Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 10:10 am  |  22 responses

Detroit Pistons Hoping Vanilla Ice Can Excite Their Fans

To solve their depressing attendance issues, the Detroit Pistons’ crack marketing staff is unearthing Vanilla Ice and other bygone musical stars. This will surely bring the fans back in droves to the Palace of Auburn Hills. Per the Detroit Free Press: “The theme nights begin with ‘Super ’70s’ night for the Memphis game on Friday. The first 10,000 fans will receive a Greg Monroe poster and enjoy halftime entertainment from Rose Royce, which will perform its 1976 No. 1 hit ‘Carwash.’ The club will host ‘I love the ’80s’ night on Jan. 27, coinciding with a game against the Atlanta Hawks. The giveaway item is a Jonas Jerebko poster, and the halftime musical entertainment will be Morris Day. Finally,’Totally ’90s’ night Feb. 3 will feature a Ben Gordon poster and a halftime performance by Vanilla Ice.”

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  • Charles


  • kobe4ever8

    WTF. Haha, hope it works

  • Jer dawg

    Detroit is Motown and music is flowing throughout the veins of the town.
    Oh, who am I kidding. They are reaching.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Oh the motor city is in trouble.

  • jake


  • jake

    This is why you don’t get hold on to an aging overpaid roster for so long. I say when they turn 33, unless their name is Bean, they should become trade bait.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    “The first 10,000 fans will receive a Greg Monroe post” So that means that they’ll have about 2000 extra posters?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    post = poster

  • DerekG

    LMAO!!! When I read this the only thing that came to mind was Will Ferrell and Semi-Pro! Ice Ice baby!! LOL!!!

  • Riggs

    Go ninja go ninja go!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    @ Riggs – exactly what I was thinking…

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @Riggs. Wowww, blast from the past! lol

  • Brion

    Then the owner of the team is gonna wrestle a Bear on Friday!

  • Brion

    If there was a problem, yo he’ll fix it. (had to do it).

  • Brion

    *solve it. oops

  • Kilo

    Gotta wonder what is going on in Detroit.

  • bull22

    this sounds like a sequel to will ferrell’s movie about the flint tropics,,

  • bull22

    i do feel for pistons fans though, because all of us true bull fans know what freaking suffering through pure misery was…

  • LA Huey

    Might as well have a battle between him and John Cena

  • robb

    Free beer would work better

  • http://www.slamonline.com House

    Wow they are really getting desperate if they believe an over the hill, throwback, white rapper can ignite the Detroit crowd. Am I the only person who cringes when hearing his ish played on the radio, (which is almost never btw). A serious case of reaching imo….

  • All Day

    Vanilla Ice…no…vanilla ice cream…yes!!!