OT: What Michigan Pro Sports Era do you have the fondest memories of?

Submitted by Putt4Birdie on January 28th, 2018 at 8:24 PM
To lighten things up a bit, what Team Era do you look back on and say, "Hell Yeah, that was a Badass time to remember.." We've had some Great teams in different sports but my all time favorite was the Scotty Bowman Era Red Wings. The Left Wing Lock, Stevie Y playing Defense, the Russian 5! I could easily sit back and re-watch our transformation into Champions and enjoy every minute of it.

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LLG

January 28th, 2018 at 8:51 PM ^

One thing I loved about the 1989 team was that the only player who made all-NBA was Joe Dumars and that was third team all-NBA (http://www.nba.com/history/awards/all-nba-team#/)

They played like a team in an era when Jordan was making the individual the focus.  And the Bad Boys focused on defense. 

Here is an old article on Daly from Sports Illustrated.  He was just a great coach:

Daly has never been a my-way-or-the-highway coach. Neither is he a "system" coach. He came to Detroit with a penchant for offense, yet he won the championship with defense after hiring assistants with defensive expertise, such as Rothstein and Dick Harter.

rob f

January 29th, 2018 at 12:12 AM ^

without talking about the "Bruise Brothers" of the late 80's Wings, Bob Probert and Joey Kocur.

And then there's arguably the toughest Red Wing of them all: Gordie Howe. Gordie didn't need no stinking enforcers---he had his elbows.

rob f

January 28th, 2018 at 9:12 PM ^

I was a 5th grader in '68, having just finished my final year of Little League baseball. Those '68 Tigers were a never-say-die team, I believe they won 40 games that season from the 8th inning on.

8pm night games? NO PROBLEM, as long as I had a fresh 9-volt battery for my transistor radio; I seldom fell asleep with that lump under my pillow until the game was over anyway.

And World Series day games?
All nuns L O V E baseball, so when it came time for the first pitch, teaching and learning ended and a TV was rolled into the classroom. As soon as the dismissal bell rang, it was a race to the bike rack and a furious full-speed mile ride home in record time!

rob f

January 29th, 2018 at 7:57 AM ^

The Tigers had to sweep a doubleheader on the final day but only could manage a split.

I believe that was their second doubleheader of the final three or four days of the season, due to rain outs.

DrMantisToboggan

January 28th, 2018 at 8:45 PM ^

Tigers are the only Detroit team I follow, so I will say their recent run of success that ended a few years ago. Had a lot of fun watching the boys make a few series runs, caught a lot of games with my Dad, friends, lady, etc. Football is the greatest, but I understand Baseball being "America's pastime", things just feel better and brighter when the Tigers are good.

LSAClassOf2000

January 28th, 2018 at 8:50 PM ^

I will go with FauxMo above there, and anyone who knows me knows it would take a lot for me to go along with anyone who had a clown avatar given how much I dislike clowns - mid to late 1980s Tigers and Pistons were some fun times indeed. Close second might be late 1990s Red Wings.