Counting Down to Christmas, Michigan Style

tram and whit.jpgChristmas is a time for giving. And that’s why I want to thank Jane Heller over at Confessions of a She-Fan for giving me one of the greatest gifts ever. It doesn’t seem like much, just a little article from the NY Times but it provided the one thing we can’t live without: Hope. Now, I still don’t think that Mr. Trammell is going to make it into the Hall but if the Times says he belongs there, who am I to argue? I mean, I can’t think of a single thing they’ve been wrong about. Well, maybe just one thing but really, it’s so minor as to be insignificant.

But, maybe if Jane and the Times can give me hope here, someone can come forward and give me hope in a couple other places. For instance, since we all know that the night is darkest right before the dawn, does that mean that the Lions are about to turn the corner? At the very least, Millen is finally gone. And is it possible that the Tigers will be competitive in the AL Central this year despite their complete failure to make any significant moves so far this offseason? At least Farnsworth is gone.

I don’t know, though. It’s hard to base your hopes for the future on subtraction instead of addition. But as a native Michigander, I can only go with what I know. I mean, this is a state that has single-handedly destroyed its signature industry (granted, with a lot of help from the industry itself) and now sports an impressively gaudy 9.6% unemployment rate. The Lions, industrial contraction and negative job creation? Well, at least we still have the Red Wings.

-A

6 Comments

Allen – close your eyes, click your heels twice and say “there’s no place like home.” There will always be next season for the Lions (Did like the article on Yahoo Sports today about Detroit – http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AsCWCiFYHE_lPODqIK6iJvVDubYF?slug=dw-embarrassingdetroit122108&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)
and maybe the New York Times will get something right!

Go Red Wings!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com

At least the Detroit octopus trade industry is thriving! All while most Canadians that don’t care about any other sport weep. Except people in Windsor, if you can even call them Canadian.
http://homerfoodandhistory.mlblogs.com/

Do they even play hockey in Canada anymore? I mean, they have teams in San Jose, CA and Columbus, OH for pete’s sake.
–Jeff

My tears of joy are blurring my vision as I write this, Allen. The very notion that I’ve given you an “It’s a wonderful life” moment is something I’ll treasure forever. Somewhere Celine Dion is singing about us.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

The Times can be insparational, and so can janes blog. That seemed intense.
http://gottahavemysox.mlblogs.com

touche. Hockey would do far better in places like my hometown Hamilton, Ontario than in Miami or Nashville. It is a big debate up here, people think Gary Bettman has a grudge against Canada. The owner of RIM (blackberry phones) is loaded, and he has been wanting to buy a team for years, to put it in Canada. For some reason he always catches a snag. At least the World Juniors is coming up, hope someone knows what I’m talking about.
http://homerfoodandhistory.mlblogs.com/

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