“Talk to economic development folks about marketing Detroit and they will tell you the city’s image problem often makes it hard to get people to even take a look, especially those outside the automotive sector. But when the local teams start getting national attention, so does Detroit, warts and all. None of the three recent stories rechristens Detroit as “the Paris of the Midwest,” but they are all, on balance, positive, and posted in places that draw lots of eyes.
There’s opportunity here. And even if you’re not a sports fan, there’s reason enough to hope the local teams keep winning.”