As Detroit sports fans, we’ve been through some tough times, but nothing compares to what we’re going through right now. Detroit’s big four sports teams are in their rebuilding phase, so we’re used to losing. The Lions and Red Wings haven’t made the playoffs since 2016. For the Tigers, it’s been seven years, and although the Pistons made a playoff appearance in 2019, they were swept by the Bucks and lost. proceeded to dump all their best players. to finally start a real reconstruction.

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. It looks like the Lions finally have their head coach to get them out of this mess, they just need to pick up the talent to compete. The Red Wings did a fantastic job of building through the draft and have already brought some excitement into 2021. Meanwhile, the Pistons broke the bad luck streak in the lottery and landed a potential superstar in Cade Cunningham. And finally, the Tigers have acquired so many draft picks that it looks like they will finally turn over a new leaf in the next two years.

This brings us to today’s question…

Which Detroit sports team is closest to competing for a title?

My answer: the Red Wings.

If I had to rank the teams in order of who has the best chance of winning a championship in the next five or six years, it would be like this:

1. Red Wings
2. Tigers
3. Plunger
4. Leos

That is not to say. I don’t believe in the Lions, because I think they are the farthest in terms of talent. There aren’t really that many stars on this football team, while the other big Detroit teams seem to have some of their basics in place already. I would put the Tigers over the Pistons purely based on the level of parity between the two sports, but for me it’s very close and I don’t know if there’s a wrong answer here.

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