Detroit Lions Blackouts: Not the City of Detroit’s Fault

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Richard Hutchinson in NFL
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Today the Detroit Lions lost again, this time to the Arizona Cardinals, rolling their 2009 season record down to 2-12. I understand that they mounted a tenacious comeback in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately I didn't see it because this game, like nearly all Lion's home games, was blacked out on local TV.

It's true that Detroit is hurting; the State of Michigan's 14.5 percent unemployment rate is the highest in the country, and this doesn't include those of us who have given up looking or moved away. But, to associate the Ford Field blackouts with our economy is reckless banter by people who have never been to the city. A few days ago I heard a famous national commentator describe how our city "deserves" to be able to watch our team on televisionùapparently we are hurting so ...

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