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Sack Lloyd Carr / Other Detroit Area Sports / Detroit: is it the current pro sports Mecca?
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The Michigan Man 
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# Posted: 12 Apr 2007 20:36 Edited by: The Michigan Man


Detroit Red Wings: 16 straight years in the playoffs, 3 Stanley Cups in the last 10 years. 2007 tied for most points in the NHL, best record in the Western conference.

Detroit Pistons: 2004 World Champs, Central Champs 5 of last 6 yrs, in conference finals last 3 years. 2007 best record in Eastern Conference.

Detroit Tigers: 2006 AL Champs, 2007 the AL team to beat (admittedly, not so good the previous 20 years)

Detroit Lions: Okay, a statistical outlier...

What other major sports cities are comparable? A "major sports city" has all 4 major sports.

NY may be better, with the Rangers, Islanders, Giants, Yankees, and Mets, but they have so many freakin' teams, the probability is high that several teams will be contenders. Boston? No basketball or hockey success lately. Who else is close?

bigboyBlue 
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# Posted: 12 Apr 2007 21:44


Who else is close?

Chicago? Blackhawks and Cubs kinda suck, but the Bears and White Sox are decent. Tbe Bulls had a good run in the 90's.

The Michigan Man 
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# Posted: 13 Apr 2007 05:36


Chicago? Blackhawks and Cubs kinda suck, but the Bears and White Sox are decent. Tbe Bulls had a good run in the 90's.

I think you can make a case for Chicago - the Bears are good, the WS won a title recently, and the Bulls are starting to win again. The Blackhawks are basically Chicago's version of the Lions, no winning anything since the 1960s. The Cubs are even worse. The 3 "functional" Detroit teams have won titles in the modern era: Tigers (1984), RWs (97, 98, 2002), Pistons (89, 90, 04).

The Fords and Millen have ensured that the Lions remain the joke of Detroit - can you sell the team to Mike Ilich so we can start winning???

ElnoLewis 
Member
# Posted: 13 Apr 2007 09:04


You forgot the Detroit Shock, dude. They are so exciting and...

(dang gag reflex!)

bigboyBlue 
Member
# Posted: 13 Apr 2007 10:33


You forgot the Detroit Shock, dude. They are so exciting and...

Hehe, they did win the WNBA didn't they. And how about them Detroit Ignition, only a year old and in the MISL semifinals already...

bigboyBlue 
Member
# Posted: 13 Apr 2007 10:34


PS: Here's help tMM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._cities_with_teams_from_four_major_sp orts

bluefan 
Member
# Posted: 13 Apr 2007 12:07


"Ignition"? These nicknames are getting more and more assinine. What the hell is the MISL, anyway?

tiredoflosing 
Member
# Posted: 13 Apr 2007 12:07


Michigan Panthers won the Championship with AC

The Grand Rapids Rampage won the Arena Bowl a few years ago plus the Grand Rapids Griffens (Red Wing Farm Club) have always been good and in the title series a few times.

bigboyBlue 
Member
# Posted: 13 Apr 2007 12:38


"Ignition"? These nicknames are getting more and more assinine. What the hell is the MISL, anyway?

Mens Indoor Soccer League. And as long as we're pulling out all the wierd teams, here's a 'hell yea' to the Plymouth Whalers, a Junior Div I hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) conference finals. This is where the Columbus Blue Jackets get their recruits from BTW

ElnoLewis 
Member
# Posted: 13 Apr 2007 12:40


I had season tickets when the Panthers and AC won it all. I know, so focking what, but i'm am really personality starved.

The Michigan Man 
Member
# Posted: 13 Apr 2007 13:30


You forgot the Detroit Shock, dude. They are so exciting and...

My bad - how could I forget those nappy headed...oops...almost slipped

Brianthomasbuckeye 
Member
# Posted: 13 Apr 2007 15:44


Is the Reciprical of Detroit...Cleveland?

1/Detroit = Cleveland.

Integral of Cleveland = Ln[Detroit]

 

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