Orlando Magic should want a go at 'Goliath' Detroit Pistons

Detroit or Philadelphia? Pistons or 76ers? Detroit native Darth Vader or Philly boy Bob Saget? Who would you rather try to beat up? The answer is as obvious as W.C. Fields ' preferred epitaph. Full Story
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LMAO

AOL

#1 Apr 30, 2008
See ya Saturday night at TNT!

How 'bout dem Atlanta boys.

:)
VENOM

Leesburg, FL

#2 Apr 30, 2008
UMMM NO ID RATHER PLAY PHILLY THEN ATLANTA...LETS BE FOR REAL NO ONE IS GOING TO REMEMBER THAT CLEVELAND BEAT WASHINGTON WITHOUT ARENAS OR BUTLER HAVING AN EASIER WAY TO THE FINALS LAST YEAR 3 YEARS FROM NOW. ALL THEY WILL REMEMBER IS THAT THEY WERE IN THE FINALS BUT NOT WHO THEY PLAYED. I AGREE BRING ON WHOEVERS NEXT BUT DONT FOOL YOURSELFS THE CHANCES OF BEING IN THE FINALS AND ACTUALLY WINNING FOR ANY TEAM IN HISTORY IS VERY VERY SLIM SO WHY NOT TAKE IT HOW YOU CAN GET IT.
EdM

Annapolis, MD

#3 Apr 30, 2008
Yep - I'd prefer Philly as well...
Bob

Powder Springs, GA

#5 May 1, 2008
I agree, in order to earn the rights of passage, Orlando must go through Detroit. Last year Brian Hill should have said he'd prefer to play Detroit in the playoffs. It would have at least made his players more confident. Every NBA team who rose to prominence had to defeat their nemeses. We must play Detroit!

Since: Jun 07

Nanning, China

#7 May 1, 2008
Yup!! Bring on Detroit. I think we can beat them this year but its going to be tough.
Sue

Olla, LA

#8 May 1, 2008
Of course we want to play Detroit. I'm steeling myself for that ridiculous announcer and his 'Deee-troit Basketball' chant, and the chance to knock the Pistons off their haughty (but earned) position near the top of the heap.
Anyone ever think that maybe Detroit doesn't want to play US??? With every other team struggling to win its series, Orlando is the only team with a full head of steam heading into round two.
I'll be in the stands cheering, and Orlando better fill the O-rena to support its team. Magic in 6.
Andy

Kissimmee, FL

#9 May 1, 2008
Nothing really insightful here David. You have any thoughts on the Presidential election? I am thinkin' you probably know more about politics than sports based on your poor collumns.
Luke

San Sebastian, Spain

#10 May 1, 2008
This was exactly my point... he's stolen it from me... this could mean that I could write a article for the Sentinel?

:=)
JcT

United States

#11 May 1, 2008
"To be the Man, you gotta beat the Man." Egg-xactly! We've rid ourselves of our Shaq-demon, now it's time to rid ourselves of our Detroit-demon. Bring on the Pistons. Go Magic!
MagicFan4Life

Jersey City, NJ

#12 May 1, 2008
bring on DEEE-TROIIIIT basketball!!
the magic will play tougher against them...with the 76ers..we might just think its an easy win and end up losing.
LMAO

AOL

#13 May 1, 2008
My comment was that the Magic will start the Detroit series Saturday evening in Detroit.

That's just a post for those of you that are NOT in the know like some of us are.

;)
mosco

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#14 May 1, 2008
Philly is not ready. The Magic are on par with Detroit. The difference being is they are on the upswing while the Pistons are in decline. Tough series prepares teams for the championship.
Gabe

Hartford, CT

#15 May 1, 2008
It's not going to easy and it doesn't mean that I'm cocky. Never cocky. I'm thinking that this series are definitely beatable to my opinion because the Detroit Pistons is a older team than the Magic and the Magic are more of sometimes of a dangerous team if we win Game One like the Sixers. Thoughts?
Alamo

Providence, RI

#16 May 1, 2008
I would rather play WC.
brighthouseless

Hollywood, FL

#17 May 1, 2008
You get paid to write this stuff? Blah...
mosco

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#18 May 1, 2008
For the last several years, teams from the west were tested. I know we all want the easy route. Most of the time the easy route gets you destroyed in the big dance. These guys need to be tested in all ways. The overpaid, underachieving ones jettisoned. There is a formation of something that could.We all know that there have been "that coulds" in every city in America. Orlando has not had that since Shaq. Something special can be built. Just an opinion.
Mike

Orlando, FL

#19 May 1, 2008
You are a complete idiot. The fact that you have a job writing about sports for a living amazes me. What about the fact that Philly beat the Pistions twice. Or the fact that Philly is faster and quicker than the Magic. You are underrating Philly, never mind the fact that the Magic cant beat Detroit.

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#20 May 1, 2008
Bring ON Detroit...I do NOT want Philly. I might as well lose to Detroit then lose or win against Philly. There will always be an asterix if we go anywhere past 2nd round playing Philly.
And Detroit would be great. Better Test for out guys as we get better and better into contention. Jameers ball hogging mentality is completely almost gone now. I wonder how that happened. If Jameer plays consistent and stable, Hedo plays close to regular season and We cut down Turnovers, We can take Detroit easy.
Dwight is PO"d at Detroit and Hedo will take on Prince. Let Billups take all the shots and they are DONE!!
Voice Of Reason

United States

#21 May 1, 2008
Bring on detroit. Complpetely different team than last year, except, for the same worry playing the Raptors in the 1st round - our guards.

We have 2 6-10 guys who can create and put Detroit in a tough situation. And if Dwight plays like he has, then we have a good shot. And 3 years from now, people will still remember how the Cavs got swept in the finals and got an easy path to the ECF by beating the Wiz and Nets.

In order to be the champs you have to go through them. Bring on the Pistons and lets see where we stack up. You cant be a punks all your lives.
DAC

United States

#22 May 1, 2008
What about the fact that the Magic were 3-1 against Philly this season? Dalembert faster and quicker than Dwight Howard? I don't think so Mike.
Mike wrote:
You are a complete idiot. The fact that you have a job writing about sports for a living amazes me. What about the fact that Philly beat the Pistions twice. Or the fact that Philly is faster and quicker than the Magic. You are underrating Philly, never mind the fact that the Magic cant beat Detroit.

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