The Pistons Twitter Bracket Challenge is back for 2020. Featuring the most insightful, ambitious, knowledgeable, multimedia proficient members of the Pistons Twitter family. From diehard fans to blog boys to bonafide beat writers. They’re all represented.
We’re going to unveil the bracket one region at a time, and next up is the Rasheed Wallace Region. The No. 1 seed is the owner of the hashtag made for Twitter Rod Beard and his #StartWriting campaign.
What started as a signal that a beat writer on deadline had seen enough to start writing his game story, became a mantra with T-shirts to match. Sadly, for Pistons fans, it’s usually Detroit on the receiving end of a blowout and so #StartWriting hits a little different.
The second seed is the dean of Pistons Twitter, Lazarus Jackson, aka @lazchance. You can find him at DBB writing about the draft and his velvet tones on two podcasts — The Detroit Bad Boys Podcast and Detroit Vs. Everybody on the BlueWire Network.
But this region is far from top heavy. You also have Fox Sports Detroit and official celebrity friend of Pistons Twitter Johnny Kane, YouTube video maestro @TimForkinTV, the keeper of the Camby call @EliBashiNBA and a couple of my personal favorite follows on Twitter @Halbridious and the world’s greatest Tony Snell Fan @SnellSZN.
Rasheed Wallace Region
1 @DetNewsRodBeard vs. 16. @RedAlternates
2. @lazchance vs. 15. EdwardFarrell6
Submission about @lazchance:
“The bb analysis the willingness to discuss bb with anybody and some nice jokes too.”
3. @EliBashiNBA vs. 14. @ellenk124
Submission about EliBashiNBA:
“He knows more than what’s on the surface of Pistons happenings. His knowledge runs deep.”
4. @JohnnyKaneFSD vs. 13. @JohnHensonFan
Submission about @JohnHensonFan:
“John Henson is goated ... we all know it. He averages 6.9 points as a Piston. Nice.”
5. @SnellSZN vs. 9. @Sekou_SZN
6. @TimForkinTV vs. 11 @jamie_delancey
Submission about @TimFrokinTV
“One of the best Pistons YouTube content creators.”
7. @Halbridious vs. 10 @ImMartinHi
8. @waymatth vs. 9 @brady_fred
Vote on Twitter
Is this contest going to be a nailbiter or is #StartWriting time already as the No. 1-seeded @detnewsRodBeard goes against @RedAlternates?— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
Prolific writer, podcaster and armed with one of the best mind's and velvety voices in #PistonsTwitter it's DBB's @lazchance going against @EdwardFarrell6— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
Replying to this tweet with Camby GIFs won't count as votes, but I'm sure the keeper of the Camby call @EliBashiNBA would appreciate it as he faces one of the best Pistons followers @ellenk124. She's incredibly nice, but with a championship on the line she's out for blood.— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
Supporter of #PistonsTwitter and armed with the best head of hair on FSD it's @JohnnyKaneFSD going against @JohnHensonFan. Nice.— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
Tis the season for a themed face off. It's the impossibly supportive No. 1 fan of Tony Snell @SnellSZN going against the up-and-comer Sekou supporter @Sekou_SZN— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
Rising video #content creator @TimForkinTV is facing off against DBB's @Jamie_Delancey who is cool and nice and works for the amazing @stockx creating #content. Where would we be without #content?— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
@ImMartinHi is facing off against one of the low-key best on #PistonsTwitter @Halbridious. Martin made it pretty far in last year's tournament but he's already asking people to vote for Hal. Vote your hearts!— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020
Another 8-9 matchup means we're going old school. This time it's a few PistonPowered alums -- @waymatth vs. @Brady_Fred— Detroit Bad Boys ☠ (@detroitbadboys) April 12, 2020