Detroit made history on Thursday by becoming the biggest municipality in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.I'm only laughing at this video because it hurts too much to cry.
The Motor City used to be the country's fourth-largest city in the country during the 1950s with almost 2 million residents, but the numbers have tumbled down to around 700,000 as residents exit en masse due to rising crime and deteriorating basic services.
This isn't the first time I've embedded a Next Media Animation video about Detroit. I included one of their videos in Detroit's problems as tragedy and farce. Of course, NMA supplied the farce.
On the other hand, NMA has been even more interested in sports contoversies involving Detroit teams than the citiy's financial problems. Last year's World Series really got their attention in Next Media Animation on Detroit Tigers in the World Series and NMA asked "Does Sandoval deserve to win MVP?" I even missed embedding one of their videos, Ndamukong Suh ejected for stomping on opponent, likely to be suspended.
Now, what would be the perfect intersection between Detroit's troubles and a Detroit sports controversy? Detrot losing the X Games to Austin in part because of the city's fiscal crisis. This is despite Detroit winning the fan poll with 23,334 votes to Austin’s 15,565. I could see NMA doing a video about that story.