Posted: Monday June 6, 2005 12:46PM; Updated: Tuesday June 7, 2005 1:54AM
But for whatever reason, the superstar shine didn't take. Now he comes and goes, playing like Old 'Sheed some nights, like Joe Smith other nights. When Old 'Sheed has shown up against Miami, the Pistons have won. In their three losses, he's totaled just 30 points, and his late explosion and technical in Game 3 pretty much cost the Pistons the game.
Whichever 'Sheed shows up Monday against the Heat, I'll continue to enjoy the Rasheed Wallace Experience. Because no matter what happens, 'Sheed will always be 'Sheed, whoever or whatever that is. He'll be honest, he'll play with emotion, throw outlet passes unlike anyone else and, every once in a while, flip his lid. Sometimes keeping it real is too real. Maybe it's just me, but I prefer passion to apathy. Even if Detroit loses tonight, I'm rolling with Rasheed.
Game Of The Week
Last Tuesday I went over to Jersey for the England/Columbia friendly. In between the blazing sun and a near brawl, a pretty good match broke out. So, in honor of Michael Owen's hat trick, let's play some soccer.
Color-Coordination Link Of The Week
Jeremiah Trotter may be a great linebacker, but as a businessman, he's not quite as savvy. And why do I think that if Terrell Owens opened a car wash, no matter what team he was playing for, the color scheme would be green-and-white?
Airline Safety Link Of The Week
If you were worried about your safety while flying in these times of colored alerts and long security lines, check this out. Next time you wonder what happened to your bag, just don't worry about it.
Lang Whitaker is the online editor at SLAM magazine and writes daily at http://www.SLAMonline.com.