February 21, 2019

24 things people from Detroit will argue about forever

If there's one thing that's true about Detroit, it's that we love to talk shit but hate shit talkers. So get ready to pick a fight, because we've got 24 things people from Detroit will argue about forever.

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Will the Lions win a Super Bowl in my lifetime?
Ha! Some might say the safer bet is that we’ll go 0-16 again before we make it to one of those Super Bowl things that we’re always hearing about. We couldn’t do it with the greatest running back of all time or one of the greatest receivers ever, but this is gonna be our year guys! 
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Will the Lions win a Super Bowl in my lifetime?

Ha! Some might say the safer bet is that we’ll go 0-16 again before we make it to one of those Super Bowl things that we’re always hearing about. We couldn’t do it with the greatest running back of all time or one of the greatest receivers ever, but this is gonna be our year guys!

Photo via Jeff Bukowski/Shutterstock
What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?
“My uncle Kenny said he’s buried under his driveway.” 
Photo via Garam/Wikimedia Commons

What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?

“My uncle Kenny said he’s buried under his driveway.”

Photo via Garam/Wikimedia Commons
How many championships would the Pistons have won if we didn’t draft Darko Milicic?
It’s without a doubt the biggest draft bust of all time. Somehow the Pistons still won a championship after drafting Darko Milicic. But looking back at the players who were also on the table (Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh) and wondering if the Pistons could’ve been an all-time great dynasty is something we’ll never get tired of bitching about. 
Photo via Dave Hogg / Wikimedia Commons

How many championships would the Pistons have won if we didn’t draft Darko Milicic?

It’s without a doubt the biggest draft bust of all time. Somehow the Pistons still won a championship after drafting Darko Milicic. But looking back at the players who were also on the table (Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh) and wondering if the Pistons could’ve been an all-time great dynasty is something we’ll never get tired of bitching about.

Photo via Dave Hogg / Wikimedia Commons
Wasn’t Kwame kinda tight before all that shit went down?
The Hip-Hop Mayor was politically pimpin’ with his fresh outfits and baller whips before he was busted for fucking up the city with a smorgasbord of corrupt practices.
Photo via Patrick Marks/Shutterstock

Wasn’t Kwame kinda tight before all that shit went down?


The Hip-Hop Mayor was politically pimpin’ with his fresh outfits and baller whips before he was busted for fucking up the city with a smorgasbord of corrupt practices.

Photo via Patrick Marks/Shutterstock
Where does “Up North” actually begin?
From the vantage point of Detroit, practically everything can be considered 'Up North.' Does it start at Eight Mile? M-59? Flint? Anything above the tip of the thumb? The UP? Let’s argue!
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Where does “Up North” actually begin?

From the vantage point of Detroit, practically everything can be considered 'Up North.' Does it start at Eight Mile? M-59? Flint? Anything above the tip of the thumb? The UP? Let’s argue!

Photo via Nikolay Zaborskikh / Shutterstock
Urban decay
Super cool hipster adventure time or overplayed and embarrassing reminder of poverty and destruction?
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Urban decay

Super cool hipster adventure time or overplayed and embarrassing reminder of poverty and destruction?

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Is it M-10 or The Lodge?
This conversation quickly filters the new transplants from the real Southeast locals.
Photo via Ken Lund / Flikr Creative Commons

Is it M-10 or The Lodge?

This conversation quickly filters the new transplants from the real Southeast locals.

Photo via Ken Lund / Flikr Creative Commons
Should we have a pro soccer team?
The metro Detroit area is one of the most diverse in the country, with many immigrants from soccer-loving countries. Why don’t we have a professional soccer team in Detroit? 
Some of the Detroit City Football Club supporters have long wanted Le Rouge to go pro, others like it the way it is. Whichever side of the fence you're on, big things are happening for DCFC — it's now on track to join the new National Independent Soccer Association pro league, which kicks off in spring 2020. 
Photo via Evan Gonzalez / Detroitstockcity.com

Should we have a pro soccer team?

The metro Detroit area is one of the most diverse in the country, with many immigrants from soccer-loving countries. Why don’t we have a professional soccer team in Detroit?

Some of the Detroit City Football Club supporters have long wanted Le Rouge to go pro, others like it the way it is. Whichever side of the fence you're on, big things are happening for DCFC — it's now on track to join the new National Independent Soccer Association pro league, which kicks off in spring 2020.
Photo via Evan Gonzalez / Detroitstockcity.com
Should public transit like the QLine expand out to Pontiac and Ann Arbor?
We know our public transportation is lacking. But would expanding the QLine be a blessing or an added headache? If you've ever ridden the Qline and had it stop on the tracks because of a parked car, you'll probably agree with the latter.
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Should public transit like the QLine expand out to Pontiac and Ann Arbor?

We know our public transportation is lacking. But would expanding the QLine be a blessing or an added headache?

If you've ever ridden the Qline and had it stop on the tracks because of a parked car, you'll probably agree with the latter.

Photo via Susan Montgomery / Shutterstock
Redpop or Rock’n’Rye?
The signature Faygo classics are both delicious, but you might prefer one over the other. But does Faygo cola beat out Coke and Pepsi?
Photo via Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock

Redpop or Rock’n’Rye?

The signature Faygo classics are both delicious, but you might prefer one over the other. But does Faygo cola beat out Coke and Pepsi?

Photo via Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock