Sign of the (Lean) Times: Are Detroit Teams Endangered?

Posted: 8th December 2009 by Jay Wierenga in NBA
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Perhaps it is a reflection of the financial issues that many people face today. Perhaps it is a result of seeing article after article discuss how sports franchises are having to tighten their belts amid their financial struggles. Or perhaps it is a direct result of having just watched The Road this past week. A thought continues to weigh on my mind: Could one or more Detroit franchises be in danger of moving, or worse yet, collapsing? The city of Detroit has an incredibly long and storied career as a sports town. The Tigers are the oldest franchise in town, established in 1894 as one of the original eight American League teams. Next came the Red Wings in 1926 and quickly on their heels were the Lions in 1929. The Pistons did not join the mix until 1957 when they were moved from Fort Wayne ...

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