This story about how Detroit will feel better about the recession and local government scandal if the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup is just ridiculous. I love sports, but let us not overestimate their role in society. Your local team winning a championship will have zero effect on the real world and as the fun of winning evaporates, the real world will come back into focus in all of its drudgery.
Now, if the Redskins win the Superbowl that's an entire other matter. If that happens: PREPARE FOR RAPTURE.