I’m changing the nickname of Detroit. It’s no longer the Motor City. Detroit shall henceforth be called the City of Awesomely Inspiring Videos.
Seriously, they make me weep.
- I don’t think I need to remind any of you of the Detroit/Eminem/Chrysler commercial that debuted during the Super Bowl. *Chills*
- And then, like a week later, someone redid that video and added a Detroit Lions montage to it. *Chills*
- Oh, and then there’s the Ndamukong Suh/Chrysler commercial. *Chills*
- And let’s not forget the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences choir students who performed their own version of “Empire State of Mind” — more appropriately titled “Detroit State of Mind.” *Chills*
Are you recognizing a trend here?
So then a couple days ago I happened upon this little gem.
Seriously, Detroit people — whoever you are — stop trying to make me cry. When you mix dramatic music and old game footage of a team that’s never been very good with the hope that this season will be better, you end up with Melissa in tears. And it’s not pretty. So stop.
OK, don’t stop. I kind of love these. But I’m going to expect a new one every month or so. I hope — whoever you are — that you’re up for the challenge. Me — and my tear ducts — are counting on you.