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12/10/2018 - 11:18pm Youre right, some suburban…

Youre right, some suburban types never set foot in the city.  I worked in both and lived in both, before kids. Parents and grandparents lived in Detroit and I've had the opportunity to spend a lot of time growing up in the city .  Just an opinion based on my perspective .

12/10/2018 - 4:58pm I lived in the Detroit…

I lived in the Detroit suburbs most of my life and now live in the Chicago suburbs.  I've spent a lot of time in the downtown cores of both cities and there is a very stark difference that no one can deny.  Chicago is a world-class city, yes, still with issues (schools, public safety), but still a very desirable place to be and can compare with any major city, other than weather.  

Detroit is at best a mid-market city that saw 40+ years of continual decline.  It cannot compete with mature cities in what it has to offer, but that doesn't mean it is without promise or merit, even at this stage of re-development. 

The progress in the past 5-7 years there has been remarkable.  I lot of good posts here about the areas that are being developed and the money flowing in.  One thing I didn't yet read is the opportunity Detroit has for the "up and comers".  It is a place of opportunity for business owners, especially when compared to mature cities like Chicago.  Try opening a new restaurant in Chicago and get people to notice.  In Detroit, you can do this and get front page news.  Just an example.

If you are someone looking to be more of a creator or innovator, doing that in a place where ideas can turn to reality quickly is the benefit of a place like Detroit now.  You can honestly feel like part of a turn-around, if that's what interests you.  For those that just want to live, work and consume (btw, no judgement here as I would fall more into this category) then there are plenty of other options. 

 

12/05/2018 - 3:01pm To be fair, Beilein was also…

To be fair, Beilein was also on the court for a bit at the end to help adjust our guys into position.   He wasn't on all fours like a dog, but was about 3 steps in the court for at least 5 seconds.  I remember thinking that we might get a foul because if it.  Luckily we did not.

11/27/2018 - 1:52pm I know this will make me…

I know this will make me sound negative, but I dumped my hotel reservation right after halftime and sold my tickets yesterday.  Very disappointing to not be able to enjoy what many other fanbases have been able to. 

10/21/2018 - 5:28pm That is just an awesome…

That is just an awesome picture. 

 

10/10/2018 - 1:54pm He even looks back at the…

He even looks back at the marker. I'd say "unbelievable" but sadly, it's not .

10/10/2018 - 1:43pm Long time reader but first…

Long time reader but first time posting. This compelled me. 

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