Detroit is bust. Detroit is an idea. The city will live on in memories of the 1968 World Series, Gordie Howe and automobiles. Bankruptcy, or no, the Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons will play on.
On my way to the airport, I think of them flying home in the middle of the night. San Francisco in St. Louis, New York in Detroit, everyone everywhere and back again all at once on their way somewhere else.
If it wasn't the best sports day in history it was certainly one of the busiest. From tennis to soccer to baseball to tracks to hockey to basketball to boxing, June 9 had everything but football.
Jeff MacGregor asked sports fans what they believe. This week, some of their answers. All of which, in their hundreds, were terrific.
We're fat with sports right now: baseball, pro hoops, NHL playoffs, golf, the NFL draft next week. But are we happy? Can we really appreciate a season if it never ends?