Thanks, you've been an enormous help.
Transplant's perspective: As an immigrant to and lover of MEM (of 8 yrs), I feel tremendous indifference towards the Titans, and towards most things Nashville. Indifference, as in no hate, no affinity. Maybe it's because of their modern country music, which does elicit hate immediately upon sensation. No co-workers, friends or neighbors seem to care about the Titans either. Nashville really feels further than 200 miles away. I saw way more passion for the Titans (and Predators) in Bowling Green, KY when I lived there.
Typical comment thread occupier, beginning a dissenting statement with "typical".
Thanks for confirming what I suspected, that Memphis is not Detroit. I wouldn't mind confirming with my own eyes but I probably won't have that opportunity anytime soon. Maybe there was a resemblance sometime in the past; I've only been here 6 yrs or so. The comparisons to Detroit are out there, as BVW says, so it seems reasonable to communicate otherwise if you have obtained contrary information. I think Detroit knows its current situation, so it should not be offended by a little local article rebutting the comparison. I wouldn't worry, they'll be back on top again.
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