Every year Mid-Michigan guys get into fall for hunting, football or beefing up their trucks for snow plowing. Some just relax and hibernate for the winter.

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#1 Rifle Rick

This guy has been talking about deer hunting since July. He drops into Williams Gunsight & Outfitters in Davison, weekly... just to "see what's new."

Every year, "Rifle Rick" has his license before anyone else. Only his best friends are invited to the blind (and an in-law for peace-keeping at home).

Getting the most out of the season means having a "no luck this weekend" strategy to "get a break from the 'ole lady." Eventually, there will be a venison dinner and if you're lucky, venison jerky fresh from the smoker.

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#2 Bro-Out Brody

Brody loves to "bro-out" no matter the season. He's happy because he can wear button downs or cable-knit heavy sweaters.

No matter what, there's always a "party in Detroit this weekend." He says things like "We goin' out to find some ladies this weekend, bro? It's cuddle season and I need to meet some ladies. C'mon bro!  Let's goooooo!"

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It's possible he owns a hoodie that says, "I'd Cuddle You So Hard." Brody is harmless, and despite the overuse of "bro," always brings positive energy.

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#3 Smoker Sam

Smoker Sam is smoking ALL of the meats because it's fall. Perfect weather for making smoked foods for tailgating, holiday parties, or weekend hang-outs for college football with neighbors.

Sam is similar to "Pumpkin Spice Princess" (learn more about her, here). He's never met a meat or food that shouldn't be smoked "low & slow" for 10+ hours.

Also, his smoker is better than yours--it has blue-tooth so he can monitor progress from anywhere.

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#4 Football Finn

Finn will have everyone over to watch "the game" every weekend. Every circle of friends has a Finn (Big 10, SEC, MAC, PAC... you get the idea).

Finn is a great host--he provides the food & snacks. You "bring whatever you want to drink."

He insists on wearing the jersey he got in college 10 years ago. The incessant stat-sharing is somewhat annoying, but tolerable.

People realized, after a couple of years they "have to pick up the kids" if the team is behind at the end of the third quarter--Finn gets irrationally angry, then.

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Pro-Tip for dealing with Football Finn -- Don't mention the Michigan loss to Appalachian State, ever.

#5 The Grumplin

This guy is usually someone's grandpa. Grandma thinks he's cute like a Gremlin and the rest of the family thinks he's grumpy this time of year. They refer to him as "Grumplin."

He insists fall is the end of enjoyment until spring. Why? He can't go up north "fishin' on the lake" or hang out at the cabin.

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Grumplin refuses to ice fish and doesn't care about sports. The only time you'll see him smile is watching "Wheel."

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