There were probably a good number of people saying the Heat could beat the Pistons after they saw a couple games of the series.
And you probably had some saying the Pistons could lose after the Cavs started giving them trouble.
But you won't find anyone who was saying the Heat will beat the Pistons early in the season when the Pistons were destroying everyone in the league and the Heat looked old and ready for renovation.
Well, anyone except this guy.
Unfortunately I wasn't talking sports on TAN at the time, but peep my defiant prediction(s) when my boy Joey was slurping the Pistons back in December, and I tried to shine the light in the comment box:
Not just once on December 2nd
but I had to stress the point again on December 19th
I actually don't even consider it a prediction, as it was an inevitability as soon as Flip Saunders signed on the dotted line. This was a team that needed a superior coach that commanded their respect, ultimately, the Pistons being so "good" in the regular season only sealed their eventual demise. Classic case of a team's collective ego outsizing their actual talent. I won't go into much depth on the matter since you've all probably been reading plenty on the subject recently, and of course I was up on all this five months ago, so it's old news.
For the record, I also called the Mavs, but I didn't post that up anywhere. But I was a Dirk for MVP guy, so that too was an easy one.
What's tough is calling the Finals. Heat vs. Mavs is a tough call because of all the compelling storylines on both sides ...Mavs are the better team, but I think the Heat have more/better stories. I could see Dallas winning, but I'm going with Heat in 6 (?)...
One final note. When searching for these comments on Joey's site, I came across this guy who had this to say about Boris Diaw. Very amusing now in hindsight since Diaw's become a rising star, needless to say he's not joining TAN in the we-make-hot-on-point-predictions club.
PS - I should note, Joey didn't say i was wrong in these comments, so I don't want to pose him as the foil to my predictive brilliance. I think I was just more convinced of it than him.
*sigh* it's so tough being right all the time ... it's really quite a burden.
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