Detroit Bad Boys is a production of Matt Watson & Ian Cameron (and the occasional guest writer). It features great analysis and in-depth articles from the mainstream media and other blogs … and they sell T-shirts too. DBB also brings a thoughtful and in-depth perspective to coverage of the Detroit Pistons. It’s obvious that they’re fans, but they’re fans who aren’t afraid to ask questions or to take a stand in opposition to the Pistons organization. Even better, they’re able to raise a hand when their call wasn’t correct:
I’m willing to admit when I’m wrong, and I initially panned Hayes as a replacement for Carlos Delfino, which admittedly was never an accurate comparison since Delfino was gone by the time Hayes got here. But you know what Hayes brings that Delfino doesn’t? Confidence. Whereas Delfino sometimes took a bit of time to get into the flow of the game, Hayes would probably shoot the ball from the bench if he were allowed to.
Of course Hayes would probably have to fight Flip Murray for the ball… The blog also has a very active and knowledgeable audience, making the comments almost as good as the articles. One thing I really love about DBB is that they’re not afraid to toss alley-oops to other Piston bloggers – meaning that even if it’s only a “one blog lunch,” I don’t miss great stuff like the video of the 2008 Pistons Introductions from Need4Sheed.
The photo is by DBB’s own Matt Watson and is from the 1st Annual Need4Sheed/Detroit Bad Boys Blogfest last year – DBB also has a Detroit Bad Boys group on Flickr where you can see and share photos of the Pistons.