John Truong, wearing a Samurai warrior outfit, throws out a ceremonial pitch before the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Photo: Paul Sancya/The Associated Press)
“I’m really excited. He asked me right before season started so we’ve been keeping it on the down low for quite a while,” Upton told E! News upon revealing her massive engagement ring. Though they’ve kept it a secret from everybody, this news will come as an extra shock to all the men who downloaded the mobile app Game Of War: Fire Age based on the implied agreement that, if they played enough of it, they would eventually get to marry Kate Upton, who famously appeared in the app’s TV spots and inescapable social media advertisements.
Sports will have a role in any renaissance. The motto “The city that can’t pay its bills, but can play ball” isn’t exactly what you want to see on Welcome to Detroit signs. But it speaks to how a city clamoring for anything positive can use its valuable sports identity as a means for reminding everyone that Detroit won’t timidly crawl into a corner and fade from existence.