While GM will file for bankruptcy in the United States largest ever single corporation meltdown, there is a much bigger story going on right now in Detroit.

The Detroit Red Wings are one of the most celebrated Hockey Franchises of the last 25 odd years. They have always had phenomenal success while they have to have watched their city literally crumble. When Jefferson Starship released “We Built This City”, it was reffering to Detroit Rock City, one of the greatest places on earth for a limited time.

While the lease on the city seems to be up and no one wants to re-claim it, its good to see that the health of Detroits sports teams have not been affected as they are the last bastion of entertainment in an otherwise dead city.

The Detroit Tigers made it to the world series just two years ago. Losing to the Rays eventually but they had an incredible regular season.

The Pistons are one of the most formidable, most aggressive, most physical teams in basketball and always make it to the quarter finals at least.

The Detroit Lions are the worst franchise in NFL history. This is what happens when you sign up a quarterback with a name like “Kitna” and expect him to perform with the worst defence in the history of football.

Right, back to the wings. The Detroit Red Wings lifted the biggest trophy I have ever seen, the Stanley cup last year and are now back in the finals this year with a 2-0 lead over the formidable Pittsburgh Penguins, this is not Mario Lemux’s team anymore and god knows one can tell. The truth of the matter though, is that the Wings have managed to hold up the fort in terms of sports pride for the people of Detroit in one of their hardest years of existence.

I wish the Wings the very best of luck in lifting the Stanley cup and closing out the remaining games required. Detroit needs all the help it can get in terms of morale at this stage.

It’s incredible really, how a citys sporting success can change the mood of everyone around it.

WINGS!

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