Sunday, January 16, 2011

Obscure Observations Proving How Different Flint Is from When You Lived There

How much has Flint changed over the years? Powers Catholic apparently has the best boys basketball team in the state. What? That's got to be hard for anyone over 30 to fathom, but they're undefeated. They blew out Northwestern. And the Powers football team was one of the worst last fall with just a single win. That just seems weird to me. Can someone explain?

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