Frustrated Fan: Being a sports fan in Michigan crushes spirits

By Joe Thornton, editor-in-chief.

Dear Michiganders,

It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? It’s been a struggle for every one of our sports teams. The Tigers finished horribly, the Red Wings missed playoffs for the second year in a row and the Lions just chose to be the Lions.

Luckily, we have the Pistons to thank for giving us a glimpse of hope by making the playoffs. I think their owner just grabbed them by the collar and told them: “Listen, this brand new stadium isn’t going to pay for itself! You guys need to win some freakin’ games!” And they listened. On the back of Blake Griffin, the Pistons were able to squeak their way into the playoffs.

But does it really matter that you made it to the playoffs when you get knocked out in the first round every single time? The Pistons are likely going to get swept by the Bucks. The Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is just having his way with the Pistons’ defense. On the bright side, if you happen to attend one of these playoff games you get to enjoy Little Caesars Arena and watch an MVP candidate play. Unfortunately, he’s playing for the other team.

On a local level, we get to take pride in the Saginaw Spirit! Their progress and playoff push is something to be proud of, and we need to take what we can get as sports fans in Michigan. There are numerous times we’ll be disappointed, but this doesn’t have to be one of them.

Anyways, this is my final rant. It’s been quite a year putting all my rage on a page, and boy has there been a lot of it. While my articles may no longer come out, I can assure you my frustration will remain and I’m excited to see how the Lions waste their top 10 draft pick this time around.

It’s been a pleasure,

A Frustrated Fan

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