I've been in the stands, on the sidelines, and on the air witnessing some of Michigan's most incredible homegrown professional sports talent. Our state has produced legendary talent, from Floyd 'Money' Mayweather to Tony Dungy, Kirk Gibson to Magic Johnson, and the Williams sisters to the Hill brothers, the list is long and storied.

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Michigan's professional athletes are tied to some of the most iconic moments in sports. The Lakers vs Celtics (any Magic / Bird game, including MSU / Indiana), Taking the Golden Slam, and the '88 Walk-Off Home Run. These Mitten State natives created moments that will live long beyond their mortal years.

Your Odds of Becoming a Professional Athlete in Each Sport If Born in Michigan

Michigander's odds of playing in National Basketball League 1 in 3499
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If you're looking to hit the hard wood of Little Caesars you've got some pretty steep odds to tackle. A Michigan native has a 1 in 3,499 chance of playing in the NBA according to Gambling.com, which looked at the birthplace of every male athlete in the United States and compared that to each state's birthrate.

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You have a 1 in 17,497 chance of carrying a million dollars in a briefcase and becoming a boxer if you're born in Michigan. The chances of becoming a professional tennis star are slightly better at 1 in 13,123. However, if Michiganders are willing to keep their amateur status for a while, their odds are 1 in 1,810 of becoming an Olympian.

Michigander's odds of playing in Major League Baseball 1 in 1381
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If you've pictured yourself either on the mound or in the batter's box at the bottom of the 9th, donning an old English D, with the bases loaded and the entire park looking at you, then you have a 1 in 1,381 chance of playing in the MLB. Those are better odds than if you wanted to have people whisper while you putt on national television though. Your odds of golfing for a living are 1 in 2019 in Michigan.

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Hockey, eh? 1 in 1,381. What about soccer? If you live in Michigan your odds of becoming a flopper are 1 in 1,944. But...what about American Football? America's sport! What are the odds of becoming the next Kirk Cousins?

Michigander's odds of playing in National Football League 1 in 632
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This one surprised me but, if you look at a lot of the lines, you'll find a lot of lines that play Euchre on the team bus. If you are born in Michigan you have a 1 in 632 chance of becoming a professional football player, a member of the NFL, and, if you play for the Lions, someone who can never ask for Thanksgiving off.

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If you have the talent, the desire, and the work ethic...go for it. Forget the odds. If there is one thing I've learned living in Michigan, it's never to underestimate someone's ability and desire to achieve their goals.

Michigan Deer Season: Car v Deer, Which Kill More in Your County?

Between hunters and car-deer collisions, which one is responsible for thinning the herd more in your Michigan county? Using the Michigan Department of Natural Resources deer license sales from all seasons and crash data from MichiganTrafficCrashFacts.org, let's take a county-by-county look as we count down to the one with the most deer-involved crashes and compare that to the amount killed by hunters.

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

Road Fatalities: Most Dangerous Time, Day, and Month by State

Knowing what dangers are ahead is part of being a good driver. Georgia-based attorneys at Bader Scott gathered information from the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) to determine the most fatal time, day, and month to be on the road in each of the 50 states.

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

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