I am in Detroit this weekend for game one and two. Here is a little blog action

So I wake up early on Saturday. I cant sleep because of the game tonight. I am having lunch with a friend down at Chelios’ chili bar in Dearborn at noon. I figure Ill head to the arena about 5:30.

I check the Detroit papers on line and see that they are going to don the statue “The Spirit of Detroit” with a Wings jersey as has become a tradition. They say there will be a ceremony at 10AM. Woo hooo!!! I figure Ill head on down! I think I wanna get some new shirts – so I head to Meijers here in Livonia and grab a couple of cup shirts 🙂

I get down to the statue and there are about 4 photographers and me + 3 folks from the banner company getting ready to put the Jersey on. I hang out and watch and more folks show up. I got interviewed by the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, and WWJ the big news talk station here.

I hang out for a couple of hours and watch the dress the guy then head to Cheilis’ MMMMMmmmm boy that is good chili! I heard myself on WWJ on the way home!

The Spirit of Detroit gets Wings jersey

John Gay, 39, of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Michael Spellman, 30, of Los Angeles watch the jersey installation. Both men have tickets for the Stanley Cup Finals.

Ricardo Thomas / The Detroit News