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Comment from: John [Visitor]
I couldn't agree more. Who would've thought that it would be the Tigers, not the Red Wings or the Pistons (both with the most wins in their respective leagues) would make it as far as they have in the playoffs? Answer: Detroit fans. Detroit fans live the Bob Rotella mantra: Expect the best, but be prepared for the worst. At the beginning of every season, we still think the Lions have a chance to make the playoffs, but the fans are just as enthusiastic even when they can't beat Cass Tech's JV team
10/12/06 @ 19:19
Comment from: Chris Thompson [Visitor] Email
Are you even serious? This is the first time in years that your baseball team has even been anything close to relevant, your football team is a walking laughingstock ( and definitely one of the consistently worst teams in the past 20 years, as is your baseball team every year except this year), and your basketball team lost Darko AND Big Ben in the offseason. If the Pistons thought the playoffs were tough last year, this year SURE isn't looking any better.

Yet there you are, proclaiming Detroit, Michigan "America's Best Sports Town" and talking about some golf courses?!?!?

Ok, buddy, whatever you say.
10/13/06 @ 17:15
Comment from: John [Visitor]
Dear Chris, Are you even serious? did you just mention Big Ben and Darko in the same sentence? Yes, the Pistons "lost" Big Ben, but they "got rid" of Darko. You mention that the lions are a laughingstock, which I don't deny. Yes, this is the first time in years that our baseball team is relevant (and awesome!). But the Pistons and Red Wings consistently contend for titles. And you have presented no counter argument for either a city with better sports teams or one with more loyal fans. Brandon 1, Chris 0.
10/13/06 @ 17:24
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
Hey Chris please name a better city, otherwise your claim really makes no claim at all.

10/14/06 @ 11:57
Comment from: golf goddess [Visitor] Email
Yo, Chris,

Great sports towns are Great Sports Towns, win or lose.

But who cares what Chris thinks? Even if you don't follow baseball, you gotta love what the Tigers are doing.
10/15/06 @ 23:55
Comment from: irish eyes [Visitor] Email
In 1998, the Sporting News proclaimed Detroit as the Best Sports City. They have remained in the top 10 ever since (#3 this year).

Brandon did a fine job of enumerating all the points in favor of Detroit's preeminence; so I'll just add: 110,000 fans every Sat. in Ann Arbor and the Detroit Shock - champions again!
10/17/06 @ 11:40
Comment from: Adam [Visitor]
For any doubters, let me add a few things Brandon left out: - The 2006 Super Bowl was the second for Detroit, which is two more than New York, Boston, Chicago, and Philly COMBINED. - UofM football won a national title within the last 10 years and is ranked no. 2 currently. More than 100,000 fans at every single home game since the 1970s - MSU basketball won a national title in the last 10 years and is a perennial contender. - Detroit Grand Prix returns in 2007
10/17/06 @ 12:43
Comment from: Adam [Visitor]
Since this is a golf-related site, let's not forget that the first significant victory of Arnold Palmer's career was in the 1954 US Amateur played at the Country Club of Detroit.
10/17/06 @ 12:52
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
Thanks Irish Eyes...

I just checked out the Sporting News 2006 list. It's got Miami 2nd?

I had no idea a city can win with one championship team where no one goes to games and another where the fans show up to games in the 2nd quarter and leave in the 3rd constituted a good sports city.

Dallas ain't a bad sports town, I'll give em Dallas on a good year.

10/17/06 @ 20:15

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