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Patrick Hayes is a Flint, Michigan,-based freelance journalist who has covered news, sports and features in his career. He has covered the Detroit Pistons, first for MLive.com, and currently for ESPN's TrueHoop Network blog PistonPowered, since 2008. Hayes is a former sports reporter and editor for the Flint Journal, a mid-sized daily news operation, and a former local news reporter and editor for View Newspapers, a chain of weekly community newspapers in Mid-Michigan. He's covered inner-city high school basketball in one of the top talent-producing regions in the country in Flint, and he's a former beat writer for the Mott Community College basketball team, one of the top JUCO teams in the country. Currently, he is the Director of Publications in the communications office at a Flint university. His work has been published by ESPN, Good Men Project, SLAM, The Flint Journal, Saginaw News, Bay City Times, Johnson City Press, Grand Blanc View, Burton View, Lapeer Area View, Swartz Creek View, the Oakland Post, The Only Colors, Great Lakes Hoops, Technorati, MLive and Michigan Preps/Rivals. He has a BA in general studies with minors in history and political science from Oakland University and a master's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466431733
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466431737
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,297,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PC on June 19, 2012
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I bought this book because I read everything I can get my hands on about the NBA and my Pistons in particular. I was intrigued by the title and the summary. The title is a perfect fit for this book. It is much more an homage to a team, a love letter if you will, than a classically informative nonfiction book. At one point, the author posits a world where Darko develops into the star most NBA minds thought him capable of becoming, for example. Overall, a good, quick read and a solid value for a used book addition to your library. Not quite a Pistons fan must-have, but it was an enjoyable read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on August 27, 2012
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This book is an excellent personal journey of a lifelong and die-hard Pistons fan who tries to summarize the last 20 years of highs, lows and memories of fandom.
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By Lisa B on August 27, 2012
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Touching read of the Pistons Basketball team through the perspective of a devout fan who himself was growing up and dealing with life's changes. Warm, funny, statistical, sometimes a little irreverent. I highly recommend this book as an entertaining read for anyone who has any attraction to the Detroit Pistons team especially the last two decades of their ball club...
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