Don't dig Detroit? That's OK, we like it like that

Updated: November 20, 2005, 3:20 AM ET
By Todd Boyd | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: We asked USC professor Todd Boyd, a lifelong Pistons fan from Detroit, to comment on the brawl of Nov. 19, 2004, and its impact on the image of his home city from his personal perspective.

Would it be un-PC of me to say that on the one-year anniversary of the now-infamous event known as "basketbrawl," I (for one) was not shocked, mortified, embarrassed or overly concerned about the fight that broke out at the Palace of Auburn Hills that night?

As you might suspect already, ...

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