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THE SCORE + THE MITTEN STATE

June 28, 2012

THE SCORE + THE MITTEN STATE

Every summer, The Sunset Beach Bar plants palm trees, cranks live music, and plays host to thousands of Michiganders looking for a quick escape from those pesky little things called "responsibilities".

 

Sunset Beach Bar | Grand Rapids | The Mitten State + The Score

 

New collaboration tee between The Score and The Mitten State. Grab one online or in between margaritas while you're there.

 

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LOVE MICHIGAN BLOOD DRIVE 2012

June 25, 2012

LOVE MICHIGAN BLOOD DRIVE 2012

The Love Michigan Blood Drive is back!  Last summer's event was THE MOST successful event in Michigan Blood's history. This year, we're expecting even more people to turn out.

 

If you're new to the event, here's the skinny: 8 different cities across Michigan will be hosting blood drives and each person that makes a donation this July 24,25, and 26 will receive a bag full of Michigan goodies, including a vintage TMS shirt (thanks to Michigan Blood). Full details and times HERE.

 

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THE DETROIT WALK TO FREEDOM

June 23, 2012

THE DETROIT WALK TO FREEDOM

Today in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. introduced his "I Have A Dream" speech at Cobo Hall. Over 125,000 people marched down Woodward Avenue to listen to him speak, making it the largest civil rights demonstration in the nation at the time.

 

Walk To Freedom | Detroit 1963 | The Mitten State

 

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THE 1989 BAD BOYS OF DETROIT

June 21, 2012

THE 1989 BAD BOYS OF DETROIT

23 years ago this month, the Detroit Pistons swept the Lakers in 4 games to become NBA World Champions. At the end of the game, Bill Laimbeer gave the team their nickname and The Bad Boys were born.

 

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SUMMER 2012 IS HERE

June 20, 2012

SUMMER 2012 IS HERE

Today is the longest day of the year... which means it is officially Summer!  Bring it.

 

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HAPPY B-DAY TO CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG

June 18, 2012

HAPPY B-DAY TO CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG

"I write for what's left of the eight-year-old  still rattling around inside my head." - Chris Van Allsburg

 

Happy Birthday to Chris Van Allsburg! Grade school wouldn't have been the same without The Polar Express.

 

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HOTTER THAN HELL

June 16, 2012

HOTTER THAN HELL

The weatherman says it's going to be hotter than Hell today.

 

It's mid June in Michigan!  Welcome to the dog days of summer.  Hell Yes! to long days, beach days, and bonfires.

 

Hell Yes T-Shirt by The Mitten State

 

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DETROIT CANT BE BEAT

June 14, 2012

DETROIT CANT BE BEAT

Detroit has seen the rise and fall (and rise again) of the auto industry. Depressions, recessions, population decline... It doesn't matter. Because Detroit can't be beat.

 

Super soft Detroit Can't Be Beat shirts in unisex and women's cut have hopped into the TMS store.

 

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THE DETROIT EXPRESS

June 13, 2012

THE DETROIT EXPRESS

The Detroit Express played at the Pontiac Silverdome from 1978 to 1980, winning a division championship in their inaugural season. Led by Trevor Francis, they posted a 20-11 season.

 

Cover your torso in super soft vintage awesomeness in the unisex Detroit Express shirt here.

 

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MICHIGAN PANTHERS 1983 CHAMPS

June 12, 2012

MICHIGAN PANTHERS 1983 CHAMPS

On July 17, 1983, the Michigan Panthers defeated the Philadelphia Stars for the USFL's first championship. QB Bobby Hebert connected on a 48 yard TD with WR Anthony Carter (yeah, that Anthony Carter!).  

 

Grab a vintage soft Michigan Panthers shirt in Unisex or Women's cut and feel like it's 1983 all over again.

 

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STORMIN NORMAN CASH

June 11, 2012

STORMIN NORMAN CASH

Today in 1961, Stormin' Norman Cash became the first Detroit Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium! They were playing the Washington Senators on that day.

 

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FIRST SI COVER FOR MAGIC JOHNSON

June 7, 2012

FIRST SI COVER FOR MAGIC JOHNSON

Last week, Earvin "Magic" Johnson appeard on Sports Illustrated's cover... for the 23rd time. His first appearance was as a Spartan on November 27, 1978.

 

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CHRISTIE BRINKLEY SCENE

June 6, 2012

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY SCENE

 

Oh, Christie Brinkley.  From Monroe, Michigan.  We'd eat a sandwich full of dog pee, too.

 

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TELL IT LIKE IT IS STEVIE

June 5, 2012

TELL IT LIKE IT IS STEVIE

"Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with."

 

-Stevie Wonder

 

Born in Saginaw, Michigan.

 

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MIKE ILITCH & THE RED WINGS IN 1982

June 4, 2012

MIKE ILITCH & THE RED WINGS IN 1982

Today in 1982, Little Caesar's Mike Ilitch purchased the Detroit Red Wings. At the time, they were an ailing team who hadn't won a championship since 1955.  Pictured above, Ilitch is shaking a young rookie's hand in 1983... Steve Yzerman.

 

Michigan and The Motor City thank you, Mike.

 

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1ST MICHIGANDER IN SPACE

June 3, 2012

1ST MICHIGANDER IN SPACE

On this day in 1965, astronaut James McDivitt became the first Michigander to orbit the Earth from space. He was part of the Gemini 4 mission.

 

James went to high school in K-Zoo, junior college in Jackson, and college in Ann Arbor.

 

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THE DETROIT GRAND PRIX IS BACK

June 2, 2012

THE DETROIT GRAND PRIX IS BACK

The Detroit Grand Prix is back!  From 1982 to 1988, F1 racing took place in a circuit around the Renassiance Center in downtown Detroit. This weekend, the race is back for the first time in over 20 years on Belle Isle.

 

Someone let us know if Christie Brinkley shows up again.

 

Christie Brinkley and Ayrton Senna Watch Detroit Grand Prix

 

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