97.1 was talking about this today.
The consenus is that the Lions and Tigers are (much) higher on the food chain than the Wings.
I completely agree, but I hate it. What does it say about the state of Michigan where the majority of us support arguably the worst run franchise in sports with bumbling idiots running around and yet we take for granted arguably the best run franchise in sports.
Factors that I understand to be true:
- Winning has made Michigan sports fans lethargic
- ESPN tells people to love the NFL and pay no attention to the NHL, so people love the NFL and ignore the NHL
Unfortunately I can't make everyone think logically...