Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings, oh yeah!

Fall is officially here and that means lots of sports are going to be happening for Detroit fans.

The Lions have already started 3-0 in the regular season, the Redwings have started their preseason match ups, and the Tigers are starting their run in the MLB playoffs.

So, with so much going on and the success Detroit teams have been receiving, I had to ponder one question. Which Detroit professional team playing, in the fall, will do the best and go the farthest?

Even though the Detroit Lions are 3-0 and the Detroit Tigers are in the playoffs, people still believe that the Detroit Red Wings will do the best out of the three.

Aaron Frendendall, a student at St. Clair County Community College, told me that the Red Wings will do the best, because of their past experiences and past history.

Frendendall does have a point. The Red Wings has been the most successful Detroit professional team over the course of a half century by winning 11 Stanley Cups. They were the last team in Detroit to win a championship, which was back in 2008.

On another note, nobody believes that the Detroit Tigers will do the best out of three even though they are already made the playoffs. They ended the season at a respectable 95-67 record, the same record the Tigers had back in 2006, the last time they went to the playoffs and on to the World Series.

Furthermore, the Tigers have a pitcher named Justin Verlander. Verlander won 24 games for his team and also led in ERA and strikeouts (which is the Triple Crown of Pitching). And also Miguel Cabrera, who led the American League in batting. With offense and pitching working together, I say they have a shot at winning in the postseason.

Last, but not least is the Detroit Lions.

Steven Kronnich, another student at St. Clair County Community College, said, “The Lions are winning now, but they always find a way to suck.”

Even though the Lions have started the season 3-0, people have to remember history is against them. The last winning season for the Detroit Lions was in 2001, and they haven’t been to the playoffs since 1999.

So, hockey fans may be the only fans cheering in Hockeytown this fall.

Christian McGeachy

Sports Editor

Christian McGeachy Fall 2011-Photo Credit Liz Whittemore

Christian McGeachy Fall 2011-Photo Credit Liz Whittemore

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