The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 November 2004

The debacle in Auburn Hills

Last night, while I was unwinding in a chat room, someone said "You gotta turn on ESPN right now!"

What I saw was appalling enough, but apparently I didn't see everything, and after reading about it, I'm rather glad I didn't. I don't know if this is the biggest fight in sports history — seems to me that European football riots make this little dustup in Detroit look like a middle-school shoving contest — but it's certainly an embarrassment for the NBA.

Payback, to be effective, must be swift and fierce.

Posted at 9:52 AM to Dyssynergy

What is this "NBA" of which you speak?

(Sounds like I'm better off pretending not to know.)

Posted by: McGehee at 2:03 PM on 20 November 2004

I don't understand why the cops weren't out there slapping cuffs on the players who jumped into the stands. It's time to get tough with these NBA hip hop thugs who have brought the ghetto street bangs to the courts of the NBA. Unbelievable.

Posted by: Mike at 3:06 PM on 20 November 2004

You know that me & sports don't mix at all -- but this got my attention. Time for the NBA to send a very strong (Stern?) message by EXPELLING the guilty party/parties. Permanently. That would definitely get the attention of every other player who has even thought of going over the edge.

Posted by: david at 3:17 PM on 20 November 2004