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Impressions of Ford Field

Posted on: April 4, 2009 7:26 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2009 8:01 pm
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DETROIT -- Initial impressions of the Final Four:

This looks like a Michigan State football game. I'd say at least half of the crowd of 72,000 is for the Spartans. The only reason I know it isn't a football game is Mark Dantonio is in the first row behind the Spartans' bench.

The NCAA has made improvements since this place hosted a regional last year. Back then folks in the upper deck couldn't hear the whistle. This time, both bands are miked as well as the rims. Hearing the exagerrated sound of a ball hitting rim is a bit cartoonish. Sort of like, "Hey, we're playing basketball here.":

I guess you have to be at center court (like Freeman and I) to really experience the intensity. the officials are pretty much letting the teams play. That scrum the erupted with 1:55 left in the first half? I can't believe the only thing came out of that was a shooting foul on Michigan State. These officials better get a grip in the second half.

Wondering how I'll get home later without being mugged but that's four hours from now. If the official logo of the Final Four turns into a chalk outline you'll know what happened.  

 

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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 10, 2009 4:17 pm
 

Impressions of Ford Field

I've known several people that grew up in and around Detroit and they have never had a single problem with crime or violence.

 

I lived in the suburbs of Detroit in high school and while walking to my car after a Detroit Tigers game heard the phrase" hey, guys wanna beat the shit out of some white kids?" I got out of the hospital 2 weeks later.

A friend of mine attended the Detroit Grand Prix race in downtown Detroit. As he was sitting in his car at a light, two men walked up to his car, broke out his driver's side window and beat him almost to death. After extensive plastic surgery he still looks like a different person.

Stereotypes are born from facts. They may be exaggerated or not appropriate to every one that falls under their umbrella, but they exist for a reason. I used to drive from the Downriver area along Jefferson Ave. to the St. Clair Shores area and I was usually scared to death when driving through the Detroit city limits. I will never return to that town.




Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2009 8:21 pm
 

Impressions of Ford Field

 Then don't come back.  we won't miss you in fact I sick of CBS Sports period.  digger phelps has to be the worst.  Does he ever do his homework or does he just like looking stupid on National TV




Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2009 2:33 pm
 

Impressions of Ford Field

"Wondering how I'll get home later without being mugged but that's four hours from now. If the official logo of the Final Four turns into a chalk outline you'll know what happened."

 

I said this on one of your other posts, and I'll say it again:  Piling on Detroit...how original.  Do you have any knock knock jokes or "what's the deal with airplane peanuts" bits for us while you're at it?




Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2009 10:27 am
 

Impressions of Ford Field

 

 

The NCAA has made improvements since this place hosted a regional last year. Back then folks in the upper deck couldn't hear the whistle. This time, both bands are miked as well as the rims. Hearing the exagerrated sound of a ball hitting rim is a bit cartoonish. Sort of like, "Hey, we're playing basketball here.":

I guess you have to be at center court (like Freeman and I) to really experience the intensity. the officials are pretty much letting the teams play. That scrum the erupted with 1:55 left in the first half? I can't believe the only thing came out of that was a shooting foul on Michigan State. These officials better get a grip in the second half.

Wondering how I'll get home later without being mugged but that's four hours from now. If the official logo of the Final Four turns into a chalk outline you'll know what happened. 

 

I really don't know what to think of this.




Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2009 3:19 am
 

Impressions of Ford Field

The only reason I read your idiotic blogs is because of my loyalty to the CBS Bracket Manager.  Now, thanks to your needless comments about Detroit, I will find another source for managing my bracket next year other than CBS Sports.  In fact, I will use another source for all my sports news.  So long, CBS.

 




Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2009 1:27 am
 

Impressions of Ford Field

 

 Dodd, you want to know what good reporting is? Sure you do, because you obviously missed that in journalism school.

 

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20

09/writers/the_bonus/01/07/detroit/

index.html is good reporting.

 

You're lucky I linked you because this is the only time you and Mitch Albom are going to be mentioned together without laughter following.




Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2009 12:56 am
 

Impressions of Ford Field

 

 Classless Dodd...just classless. What point did those last lines have in your article? You are a moron.




Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2009 11:31 pm
 

Impressions of Ford Field

 

 You are an ass.....typical negative media coverage of a facility and of Detroit...

 

Outside of Ford Field you are fine, idiot.

 

After that comment, which shows that you have not an original thought within your closed mind, and makes me highly skeptical as to why you even have a job in journalism, I wish you would take a walk through the town about 5 miles west of Ford Field at 3am....jackass.




Since: Apr 4, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2009 10:52 pm
 

Impressions of Ford Field

Dodd, your comments about Detroit are inappropriate and reflect very poorly on CBSSports.  CBSSports should make a public apology for your ignorance.




Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2009 10:35 pm
 

Impressions of Ford Field

 

 Is there no crime in the piss-town you crawled out of?  I hope the chalk outline IS yours so people will stop reading your worthless crap!  It's people like you, not Detroit, that gives it a bad name.



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