Detroit — It’s quiet, almost peaceful. No yelling, no cheering, no complaining about under-performing athletes or over-priced parking. We still scrutinize the Lions out of habit and necessity and still wonder which young Tiger, or Red Wing, or Piston, might become the next needed star. But it’s not nearly as rabid and doesn’t mean nearly as much, not knowing when the games and crowds will return.
It’s far from the most pressing issue today, but it stirs the question: Will sports ever matter as much again?