I grew up in and spent the majority of my life in Michigan. I lived in the city for several years but most of my life was spent in the northern burbs with literally "ski country" and outdoor concerts in my backyard; I lived a .5 mile from it for those that know what I'm talking about. We sadly moved out of state 2.5 yrs ago but am thankfully moving back in a couple of years. No matter how much I love Michigan, I however will never be a Lions Fan.
My husband went to the World Series in 2006 when the Tigers were last in it. He took his elderly father with him. His dad spent most of his 84 yrs in New York, but was a Tigers fan since childhood. Now that his dad is gone, it's one of the best memories he has of his dad. We had just started dating at that point and my husband, then boyfriend, called me up super excited about how he scored series tickets for that night and began discussing the plans with me only to tell me 10 minutes later I wasn't going, instead his dad was. I was a little jealous, but knowing now the course of events to come, I am very glad his dad went. He died a year ago from complications of Dementia and that was one of the last times his dad was able to relate and walk down memory lane without confusion, before the dementia completely changed him. Long and the short, very good memories all around.
I can't wait to come back home and stay home.