Detroit City of Champions

1935. The Great Depression. Detroit is ranked as the hardest hit city in America....

1935. The Great Depression. Detroit is ranked as the hardest hit city in America.

Speramus Meliora Resurgent Cineribus

Akin to a miracle something incredible began to happen. Detroit began to win in a way that had never been seen before…or since. The Tigers, Lions and Red Wings all won their first Championships. An unknown Joe Louis would rise to international super stardom. Speed boat racing, tennis, track and field, golf, bowling, swimming, firearms…champions all and all from Detroit. In this calendar year the city could claim 33 national championships. A celebration followed that has no equal in the annals of American sport. Holidays were declared, a plaque was signed by the president as well as every governor in the country recognizing Detroit as THE City of Champions…

…and then…the story was forgotten.

What happened in 1935? How did it happen? Why was it forgotten? Why should we care? These topics and many more will be explored by veteran radio host Jamie Flanagan and Author Charles Avison in this series of shows: Detroit City of Champions.

 

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All Episodes

Detroit Detroit City of Champions Episode 21: “The Golden Huddle” – Guest Tom Eurich – Part 5 – voices from the past

Continuing the exploration of the Lions 50th anniversary, Jamie and Charles are joined by the only member of the media who was at the party; Tom Eurich. Recordings of...

Detroit City of Champions – Episode 20: Special Guest Tom Eurich – The Charlie Gehringer interview

Tom Eurich returns for a fourth show to talk with Jamie and Charles about his friendship and conversations with Charlie Gehringer. An interview segment with the legendary Detroit Tiger...

Detroit City of Champions – Episode 19: Through the Arsenal Gates- Part 3

In 1985 the Detroit Lions celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first championship with a party called “The Golden Huddle.” Radio man Tom Eurich covered the event in great...

Detroit City of Champions – Episode 18: “The Golden Huddle” – Special Guests Tom Eurich and Will Mault – Part 2

Continuing the in-studio discussion with Tom Eurich, Jamie and Charles are joined by an additional guest, Will Mault, a Portsmouth resident and friend of legendary Spartan/Lion Glenn Presnell. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions...

Detroit City of Champions – Episode 17 “The Golden Huddle” – Special Guest Tom Eurich – Part 1

In 1985 the Detroit Lions celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first championship with a party called “The Golden Huddle.” Radio man Tom Eurich covered the event in great...

Detroit City of Champions Episode 16: “Iron Men” – The Esprit de corps of the first Detroit Lions

Continuing the exploration of the Detroit Lions arrival to Detroit, Jamie and Charles seek to identify who this team was. What was there style of play? Who were the...

Detroit City of Champions – Episode 15: Detroit Red Wing Drew Miller and the fans

On December 15, 1935 the Lions won the NFL Championship, Joe Louis won the Associated Press Athlete of the year award, the Tigers had already won the World Series,...

Detroit City of Champions – Episode 14 Episode 14: “Potsy” -Part 4: The 1935 Detroit Lions

The stunning on-field success of the Lions inaugural 1934 season may have looked great on paper but for George “Potsy” Clark it was just another season in which he...

Detroit City of Champions – Episode 13: “Potsy” – The forgotten genius of George Clark – Part 3

Potsy. From High School State Champion, to College National Champion and American Expeditionary Force Champion of World War I. George Potsy Clark was a winner everywhere he went and...