Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse…

October 20, 2009 – 2:13 am by Hickey

Nope, this post has nothing to do with Jim Zorn. Or Norv Turner. Or the St. Louis Rams.

We’re talking about Detroit.

Just when we thought things had bottomed-out in the D, we heard that the Detroit Shock will be moving to Tulsa.

Of course, this might actually be the light at the end of the tunnel. Detroit’s day of liberation, if you would. Because the WNBA is one thing that sucks even more than Detroit.

The Shock were one of the most successful franchises in WNBA history, winning three titles. Yet they are still headed out of town.

The most successful franchise in WNBA history? The Houston Comets, who folded before last season even started. At least the Shock found a sucker that would buy them.

Perhaps the model of going to towns that don’t have a major professional team is the one thing that will allow the WNBA to succeed. But until we get evidence to the contrary, it’s hard to believe that the league will still exist another 10 years down the line. At least Detroit should still be around by that time.

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  1. 8 Responses to “Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse…”

  2. It’s very fashionable now to slam Detroit and so I’m not surprised that you did. I guess what I’m trying to say is that you suck and so does your blog.

    Move to Tulsa.

    By Randy on Oct 20, 2009

  3. I have to agree. The whole “making fun of Detroit” thing is beyond predictable. I’m disappointed, Alex :-p

    By nicole on Oct 20, 2009

  4. Do people actually watch the WNBA?

    By Living with Balls on Oct 20, 2009

  5. Ah, another typical east coast cocksucker making fun of Detroit

    By Coleman Young's gay lover on Oct 20, 2009

  6. Haha, Hick Flick you were called a typical east coast cocksucker. That seems odd to be called that when you are from Illinois, went to school in Indiana, and now live in Louisiana. Hopefully I did not divulge too much onfo on you- we know how many groupies stalk sports bloggers. And I have nothing against gays, but to be Coleman Young’s gay lover, you must be over 90 years old and/or a necrophiliac, considering he died over a decade ago. And that is just creepy.

    By BKM on Oct 20, 2009

  7. LOL, Coleman Young’s gay lover. Cute name, but not sure I would want to be associated with him……considering he was a disgrace to Detroit

    By Vince O'Connor on Oct 20, 2009

  8. 1. It may be fashionable to make fun of Detroit now, but I’ve been doing it since I was 7 years old, so that actually makes me a trendsetter.

    2. I am, in fact, a midwestern cocksucker.

    3. A lot of people get defensive about Detroit when all they’ve done is flee it themselves. I’ve got a lot of respect for those who are committed to trying to make a difference and turn the city around, and I have friends who are included in that crowd. Perhaps making fun of Detroit will cease to exist as an easy punchline when more people follow this lead. I would much rather take potshots at St. Louis if I had my druthers.

    By Hick Flick on Oct 21, 2009

  9. I also forgot.

    4. I would never wish living in Tulsa on anyone. Or a WNBA franchise.

    By Hick Flick on Oct 21, 2009

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