Detroit Lions: Could Economic Problems Put These Cats on Endangered List?

June 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions are a pretty bad football team.
There, I said it.
Another big secret: the city of Detroit is in pretty bad shape right now as well.
Now, Dave Bing has a lot of huge plans to make Detroit a better place. More power to him! But, years of decay combined with a healthy spattering of gang violence is enough to drive citizens away from any town—even one with history like Detroit.
Detroit brought us Motown, Ford cars, the assembly line, Eminem and Marvin Gaye, the Hughes brothers and Tim Allen, and Kwame Kilpatrick!
Even Detroit can falter.
Cities Like This Have Crumbled Before
A friend of mine recently brought up a classical parallel to Detroit.
Ephesus, a town in modern day Turkey was a epicenter of commerce from the Greek era all the way into the Byzantine dynasty. It's location on accessible waterways and a temple to Artemis made Ephesus a destination spot for any traveler.
Then, as Christianity took hold, the temple was...

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