So today I wore my Ron Artest jersey to school, as I always wear Pacers gear on the big game days/victories. I do not live in Indiana anymore, but I did live there 15 years. This other student in class from Michigan comes in with his Ben Wallace jersey on. I wasn't going to say anything to him; he's worn it before (as I have mine), and I don't stoop to petty/irrelevant insults. However, as he walks over to sharpen his pencil, he says to me, "That jersey sucks."
Understand this - I am not a fighter. I prefer to either turn the other cheek, or have an intelligent conversation. Basically, we then had a debate on how the series would turn out. I wasn't going to proclaim a Pacers victory, but I was adamantly against his so-called 4-5 game series.
There was no winner to the debate, but good points were brought up from both sides (the only difference being that I had the nerve to agree with some of his more realistic statements, while he would hardly hear my case). I'm not going to label Pistons fans here, but let's just say that I was not impressed in the least.
I want to win this game so bad tonight - I can taste it.