June 17, 2005 @ 2:08 pm by sean
If you’re on my buddy list, read the last post. Don’t add that new name yet, it might have gotten the virus thing already too.
I just got to work after having lunch with Kelly. I think I just ate fast food. It was at the Chicken Stand at the Fairlane Towncenter food court. I forgot to get Subway. That was my first real fast food since Taco Bell that I had the day before school started last August. It’s still been over a year for McDonald’s and Burger King.
It was great to see Kelly and hear about her and Jon and her work and life. She’s going to be married in close to 2 weeks. Jon is such a great guy, and Kelly is such a great girl, both of them are quite fortunate. I’m taking one of Carley’s friends to the wedding. I’m not so fortunate. We’ll see. I told Carley that this girl isn’t going to be my date, she is just getting in by way of me. Kelly is still interning at Ford. She got to go out and sniff the air last week. People in Flatrock Michigan were complaining about smells from the Ford factory. So she smelled samples from each stack of the plant where different paint processes are done resulting in different smells. Then she went out into the community to decipher which process was the putrid culprit. And she gets paid a lot of money for it. It’s an important job. She makes sure that Ford isn’t going above the allowed amount of chemicals that get put into the air.
The Pistons dominated last night. What a confusing series. The first game, San Antonio lead pretty much the whole game, but it got close. The second game they dominated even more. Those two games were in San Antonio. The third game, the Pistons dominated just as much as the Spurs did in game one. And game four, the Pistons dominated more than either team. Those two games were at Detroit. It looks like whichever team gets a win on the road wll get the series. Game five is at Detroit. 6 San Antonio. 7 Detroit.
Before game 3, no team had scored more than 90 points against the Spurs in the playoffs. But game 3 the Pistons scored 96, and game 4 102. And not only that, also kept the Spurs to 71. They forced 18 turnovers, but set the finals record for only turning the ball over 4 times themselves. After the beat down of the first two games, it looked like the Pistons were out. I have no expectations for the next 2 or 3 games.
In the last 30 seconds of the game when the Pistons were up 29, Larry Brown was still up and calling plays like there was 2 minutes and the game was tied. I need determination like that. And then Lindsey Hunter, he’s 33, but he didn’t play like that at all. Stealing, rebounding, scoring 17 points, smiling. I hope I have vigor like that when I’m 33. And then he had his son with him during the press conference after. These two teams are quality teams with quality people. That’s why writers and commentators are saying TV ratings are down. The Pistons are a team playing, hard working team. So are the Spurs. Ben Wallace, who is said to control the flow of the game, grew up poor, played college ball at a small place, and plays defence first. Joe Dumars traded the star Grant Hill to Orlando for Ben Wallace. Grant Hill was a typical offensive star. The Pistons are now a defensive team that wins only when their defense is good. The teams aren’t full of controvesry and illegitamite children and multiple hair colors. How ironic that when a team finally uses teamwork to win, we all stop watching.