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Welcoming The Weekend With The Great Lakes Avengers

There are unsung heroes I believe deserve their shine. If you hadn’t guessed already, I’m talking about the Great Lakes Avengers.

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Welcoming The Weekend With The Great Lakes Avengers


Estimated Reading Time: 3 Minutes

You made it! It’s finally the end of another work week. Sure, the weekend has lost a bit of its luster lately, but no work is still no work, even if it is just sitting at home doing nothing. I mean, unless you have kids or a family or responsibilities and if so, that’s a “you” problem. 

Superheroes are all the rage these days.  I’ve written about them extensively, to the point where my family now checks in biweekly to make sure things are okay.  Doesn’t matter, here we go again. 

I could go on and on about the most popular characters.  Your Iron Men, your Wolverines, your Stilt Men, but I have other unsung heroes I believe deserve their shine.  If you hadn’t guessed already, which there was no way you could, I’m talking about the Great Lakes Avengers.  Not the stars of page and screen regular Avengers.  Not even the lesser West Coast Avengers.  The Great Lakes deserve their day and it’s here.  If you are unfamiliar, which you are, and if you aren’t, please reach out to me privately because you need more help than me.  This isn’t the B team, this isn’t the C team, this team has no letter and that’s why I’m putting a spotlight on them now. 

Who makes up this ragtag team of heroes?  Not your Captain Americas or your beefcake Thors.  This squad fronts Mr. Immortal, Big Bertha, FLATMAN and of course the crowd favorite Doorman.  I know you already knew this.  Who wouldn’t.  Household names all around.  Those are just the founders.  Additional members include Monkey Joe, Grasshopper, Tippy-Toe and obviously Squirrel Girl.  Deadpool even makes an appearance, billion dollar franchise anyone? 

Look, if you’ve made it this far, god bless you.  If you were looking for a point to this piece, that’s on you for ridiculous expectations.  You clearly don’t know me or what I’m about.  There is rarely a point to what I do and when there is it’s always a let down.  The fact that this exists makes me laugh and I don’t care if you share that feeling but now you are aware and that choice is now yours.  I love you.

Here are some gifs. They have nothing to do with anything, I just felt like I owed anyone who rode this far with me.

Josh grew up in the midwest and upon graduating from the University of Iowa he wanted to see the world. After 4 years in Jacksonville he decided he was cultured enough and moved on to Birmingham England (known to the locals as the Detroit of the UK) and then west to San Francisco before settling in NYC. He pays his bills working in finance making sure the 1% remains on top. When he is not selling his soul and unable to look himself in the mirror, he spends his time writing mean things about sports while his dog, Sweet Dee, silently judges from her spot on the couch. He is very biased and never wrong. He would also like to thank Rotowire for never changing their NBA League Pass and MLB.TV passwords from that year when he was an NBA Beat Writer for the Nuggets for some reason.

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