Detroit Weekly News Review for 3/11 – 3/18 2017

Live From Woodward

It’s been an interesting week in Detroit

New seats for little caesars arena have been began being installed, a guy opened fire on two officers, who may have been involved in the killing of the Wayne State officer who was killed in November. The CEO of the RTA has been ousted, Ben Carson came to Detroit and embarrassed himself and much more.

The Ugly

  • Trumps anointed  token black guy secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson spoke to concerned Detroiters about the Presidents proposed budget, that would heavily affect programs for vunaerablt citizens. Carson, who already was in the embarrassment spot light for his Africans slaves were immigrants comments, had this to say to the concerned: “Forget about the numbers, think about the concept.”

Right because that’s easy to do when your only way to eat may be stripped away from you. Way to look even more out of touch then usual…

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Dear Detroit, and Everyone Else

Hello everybody. As you all know, my new host city for the last 5 months has been Detroit,MI. And as you know I have been covering the Pistons since I been here as a business endeavor.

To expand on that business idea even further, I developed a website dedicated to Detroit sports, because well, I live here and I’m going to be here — and I’m carving out my patch entrepreneurially. With that said I wanted anyone who supports us or cares for sports to please follow LiveFromWoodward.com

For those of you who don’t care for sports I understand, but maybe you can tell someone who does. Or anyone from Michigan, who may care.

Thank you for your continued support of thecouchsports.com. We really do appreciate it. And no, The Couch Sports isn’t going anywhere. I’ll be running both. I’m something like a machine, lol

First Californian Snow

Update!!

 

I’m out here losing my mind! I’m  So freakin’ juiced right now!! As a native Californian, who didn’t travel much growing up, I’ll admit I’ve never seen snow before. Never. I’ve never touched it, seen it, been in it. Ever! Well I’ve seen it on Youtube. Not sure if that counts. Anyway, here’s a few pics and a quick video. Enjoy.

 

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Wishing for a snow day!

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To me this is a blizzard!

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Peep the fancy footwork tho! 👇🏿👇🏿

 

I’ll post a video of me dancing in the snow when I get the video from Keish… And yes, I’m in shorts and boots! I couldn’t find my sweats. Thank you for viewing my foolishness haha.

 

 

 

My glutinous vacation to Detroit FAT MAN T

I deserved a vacation. It’s been 5 years since. Wow 5 years. Considering all the drama this year in my life, it was time to go away. You’re probably thinking, “Who in the hell picks Detroit for a vacay?” Well I do sir/madam. I had to see a city that was predominantly Black. You have to understand the economic factors on why Detroit gets a bad name. Hell even on Robocob, they foreseen the problem with the police. Also consider that America’s infatuation with imports caused Motor city to fall. Not to mention Kwame Kilpatrick the Hip hop mayor. After him was Hall of fame basketball player Dave Bing. He tried his hardest but got so much resistant from the Governor of Michigan. (Kinda synonymous with the Flint water Crisis). So yes the D, has a lot of fucked up, dilapidated houses that look like a war zone but, you can’t judge a city from a few bad neighborhoods. You can actually by those homes for $500 and get a big plot of land. There is a lot of Black pride in Detroit. Let me reiterate: There is a lot of BLACK PRIDE IN DETROIT. It felt good to see so many black people working together.

I will have alot of photos so try and keep up. But 1st. Please don’t ever fly Frontier Airlines. They suck. Really bad. They charge for carry ons and their seats are uncomfortable.

Tareau with thecouchsports.com founder Dave and his Wife Kisha. That’s right Dave and I are 1st cousin’s. So we went to this cafe in Inkster (I forgot the name because I was being a complete fat ass.) I ordered the French Toast. Good French toast requires no syrup or butter. I am a French toast expert. And that French toast was yummy. Yea a black man can say yummy. You wanna fight about it?? Moving on.

These next pics are from the Detroit zoo. I was being semi petty because Julie, the lovely lady who we purchased our tickets from, said that the penguin exhibit was the greatest penguin exhibit ever. So I was hating the whole time. I wanted to give her feedback on the average exhibit. But Kisha and Dave convinced me otherwise.

The gorillas scared Kisha because she got to close to the glass. I just missed it with the video feature.

On our way to downtown Detroit my hungry ass was being Hella black and wanted some churches chicken. Worst move ever. Bullet proof glass, with a bad attitude cashier and nasty ass biscuits. The biscuits tasted like sewage. Ewwww. I found a donut spot that is owned by the late great J.Dilla’s uncle, called Dilla Delights.  J. Dilla passed away due to lupus back in 2006. One of the greatest hip hop producers ever. We also took pictures and signed the Phife Dog shirt that is in Dilla’s Donuts. My dumbass forgot my chocolate custard donut, but I snuck some of Dave’s and Kisha’s. We also took pics in front of Comerica Park and FORD’S FIELD. Also the statue of Barry Sanders and other great scenery from downtown.

The tiger looks like a real brotha. Like what’s up home slice

I take Kanye Pics sometimes. I really am having a good time. I just like fucking with people.

Notice how in the majority of pictures my fat ass has a drink or something to eat. Hahahaha. Oh btw you have to try this soda called Vernors.


We don’t have that here in the Bay area. Later that day we went to a Mall and I bought some delicious turkey sausage and white cheddar cheese. A mall Santa photo bombed us.


That night Dave and I went to Kroger to be fat asses. Because they are health nuts FAT MAN T had to buy some new millennium snacks. here’s what I bought…. 1/2 gallon of milk, 3 boxes of white cheddar cheez its grooves, 2 bags of cinnabun oreo cookies, and a box of entanmens donuts. Can’t nobody out snack me. If you think so, you know how to find me. hahahaha.

The next day we just chilled and was being lazy. We went bowling and I kicked ass of course. Afterwards we went to white castles. I’ve never had whitecastles because we don’t have em here. Mind u, I dont eat pork or beef but I’m on vacation sooooooooooo

Tareau’s name was WILLIE MAKEIT, Kisha’s was Mrs. ALLEN and Dave’s Was THE DAVE. As you can see WM (Williemakeit) won

The next day was my last day in Detroit. we went to Eastern Market which is a marketplace with fresh produce every Saturday morning. We arrived at 700am and it was 27° F when we left. I was freezing. The hoy apple cider, the hot cocoa, the brioche, the heath bar donuts, ohhh man can you say diabeticnfood coma???Eastern Market is near downtown and Detroit has some beautiful murals y’all. Check em out

This is a very power piece for me. I wish I could buy this as a tapestry



We also stopped by Jalen Rose’s leadership Academy. Jalen Rose is someone who I respect and I hope to meet him. Here is Fat Man T in front of his school.


We also have to acknowledge Detroit skyline


And here I am on the floor which is my spot in thecouchsports.com basement

I’m really going to miss you rock city.


Now a new Era begins. I’ve gained 10lbs from eating all the bad food.My body is pissed of at my mind for over indulging. I did not eat no fruit nor veggie. It’s back to work peeps. I’m 252lbs and although I’ll never be this guy again….


I can at least start back into my workout regime and programs and stop being so God dam lazy. I went to play basketball today and ate a healthy dinner. You know I had a good game, even missed a dunk in warm ups. I don’t remember the last time I dunked a basketball, oh wait yes I do

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Well what do y’all think? Please leave your feedback. Dammit I just realized that Mitchell’s ICE CREAM started selling their award winning egg nog. Dammmmm will power.

Till next time, peace and stay thirsty friends

Detroit is Beautiful

Over the last couple of months of exploring my new host city, I’ve heard the negative comments, from those in the suburbs, as well as those back home. From people who have never been to Detroit, and those who hate it for one reason or the other. What I’ve found is, people just want to have something to say. And I’m glad I don’t listen. We have traveled around and I have taken many flicks of all the beauty Detroit has to offer. This is me, celebrating the positive of beautiful Detroit, MI. [95 % of the pics I took myself, can you guess which ones aren’t mine?]

 

Lets get on the 94 and explore…

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Woodward avenue (M-1) is a main thoroughfare with a lot of historical buildings to look at. Excuse the construction. They are building a light rail. And this is where your Detroit teams play. [Pistons coming soon]

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A closer look at Woodward while the sun sets

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I’m sure many of you watched Martin growing up. This was the building it “took place” in. 2900 Jefferson ave.

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Downtown Detroit [The Guardian Building]

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it’s beautiful inside

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Front of the GM buildings via Jefferson ave

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Comerica Park during the Day

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Comerica Park at dusk

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Belle Isle

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Cadillac Square

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Wayne county courthouse.  Historical buildings astound me

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Greektown is awesome. Food, Casinos, and a popular hang out spot.

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Eastern Market is the ish man! It’s crackin’ every Saturday

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Veggies, Fruit, plants, clothing, coffee and a whole lot more! They have what you need!

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Outside of Eastern Market

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Yes you’re reading that correctly, the MGM Grand

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The Spirit of Detroit

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The Fist of Joe Louis

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Goodnight from The D

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To be continued…