Hello Detroit Jock City! My name is Adam Renuart, and I am a sophomore at the University of Michigan. I am a Screen Arts major, and love television shows and movies almost as much I love sports.
I just joined the FanSided network, and I look forward to interacting with the community of Detroit Jock City. I enjoy reading people’s thoughts on my articles, so comment often, because I like to debate ideas back and forth. If you are on Twitter, you can follow me @AdamRenuart for sports tweets and random musings.
Before I started writing any articles, I thought I should give the readers an idea of my fandom and my sports background. I played soccer, basketball, and ran track in high school. I was also the quarterback for a flag football rec team, but that’s beside the point. As for my fandom, being from Southwest Michigan, I was kind of in no man’s land in terms of geography. As a young kid, I was swayed from my native Michigan teams to out of state teams.
In terms of football, I had family in Wisconsin. They introduced me to Brett Favre, and…I became a Packers fan. I know, I know, how could I? I hope the rest of the community doesn’t attack me for turning my back on the Lions, because I was just a kid when I started rooting for the Cheeseheads. I look forward to writing about the Lions, because I know from experience you never know what to expect from that team.
If some of you are still shaking your heads at my choice in football teams, my favorite baseball team will probably assuage your anger. I also had family in Chicago, and they established a tradition of taking me to Cubs’ games. Whether they knew they would be inflicting a lifetime of pain on a small child is up for debate. I still remember 2003 and the Florida Marlins like it was yesterday. However, the Tigers are my favorite AL team. I quickly grew to learn the Cubs would be out of contention by July, so that’s the month when I start watching the Tigers. For those of you that have watched a Cubs game recently (and I don’t know why you would), it’s a lot more fun to watch the Tigers.
As for basketball, my favorite sport, I support none other than the Motor City. I grew to love the Pistons during the Rick Carlisle era, and their playoffs games were the first thing my parents ever let me stay up past my bedtime for. The 2004 championship run turned into sleepover watching parties, with all of my close friends and I rocking jerseys, headbands, and Ben Wallace afro wigs. I’ve kept up with the Pistons through the demise during the Allen Iverson era, seen multiple coaching changes, and am now hoping that they can work out their frontcourt issues.
I confess I don’t follow hockey that much, but I do watch the Red Wings every now and then. For the hockey fans on the blog, you’ll have to tell me everything I’m getting wrong when I write on the Wings.
That’s my introduction, I look forward to writing for the blog and I look forward to interacting with the community and hearing all of your opinions!