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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 12:38 AM
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NYT: There’s Joy in Detroit

Red Wings fans showing their hometown pride during the Stanley Cup finals against the Penguins. Game 7 is Friday night in Detroit.

There’s Joy in Detroit

By MICHELINE MAYNARD
Published: June 11, 2009

DETROIT — The Motor City has been hit by pretty much every crisis imaginable this last year, save for famine and a plague of grasshoppers.

Its mayor resigned and went to jail. Two of its three car companies wound up in bankruptcy. Unemployment soared to the highest level for any metropolitan area in the nation, and the wrecking crews showed up to take apart Detroit’s beloved Tiger Stadium.

But this week, sports is providing a much-needed lift to this beaten-down city.

The Red Wings face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals Friday night, and Detroit is hoping for a repeat of last year’s championship.

(more)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/12/sports/hockey/12detro...

How's that for being the street urchin city in the U.S. -- everyone's "poor relatives"? That we'd feel "joy" is newsworthy.

Now, all the Red Wings have to do is win ... people will party ... and the condescending articles about rowdiness will follow.

I hope. :silly:

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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 02:55 PM
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1. Foolish reporter
The grasshoppers are scheduled for early August. Famine in September.

But tonight, it's hockey!


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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 07:34 PM
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2. 9 minutes to go in 1st period, still 0-0 (sigh)
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 11:10 PM
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3. No more.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-13-09 01:20 AM
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4. Not many folks get to really enjoy jockey in June.
We're really lucky in that respect.

Just wait 'til next year.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-17-09 11:11 AM
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5. I wish they'd do a follow up on the boorish Penguins fans
Chanting "No jobs, no houses, no cars, no cup!"

Sigh.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 09:36 AM
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6. Such taunts might incline me to be somewhat physical.
And I'm not even THAT much of a "cheerleader" for Detroit ... having lived elsewhere (greener pastures?) for more than 30 years.
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