It's Good to be a Detroit Sports Fan

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by malthumb, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Let's take a little inventory.....

    The Red Wings are, well....the Red Wings. All-Star / Hall of Fame lineup

    The Tigers picked up Pudge Rodriquez and several other key free agents

    The Lions ended the season well and have a shot at picking up Champ Bailey

    And The Pistons may be on their way back to the NBA Finals, now that they've acquired Rashid Wallace they are going to be formidable.

    Yeah, Baby!!!


  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Yeah? Well... um... the Chicago Bears can fit more people in their stadium now. That's kind of cool, I guess.

    Oh, and the Blackhawks... well, the Blackhawks... still have an arena.

    The Bulls are certainly... see, they're really in more of a "transitional" phase, so it's hard to say.

    The White Sox are from the south side. We don't care about them.

    BUT! But! The Cubs just signed Maddux!
    Who was... on the team... a decade ago...

    Stupid Chicago.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    They are good...head & shoulders above the have-nots. In other words, they have no excuse NOT to win The Cup.

    ...will still suck & finish last.

    ...will still suck & finish last.

    NBA? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I'm watching this one too. I'm with ya James. I still thought having Rick Carlisle as coach was better than going after Larry Brown.
    Man, I loved the Pistons-Celtics rivalry of the 80's!
  5. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    Lions fans are masochists.

    I do love the Wings!!!

    (I grew up in Detroit :D )
  6. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    There are still some Tigers fans in existence?

    When I lived in the area, Tigers games were pretty much the only ball games we could get on the tube without cable. Pheweee, did they stink!
  7. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    nooo sir... it is good to be a Yankee fan!


  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    These days, even I could afford Tiger season tickets. :eek:

    Loved the "old days" Norm Cash, Willie Horton, Gates Brown, Al Kaline, Jim Northrup etc. It was fun to be a kid!
  9. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Yeah, you better hide. ;) :)
  10. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Jim K,

    You're probably right about the Lions & Tigers, but at least I can go to a game and expect a fair shot at winning without being asked to "pee in a little cup and wait for the lab results"

    Pudge will make it fun, kinda like Cecil Fielder in his home run heyday. Tigers lost, nobody cared 'cause they came to watch Cecil bang 'em out of the park.

    And the Lions are still good for beating at least one team they shouldn't beat (Packer fans, ya listenin'?) every year. Heck, this year we might beat two!

    And the Pistons are going to the finals! With three "7 footers". Okay, I'm rounding up from 6' 11". But that's 18 fouls in the Hack-A-Shaq derby.


  11. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I was goona post here but the Michigan Madman
    will get mad at me again.

    There's a lot to like about Detroit, and about MI.

    And I always started that list with the tremendous music
    associated with it ... that has dazzled me my whole life.

    The rest is gravy on the finest steak...
  12. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Glad you're having fun in Detroit... this year's Oilers are a dissapointment to the franchise! :rolleyes:

    25 YEARS OF HOCKEY IN EDMONTON! HERITAGE CLASSIC! The most inconsistent team in recent memory! :oops:

    The Oilers need :help:
  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

    You guys had all the fun back in the '80s.
  14. Go Wings and Pistons! No complaints there. :cool:

    Unfortunately, football is my favorite sport. As a Lions fan, I always hold out hope for "next year", but at the same time I'm glad I enjoy college football more than the pros (and Michigan never sucks...even the bad years are decent by most standards). :p

    Pudge or no Pudge, I'm glad I don't care much about baseball.
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    True, true.
  16. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I confess:

    My 'M' baseball cap has kept my little bald spot on my head warm
    all this totally freezing slurp-bass winter season, I paid 5 bucks for it at WallyMart, ya think MICHIGAN Football got maybe 3 or 4 cents from that?

    I always think college ball is a winner, I never enjoy a game, any game,
    better than a good college game. Some kids want to win, not
    because the are getting obscene money, but because they want to win.

    I respect that.
    College ball. College Radio.
  17. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Go Lion's.......Mooch Baby! Watch out NFC Central
    Go Tigers......Pudge baby! Tram had a great offseason with aquisitions
    Go Wings.......Go Legacy! If he setps up we ewin the cup, again
    Go Pistons......Wallace and Wallace, someone will make up a cool nickname before it's all said and done and the Eastern Conference is ours
    Go U of M.....Winningest college program in the country, nuff said

    It doesn't suck being a sports fan in Detroit, or a bass player
  18. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Yeah... too bad I wasn't alive to enjoy it! :p

    Apparently on the day that my family came to Canada, my dad went to see the Oilers win the Stanley Cup! :eek:
  19. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    The Avalanche and gonna***** kick the Wings when they meet in the playoffs (everyone knows it will always does).

    As for the Lions: