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In Topic: Sharks May overcome your streak. Otherwise it would be a great game.

19 February 2012 - 03:35 PM

Bleeding teal, baby. Good luck sharks! No further comments will be made; hate all you want. I'm outta here.

Well you got the bleeding part right...

In Topic: Which wings jersey is this?

12 May 2011 - 03:41 PM

Chinese fakes are crap and you are supporting unlawful business practices and getting an inferior product. Save up and buy something that is licensed.

In Topic: Winter Classic to Detroit?!

21 February 2011 - 06:51 PM

I think I was in that seat a time or 2......:lol:

226B, last row. The greatest section in any arena in all sports. Growing up, we had season tickets in sec. 106 row 13. When I went to college, we used to get 226B tickets because they were cheap and I became addicted. I traded lower bowl tickets for 226B for that game (game 7 Anaheim) and adopted those seats for college hockey as well.

226B, row 27, seat 19. The greatest seat in all sports.
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OK, enough digression in the Winter Classic thread. There should be a "best seats" thread.

In Topic: Winter Classic to Detroit?!

20 February 2011 - 08:19 PM

The game has to be played in Detroit for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, its the Detroit Red Wings, not the Ann Arbor Red Wings. Can you imagine the mocking if Detroit held a Winter Classic, and failed to have a suitable venue within city limits?

Second, Comerica is in Foxtown. Illich owns Comerica and most of Foxtown. There is no way he'd not have it at Comerica Park, with all the business it would feed into his downtown district. He's got a lot of money invested in Detroit, he wouldn't have this game hosted anywhere else.

Third, as mentioned above, the Winter Classic is as much about the location as it is about the teams playing. Why would the Red Wings organization miss an opportunity to showcase the city they play in by playing a nationally broadcasted game in Ann Arbor. It doesn't make any sense.

I agree, however the venue, IMO is almost if not more important than the city itself in this situation. It really is a made-for-TV event. Outside of Wrigley Field, Fenway Park...I don't really like the baseball stadium idea. Football fields are better. Personally, I hate the Tigers, hate Comerica Park and love Michigan and Michigan Stadium, so my opinion is clearly biased. I'd love to see Detroit get a WC and would certainly attend, but Comerica Park doesn't have that nostalgic feel that it had in Chicago or Boston.

The Big Chill kind of took some luster off of Michigan Stadium, though, because it's something we've seen in the recent past at that venue.

In Topic: Winter Classic to Detroit?!

20 February 2011 - 08:14 PM

What kind of camera what that taken with??? what was the zoom on it?

Good question. I'm not sure. A normal Sony camera, but it wasn't mine, so I don't know the zoom.

For comparison, last row of Michigan Stadium and last row at the Joe, both with camera phone:
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