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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 12:38 AM
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Red Wings fans showing their hometown pride during the Stanley Cup finals against the Penguins. Game 7 is Friday night in Detroit.

Theres Joy in Detroit

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 Detroits 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 years championship.


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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