The fans have spoken and Detroit has been voted the Best Sports City of all time in Sporting News’ fan bracket, with a monstrous victory over Chicago.
Fifth-seeded Detroit did not have an easy path, but it did knock off fourth-seeded Montreal in the quarterfinals in a battle of hockey towns.
Tigers ace Justin Verlander won the Cy Young Award this week and Detroit has been voted the Best Sports City of all-time in the Sporting News' fan bracket.
Then the Motor City pulled the big surprise, upsetting Sporting News’ Best Sports City and the No. 1 seed, New York, before dusting off the Windy City in the final.
The Red Wings are the team Detroit is best known for nowadays, but the city that brought us the Motown sound has much more than just hockey.
The Pistons were a force in the NBA's Eastern Conference in the 1990s and won a title in 2004.
The Tigers made the World Series in 2006 and lost in the American League Championship Series this year. Detroit is also the home to one of the most dominant pitchers in the game today in Justin Verlander, who won the American League Cy Young this week and could possibly win the AL MVP award next week.
The Lions look like an up-and-coming NFL team with the Matthew Stafford-Calvin Johnson duo.
And of course, the Red Wings are perennial contenders.
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