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The Year in Review

Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 28 December 2011 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

My football coach in high school was fond of saying, "Everyone loves a winner". In 2011 there were plenty of Detroit winners in the world of sports. My congratulations go out to Justin Verlander who not only won the Cy Young award but was also named MVP. Congrats to the Tiger's for a season that saw them in the ALCS. The Lions are playoff bound for the first time since 1999 and the Red Wing have been a NHL playoff participant for the last 20 plus years. The University of Michigan and Michigan State programs have excelled in both basketball and football and a special thank you goes out the the Wayne State football team for an excellent season that ended in a national championship game. Lastly, hats off to the state champion Cass Tech football team who overcame some extreme obstacles and some high powered haters to become the best of the best!
The above photo was taken during Cass Tech victory parade. Yes coach Ron Thompson, everyone loves a winner.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

http://www.ralphjones313.com/

STEED from D, France

A nice sport 's year for Detroit...........And I Love this Parade's picture with sound and noise of the feet rythming the mood....Excellent,Ralph ....

28 Dec 2011 7:20am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

So many wars, so many grieving mothers

28 Dec 2011 9:24am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What can be better than a victory parade ... congratulations everyone!

28 Dec 2011 3:54pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Love the shot and the super positive vibe. Detroit is a great sports town and probably always will be. I remember some years when the Tigers didn't have a hope of winning but they were so much fun to watch because of all the power hitting, and for me the Red Wings were always a team I would root for in the playoff season because my local team is perpetually lousy. :-)

28 Dec 2011 5:18pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Beautiful B&W image!!
Excellent shot, well done

29 Dec 2011 12:37am