Can our opponents' wins soften the blow to Detroit?

So, as I got into my car last night 1270 was still on from the Tiger’s game earlier.  They were broadcasting game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.  Edmonton was playing an amazing game and made it a seven game series.  Earlier this week Miami tied up the series from a 0-2 start.  I realized that both of these teams are in good standing for winning the championship (despite syndicated radio predictions) and both teams had to go through Detroit first.

Okay, the Heat wasn’t a big surprise considering they were a game away from the finals, but Edmonton is another story.  People were shocked that this team, last to make it in the playoffs, beat the number one team.  Now they’re a game a way from taking it all.

So what I wonder is, do people prefer Miami and Edmonton to win over their Western opponents?  Does it make you feel better to know your team lost to the champions rather than the runner-ups?

4 Comments so far

  1. Scott (unregistered) on June 18th, 2006 @ 4:21 pm

    I prefer the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA and the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL to win it all.

    I really like the way the Mavs play and really do not like the individual “me first” play of the Heat. I’m not a big fan of O’Neil or Wade.

    I like Edmonton because they work so hard and know how to play the game the right way. They’re unselfish, never give up, and despite where they finished the regular season, they deserve to win it all in my opinion.

  2. baliad (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 10:33 am

    i suppose it might ease things a little for me that the teams that beat us went on to win the championship… then again, i don’t really like miami…

  3. Mollika* (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 4:22 pm

    Canadians all the way. Am I allowed to feel that way even though I live in Detroit?

  4. Jeff (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 6:11 pm

    I have to say I prefer the Dallas Mavericks over the Miami Heat any day of the week. I really want Jerry Stackhouse to finally get a ring–the guy played his butt off when he was with the Pistons. I have really disliked the Heat the past two seasons; it seems Dwyane Wade gets more arrogant with each passing game (along with ridiculous foul calls) and I’ve never been a big fan of Shaq. That being said when the Heat played here in the ECF a few weeks ago, I met Shaq and he is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.

    As far as the NHL goes, I could care less who wins, as long as it’s a good Game 7.

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