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    The thing that bugs me most about Stafford is...

    The thing that bugs me most about Stafford is that he can't seem to put two good halves together, like the actually great qbs do. He either starts off like a house on fire, throwing the ball...
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    Even though I was involved in Sander Levin's...

    Even though I was involved in Sander Levin's campaigns against him (both of which came down to the wire), I always liked and respected Bill Milliken. As indeed did Sandy, and most other Democrats I...
  3. Mack and Van Dyke baby. It was a staple of my...

    Mack and Van Dyke baby. It was a staple of my early teenage years (along with Red Barn). Over on Mack, the clown didn't mess around.

    Later, when I lived in California for a while as an adult, I...
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    Everyone who thinks that all this stuff just...

    Everyone who thinks that all this stuff just "evens out in the end" in the NFL really needs to read this information:...
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    I can't believe there's all these people here...

    I can't believe there's all these people here playing the "refs can't beat you" or "the Lions have only themselves to blame" game.

    Did the Lions play a perfect game? Not even close. Did they...
  6. Coneys! ...oh wait, still eat those. Boston...

    Coneys!

    ...oh wait, still eat those.

    Boston coolers!

    ...oh yeah, still make those too.
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    Pistons are in both salary cap hell and .500...

    Pistons are in both salary cap hell and .500 season mid-level draft choice hell. The kind of a situation where getting to the 6 spot and winning a first round playoff game or two will seem like a...
  8. Easy to say if you never lived in one of his...

    Easy to say if you never lived in one of his crappy apartment buildings.



    At a very tidy profit, after he allowed it to be stripped and fall into dangerous disrepair, and after not paying the...
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    Aurelio Rodriguez was one of my favorite Tigers...

    Aurelio Rodriguez was one of my favorite Tigers on the '72 division championship team. I still have a bat day bat from that year with his signature on it. His death was one of the saddest unlucky...
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    I have no idea what happened with him. I sent...

    I have no idea what happened with him. I sent him an email with the details I could recall from that day (I was only 12, after all), and never heard another word about it.
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    I was there that day in Tiger Stadium as a 12...

    I was there that day in Tiger Stadium as a 12 year old, and it is something I will never forget. I think it was pretty clear to everyone there that he was dead by the time they carried him off the...
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    WKBD, channel 50, was started as part of Kaiser...

    WKBD, channel 50, was started as part of Kaiser Broadcasting, so KBD = Kaiser Broadcasting Detroit. WTVS, like most PBS stations, was originally operated as an educational TV station, providing...
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    Ahhh the BKs, weren't they the ones supposedly...

    Ahhh the BKs, weren't they the ones supposedly responsible for that raid on the Average White Band concert at Cobo? They were from the west side I believe.

    The Flynns are remembered in part for...
  14. Thread: Ford = Junk

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    And they don't shift so good either.

    And they don't shift so good either.
  15. Ahhh, former (?) notorious slumlord Mike Higgins....

    Ahhh, former (?) notorious slumlord Mike Higgins. Still working it after his big Broderick save.

    This corner definitely should be in better shape than it is, and that old house should be saved. ...
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    In all my futile years of Detroit Lions fandom,...

    In all my futile years of Detroit Lions fandom, that may have been the most Lionsesque Lions game I've ever seen.
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    This is really a make or break season for...

    This is really a make or break season for Patricia, Quinn, Stafford, and the rest of the Lions. If the season turns into the disaster that so many seem to be predicting (6-10 or worse) then I don't...
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    Nice work. Shame the theater it was once...

    Nice work. Shame the theater it was once attached to couldn't have been preserved too.
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    Don't forget the nearly 40 year long campaign...

    Don't forget the nearly 40 year long campaign from the highest reaches of the US government to render unions toothless, destroy any workers' power or rights, diminish the union presence in the...
  20. These photos were commissioned by the Michigan's...

    These photos were commissioned by the Michigan's State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO) with an eye towards assessing the general state of the buildings in Detroit's core and possibilities for...
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    I don't think you're going to see too many...

    I don't think you're going to see too many national figures associating themselves with the dominant labor union in our area anytime soon. It's become rather politically toxic, for obvious reasons. ...
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    Outside of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo is barely...

    Outside of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo is barely celebrated in Mexico itself. It was mostly spread here in the U.S. as a partying holiday for gringos through the efforts of the companies that distribute...
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    Always one of the best weekends of the year. Detroit jazz crowds are great! The organizers, as always, are to be congratulated and deeply thanked.
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    The casino business is struggling pretty much...

    The casino business is struggling pretty much everywhere these days. Revenues are declining and many casinos are falling short of even their reduced profit targets while an increasing number are in...
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    Not much of a "shock" to anyone who has ever...

    Not much of a "shock" to anyone who has ever spent some time in St. Clair or Sanilac Counties (outside of 'certain parts' of Pt Huron), or the northern part of Macomb. She just said it out loud.
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