Super Bowl in Detroit

posted by Adam (Southern California) on February 3rd, 2006

David Zirin has an article about the disparity between the revelry of the Super Bowl and the deplorable conditions on the street in Detroit.

He writes of

the homeless being taken to a three-day ‘Superbowl Party,’ where they’ll get the actual food and shelter they need until the big game’s over, after which they’ll be kicked back out on the streets.

This whole thing reminds me of Mixerman‘s observation that it’s easier to treat a band like millionaires (by getting them a limo and some new threads) than it is to actually make them millionaires. The point being that it’s easier to have a Super Bowl and clean up a few storefronts than it is to actually make life in Detroit better.

More on Detroit from Slate.

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2 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On February 4, 2006 at 23:28 Mike (Worcester) said:

    Rhode Island bishop is Steelers superfan.

    Another Steelers fan is Fr John Madden of Worcester. He even wears his Steelers jacket when running his soup kitchen, ignoring the comments of the grouchy, Patriots-loving bums.

  2. On February 6, 2006 at 12:42 Adam (Southern California) said:

    And his name is John Madden?

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