View Poll Results: How will the Pacers Pistons rivalry remembered

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  • One of the best of all time

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  • Pretty good

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  • Just made the games a little bit better

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    How do you guys think the Pistons Pacers rivalry will be remembered?

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    plastic cup
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    Not the brawl game. Just the rivalry in general.

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    It only becomes a real great rivalry if the Pacers can knock us out of the playoffs.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    Just another Central Division rival.


    EDIT - Why is this question "past tense?"

    They'll always be a rival.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
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    It only becomes a real great rivalry if the Pacers can knock us out of the playoffs.
    Is that a little foreshadowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kstat
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    It only becomes a real great rivalry if the Pacers can knock us out of the playoffs.
    Yep, until then we are just like the Cavs were to MJ's Bulls. However I think we have a better chance this year than the Cavs ever did...

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    Uh... the Cavs had homecourt and (I think) the best regular season record one season, and were winning at home in Game #5 up to the last possession and a very, very famous shot.

    I'd venture to say the Cavs were the better *team* that season, but that guy for the Bulls was more 'clutch', and then he hit a shot that, combined with Brad Daugherty's injury problems, was something that franchise never recovered from.
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    I have a feeling we'll be digging this thread back up come playoff time.

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    Uh... the Cavs had homecourt and (I think) the best regular season record one season, and were winning at home in Game #5 up to the last possession and a very, very famous shot.
    second best record. They won 59 games, Detroit won 63 that year.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    nothing compared to the knicks one

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    nothing compared to the knicks one
    Exactly we beat were able to beat the Knicks.

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    It's not a rivalry until we win.
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    The thing with the Pacers and Pistons is very comprable to the Colts and Patriots. If we never get over the hump in either of those match-ups, it won't necessarily be a great 'rivalry.' When we do, the other teams will be trying to get back on top, then a rivalry forms. Until we beat them, it's not a rivalry, it's a one-sided affair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoundAndFury
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    The thing with the Pacers and Pistons is very comprable to the Colts and Patriots. If we never get over the hump in either of those match-ups, it won't necessarily be a great 'rivalry.' When we do, the other teams will be trying to get back on top, then a rivalry forms. Until we beat them, it's not a rivalry, it's a one-sided affair.

    Couldnt have said it better.
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    Agreed. As the members of Guns and Roses once said, "every rose has its thorn".

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    We gotta beat them to make it a rivalry...like everyone else said...until then the cup will define this series.
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    Yep....gotta beat them.Plain and simple.
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    Agreed. As the members of Guns and Roses once said, "every rose has its thorn".

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    I agree that we need the for it to be a great rivalry, but I think the brawl alone makes up for a bit of it, it's makes the rivalry unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadian
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    Exactly we beat were able to beat the Knicks.

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    Locationally vague? I live in Arcadia. Any resemblance to actual posters, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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    The brawl in NBA history will make this rivalry a classic one in like 15 years.

    There is so much more to come. Both teams look to be damn good for the next couple of years at least and only really getting better, pacers more so than the pistons in the getting better department.

    Will be a rivalry to remember no matter what. Because we will win this year.

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    If the Pacers never get over it will be like the short rivalry we had with the Sixers in the early 90's. The 76ers were always primed to knock us off in the East but never quite made it. That rivalry also included a large brawl at teh Palace.

    It's fun to watch though because you know the players get up for every game against one another and they don't really like each other, like the Pistons/Celtics of the 80's in that regard.

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    Until we take it from Detroit, while they are still good, its not a rivalry.
    The Pistons are more concerned with the Spurs than us. We are just another team they like to beat up on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
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    Until we take it from Detroit, while they are still good, its not a rivalry.
    Ahhh yes, therein lies the rub. In the great cycle of things, the Pacers are on the uphill getting better phase, while the pisstons have started their slide. So even if we beat them in the playoffs this year, they won't be "as good" as they used to be. And if we don't even get to meet them in the playoffs, well then they still get to say we never beat them.

    Reminds me of when we finally got over the Knicks hump. After that series, patrick said "We're still the better team." There's no getting around it. This is a rivalry NOW and it'll be a rivalry for the rest of this year, maybe next, because even beating them won't make it go away. One team has to fade enough to not be a threat to the other.
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    Well if you're going to say that, you have to say we weren't "as good" the years we lost vs when we win.

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