quote:Originally posted by Wine Sparty:quote:Originally posted by Captain Cancun:
The Red Wings always will outdo the Lions
This is not true. The Red Wings do not outdo the Lions even now. It may be Hockeytown, but I still consider the Tigers & Lions to be bigger than the Red Wings. I know the Lions had issues with not selling out games over the past few years, but that is due to Millen sucking the life out of the team, fans, etc. If they have half a pulse (which they do now), the support for the team is huge. Once the Lions get into the playoffs and make a run (yes, I'm a believer!), that town will go bananas.
From here in Canada the media hypes hockey up over all other league sports; Gordie Howe and Steve Yzerman have become justified icons. I guess if an examination of attendance, total revenues and exposure between the teams is done it'd be close. I was a fan of Barry Sanders too!