While listening to 97.1's Karsch and Anderson today in my car on a work related errand, I heard that next week's SI cover will be centered on a story surrounding the Detroit Tigers and the city of Detroit. I couldn't listen to much and the issue hasn't been released yet, but I'm guessing that the said story will be centered around the obligatory great recession era "Detroit sports team gives the city something to hope for" story line.
It's interesting to me that they're jumping the gun on this for two reasons. And they are as follows:
1) The Tigers haven't even made the playoffs yet (and are in danger of not making it.) Wouldn't this story be better saved for down the road when this city (I live in Detroit) experiences some type of playoff fever?
It might just be me, but I don't really feel a huge buzz surrounding this team right now - Which might be attributed to the cautious fan approach - Do you guys sense the same thing as me? It's definitely not like the MSU NCAA Tourney run....
2) As a Tigers fan, do you think this now puts a jinx on our chances to make the playoffs? Not that I believe in those things, but I wish SI would've waited.....especially with our recent record against Minnesota haunting us
Here's the link:
After reading the article, which was great, I can say this - I'm a 26 year old college grad who ended up staying in Detroit, even after all my friends (really, all of them - they moved to the Michigan borough of Lincoln Park, Chicago) left....articles like this make me feel good about my city.
I think about leaving every day, but every day I'm reminded that Detroit is just as special as Chicago, NYC, LA, Miami etc.
Go Tigers and Go Blue