So as I have sorted through probably the worst sports year collectively for Pro sports and UM, I am somewhat curious about wether this will be more of the norm for the forseeable future. The Lions are terrible as always, the Tigers seem destined for mediocrity at best this summer, and the Pistons and Redwings have also taken significant dips from their previous dominance.
With Salary Caps as a little source of hope, I wonder if our teams will ever achieve the consistent strength we once had. The Redwings and Pistons were selling out every game which allowed us to lure higher priced free agents to the team without fear of losing money. Now with the crippled economy and more empty seats, our beloved teams may now be forced to play money ball and hope to catch lightning in a bottle with younger players before they move on for big money contracts somewhere else.
I do not see the Tigers signing any more Miguel Cabrera types in the future and the Redwings can't stockpile Hall of Famers in the lineup like they did before the Cap. Also, witht he Lions having to pay huge money to another first round pick, we will have a large amount of the Cap used up on two players.
I don't know, I just miss the days when the Lions were the only bad team in the City. At least we know that the Wolverines can assume dominance once again with a little time.