Sunday, February 19, 2006

Detroit's All Stars

I'm pretty sure that a great number of people will be tuned in to the NBA All-Star Game. Most of them will hopefully be rooting for the four Piston's players. Unfortunately Tayshaun Prince will not be playing but he is being honored by his teammates because all of the Piston's players will be wearing the #22 on their shoes. It is also said that Tayshaun will be taking a well deserved vacation in the Bahamas.

"Crime Stoppers"

In class recently we have been discussing crime and how it affects neighborhoods and there citizens. Well, I have still been thinking about that subject and still wanted to make a few more comments that I forgot to say in class. I remember when my house was broken into and from then on I really didn't trust anyone who walked down my street. For a while I was in fear. I was afraid to sleep, to get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom or to get a drink of water. Some nights my imagination would run wild and I would actually think that I would here someone coming into my house. It was terrible. I feel that when a crime is committed weather it is personal or not it affects a neighborhood and sometimes a city.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Bad Boys of Detroit

I'm pretty sure that most of Detroit knows that four of the Pistons' players will be playing in the NBA All-Star Game. Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Ben Wallace, and Rasheed Wallace were selected as reserves for the game. This is the first time in NBA All-Star Game history that the coaches have selected four teammates as reserves and the seventh time that a team will have four representatives in the NBA All-Star Game. Most fans feel that Tayshaun Prince should be added to the roster because he deserves it as much as the other four players, but chances are he won't be playng in the game this year. Also, Chauncey Billups will be competing in the 3-point shooting competetion. Good Luck Team!!!

Friday, February 10, 2006

The "New" Detroit

With the Super Bowl long gone, everyone has the question of weather or not Detroit will stay glamorous or will it go back to rags at the stroke of midnight. I visited Downtown Detroit recently and was amazed. You would've thought that you were in Las Vegas with all of the lights and crowds of people. I had a wonderful time. Most people feel that "the city" was just putting on a "front" for tourists and guests because of the bad image that the media has portrayed about Detroit. But I feel that Detroit did an excellent job at hosting the Super Bowl. When I visited the newly renovated Downtown Detroit I felt like a kid in a candy store. I'm glad that I waited until the crowds died down so that I could get the full effect and see the newly referbished masterpiece. Its probably the cleanest I've ever scene even though I don't go down there often. Since the remodeling I plan to visit more frequently and make myself a part of Detroit.