CHEERS, JEERS AND SADNESS FOR PISTON FANS
I stood near a television set at Rosie O'Grady's in Clinton Township when a woman next to me broke out in tears.
We watched the final moments of the Pistons 81-74 loss to San Antonio and she could no longer hold back her emotions. She'd watched every Pistons game and said her favorite team won every time she watched games at O'Grady's.
There was no where else in the world she wanted to be. And when the end came near she began to sob.
One of her buddies turned away from the screen because she could not stand to witness Tim Duncan and the Spurs put the finishing touches on the Pistons.
There were a lot of emotions after the Pistons lost. Some folks were upset. Others wanted to praise the Pistons even in defeat. But I was surprised by the tears.
People really get into their sports teams.
During my sports show on AM 1270 The Sports Station two people broke down and cried on the air while talking to the Pistons and two others nearly lost it with emotion for their team.
The outbursts were surprising to me but it shows how this town has been captivated by this town. They loved the Pistons because they lived their dreams through these blue collar warriors. And when the Pistons fell short many in this community felt as if they were walking off the court at SBS Center with them.
(Check me out tonight after the Tigers game on the Fox Detroit Sports Report on my final take on the Pistons).