Ron Artest wanted to play for the Pistons after the Brawl

the brawlFIVE THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE GOING TO WORK PISTONS

Players were afraid of Ben Wallace when he was upset with the team’s play.

Rasheed Wallace was the loudest guy in the room.

Tim Duncan did not like playing against Ben Wallace.

Ron Artest errr Metta World Peace wanted to play for the Pistons after the brawl.

Some players believe they might not have won the 2004 title if the team drafted Dwyane Wade or Carmelo Anthony instead of Darko Milicic.

 

 

FIVE THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE BAD BOY PISTONS

Rick Mahorn taught Bill Laimbeer how to be tough.

Coach Chuck Daly needed back rubs before each game.

Bill Laimbeer loved Notre Dame football.

There were players who did not think Daly should be the Dream Team coach.

It bothered Isiah Thomas to be booed in his home town of Chicago.

 

FIVE THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DETROIT RED WINGS

Some players did not want to invite Steve Yzerman out for movie nights on the road.

Coach Scotty Bowman always wore gray dress pants during practice.

Goalie Mike Vernon was the class clown in the dressing room.

Goalie Chris Osgood cried in a beer cooler after serving up the series losing goal to the San Jose Sharks in 1994.

Stu Grimson, the Grim Reaper, was one of the nicest guys in the NHL.

 

FIVE THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DETROIT TIGERS

Manager Jim Leyland often met with the media in his underwear.

Players believed Pudge Rodriguez got special treatment and did not like it.

Brad Ausmus was not hired to win titles. He was hired to develop young talent

Mike Ilitch over ruled family members in getting the Tiger statues put in at Comerica Park.

Relief pitcher Jose Valverde collected samurai swords

 

FIVE THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DETROIT LIONS

Coach Wayne Fontes once placed his name alongside Vince Lombardi and Bill Parcells when talking about “great coaches.”

Three Fontes brothers coached for the Lions. They all pronounced their last names differently.

Lions players were the worst tippers of the four professional sports teams in Detroit.

The Lions did not draft Randy Moss because he had “alligator arms.”

Former Lions running back Dexter Bussey must report uniform violations made by the team to the NFL.

FIVE TRUE FACTS ABOUT MY ATHLETIC CAREER

I was the Detroit Free Press Riverfront softball tournament MVP in 1984.

I beat Jamie Samuelsen in straight sets in tennis. But he does not remember.

I boxed once at Kronk Gym and got knocked out.

I was the leading scorer when the Detroit News won the Gus Maker media division toilet bowl championship at Eastern Michigan University.

I never beat Sheila White in sprints at Pattengill Elementary School.

 

 

 

FIVE REASONS WHY OLYMPIA STADIUM WAS BETTER THAN JOE LOUIS ARENA

Olympia seating was steep and placed fans closer to the action.

Players crossed the concourse to get from the dressing room to the ice.

Olympia did not smell as bad outside.

There were no dangerous crumbling steps to get inside Olympia

Gordie Howe played at Olympia.

 

 

 

 

 

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I am a 58 year old retired sports journalist, husband and father of two living outside of Detroit in search of his next big adventure in life.

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