Monday, February 06, 2006

Fun while it lasted

My oldest is a huge Manning fan. He prefers Payton, but likes watching Eli as well. And so when I heard that Eli was going to be signing autographs at an ABC warehouse on Friday afternoon, I took him, and his younger brother, out of school to get the younger Manning's autograph.

We got to ABC Warehouse, and the line was long. It went all around the store, wrapping its way through the appliance aisles, before finally ending. And then they announced that Manning was going to be at least thirty minutes late. And he would probably sign for an hour and leave.

So we bailed. No sense in standing online for an hour if we would n't even get an autograph.

My oldest wanted to see players, so we went downtown, to see who we might bump into.

We saw a few people, like Mike Tyson, and the cast of the Best Damn Sports Show. Living in Detroit, we rarely run into athletes or celebs, so it was fun to see them all in town.

But now the Superbowl is over, and the guests have begun to leave.

There was such a great energy downtown this past week. It was as unDetroit as I have ever seen. Streets were clean, and it felt completely safe to walk through the city. Police were everywhere, and the homeless had been swept away, and pushed out of site.

But I wonder, now that everyone has gone, and the game is over, what is going to happen to Detroit next? Will it be business as usual, or will they find a way to build on the momentum of the past week?

To all those who came, and lets be truthful, it seemed about half of Pittsburgh was here, thank you for coming. You all saw Detroit on its very finest day. I hope when you all come this June, you'll things a little warmer, and just as nice.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

im in a quandary. one the one hand, you took your kid out of school to admire some guy with hardly a redeeming feature outside of his ability to play ball. some hero, some chinuch.
on the other hand, given the travesty of a school you subject your kids too, perhaps it is better that you took them out.

and its detroit.
of course nothing will change!

February 06, 2006 11:06 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

He did help out Katrina victims

February 06, 2006 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in that case, i guess you did the right thing since they learned more from the ballplayer than he would in school.

February 06, 2006 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Isaiah Thomas was signing autographs at the mall!!!

February 06, 2006 4:34 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

Air, why will everyone come in June? Oh, basketball?

February 07, 2006 11:11 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

NBA Finals

February 07, 2006 11:26 AM  
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