In early April, the Detroit Red Wings played their last game at Joe Louis Arena. The Wings will open in fall at their new home, Little Caesars Arena.
But The Joe holds many fond memories. Among them, Karen and I had standing room tickets to see the Wings hoist the 2002 Stanley Cup with a victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Here is a song tribute/parody to Joe Louis Arena. Props in the YouTube video include a 1997 Free Press front page of the Wings Cup victory that year. Also there is cheer gear from the 2002 Stanley Cup win at The Joe.
Sung to the tune of Hank Williams' "Jambalaya"
By Mike McCarty
Goodbye, Joe, you gotta go, me oh my oh
Gone after 3-dozen years in Detroit-oh
the Wings are movin' out, me oh my oh
of a gun they've found big fun somewhere else-oh