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Spiritofdetroit
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Post Number: 236
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 1:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice to hear!

http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll /article?AID=/20070203/SPORTS1 1/70202045
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French777
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Post Number: 112
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 1:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yeah i just read it to min ago....

WOW

Great News

they even said the busing was better here
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 1099
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 1:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

dumb article, wow our hospitality was better than Miami! What a surprise! Sports events won't save the city. Read the book "Major League Losers".

Schools,jobs,transit,less crime write me an article about that
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Spiritofdetroit
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Post Number: 237
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 1:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well Chitaku, we dont have good schools, good transit, or less crime. Cant write a positive article about that.

And this one event can actually do more to "save the city" than you think. The media exposure alone is worth millions. Great for attracting visitors, businesses, and residents.

By the way, if you dont think that the taxes that all of these visitors paid for hotel rooms, rental cars, shopping, etc, helped the budget to put money into programs that reduce crime, create jobs, and better our schools, then you are foolish.

Economic impact was what, nearly $400 million??

Sports alone certainly dont save a city, but its obvious that sports have played a major part in the revival of downtown, and can continue to do so.
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Toog05
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 1:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It might not save a city entirely, but it is a part of revitalizing a city such as Detroit. Bits of pieces will save the city, not just one project. Very informative, and positive which we do not see that often.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 1:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

another positive comment: Orlando Sentinel
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Scs100
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Post Number: 411
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 2:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Apparently the Free Press comment board is having a field day with this. And good for us for having a great super bowl.
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Emu_steve
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Post Number: 117
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 2:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This should get lot of cities upset.

http://www.superbowl.com/featu res/futuresites

Miami has the SB in '07 and '10.

It seems that Miami is taking these SBs for granted.

Would be nice if Detroit could get in say a 10 - 12 year rotation.
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Spiritofdetroit
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Post Number: 240
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 2:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When the NFL left last year, Kwame and the NFL made statements saying something to the effect that Detroit could be in a new 10/12 year rotation, but that there were lots of other cities blah blah blha

Of course, Miami has had 9, New Orleans has had 9, and San Diego has had a bunch, so it doesnt seem the NFl cares too much about spreading the wealth. Dallas will get one if they build their new $1 billion stadium though
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Iseries840
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 3:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bullcrap.

I am in Miami right now, and it is WAY better than Detroit's Superbowl.
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Southen
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 4:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From what perspective? If your down there for just a good time then thats very likely but everyone claiming that Detroit's was better are people in the media who get access everywhere and know the workings of these events.

They are comparing each event based on how well run and organized it is, not the weather and what there is to do in each city this time of year.
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Rocket_city
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 5:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The grass is never greener on the other side (unbeknownst to most Detroiters). I spent the new year in South Florida and payed close attention to the news media. The violent crime reports there made us look like Winnipeg. It came as no surprise to me though, as Florida, in general is often ranked as one of the country's most violent states.

People need to start taking these articles for what they are. The authors wanted to make a point that Detroit did a great job last year as host and exceeded expectations for many. This is a reality, that is often confirmed to me when I bring out-of-state friends to the city; winter or summer. They always leave with a great impression and a desire to come back and visit again! Can I blame them? NO!
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Gistok
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 5:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Iseries840... since the SUPERBOWL hasn't even happened yet... you must be psychic... or just full of BC!
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 6:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Since Chitaku is the only downer, I say cheers to Detroit!!!
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Fnemecek
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

When the NFL left last year, Kwame and the NFL made statements saying something to the effect that Detroit could be in a new 10/12 year rotation, but that there were lots of other cities blah blah blha


Well, in order to get in the rotation, Detroit has to put in a bid.

I think we can pull it off. The next one that the NFL will accept bids on is Super Bowl XLV in 2011. By the time it rolls around, Detroit will have a lot more hotels within walking distance of Ford Field (thanks to the B-C and the casinos). We'll also have a lot more nightlife and retail in the area.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 3:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With downtown only continuing to improve, I don't know how Detroit wouldn't be able to get it again. Hopefully if we do get into a rotation, we don't take it for granted as Miami has.
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Scottr
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 4:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Iseries840, i hope the rain clears up for you down there. At least in Detroit, you had a roof over your head.
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Detroit_stylin
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 4:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol Scott...

At least it wasnt raining on people during the SB here...

<<<laffin at the "It's waaaaaaaay better than Detroit's SB comment"

Seems like someone spoke a lil too soon...
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Ray
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 4:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good news!
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Emu_steve
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Post Number: 125
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 4:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hope I don't get considered too equalatarian, but I'd like the NFL to come up with a rotation of the following cities:

Mia, Atl, N.O., Dallas, Phoenix, L.A., S.D., S.F., etc.

oops, I almost forgot Detroit.

and then a 10th city could be Indy, St. L., or anyone with a dome.

Unfortunately, the NFL like to play the game: get on your knees and beg for a SB instead of saying, "you'll get the 2012 game because your city came up in the rotation."
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Bibs
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 6:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rather than concentrating on getting another Super Bowl, I would rather see 10 new medium sized conventions come to Detroit annually. This would provide a steady stream of income for the new hotels and new restaurants that have popped up in the D.
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 1664
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 6:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The NFL *should* rotate the Super Bowl through all NFL team cities
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Ohudson
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Post Number: 180
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 7:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lilpup, are you asking for another "Icebowl" in Green Bay? That would suck for everyone....
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 1665
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 7:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey, Packer fans can do it, Bear fans can do it, everybody else just wimps out? Pitiful
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Ohudson
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Post Number: 181
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 7:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL, that would be fun.. But, February is much colder than December in those cities. The frozen tundra is "really" frozen after a couple months of winter.

But hey, why not? :-)

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