But there has to be a few good things about Detroit, right? Right?
Well, as I've heard one or 400,000 times, Jerome Bettis was from Detroit. And the Steelers won a rather big game there a few years ago, as this picture would indicate:
Of course, it was also the site of the infamous Phil Luckett-Jerome Bettis-Thanksgiving OT coin flip fiasco in 1998. Headstails!
According to Wikipedia, Detroit was given the name "City of Champions" in the 1930s for "a series of successes both in individual and in team sport." The first "championship" they claim kicked off the era? Gar Wood winning the Harmsworth Trophy for unlimited powerboat racing on the Detroit River in 1931. And if you know anything about powerboat racing, you know how tough that 1931 campaign was. Thanks, but we'll stick with the dual NFL and MLB championships in 1979 and keep the nickname that Boston is currently trying to steal from us.
Pictured below is former Lion coach/Fred Flintstone-lookalike Wayne Fontes, whose game plans were never confused with Bill Belichick's.
--The Career Revival of Jim Leyland
Yeah, and so did Leyland, when he quit on the Buccos after the 1996 season. So excuse me if I wasn't celebrating the success of the 2006 Tigers like the rest of Pittsburgh.
--Lily Tomlin, who did not Heart Huckabees:
--Kid Rock, Kiss, Eminem, AND Madonna! I think my head is nearly ready to explode.
--Gifted actress Elizabeth Berkley!
And soon enough, they'll be known as the team that Sidney Crosby beat to win his first cup as a Penguin. Wave your octopi, Red Wings fans. Our hands will be full holding the cup.