Detroit: City of Champions podcast drops first two episodes [Video]

Did you know the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, and Detroit Red Wings ALL won their first championship in the same season? If so, did you know that was also the same time period that the great Joe Louis burst onto the boxing scene? What about the fact that there were also 30 other minor sports … Read more

Top 5 Detroit athletes who also served in the Military

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy Detroit Sports Nation would like to take a moment to honor each and every person who has served in the United States Armed Forces so that we can have the freedoms we … Read more

Today in Detroit Sports History: In 1951, Joe Louis fights for the last time

Joseph Louis Barrow. Joe Louis. Mahogany Mauler. The Brown Bomber. Call him what you want, Joe Louis was one of the great boxing champions of all time, and he made Detroit his home. Embed from Getty Images The Brown Bomber was born in a rural area of Alabama to a sharecropper and his wife. One … Read more

WATCH: Joe Louis Tribute Video

Born in Alabama, adopted by Detroit.

Boxing great and Motor City icon Joe Louis would have been 103 years old today. Detroiters are reminded daily of his legend while passing the “Fist” in Hart Plaza, as well as the Red Wings playing in the venue named for him. In honor of his birthday, here are some of his greatest highlights.