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Motor City Facts
Sep01

Motor City Facts

What’s the origins story of the Detroit Lions?   Fresh from their wildcard playoff appearance last season, the Detroit Lions roar back into action at Ford Field for the 2015 National Football League regular season this month. But how did the boys in Honolulu blue ever start sporting a lion on their helmets. Have no fear; Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) offers some insight on the home team’s humble beginnings. It begins in 1929 when...

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Held For Years In Taylor, Metro Detroit Golden Gloves is a “Hit” Back Home In Detroit
May01

Held For Years In Taylor, Metro Detroit Golden Gloves is a “Hit” Back Home In Detroit

To the joy of many and for the first time in years.   The Metro Detroit Golden Gloves 3 day tournament was held in the city of Detroit last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This national event draws many amateur boxers worldwide who aspire to become worldwide champs, such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, and not to mention our own Motor City Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, who all started their boxing careers out in the Golden...

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The BIG D PSL Finals Resonates at the University OF Detroit Mercy Held at Calihan Hall
Apr01

The BIG D PSL Finals Resonates at the University OF Detroit Mercy Held at Calihan Hall

By Cecelia Wells   The Big D Finals at University of Detroit Mercy Calihan Hall brought many fans in support of the Detroit Public School’s PSL Varsity Basketball Championship Tournaments between Cass Tech Lady Technicians vs M.L. King Lady Crusaders and Renaissance Phoenix vs Western International Cowboys, Friday, February 20, 2015.   The crowd witnessed the honorees of the Detroit Public School League 2014-15 ALL-CITY...

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How Did The Detroit Tigers Get Their Name?
Apr01

How Did The Detroit Tigers Get Their Name?

There’s no doubt the Detroit Tigers took the field April 25, 1901 at Bennett Park for their first official American League game before a hometown crowd of 10,000 fans, but the answer to one related question seems to have been lost to the mists of time: How did the Tigers get their name? The team’s official site (www.tigers.com) doesn’t offer an obvious answer, and an online search is equally unsatisfactory. A Wikipedia...

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In the Penalty Box for Questionable Company …
Mar01

In the Penalty Box for Questionable Company …

Before passing judgment on my long-ago mistake, allow me to explain her positive attributes.   Let’s call her Alaina, to protect her identity. After all, she still lives and works in the city die-hard Detroit Red Wings fans call Hockeytown, and I’d feel horrible if she woke one day to find an octopus on her doorstep. An octopus is meant to be tossed on the ice; anything else is a waste of tentacles.   A work colleague, she...

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10 Fascinating facts about Detroit’s Joe Louis Monument
Feb01

10 Fascinating facts about Detroit’s Joe Louis Monument

Many Detroit residents are aware that the sculpture in Detroit’s Hart Plaza – known to many as “The Fist” – is a monument to boxer Joe Louis, created by sculptor Robert Graham. However, you may not know many of the other fascinating facts about the monument. The monument, dedicated in October of 1986, was commissioned for $350,000 by Sports Illustrated magazine and its parent company, Time Inc. and marked the 100th anniversary of the...

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