Today in Michigan History

December 18, 1920

Ty Cobb took over as manager of the Detroit Tigers.

On his thirty-fourth birthday, Ty Cobb replaced longtime manager Hughie Jennings as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Cobb, who had to be talked into taking the job, took it partly because it was rumored that Clarence Rowland, the former White Sox manager whom Cobb did not feel was qualified, would be selected to lead the Tigers.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.


Go Green!

Congrats to the Michigan State University Men’s Basketball program.   It has been named the best basketball program of the decade by Sports Illustrated, edging out other powerhouse teams like North Carolina and Florida.

To read the whole Sports Illustrated article, click here.  Or visit to read their article.


Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Places to Ski/Snowboard in Michigan

Based on the input from our readers, here are the Top Ten Favorite Places to Ski/Snowboard on Michigan:

10. Pine Knob

9. Boyne Mountain

8. Crystal Mountain

7. Walloon Hills

6. Nubs Nob

5. Blackjack

4. Marquette Mountain

3. Indianhead Mountain

2. Big Powderhorn

1. Mount Bohemia


Time To Hit The Slopes!

The Top Ten List is back after a few weeks off (too much turkey on Thanksgiving)!!

Here at Michigan is Amazing we are looking for your input on our next Top Ten List.

This week we want you to tell us where’s your favorite place in Michigan to ski or snowboard?  Leave a comment or send us an email (

The list will be up next Tuesday!

Today in Michigan History

September 7, 1963

Earl “Dutch” Clark entered the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

A rival coach of the Detroit Lions once said that if Earl “Dutch” Clark “stepped on the field with Red Grange, Jim Thorpe, and George Gipp, [he] would be the general.” Born in Colorado in 1906, Clark led the Lions to the National Football League championship in 1935. Clark was All-NFL six of the seven years he played for Detroit.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past.  See more at


College Football in Michigan

Labor Day weekend (approximately) ushers in what some have been waiting for all summer…college football season.

Have fun cheering on your favorite Michigan college team!  And don’t forget there’s more than just U of M and MSU!  Don’t forget to cheer for CMU, GVSU, Wayne State, and WMU!  Apologies for those we have have forgotten, but give them a shout out here!

Good luck to all for a winning season!


Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Michigan Born Athletes

Based on the input from our readers, here are the Top Ten Favorite Michigan Born Athletes:

10. Mike  Modano (Westland)

9. Serena Williams (Saginaw)

8. Jaosn Richardson (Saginaw)

7. Alexi Lalas (Birmingham)

6. Andre Rison (Flint)

5. John Smoltz (Lansing)

4. Chris Webber (Detroit)

3. Jerome Bettis (Detroit)

2. Magic Johnson (Lansing)

1. Kirk Gibson (Pontiac)

P.S. Derek Jeter was raised in Kalamazoo, but born in New Jersey (according to our sources).