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Wilus1mj
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 5:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn /page2/story?page=simmons/0602 20

Detroit could complete the trifecta too with an NBA All-star game!!
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 5:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

except it would be AUBURN HILLS!!! :-)

Actually, an NBA All-Star gaem at Ford Field would be really neat
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Wilus1mj
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 5:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bill Davidson would never let that happen.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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I know. And i dont think Auburn Hills would ever get one either.... Well, once Illich builds the new hockey arena, I am sure the NHL All-Star game could be lured here
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Wilus1mj
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 5:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Funny comment from same article.

Some other highlights and lowlights from the All Star Game:

Sitting two rows ahead of Joe Dumars, I was praying for Flip Saunders to accidentally put Dwyane Wade in with the four Pistons, just to see the expression on Joe D's face. Didn't happen.

Paul Pierce getting to play with the four Detroit guys and relishing every second of it ... you know he was out there thinking, "This is just like playing with Brian Scalabrine, Raef LaFrentz, Michael Olowokandi and Orien Greene, only the exact opposite!"
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Ray1936
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 5:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cheap shot. I wonder what Mr. Simmons will have to say after NEXT years NBA All-Star game?

It's in Las Vegas.

Sports books have agreed to accept no bets on the game.
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 7:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bill Simmons' talent of comedic sports writing puts a guy like Mitch Albom to shame...

...and the Clemens kid thing was hysterical.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 9:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That guy is a hater.

I can see how he didn't enjoy his time, though. The NBA all star game could be one of the most boring games in all of sport. There might as well have been no one there because the arena was like a masoleum.
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E_hemingway
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 10:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The "Oak wants your cheeseburger" bit was funnier. Loved the ending to the column. All men are created equally helpless in the eyes of their wives I guess.
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Jimelnino
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 10:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didn't really think the shots at Houston were necessary, but thats just me being a product of where I grew up, I don't like outsiders bashing cities like that.

Is Boston perfect? Is it the new Eden? I don't think so.

I do love Simmons though, and I read him regularly, and yeah the "Oak wants your cheeseburger" thing made me crack up.
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 10:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

His running commentary on the NBA playoffs last year was probably some of the funniest stuff I ever read.
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Detroiternthemist
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 1:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought Beyonce was the reason for Houstons trifecta.
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Genesyxx
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 9:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I read that story yesterday, and it was really sad to hear someone speak about a city like that. I haven't been to Houston since '97, but it wasn't all that great when I went. Still, the city should stand up and make some noise about it.
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Superduperman
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 4:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know......I may get flamed for saying this but parts of his story sound made up,a little too pat for me especially the part about MJ at the end....but thats just my opinion
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Damon
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 5:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So let me get this straight, he doesnt like Houston?
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Jerome81
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Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 1:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Replace "Houston" with "Detroit" in that article and everyone here would be going apeshit.

Houston doesn't deserve it any more than Detroit does.

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