Please forgive me for not getting too caught up in the hoopla surrounding the home-run prowess of Brandon Inge, the feel good atmosphere of Lions rookie camp or whether its time to fire Jim Leyland.
My mind has an acute Inge hangover, rookie camp has never been much of a thrill ride for me and Leyland isnt going anywhere.
There is, however, an event going on halfway across the globe that has caught my complete attention.
In Finland and Sweden, the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is being decided, with several Red Wing players participating in an event that has tremendous interest internationally but hardly registers a pulse in the United States.
Even though Team USA has a legitimate chance of earning a medal, its not the feeling of national pride that has dominated the local conversation about the tournament; its why is Jimmy Howard playing?
It appears that a segment of Red Wing fans are miffed that Howard would suit up for Team USA right after their beloved Wings were...