Help choose Metro Detroit’s Grinch of the Year!

Thanks to David Markland of Metroblogging Los Angeles for posting a call for LA’s Grinch of the Year, and giving me the idea to do the same thing for the Detroit region.

So, here goes … we at Metroblogging Detroit want your nominations for the Detroit-area’s Grinch of the Year. The ideal candidate is an individual or group who has impacted either a portion of Detroit/metro Detroit or the region in a negative way. This person or group should epitomize Grinch or Scrooge. Some early ideas include several Detroit City Council members for being … well, slow and unproductive to say the least; Agnes Nixon, the woman behind the Detroit School Board grape-throwing incident; and DPS school board president-Jimmy Womack, for, among other things, calling grape-thrower Nixon a “social terrorist” while DPS continues climbing the list of one of the worst-performing large school districts in the country.

To make a nomination, leave a comment below by midnight on Wednesday, December 19 with the name of the individual or group and a brief explanation of why he/she/they deserve this dishonor. Then, Metroblogging Detroit authors will narrow the pool down and allow readers to vote for their favorite Grinch o’ the Year beginning Friday, December 21th. I’ll announce the Grinchy winner on Friday, December 28.

7 Comments so far

  1. Fred Sawgle (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 12:06 am

    Big ten network.

  2. Tommy (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    Detroit City Council should receive a lifetime achievement award.

  3. max (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

    i’ll say any business, big or small that chose to pack up and move out of state. relocating a business is expensive but rather than keep the funds as a reserve until things get better they chose to spend them now and bail when the going got tough. sissys, the lot of them. but i’m just glad my name isn’t on the list…(yet?)

  4. (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

    Great nominations so far. Just remember to include why they should receive the (dis)honor (Big Ten nominee, that’s for you).

  5. Chris (unregistered) on December 18th, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

    Matt Millen.
    He obviously is opposed to any kind of NFL related cheer in the city once the regular season is about two weeks in. I really think the Lions could use a wide receiver in the draft…

  6. max (unregistered) on December 20th, 2007 @ 9:54 am

    i might have to alter my vote to include all the party-poopers that haven’t posted on this subject. if nothing else at least each of us authors should have thrown out a candidate or two. perhaps i’m just too cynical and/or mean spirited and everyone else is okay with everyone and everything in the city these days. could that be the case?

  7. (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2007 @ 8:32 pm

    Max — I don’t think people are okay with everything in Metro Detroit. Most of the time when I speak to people about Metro Detroit, they are complaining … maybe they are just busy with last-minute holiday shopping?

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