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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5485
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 4:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have never, ever been more impressed with Detroit than I am watching the pre-game show on ABC.

Wonderful shots all over town with Aretha and Motown playing in the background.

Regardless of how big a cynic you are, I don't see how anyone can help but be awed by the way we're being presented on national television.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 447
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 4:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i know. this is absolutely amazing.

ESPN's coverage is also very nice, not as flattering as ABC's.

Detroit is shining! I love it
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5486
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 5:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And to all those who posted on the Detroit News' web surveys that our Super Bowl would be a disaster, a hearty fuck you.
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Funkycarrie
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Post Number: 159
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 68.79.80.163
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 5:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

are ABC and ESPN the only channels to catch the game on??
ABC came in a few days ago, but now its not...
its on days like these that I wish I had cable...
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 853
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 205.188.116.137
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 5:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ESPN is just doing a pre-game. ABC is the only network airing the game.
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Jimelnino
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Post Number: 347
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 68.61.118.126
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 6:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For those of you who don't watch Sports Center and ESPN religiously (like me), ESPN has been really REALLY nice to us all week long.
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Funkycarrie
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Post Number: 160
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 68.79.80.163
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 6:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

well I just f-ed around with the atenna and its coming in...
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Naturalsister
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Post Number: 467
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 208.39.155.3
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 6:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, Jimelnino!

I'm an ESPN - o phile and they have been awesome throughout.

later - naturalsister
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English
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Post Number: 491
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 71.144.84.211
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 6:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL @ itsJeff... and a hearty Amen.

What a nice weekend. I just wish I didn't have to work tomorrow. I would have loved to take in the game and the scene @ the DBC on Broadway, but need to do lesson plans for tomorrow. None of my fellow doctoral students up here wanted to do a SB party, either... my buddies opted to go watch *Capote* instead (see why I'm not a Tree Towner?)... and the boy of the moment is with a bunch of his boys belching and farting at some bar in the O.C., so I'm at home, blissfully alone, eating my barbecue and buffalo wings, getting nice and tipsy, and waiting to catch my Detroit Synergy friends in the halftime show with the Stones.

It was not a perfect weekend, y'all... but I think that February 2006 will be the start of something wonderful. Too many local yokels from both sides of 8 Mile had too great of a time... I loved feeling like I was @ Mardi Gras in my own hometown.
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4670
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 141.213.175.233
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 6:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

English, your A2 hate is really absolutely hysterical. It's just like anything else- you can find fault in anything if you look hard enough. Instead of enjoying yourself, you're stuck in "the grass is greener on the other side" mode and not bothering to enjoy your surroundings. If you hate it so much, don't live and go to school here. Period. Save us the grief of your endless bitching.

As for me tonight, I'll be writing a paper about "Who Sees God in Genesis" (gotta love profs who hand you inane paper topics...), eating Totino's pizza rolls and cheese salsa and drinking Faygo, while trying to pay attention to the game.
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Xphillipjrx
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Post Number: 116
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 70.227.137.220
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ESPN cut periodically to a guy reporting from the Steeler's hotel in an "undisclosed location" in Troy. I looked in the background and I thought I saw the building formerly known as NBD Bank's Troy Tower. Are the Steelers staying at Long Lake & Crooks?
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Corktownmark
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Post Number: 166
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 68.61.194.191
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 6:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kilpatrick giving and then taking back the key to the city with Jimmy Kimmel on ABC was priceless. On to the final four!!!
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5489
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Posted From: 68.42.168.211
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 6:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought that Pittsburgh was staying at the Marriott in Pontiac. Was there a change?
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Maryellen22471
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Post Number: 30
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 7:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

channel 4 was also doing coverage of guy gordon standing outside where they were lining up to go inside ford field- a seahawk fan came up to him and screamed into the mike "GO HAWKS"- you can some of them are "happy" and it was 3 hrs before kickoff.
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English
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Post Number: 492
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.221.36.147
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 7:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aram--don't be silly. I don't hate A2, I just think it's overrated, and I'm not the only one.

http://www.annarborisoverrated .com

Anyway, thanks for sharing! Enjoy your Super Bowl.
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Marcnbyr
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Post Number: 623
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Posted From: 68.43.13.13
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 7:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Steelers were staying in Pontiac, until last night when they were moved to the "undisclosed location" to eliminate any distractions before the game. I was fortunate enough to be a volunteer last night at the undisclosed hotel, and, yes it is in Troy. Interestingly enough...the Steelers took up most of the hotel, but a large portion of the remaining rooms were booked by a Seattle tourgroup.
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4671
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Posted From: 141.213.175.233
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 7:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

English, I think it's rated just fine, thank you.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 103
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Posted From: 68.2.191.57
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 7:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Itsjeff, thank you so much for calling attention to this Superbowl pre-game show. I might have missed it otherwise. Watching Stevie Wonder now.
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Bagman
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Post Number: 6
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Posted From: 68.252.125.69
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 7:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Stevie Wonder ROCKED!
I heard the crowd of folks on the field had a rehearsal? They needed another.
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4672
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 7:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Now that should have been the halftime show. Better planning, less people on stage, and a couple of relevent Detroit stars in addition to Stevie Wonder, you've got yourself a great halftime.

While I like the Rolling Stones quite a bit, I think we could do without them.
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Marcnbyr
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Post Number: 624
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 8:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did they drop an F-bomb in there? If they did...I can't imagine that will go over well with the FCC.
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5490
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I never want to hear the National Anthem again unless Aretha Franklin is singing it. My God that was awesome.
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Leoqueen
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Post Number: 1009
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 8:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did everyone see Condoleeza Rice in the audience!? I saw her while Aretha was singing
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4673
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 8:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aaron Neville, however, brought little to the table. Dr. John looked downright bored and confused.
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Tortfeasor
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Post Number: 427
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 8:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didn't like Neville at all, but Aretha was amazing and saved the anthem.

I also saw Condi in the audience (in a suite I believe).
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5491
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 8:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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The_aram
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Post Number: 4674
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 9:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm just glad Aretha's jacket appeared to be synthetic. Would have taken an entire forest of tiny animals if it was real.
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5492
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 9:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Mikem
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Post Number: 2375
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Posted From: 68.43.15.105
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 9:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice pic! I thought you'd be watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5493
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 9:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm 41 years old. It's high time I watched a football game.
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Bagman
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 9:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You should have seen Aretha on thurs night at The Fisher Bldg. She showed up at the black tie KRONK GYM fundraiser, wearing a full length white mink coat that made her look like a polar bear... I got the chance to talk with her and being 6'4 looking down at her, all you see is the shelf of huge BREAST. It kinda wiggles like jello as she talks and laughs. She is as big physically as she is nice. I mentioned I ran the family business and She was kind enough to acknowledge my late grandfather who outfitted all the Motown folks with luggage back in the day.

She was awesome in The Blues Brothers.....THINK!
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5494
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 10:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For Mikem:
puppy
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 2047
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 68.40.173.250
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 11:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jeff- You are watching the Superbowl? You butch thing....I am watching it w/ friends (yes Metro Quinn is here LOL)...oh well onto another martini!

BTW this is awesome and in Detroit to! YAY! (oh god I sound like Danny)
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Detroit_stylin
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Post Number: 2431
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.202.227.12
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 2:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

U know I thought that was Condi in the crowds at Ford Field...
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Wkl
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Post Number: 63
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 3:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Got a kick out of Nuggent putting an arrow into Jimmy Kimmel

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