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Black support essential to Detroit sports

“Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit,” said the introduction to Grantland’s “Detroit Week” 14-article series published last month.  However, not a single Black person, neither a native Detroiter nor from anyplace else, was in the series. “They don’t care what we [Blacks] care about,” states Eric Pate, a former Detroit sportswriter and sports talk host of mainstream sports journalism sites. Nonetheless, Black Detroiters are proud. “My dad passed in ’99, and he never went to a Tigers game because they were second to last to integrate next to the Boston Red Sox,” recalls Pate. “Once the Pistons moved from the [Pontiac] Silverdome to the Palace, he said, ‘Never again. Continue Reading →

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Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Two members of our MSR sports experts’ panel recently released their 2012 best sports stories. Nate Parham of Swish Appeal places at the top of his list the Indiana Fever winning the 2012 WNBA championship. “I think Tamika Catchings [the finals MVP] has done so much for women’s basketball…throughout her career. I think the entire women’s basketball world was rooting for her to win a championship. People are comparing it to LeBron James [winning his first NBA title this year].”

Baylor’s undefeated season “obviously was a huge story,” Parham says. Continue Reading →

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