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RSS Video: This is why the X Games should come to Detroit

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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/motorsports/" rel="tag">Motorsports</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/" rel="tag">Videos</a></p><a href="/2013/05/08/why-the-x-games-should-come-to-detroit/#continued"><img height="350" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/05/xgames.jpg" vspace="4" width="628" /></a><br /><br />Recently, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/03/x-games-announces-finalists-to-host-summer-2014-event-w-video/">ESPN announced the finalists</a> for cities eligible to host the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/x+games/">2014 Summer X Games</a>, with Detroit, MI - my hometown and current place of residence - making the list. And despite the naysayers that give my city a really bad rap (quite literally, actually, since I'm sure many of you have heard about how it's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aktLRiWXfqg">"So Cold"</a> here), there's good reason for Detroit to host the annual competition. Want proof? Check out the full five-and-a-half-minute-long video posted <a href="/2013/05/08/why-the-x-games-should-come-to-detroit/#continued">below</a>.<br /><br /> <span style="text-align: justify; ">ESPN had originally stated that "</span>Detroit has been the most vociferous in its desire to host the games," and the video here provides some damn good high-res proof. Check out the rally-spec <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/ford/fiesta/">Ford Fiesta</a> as it spins around the Cobo Hall roof parking deck and races along Woodward Avenue through the Campus Martius area. Or watch as folks on motorcycles and pedal-bikes jump and race through the gritty, gorgeous ruin porn of the historic <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/packard+plant/">Packard Plant</a>, even backing-up traffic on the M-10 freeway for stunts and lining up in parade-like fashion along Cass Avenue.<br /><br />I'm sure the other finalist cities - Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; and Charlotte, NC - all have plenty of credibility. But I dare you to watch <a href="/2013/05/08/why-the-x-games-should-come-to-detroit/#continued">the video below</a> and not get <em>at least</em> a little excited about the possibility of the Motor City hosting the 2014 Summer X Games.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/08/why-the-x-games-should-come-to-detroit/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>This is why the X Games should come to Detroit</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/08/why-the-x-games-should-come-to-detroit/">This is why the X Games should come to Detroit</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Wed, 08 May 2013 19:58:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/08/why-the-x-games-should-come-to-detroit/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20562571/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/08/why-the-x-games-should-come-to-detroit/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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