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Realitycheck
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Post Number: 251
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Under the headline Weather is cold, but the reception is not, sports columnist Edwin Pope tells Miami Herald readers today about "a city that has a heart . . . a place with a soul so huge nobody has whipped it yet."

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Lots of people thought bringing the game here was a mistake, just because of weather. Well, it's chilly but hardly brutal, in the high 30s. And everybody offers a smile, even in the altogether overwhelming Renaissance Center.
A case could be made that that renaissance never came. The city seems forever battling for survival. And things don't promise to get better any time soon.
Detroit is busting a gut trying to make up. Sidewalks and show windows have been gussied up. Everyone got a haircut. People just about knock you down to be nice.


edEdwin Pope

Savor more of what we've earned: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/columnists/edwin_pope/13752232.htm
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Bobj
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Another great article, I guess all the Ambassadors and people in general trying to leave a good impression is working.
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Jdkeepsmiling
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I think that this article is great and it points out a important fact. The places like Miami and New Orleans are so used to having the Super Bowl it is not that important to them. Here, volunteer ambassados (I am one of them), have been told that this is aour ONE chance to change the perception of our city. If you have volunteered for 7 times and know it is coming back, then you don't exactly put your heart into it. Here we are putting our heart into it, and it is showing. Thank you everyone......
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Sharmaal
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Jdkeepsmiling - welcome to the forum, keep posting!
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Realitycheck
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we are putting our heart into it, and it is showing. Thank you everyone.


No, J.D., thank YOU! x
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Lghart
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 3:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"....Detroit, a place with a soul so huge nobody has whipped it yet" would be a nice city motto.
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Restoretheroar
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http://www.boston.com/sports/a rticles/2006/01/31/getting_rev ved_up_about_the_motor_city/

more love
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Jdkeepsmiling
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Man, this is actually kind of incrediable, all the good press that the D is getting. I mean I was expecting a deluge of old sterotypes. It is funny when one pops up. You can almost tell that these guys are just recycling old material, probably from the last time the superbowel was here, and have nothing original to contribute to the dialouge. I did email the reporter from the Globe and personaly thank him for giving his readers a realistic picture.
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Lghart
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Sounds like real adults and real reporters understanding we are a reflection of the country as a whole.
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Realitycheck
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And still more love, this time from Harrisburg, Pa.

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Detroit is giving visitors a big smile and doing its best to be a grand and gracious host. . . .
Some will line up to kick Detroit while it's down, but this is a worthy Super Bowl site. It has the capacity to handle the event without being overwhelmed.
What I've seen so far is a well-prepared city. -- Tim Leone, Patriot-News sportswriter


This really IS going swell so far!

The full deal from Harrisburg is at: http://www.pennlive.com/sports /patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/s ports/1138703008264460.xml&col l=1
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