I’m going to cut straight to the chase: Detroit sports guy Jeff Moss of DetroitSportsRag.com broke the story today that Detroit Sports 105.1 (WMGC), a sports radio station in Detroit, would no longer be a sports station. The radio’s website now redirects to a WCSX 94.7, an oldies station. Moss broke the story, as he…
Hundreds of thousands of people crowded downtown Cleveland on Wednesday to celebrate the Cavaliers’ NBA championship, and aside from the 15 million or so people in Northern California, it seemed the rest of the country was celebrating alongside them—and rightly so. The Cavs took down the heavily-favored, shit-talking…
Recently, a man attempted to a kill a spider after noticing it while filling his car at a gas station, Fox 2 Detroit reports—an understandable impulse, if somewhat gratuitous. However! His weapon of choice was a lighter, and he set the whole pump on fire. Haha, whoops.
The Pistons haven’t called Detroit proper their home since 1978. Owner Tom Gores would like to change that. Last week, Gores hired agent Arn Tellem in an executive role, and Tellem’s first project will be exploring the team’s options to return to downtown.
Jerome Robinson only got to live in the home of his dreams for five years before he was told to leave.
While today’s Twins-Tigers game was in a rain delay, former Twins pitcher and current analyst Bert Blyleven updated his Twitter followers with photos of the field, and took some cracks at Detroit’s expense in the process.
When Marathon Petroleum received a $175 million tax break from the city of Detroit in 2007, they promised jobs for Detroiters. And, as of last January, the $2.2 billion expansion of Marathon's refinery on the city's southwest side had, in fact, created new jobs for tax-paying residents —all of 15 of them.
Tonight's relocated blowout in Detroit between the Jets and Bills came to a brief stop in the third quarter as a pair of Idiots ran onto the field while being chased by hapless security personnel.
In response to the Rays shipping David Price to the Tigers, Tampa Bay's FOX 13 made a joke at Detroit's expense. The joke is that Detroit is bad, you see. Do you get the joke?
Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings unveiled plans for their brand new publicly subsidized $450 million arena development. The arena, which promises to include $200 million additional investments in mixed-used development, will break ground in September. The Ilitch family, which owns the Red Wings and Tigers, is calling…
RoboCop threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Detroit today, and it was only marginally better than his latest movie. His appearance was supposed to coincide with an unveiling of the long-dreamt-of statue everyone wants to see planted in old Detroit, but alas, that didn't really come off, either.
The following is excerpted from a feature running in Next City's weekly Forefront series on urban issues.
How does this happen? Seriously, how does this happen?
Last week, the Tigers' concession company fired Charley Marcuse, Comerica Park's locally renowned singing hot dog vendor. It's apparently the worst thing to happen to Detroit sports since the Pistons last played. And the Detroit News is determined to get to the bottom of it.
It's not enough that Detroit's suffering an economic collapse. Now, one neighborhood has to deal with a "supersize cat."
John Morillo, a 47-year-old Canadian man, apologized today for causing an international incident last night when he drank eight beers and then swam across the Detroit River, just to prove to his friends he could.
The City of Detroit has just filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history, according to news reports.
Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,…
If you've spent a significant amount of time playing golf, you know how awful going through a round with a shitty playing partner can be. But no drunk, angry, or overly talkative golfing buddy will ever be as bad as one 59-year-old man from Detroit, Mich., who allegedly broke a club over his playing partner's head…