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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 01:45 PM

Detroit Is Still The Most Extreme City in America

Detroit is a great city, the people here, don't take a snub real well. We have been tried in the popular court of "This is what's wrong with our cities" too many times, much too often. We have been criticized, forgotten, given up for dead.

Well screw you guys! Come on visit the place where the great American Renaissance will take place.
We will be the first, the model. See us now!


Wednesday morning kicked off with a huge letdown for scores of Detroiters hopeful the city would be named the host of the Summer X Games. Unfortunately, sports broadcaster ESPN announced Austin has been chosen over Detroit, Chicago and Charlotte, NC, as the location of the extreme sports competition for the next three years.

Hosting the event, which has taken place in Los Angeles every year for the last decade, would have drawn visitors, positive attention and an economic boost to Detroit, and bid organizers worked feverishly for months to show ESPN that the network would benefit just as much from aligning itself with the city.

Well, ESPN, you might not have seen it that way, but that doesn't mean Detroit stays down when it gets knocked out. Whether or not the city hosts a sporting event, it's always been extreme. Here are just a few of the things that set us apart:

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