Detroit Sports

It’s a great day to be a Detroit sports fan. Whether our teams win or lose today, it’s not very often you get the chance to watch 3 Detroit sports teams without overlapping coverage.

Oilers at Red Wings – The Wings lost today 4-2 evening the series at 1 game apiece. Even though the Wings lost, I still feel that we were very competitive and the game could have gone either way. I’m not too concerned with the loss, but possibly surprised a bit at just how well Edmonton matches up with Detroit. The Oilers have done an excellent job of clogging up the netural zone and preventing Detroit from playing the puck-possession style of hockey they’re used to. Instead, they have been forced to dump and chase the puck. I still feel Detroit will win this series in 6 games.

Tigers at Seattle – The Tigers look to sweep the series against the Mariners today with young Verlander on the mound. After last night’s pitching gem by Nate Robertson, Verlander will look to keep it rolling against Seattle. Detroit has been most impressive with their winning of close games by 1 or 2 runs, and their bullpen has been unbelievable the last week or so. At last look, they’re 1.5 games behind the White Sox in second place in the A.L. Central and they are atop the A.L. Wild Card, ahead of Baltimore by half a game.

Bucks at Pistons – The Pistons begin their “real” season tonight, against the Bucks at the Palace. Detroit is the odds-on favorite to win it all this year, and of course I agree with that assessment. They have the best starting five in the league and one of the most underrated benches as well. With Detroit playing Flip’s “liberation offense” as Bill Walton puts it and maintaining their great stock defense, I honestly feel that the only worry for the Pistons is the health of their key players. If this team stays healthy, there is no team they can’t beat, including the Mavs and Spurs. Go Pistons – Go Detroit! It’s great to be a Detroit Sports fan today!

4 Comments so far

  1. ripi$money (unregistered) on April 23rd, 2006 @ 4:57 pm

    This is the best weekend in recent memory. Just me, my TV, and the Internet during commercials! The Wings fell to the Oilers, but the other two games can cheer me up before the day ends. With baseball just beginning, playoffs for basketball and hockey going on, and the NFL draft next weekend, this is truly the best time of year for sports in Detroit.

  2. Kevin (unregistered) on April 24th, 2006 @ 6:08 pm

    The Wings first round series always seems to be the most nerve racking. I actually am quite worried due to the fact that both of Multby’s goals in game one were a bit lucky. However, I felt that the reason we have had trouble the past couple playoffs had been due to D. Lewis’s inability to shake things up in the playoffs when it wasn’t going well. That is the main reason we let him go and got Babcock. Now that we are going into Edmonton, lets see if Babcock can figure out a way to beat that trap and lets see if the players can “turn on the switch”. The Wings gotta know that loosing in the first round angers their fans, yet with the Pistons looking to steamroll through the East, the fans may quickly forget that this is Hockeytown.

  3. baliad (unregistered) on April 26th, 2006 @ 1:45 pm

    i’m a bit miffed about the Wings… why do they have to do this!?!?! yet for some strange reason, i think they’re gonna pull it out… we’ll see… i’m a waaay bigger Pistons fan and right now the Tigs are catching my attention more anyways… if the Wings fall out, i’ll barely notice…

  4. Scott (unregistered) on April 26th, 2006 @ 7:36 pm

    The next game is a MUST win for Detroit. There is no way they’ll come back if they go down 3-1 to a team like Edmonton!! It’s great to see the Tigers winning games against good teams.

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