I am a Detroiter. I may live in Houston and I may have called a lot of placed home but Detroit will always be where I have the MOST and some of the BEST memories.
I'll be honest whenever anyone asks me where I am from I can always count on the "oh I am sorry" or the "hmm", let's face it Detroit does not have the best reputation of places to live and the last time I checked it was not a hot spot or a vacation destination; unless of course you are from there.
It takes a special breed to brave the winters, "live through the "scorching" summers" and trek through the orange construction barrel season that seems to last for as long as the snow does. It also takes a tiny and cold heart not to miss it every second you are away from you're homeland.
Better-made potato chips, Faygo Pop (it isn't called SODA) and Coney Islands galore, it is the land of good old artery clogging deliciousness and a sub-culture all it's own.
There are many "landmarks" or familiar go to places, people and things as well. One of those staples is leaving the airwaves today and I have to be honest I am a little misty thinking about it. I have never been a huge lover of hard rock music but for MANY years I tuned in every morning to 101.1 the WRIF to listen to the downright asshattery and shenanigans the Drew and Mike Show provided. For a long time I lived about 3 doors down from Mike and would see him and his wife all over town and think to myself is this the same man that did a mock ad for Troy Akiman's "cologne"?? He never really looked the part but dammit it was perfect.
Is it politically correct? Of course the hell not, it's a radio show in Detroit ripping on the Dallas Cowboys, if you have virgin ears you may not want to listen and well you probably shouldn't be reading here either.
I understand the power of the dollar and business decisions that need to be made in fact Detroit as a whole is far too familiar with the power and the money and the money and the power. For god's sake we have a Mayor who hired strippers and embezzled a crap ton of money. I don't understand how you can take a staple of the community and replace it with a "like item". The show is being replaced by another duo who has been on the airwaves in the Detroit area but I have to say are not nearly as good.
Opinions aside Drew and Mike will be forever missed among the many Detroiters.