Super Bowl Notes from Michigan

Discussion in 'NFL Talk' started by sal_jr, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

    Ithaca, MI
    For all the visitors, from places other than Michigan,
    coming to the Super Bowl in January. This is funnier if you know michigan well, but still worth posting..............

    1. First, you must learn to pronounce the city name.
    It's Deh-troit. NOT DEE-troit. If you pronounce it
    DEE-Troit then we will assume you are from Toledo and
    here for the country Music hoe-down, which isnt till july.

    2. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere.
    Detroit has its own version of traffic rules... Hold
    on and pray!

    3. The morning rush hour is from 6:00 am to 10:00 am.
    The evening rush hour is from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
    Friday's rush hour starts Thursday morning. Weekends
    are open game.

    4. If you actually stop at a yellow light, you will be
    rear-ended, cussed out and possibly shot. If you're
    first off the starting line when the light turns
    green, count to five before going across the
    intersection. This will avoid getting in the way of
    cross-traffic who just ran their yellow light to keep
    from getting shot.

    5. Schoenherr can ONLY be properly pronounced by a
    native of the Detroit metro area. That goes for
    Gratiot too.

    6. Construction and renovation on I-94, I-96, I-75,
    I-275, I-375, The Lodge and The Southfield Freeways
    are a way of life and forever. Just deal with it.

    7. If someone actually has their turn signal on, it is
    probably a factory defect or they are "out!

    8. All old men (or women) with white hair wearing a
    hat have total right-of-way.

    9. The minimum acceptable speed on I-696 and I-275 is
    85 regardless of the posted speeds. Anything less is
    considered downright SISSY. Oh, and don't even think
    of allowing more than one car length between cars!

    10. That attractive wrought iron on the windows and
    doors in Detroit is NOT ornamental. DO NOT get out of
    your car to take pictures.

    11. Never stare at the driver of the car with the
    bumper sticker that says "Keep honking, I'm
    reloading", he/she is.

    12. If you are in the left lane, and only going 70 in
    a 60 mph zone, people are not waving because they are
    so friendly in Detroit.
    I would suggest you duck.

    13. I-275 and I-696 is our daily version of NASCAR.

    14. It's not M-10, it's "the Lodge".

    15. That's not a lake, it's a pothole. Or it could be
    Hines Drive, only passable when it hasn't rained in
    the past 10 days.

    16. If someone tells you it's on Outer Drive, you
    better hope you have a map.

    17. The Michigan left turn is simple. If you want to
    turn left, go a 1/4 of a mile past your turn, get to
    the left, then make a left, then make another left,
    then make a right when you get back to the
    intersection where you wanted to turn left in the
    first place. NOW you have gone left.

    18. And those 2 really ugly arches over Telegraph????
  2. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

    Pittsburgh, PA

  3. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

    Marion, TX
    Funny stuff Sal, should be a good superbowl. Since josh said go Steelers, GO SEAHAWKS.