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The Spirit of Detroit to wear Spartans jersey


“The Spirit of Detroit,” an energetically magnetic statue embodying the spirit of the city and its blue collar beginnings, is set to don new attire: Spartan green, today through the new year.

It has never worn college colors. But to support the state’s Spartans against the Alabama Crimson Tide in this year’s College Football playoffs, the city felt it necessary to break that mold.

“It’s truly exciting to know the Spartan jersey will be worn by the ‘Spirit of Detroit’ statue,” athletic director Mark Hollis said in a statement. “It’s a public symbol of support for our football program as it prepares for the College Football Playoff semifinal against Alabama, and I’m positive many MSU alums will stop by the statue to pose for photos. The sustained success of our football program has energized the entire university and our fan base.”

Hopefully the city follows Hollis’ words and is reinvigorated economically as well. Many of its citizens can’t afford water, let alone a ticket to a playoff game.

If the game and the statue can yield them a little bit of reprieve from the city’s struggle, it’s worth it; all of it. Sometimes it’s something as small as football in a living room with friends that makes sorrows simmer down and temporarily fade.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports


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