Michigan, it's home to me. I've lived in Michigan since I was 4 years old and I am grateful for it. Like you, I have my fair share of things that annoy me about our state.

Unfortunately, the things that Michiganders complain about are things that we really can't change. When it comes down to it, Michiganders get frustrated about the weather, the roads, and the lack of winning professional sports teams.

Let's dive into the arguments.

3 Reasons Why People Hate Living in Michigan

The Weather

Irina Igumnova

Michigan sure is finicky. The old saying, "if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute" is a true statement. At any given time it could be 98 degrees and sunny skies and within a matter of minutes a storm front can move through and create chaos for folks. Mother Nature never really makes up her mind in Michigan.

Outside of a couple of bitter cold weeks in the winter, Michigan is pretty consistent and warm. Weather Spark predicts the average hi and lo temps in January as 30 degrees and 17 degrees while the summertime warms up and in June we should see average hi and lo temps between 82 degrees and 62 degrees.

For all the whining Michigan residents do about the weather, if you're a native Michigander, you should know by now how the weather works in Michigan.

The Roads

via TSM Grand Rapids
via TSM Grand Rapids

Surprisingly, Michigan roads do not rank in the top ten worst roads by state, in America according to consumer affairs. All we hear is "fix the damn roads." I have some theories.

One, working year around on roads is impossible in the state of Michigan because of the climate.

Two, the engineers that are in charge of these projects can do a better job with logistics.

I'll also mention that with all of that extra money coming into the state for the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, that's a lot of free money, earmark some of that for the roads.

The Professional Sports Teams Just Can't Win

Detroit Lions

Craig Mercer
Craig Mercer

We know the story, they just can't win. They have never been to the Superbowl. Last season showed a lot of promise and here's to hoping they make the playoffs next year. According to Detroit Historical:

The Lions have won four National Football League championships. They secured victory against the New York Giants in 1935, and defeated the Cleveland Browns in 1952, 1953, and 1957. The team has struggled since its last championship, only winning one playoff game since then, which occurred in 1991.

Detroit Tigers

Mark Frankhouse/TSM
Mark Frankhouse/TSM

It's been a minute, but nothing like being a Chicago Cubs fan. The Detroit Free Press says:

Detroit Tigers' 2022 World Series ties a reminder of franchise's glory days. The Detroit Tigers haven't won the World Series since 1984, with just two appearances since: 2006, in which they lost in five games to the St. Louis Cardinals, and 2012, in which they were swept by the San Francisco Giants.

Time to start getting some runs and winning games! Changing the dimensions of the outfield can help with more offense.

Detroit Red Wings

I became a hockey fan because of the Red Wings in the late '90s. They have had some success the past couple of decades but Detroit wants the Cup back in Hockeytown.

The Detroit Historical Society lays it out:

After Scotty Bowman retired, the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in 2002 and 2008. The last Stanley Cup win was coached by Mike Babcock who had a ten-year streak of leading his team into the finals from 2005-2015.

Detroit Pistons

It's been a while since the Pistons have been a competitive, winning team. Pistons fans are die hard. Britannica says it all:

The Pistons have won three National Basketball Association (NBA) championships (1989, 1990, 2004).

I remember the '89 & '90 teams. I grew up in southwest Michigan and by virtue, I was a Bulls fan. I loved the rivalry between the D and the Windy City from back then. Gotta start winning games. New venue, downtown, and still no wins. Let's go Pistons.

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