meaningless. Great athletes? You bet. But how much of a chance do the pistons have?

Golden State
Connecticut

Book it.

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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:57 pm

I hope the Pistons tank.

I like watching the NBA Wags so you can stuff your sorrys in a sack.

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Post by LooseGoose on Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:06 pm

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:I hope the Pistons tank.

I like watching the NBA Wags so you can stuff your sorrys in a sack.

OK George.

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Post by DWags on Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:07 pm

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:I hope the Pistons tank.

I like watching the NBA Wags so you can stuff your sorrys in a sack.

I have zero problem with anybody watching great athletes do their thing. What ever gets you through the day. I guess it's just that I don't like the mystery being taken out of it. It's pretty much chalk for a good portion of it.

Put it this way: you must make one of these bets: would you bet 2k to win 250 dollars on the warriors winning the title, or would you bet 500 dollars to win 2k on the pistons winning it all?

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Post by LooseGoose on Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:15 pm

Here's the mailbag that I sw earlier....

Pistons mailbag: Bradley could set franchise’s course

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Post by GRR Spartan on Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:27 pm

LooseGoose wrote:Here's the mailbag that I sw earlier....

Pistons mailbag: Bradley could set franchise’s course

So this where trolling pussies hide?

Were people too mean to Goose the Wuss on the Swill board? Trolling POS in the rcmb.

The Sage of Mio is a cowardly troll.




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Post by Death Roe on Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:41 pm

GRR Spartan wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Here's the mailbag that I sw earlier....

Pistons mailbag: Bradley could set franchise’s course

So this where trolling pussies hide?

Were people too mean to Goose the Wuss on the Swill board? Trolling POS in the rcmb.

The Sage of Mio is a cowardly troll.





Jesus...

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I mean, the first thing with pea soup is the texture, okay?
I've had watery pea soup, it's AWFUL.
Uh, I've had gelatinous, thick pea soup, it's TERRIBLE.
Pea soup, much like clam chowder, needs to have that consistency first, that you can stand the spoon up in it, but the spoon soon tilts, that's the consistency you want.
Number two: Uh, pea soup on it's own can be a little bland. It wants, uh, a fairly aggressive peppering and salting.
Number three: Pea soup needs a fine dice of ham. Not bacon, not any other meat, not turkey. It needs a fine dice of ham.
Uh, number four: Uh, pea soup scorches easily. You don't wanna heat it on a high heat. You wanna heat it on medium low, just until it's warmed through.
Uh, number five: Pea soup is best made, uh, by hand, not out of a Campbell's can. And the key to pea soup, you want a ham bone, uh, for the stock you make, uh, to, to boil your peas.
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:42 pm

GRR Spartan wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Here's the mailbag that I sw earlier....

Pistons mailbag: Bradley could set franchise’s course

So this where trolling pussies hide?

Were people too mean to Goose the Wuss on the Swill board?  Trolling POS in the rcmb.

The Sage of Mio is a cowardly troll.




Settle down. Go grab a Metamucil.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:24 pm

I enjoy watching basketball being played at the highest level wags. It's pro sports - I'm far past the point of actually being emotionally invested in any one team. Do I root for the pistons? Sure. Do I really give a fuck? No. Basketball is my favorite sport is what it comes down to.
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Post by GRR Spartan on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:24 pm

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
GRR Spartan wrote:

So this where trolling pussies hide?

Were people too mean to Goose the Wuss on the Swill board?  Trolling POS in the rcmb.

The Sage of Mio is a cowardly troll.




Settle down. Go grab a Metamucil.

The SOB wants to play holier than thou and troll on other boards then fuck him.
The ball is in his court.
He wanrs to play asshole troll games and be a mimic what some other posters do then I'll follow his lead.

Sorry if I've upset some of the balance and general tenor of this board.

Goose made a decision to be an asshole so I'm calling him out.
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Post by Death Roe on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:39 pm

I think the Pistons will be fun to watch in a month. :)

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I mean, the first thing with pea soup is the texture, okay?
I've had watery pea soup, it's AWFUL.
Uh, I've had gelatinous, thick pea soup, it's TERRIBLE.
Pea soup, much like clam chowder, needs to have that consistency first, that you can stand the spoon up in it, but the spoon soon tilts, that's the consistency you want.
Number two: Uh, pea soup on it's own can be a little bland. It wants, uh, a fairly aggressive peppering and salting.
Number three: Pea soup needs a fine dice of ham. Not bacon, not any other meat, not turkey. It needs a fine dice of ham.
Uh, number four: Uh, pea soup scorches easily. You don't wanna heat it on a high heat. You wanna heat it on medium low, just until it's warmed through.
Uh, number five: Pea soup is best made, uh, by hand, not out of a Campbell's can. And the key to pea soup, you want a ham bone, uh, for the stock you make, uh, to, to boil your peas.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:42 pm



Fucking GRR. This is the most activity a pistons thread has gotten since the swill was born, I love it!
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Post by Tim Wakefield on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:43 pm

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Post by Death Roe on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:44 pm

GRR, come on. Be the bigger person and take your bitching to the Bin, where I'm sure this originated.

Love you man.

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I mean, the first thing with pea soup is the texture, okay?
I've had watery pea soup, it's AWFUL.
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Pea soup, much like clam chowder, needs to have that consistency first, that you can stand the spoon up in it, but the spoon soon tilts, that's the consistency you want.
Number two: Uh, pea soup on it's own can be a little bland. It wants, uh, a fairly aggressive peppering and salting.
Number three: Pea soup needs a fine dice of ham. Not bacon, not any other meat, not turkey. It needs a fine dice of ham.
Uh, number four: Uh, pea soup scorches easily. You don't wanna heat it on a high heat. You wanna heat it on medium low, just until it's warmed through.
Uh, number five: Pea soup is best made, uh, by hand, not out of a Campbell's can. And the key to pea soup, you want a ham bone, uh, for the stock you make, uh, to, to boil your peas.
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Post by LooseGoose on Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:15 pm

Death Roe wrote:GRR, come on. Be the bigger person and take your bitching to the Bin, where I'm sure this originated.

Love you man.

Nah, it originated on tOB. I occasionally tire of his palaver. Name the subject and he's an insider expert.

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Post by GRR Spartan on Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:27 pm

The coward who can't handle being called out is perturbed?

Is the ignore function too simple for the moral Sage of Mio?

Instead he goes all passive aggressive like most keyboard moralists who think they're superior.


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Post by LooseGoose on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:14 pm

LMAO off at "keyboard coward"......does your little twig quiver as you type that?


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Post by LooseGoose on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:18 pm

Just for DR - the post that triggered this episode of:




GRR Spartan said....(original post)

The lawyer's office is in LA. She trolls for clients she thinks can be used to shakedown wealthy individuals.

Edmundson didn't get into an altercation with an undrafted MSU basketball alum hoping to sign with a team in Israel and in EL working out waiting for a call.

Edmundson didn't go to another establishment or leave town. He went back to the place and had another confrontation.

The people who own the Warriors total wealth is in the billions. Same goes for Green's endorsement deals. Now the lawyer involves Magic who's worth $600M plus and is connected with a lot of LA movers and shakers with his involvement with the Lakers, Dodgers and his real estate business.

They are all in a position to help Green fight this suit and bleed the vampire lawyer to the point where it's costing her more than she'll ever see from a settlement.

No one outside of MSU football fans and his hometown knew about Edmundson before this mess. He's not some high profile plaintiff anyone besides the lawyer, his girlfriend and his mother cares about.

LooseGoose said........
A sterling example of GRR's ability to spontaneously write pages of pablum on any subject.

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Post by Death Roe on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:37 pm

That's what triggered all of this? Wow

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I mean, the first thing with pea soup is the texture, okay?
I've had watery pea soup, it's AWFUL.
Uh, I've had gelatinous, thick pea soup, it's TERRIBLE.
Pea soup, much like clam chowder, needs to have that consistency first, that you can stand the spoon up in it, but the spoon soon tilts, that's the consistency you want.
Number two: Uh, pea soup on it's own can be a little bland. It wants, uh, a fairly aggressive peppering and salting.
Number three: Pea soup needs a fine dice of ham. Not bacon, not any other meat, not turkey. It needs a fine dice of ham.
Uh, number four: Uh, pea soup scorches easily. You don't wanna heat it on a high heat. You wanna heat it on medium low, just until it's warmed through.
Uh, number five: Pea soup is best made, uh, by hand, not out of a Campbell's can. And the key to pea soup, you want a ham bone, uh, for the stock you make, uh, to, to boil your peas.
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Post by GRR Spartan on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:37 pm

Tell us again why we need to let intellectually challenged couples have children and keep government out of their lives while insisting women don't know as much as you do so you are uniquely qualified to require them to bear a child.

You calling me a know-it-all that gets under your skin?
Goose wants to play God with every woman of child bearing age and needs to troll because I was one who disagreed with him so often on the Swill he refuses to post there.

But in true passive aggressive wuss style trolls on another board.

You can't help yourself. Your visceral dislike of me forced you to go trolling which is ironic since you've been very critical of others who troll. But then Goose knows what's best for everyone.

I can play this game right along with you Unless you're going to whine because I called your sorry ass out.

I'm guessing a whine rather than walking away.

What's the next move?
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:43 pm

Yo guy I don't want to move the fuckin Pistons thread but I will if you keep going, lest lws and ty get like suuuuuper mad at me.

If he doesn't want to engage you in the bin then he doesn't want to engage you. It doesn't matter what he's wearing.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:43 pm

Goose you told me to start this thread because you had good quality pistons shit to share. If I wanted to read GRR's psycho ass I would have just went to the bin.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:43 pm

I can start another thread trav. Fuck this noise
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:52 pm

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:I can start another thread trav. Fuck this noise
All right, start it up and we'll move this one.

Grr please don't harass goose when he's just trying to talk about sports stuffs. Neither of you are going to change the world in any measurable way. You can still civilly talk about sports. Stick to being dicks on the politics board like I do. :)

Goose please don't be mean on other boards. Or whatever. It is imperative that we show a united front from the 4s of people that still go there that post here. I guess. Whatever. God knows SRC can report back for us. Lol. I guess. Whatever. Doesn't he still post there too? I wish daddy loved us sometimes and we didn't have to deal with step daddy who will never be our real daddy no matter how many baseball games he takes us to.

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Post by Clarett's Folly on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:25 pm

Sooooooo Leur at the 4 or Harris?
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Post by DWags on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:25 pm

So anyway, NBA players are obviously some of the greatest athletes on the planet. I do like watching highlights of their athleticism. But I'm the type that needs to know four to eight teams have a legit chance to win it all to really be interested in following it day to day or at least somewhat regularly.
Are there four teams that can challenge the warriors? I know my bucks and also the pistons don't stand a snowballs chance.

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:31 pm

DWags wrote:So anyway, NBA players are obviously some of the greatest athletes on the planet.  I do like watching highlights of their athleticism.  But I'm the type that needs to know four to eight teams have a legit chance to win it all to really be interested in following it day to day or at least somewhat regularly.
Are there four teams that can challenge the warriors?  I know my bucks and also the pistons don't stand a snowballs chance.
Rockets thunder cavs Celtics

Maybe the Spurs? Prolly not. Don't sleep on them twolves. That's prolly about it though.

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Post by DWags on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:35 pm

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
DWags wrote:So anyway, NBA players are obviously some of the greatest athletes on the planet.  I do like watching highlights of their athleticism.  But I'm the type that needs to know four to eight teams have a legit chance to win it all to really be interested in following it day to day or at least somewhat regularly.
Are there four teams that can challenge the warriors?  I know my bucks and also the pistons don't stand a snowballs chance.
Rockets thunder cavs Celtics

Maybe the Spurs? Prolly not. Don't sleep on them twolves. That's prolly about it though.

Admittedly don't follow as much but all those teams you mention I bet don't have more than a 5% chance.

If they made the series best of five that would be awesome.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:36 pm

Clarett's Folly wrote:Sooooooo Leur at the 4 or Harris?



Harris. We gotta just give Stanley a chance and give him more minutes than he deserves at this point. If he sucks still after awhile, he's probably a lost cause.
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:51 pm

DWags wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
Rockets thunder cavs Celtics

Maybe the Spurs? Prolly not. Don't sleep on them twolves. That's prolly about it though.

Admittedly don't follow as much but all those teams you mention I bet don't have more than a 5% chance.  

If they made the series best of five that would be awesome.
Loooooook I wanted to ignore it but if you really want to get into a glorify the NCAA tournament because there's upsets while shitting on the NBA because there aren't then I think you're on a very precarious limb. Take a look at the NCAA tournament winners over a couple of decades and point out which is like "zomg." Villanova I guess. Who had been a strong team for a decade prior. Yeah, errrrrbody loves the upsets for the first two rounds. But after that? Same deal. Cream rises to the top.

I sure betcha the champ this year is gonna be one of Duke or unc or Kansas or msu or some other team ranked in the top ten to start out of 300+. See! It's so predictable. It's kinda the same deal wags if you look past the first two rounds when 3 of those top ten get knocked out. 

The key is, it's not necessarily a bad thing. But the NCAA and the NBA aren't so different if you really dig in and get past the "a 12 beat a 5 omg" hype.

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:56 pm

Note- I think every pro sport except probably the NFL (since it's the only way my team would make it ever) should shorten the playoffs to make the regular season actually mean something. In the other three (including baseball what with their 27 division champions and 14 wild card teams all making the fuckin playoffs at this point) the 6+ month regular season establishes nothing more than "your team does have a pulse. Nice." Who even gives a shit about division championships anymore? It's totally meaningless. 8 teams should make the NBA playoffs. Make making it at all mean something.

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Post by DWags on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:40 pm

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
DWags wrote:

Admittedly don't follow as much but all those teams you mention I bet don't have more than a 5% chance.  

If they made the series best of five that would be awesome.
Loooooook I wanted to ignore it but if you really want to get into a glorify the NCAA tournament because there's upsets while shitting on the NBA because there aren't then I think you're on a very precarious limb. Take a look at the NCAA tournament winners over a couple of decades and point out which is like "zomg." Villanova I guess. Who had been a strong team for a decade prior. Yeah, errrrrbody loves the upsets for the first two rounds. But after that? Same deal. Cream rises to the top.

I sure betcha the champ this year is gonna be one of Duke or unc or Kansas or msu or some other team ranked in the top ten to start out of 300+. See! It's so predictable. It's kinda the same deal wags if you look past the first two rounds when 3 of those top ten get knocked out. 

The key is, it's not necessarily a bad thing. But the NCAA and the NBA aren't so different if you really dig in and get past the "a 12 beat a 5 omg" hype.


My bracket for the NCAA usually suck by thursday night, first week.  If I had an NBA bracket, I'd be good.   Alls I'm saying.

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:43 pm

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Loooooook I wanted to ignore it but if you really want to get into a glorify the NCAA tournament because there's upsets while shitting on the NBA because there aren't then I think you're on a very precarious limb. Take a look at the NCAA tournament winners over a couple of decades and point out which is like "zomg." Villanova I guess. Who had been a strong team for a decade prior. Yeah, errrrrbody loves the upsets for the first two rounds. But after that? Same deal. Cream rises to the top.

I sure betcha the champ this year is gonna be one of Duke or unc or Kansas or msu or some other team ranked in the top ten to start out of 300+. See! It's so predictable. It's kinda the same deal wags if you look past the first two rounds when 3 of those top ten get knocked out. 

The key is, it's not necessarily a bad thing. But the NCAA and the NBA aren't so different if you really dig in and get past the "a 12 beat a 5 omg" hype.


My bracket for the NCAA usually suck by thursday night, first week.  If I had an NBA bracket, I'd be good.   Alls I'm saying.
Comes down to the one game vs seven games thing and that, while you'll still pick the warriors to win in the first round, you might not get raptors vs bucks right. End of the day though, raptors vs bucks never mattered. Just like that 14v3 that you missed.

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Post by DWags on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:49 pm

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My bracket for the NCAA usually suck by thursday night, first week.  If I had an NBA bracket, I'd be good.   Alls I'm saying.
Comes down to the one game vs seven games thing and that, while you'll still pick the warriors to win in the first round, you might not get raptors vs bucks right. End of the day though, raptors vs bucks never mattered. Just like that 14v3 that you missed.


Has a team favored to win the NBA title ever lost to Middle Tennessee State in the first round?

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:54 pm

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Comes down to the one game vs seven games thing and that, while you'll still pick the warriors to win in the first round, you might not get raptors vs bucks right. End of the day though, raptors vs bucks never mattered. Just like that 14v3 that you missed.


Has a team favored to win the NBA title ever lost to Middle Tennessee State in the first round?

You comparing a one game scenario to a 7? Wut?
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Post by DWags on Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:01 pm

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Has a team favored to win the NBA title ever lost to Middle Tennessee State in the first round?

You comparing a one game scenario to a 7? Wut?

Of course I am. That's my point. Too much chalk in the NBA. But I have no beef with you guys watching it. Fucking amazing people in that league.

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:02 pm

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Has a team favored to win the NBA title ever lost to Middle Tennessee State in the first round?

You comparing a one game scenario to a 7? Wut?
He's forcing a situation where you have to shit on the NCAA tourney, which is great, to prove his point. It's a terrible limb to climb on, like I said.

But, I'm still unclear as to why that makes it better. If the better team lost because of a one game situation, why is it better to then watch Syracuse get destroyed against (whichever team they lost to that year) in the semifinal? That upset was prolly so much fun two weeks ago for other fans.... but the semi final was boring as hell.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:03 pm

Yeah, shortening the series of games will never happen. Too much $ to be made. The reason for most decisions within pro leagues. All the teams making the playoffs in MLB and NBA.
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