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LANSING EVERETT BEATS LANSING EASTERN

February 28, 2012

LANSING EVERETT BEATS LANSING EASTERN

35 years ago today, the first Michigan basketball game was televised between Lansing Everett and Lansing Eastern. Earvin Magic Johnson led Everett with 27 points to a victory. Two years later, Magic would lead Michigan State University to its first national championship.

 

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AXEL FOLEY LOVES DETROIT

February 27, 2012

AXEL FOLEY LOVES DETROIT

"This is the cleanest and nicest police car I've ever been in in my life.  This thing's nicer than my apartment." -Axel Foley

 

In 1984, Beverly Hills Cop was the biggest movie hit of the year, narrowly defeating Ghostbusters. Before taking on the project, the director flipped a coin to decide whether or not to take the job. That quarter is now framed in his home. It was one of the funnier Eddie Murphy flicks of all time, making him an international superstar. It'd be at least another decade before Murphy decided to stop making movies worth watching. And that theme song... Who can forget that? Detroit Det. Axel Foley remains one of our favorite Michigan characters.

 

 

 

It got us wondering... What's the best movie shot or set in Michigan?  Gran Turismo?  Grosse Pointe Blanke? Beverly Hills Cop?

 

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WHERE WINTER COMES TO LIFE.

February 26, 2012

WHERE WINTER COMES TO LIFE.

We found this recently:  a perfect example of early 1980's vintage awesomeness from our very own state.  Complete with Adidas track jacket and wood grain walls.  And perfect skiing form from that decade.

 

Go all vintage with our super soft Say Yes To Michigan! tri-blend shirt.  And tell people you still ski like it's the '80s.

 

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VERLANDER FASTBALL FLAKES

February 25, 2012

VERLANDER FASTBALL FLAKES

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has released a special edition cereal, Fastball Flakes, in Meijer stores across the state.  We hear they're ggggreat! (Cue the Kellogg's attorneys in 3... 2... 1...). Even better, he's donating his proceeds of the sales to VA hospitals in Detroit and Ann Arbor.

 

You can also get this delicious cereal online at PLB Sports.

 

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FAVORITE GIRLY SWEATSHIRT

February 23, 2012

FAVORITE GIRLY SWEATSHIRT

Girly wideneck sweatshirts have arrived!  Made from super soft tri-blend heather grey, they'll be sure to become your favorite sweatshirt to snuggle in.  We're also rolling out a Unisex crewneck version.  

 

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HERMUS MILLSAPS IN 1973

February 22, 2012

HERMUS MILLSAPS IN 1973

Today in 1973, Hermus Millsaps became the first winner of $1 million in the Michigan State lottery. The Chrysler factory worker from Taylor was earning $160 per week at the time.  After striking it rich, one of his very first purchases was a 14 inch color TV.  Today, his winning Mitten State lottery ticket would be worth about $4.8 million.

 

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GET A PIECE OF TMS

February 20, 2012

GET A PIECE OF TMS

While packaging up orders today, we took a moment to think about all of the cool places that TMS ends up in: Michigan, California, Texas, Colorado, Europe, and US Army Bases to name a few.  The Say Yes To Michigan shirt pictured above is going to Marne, Michigan today.  Here's to wishing it safe travels with its new owner!  We know our own shirts always bring on good conversation and good luck.

 

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YES. MICHIGAN HAS ITS OWN MONEY.

February 11, 2012

YES. MICHIGAN HAS ITS OWN MONEY.

You love our shirts.  We love you.  Here's $5 for every friend you refer to us.  Every time you share TMS with a friend and they make a purchase, you'll receive $5 in Mitten Money.

 

To begin earning Mitten Money, become a TMS member and check your individual Mitten Money link to share with friends, family, significant others, and anyone you want to impress with your unbelievably good taste.  Post it to Facebook, Twitter, or E-Mail.  When a friend makes his/her first purchase, you'll earn $5 in Mitten Money.  You earn Mitten Money every time you introduce friends to TMS and they make their first purchase.  You could become a Mitten Millionaire!

 

Get started by creating a TMS account or logging into your existing one.  Once you're logged in, click on My Account at the top of the page to see your Mitten Money link.

 

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The Mitten State

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MICHIGAN AS SEEN FROM SPACE

February 9, 2012

MICHIGAN AS SEEN FROM SPACE

Last night on the NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams shared some footage of Michigan as seen from space.  The International Space Station orbited over us and sent footage back to NASA, showing a Mitten lit up by night activity.  Astronauts aboard the ISS also got a great show of the aurora borealis, as seen by the green glow at the horizon.

 

 

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

 

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STROHS NO MORE.

February 8, 2012

STROHS NO MORE.

On this day in 1985, the Stroh Brewing Company announced it was closing its Detroit plant.  Just three years earlier, in 1982, Stroh's had purchased Schlitz, making it the 3rd largest brewery in the country.  

 

Started in 1850 by German immigrant Bernard Stroh, the Stroh's brewery in Detroit was 135 years old when it was announced it would no longer be operational.  The building was demolished the following year.  We're still left with some of their great vintage commercials:

 

 

 

 

 

Drink Local, people.

 

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MITTEN STATE PLAYERS IN THE SUPER BOWL

February 5, 2012

MITTEN STATE PLAYERS IN THE SUPER BOWL

It's Super Bowl Sunday!  And even though our Lions aren't a part of it, there's still reason to have a rooting interest in either team.  There are a total of nine players representing The Mitten State in this year's Super Bowl in Indianapolis:

 

New England Patriots

Tom Brady (Michigan), Brian Hoyer (MSU), Nick McDonald (GVSU), Zoltan Mesko (Michigan), Carson Butler (Michigan)

New York Giants
David Baas (Michigan), Greg Jones (MSU), Mario Manningham (Michigan), Thomas Devin (MSU)

 

Congratulations to all of the athletes participating in today's game, but especially to our Mitten State athletes.

 

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AM I HERE? IS THIS REALLY PARIS?

February 4, 2012

AM I HERE? IS THIS REALLY PARIS?

110 years ago today, Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan. In 1927, he flew for 33.5 hours and 3,500 miles across the Atlantic in the world's first non-stop solo flight. On May 1st, he crossed the French border, followed the River Seine, and touched down at Le Bourget Field at 10:22PM.  He was greeted by a mob of 100,000 people.

 

Upon landing, he asked "Am I here?"  "Is this really Paris?".  Happy Birthday, Charles.

 

Lindbergh Lands in Paris | The Mitten State

 

NY Times Lindbergh | The Mitten State

 

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The Mitten State

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ANNIVERSARY OF TY COBB HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

February 2, 2012

ANNIVERSARY OF TY COBB HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

"The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it." - Ty Cobb

 

76 years ago today, former Detroit Tigers Ty Cobb became one of the first players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, a class that included Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner.  Cobb spent most of career with the Detroit Tigers (22 seasons), had a batting average of .367 and was known for his surly temperment and aggressive playing style:

 

"When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemenly as a kick in the crotch."

 

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