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Old 04-13-2012, 06:34 AM   #51
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Wow @ all the dilapidated structures, amazing what a shitty economy can do to a once vibrant place. Anyone have pictures for comparison sake of what the city looked like during its peak?
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Wow @ all the dilapidated structures, amazing what a shitty economy can do to a once vibrant place. Anyone have pictures for comparison sake of what the city looked like during its peak?
Detroit hasn't seen its peak since probably the 70's or 60's
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^yup, the style of the majority of houses built gives you a clue.
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When the whites left metro Detroit in the 60s, that is when the city started to go downhill.

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From what I've seen from this thread and how it Detroit seems like a ghost town. How do they still manage to have 4 pro sports teams?

I understand the Red Wings have a big fan base from all over. But like one member said, the Pistons don't have much fans attending.

Anybody know about the other 2 teams in Detroit?
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Detroit proper itself is pretty run down and depressing , however Detroit is surrounding by some pretty affluent areas such as Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe, Bloomfield Hills, Beverly Hills, pretty much the Oakland County area of Michigan, not surprisingly these areas are predominantly white.

Red Wings, Lions, Tigers and Pistons draw most of whats left of their season ticket base from these areas. I recall hearing Detroit's population has dropped 25% over the last 10 years, so attendance issues are starting to become a problem. The Lions have started to rebuild and have a young exciting team with guys like Megatron, Stafford, Suh, Best and Fairley with a new stadium, so hope is there. The Red Wings are still a pretty decent draw, with their success of 20 years straight in the playoffs and do draw a large fan base from southern Ontario. Tigers and Piston however are in trouble.
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Anybody know about the other 2 teams in Detroit?

I don't know much about the Tigers but the Lions are one of the more popular teams in the mid-west. Its not just Detroit cheering for them, but people all over. They're also a staple of Thanksgiving football and despite the fact that they suck, they're pretty well liked.

The only thing I know about the Tigers is that Magnum P.I. wore a Tiger's hat on the show, so I guess that'd make him a fan.
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Detroit hasn't seen its peak since probably the 70's or 60's
Race Riots in '67.
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Detroit is a shit hole, but how about Michigan?
I've travelled to a fair bit of Michigan for work. Grand Rapids is a decent city, quaint. Places by water are pretty nice, etc. Grand Haven comes to mind.

Never had a chance to go to Detroit though. I find these ghost neighbourhoods absolutely fascinating.
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Greenwich, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine etc. Pretty much the whole North Eastern part of the US surpass their Canadian counterparts in terms of wealth. Remember what hurt US was the manufacturing jobs, it is the mid west (Penn, Ill, Mich) that took the biggest hit There are still plenty of old money around. Heck I would say Chicago is a lot more progressive and advanced right now than our lake front city, TO... Emmanuel vs Ford.

Your statement is just akin to because NWT is full of snow and ice, everywhere else in Canada people must be living in igloos. or new Chinese immigrant, "Just because Richmond is like this, the rest of Canada must be exactly like Richmond).

I am not sure if you are being sarcastic or you really have such myopic view of the world.

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people still taking the statement literally, even after I trolled the fuck out of it???

And then you take the troll response literally???
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