2008 has brought a big move for me. As the updated title of the blog, and the about me sections have listed, I am now resident of the state of Georgia. My few days in Georgia I have found out 2 things. 1) Football (pronounced foobaw) is king. This I found out last Saturday when trying to find a bar with NBA league pass to watch the Pistons-Celtics game. Three bars tried and no luck, but every TV in the bars had the Pittsburgh-Jacksonville game on. The number one story in the local paper is LSU-OSU. There's little mention of other sports, even the high school section appears before the NBA or NHL sections 2) The NHL All-Star Game is in Atlanta this year. Tickets are all sold out, but i might have to make the 20 minute drive into Atlanta to see if I can catch a glimpse of Zetterberg, Datsyuk, or Lidstrom.
Even though I'm down here in "the ATL" as the kids are calling it, with XM and DirectTV I will be able to watch or hear every Tiger game. The downside is with inter-league play on the West Coast this year, this might be the first time I don't see at least one Tiger game in person since I was 15. My best bet was for a game in Tampa Bay, but I will actually be back in MI for a wedding that weekend. There still is the off chance for a field trip to Lakeland, but that's still up in the air. So as the season draws closer I hope to post more often, and give a glimpse into what the media in other market has anything to say about the Detroit teams