As a relatively senior (if that's the word) member of the DBB community, I've had the pleasure of reading the comments of many great (and to me, largely anonymous) contributors. Some of them are gone (PistonsGirl4Life springs to mind, as does LawyerBoy). Some are still here (I'm looking at you, Boney). Many are memorable. Many are downright outstanding.
But there's no one quite like coachDP. No one. No one gets more "recs" (as far as I can tell.) No one gets more praise. And no one can write like coachDP (tho many have tried).
Here, I've collected as many coachDP insights as I could find using the advanced search on Google. Originally, I thought of providing context for each, but looking through them I feel as if they stand on their own. In any case, the links should take you to the original context.
These are gems. They are priceless pearls of wisdom. I cannot put my finger on the appeal of these brief posts. I cannot tell if it's the hynoptic mix of CAPS and lowercase, the brutal honesty of "no sugarcoat," or the disarming "just epinion," which is as far as I can tell a portmanteau of "electronic" and "opinion" (tho my only evidence for this is his use of the term "e-blog" for DBB). Nor can I decide if it's the mystery of coachDP: the fact that he (or she!) reveals no personal details and only posts sporadically. Perhaps the best answer is that it is a mix of all of these, plus the social construction of coachDP as the most loved member of the blog.
I am fascinated by the culture of this site, and I'm very happy to contribute this post out of my respect for y'all.
Here they are, in chronological order after the jump. Enjoy.
rip and stuckey not just good INDIVIDUAL players, but also good TEAM players. iverson experiment NOT GOOD, but could be GOOD if minutes limited. opposing backup GUARDS not used to such TALENTED competition. just epinionby coachDP on Mar 5, 2009 3:38 PM EST
iverson’s back HURT, but also his PRIDE hurt. time with pistons LIMITED and will get contract ELSEWHERE next SUMMER. just epinion
by coachDP on Mar 5, 2009 9:05 AM EST
pistons near fourth or fifth SEED, need extra PUSH to get there, and avoid GOOD team in first round. all-star guard coming off BENCH could key late season RUN. iverson best when HE is go-to GUY, put with afflalo, max, amir, or WHOEVER else, and he will be in BEST situation not only for HIM, but also for TEAM. just epinionby coachDP on Mar 6, 2009 10:19 AM EST
rip not just solid SHOOTER, but also GOOD passer. sharing ball is KEY and team is SHARING well lately. just epinionby coachDP on Mar 10, 2009 2:56 PM EDT
milk not only taste GOOD, but also make you FEEL good. just epinion. to avoid SPOILED milk, always SMELL and look for CHUNKS.by coachDP on Mar 11, 2009 10:54 AM EDT
rasheed using not just MONEY to save, but also saving CHEESE. good strategy for guy losing a STEP and looking at SMALLER contract this summer. just epinionby coachDP on Mar 16, 2009 5:16 PM EDT
antonio not just good MAN, but also good man for ENTIRE program. hustle defense and REBOUNDING not easy to REPLACE. just epinionby coachDP on Mar 18, 2009 6:37 AM EDT
extra coverage GOOD, not BAD. looking forward to BYNUM versus fisher matchup CAMERA. just epinionby coachDP on Mar 26, 2009 8:33 AM EDT
r.i.p. daddy rich. not just GREAT pistons coach, but also GREATEST pistons coach.by coachDP on May 9, 2009 8:22 AM EDT
spider good at not just blocking SHOTS, but also complementing BEAUTIFUL woman. sexual harassment not like BASKETBALL though. just epinion
by coachDP on May 28, 2009 2:59 PM EDT
ben not just SHORT, but also likes SHOOT alot. bull jordan would be GOOD deal, but bull gordon NOT so good. just epinionby coachDP on Jun 17, 2009 9:12 PM EDT
pistons to finally GET good COACH. no sugarcoat, curry not cut OUT for coaching at PRO level.by coachDP on Jul 1, 2009 10:35 AM EDT
thankyou skylar, no sugarcoat, OTHER commitmints have taken me from GREAT bad boys e-blog lately. hoping to PROVIDE more analisys and contirbution to COMMENTS now.
by coachDP on Jul 1, 2009 2:25 PM EDT
coachDP INSIDER info- kuester to be not just COACH, but next PISTONS coach. expereinced asisstant MOVE from cavs to GOOD GUYS. (pistons GOOD guys, just epinion)by coachDP on Jul 7, 2009 3:34 PM EDT
spurs got good singing not just for TEAM, but for whole san antnio CITY. mcdyess GOOD player, better PERSON. will be good for spurs TEAM if still has gas in TANK. just epinionby coachDP on Jul 9, 2009 8:32 AM EDT
budwiser GOOD drink for TONIGHT. mostly get drunk and SURLY on weekend, not WEEKDAY. hangover bad for NEXT day. just epinionby coachDP on Jul 16, 2009 8:42 AM EDT
No sugarcoat, Glen davis not just BIG man, but also big BABBY. Need to not yell at FANS and take heckles in STRIDE. just epinion.by coachDP on Jan 21, 2010 1:17 PM EST 12 recs
no sugarcoat, t-mac could be GOOD career or BAD career with pistons. need to stay HEALTHY and make BASKET. just epinion
t-mac GOOD and not just making BAKSET, but also SELL tickets. just epinion
I know a lot of us have mocked coachDP, either by emulating his STYLE or by questioning the logic of his posts. I believe that this has been largely in good fun, and that the extremely high amount of "recs" DP gets is a testament to our affection for him or her. But even in those lapsed moments where someone in DBB mocks him/her cruelly, I can't think of a better response than Roll the Dyess's:
coachDB GOOD and not just using CAPS, but also NOT GIVE A SHIT PROBABLY ABOUT YALL. just epinion.
Indeed. Keep writing, coachDP. We want more.