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The Next Week Of Detroit Sports Is Going To Be Ridiculous

During the 2000s, the city of Detroit was considered one of the premier sports cities in the United States thanks to all of the winning the Red Wings, Tigers and Pistons did. It also didn't hurt that Michigan and Michigan State produced some great football and basketball teams.

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As good as the Detroit sports scene was during the first decade of this century, I don't know if there is a better time to be a Detroit sports fan than right now. The next week is going to be absolute heaven for Detroit sports fans, as there is something going on almost every day for the next week. Don't believe me? Just take a look at the schedule:

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Friday, Oct. 7: Red Wings open the 2011 season at home vs. Senators (7 p.m., FSD)

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Saturday, Oct. 8: Tigers at Rangers in Game 1 of the ALCS (TBA, FOX), Michigan at Northwestern (7 p.m., BTN), Red Wings at Avalanche (9 p.m., FSD)

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Sunday, Oct. 9: Tigers at Rangers in Game 2 of the ALCS (TBA, FOX)

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Monday, Oct. 10: Monday Night Football comes to Detroit for Lions vs. Bears (8:30 p.m., ESPN)

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Tuesday, Oct. 11: Tigers vs. Rangers in Game 3 of the ALCS (TBA, FOX)

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Wednesday, Oct. 12: Tigers vs. Rangers in Game 4 of the ALCS (TBA, FOX)

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Thursday, Oct. 13: Tigers vs. Rangers in Game 5 of the ALCS* (TBA, FOX), Red Wings vs. Canucks (7:30 p.m., FDS)

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Friday, Oct. 14: Recharge your batteries

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Saturday, Oct. 15: Tigers at Rangers in Game 6 of the ALCS* (TBA, FOX), Michigan at Michigan State (12 p.m., ESPN), Red Wings at Wild (8 p.m., FSD)

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Sunday, Oct. 16: Tigers at Rangers in Game 7 of the ALCS*, Lions vs. 49ers (1 p.m., FOX)

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*If necessary

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I don't know if I can ever remember a stretch where there will be so many big events going on almost every day. It's almost too much considering how much will be going on the next week, but then again, to sports fans, this is about as close as heaven on earth gets.