The day before Joba Chamberlain made a hero out of Angels infielder Johnny Giavotella by giving up a game-winning single, e made a hero out of himself by giving a young Tigers fan the jacket off his back.
Taylor Mathews, a seven-year old Tigers fan, were at Angels Stadium Saturday for in time for batting practice. Chamberlain was warming up in the outfield when he noticed...
Prince Fielder likes his women doused in nacho cheese, apparently. A foul ball he hit Thursday caused a poor woman to recreate the nacho cheese version of the Cameron Diaz “There’s Something About Mary” hair scene.
I’m not sure how you recover from this, but you need to look at the horror on the woman’s face on the right.
[Uproxx via @BYBRob]
Prior to her big 1989 tour performance at Ford Field in Detroit Saturday night, Taylor Swift will be featured on Tony Kanaan’s car in the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle.
“It’s really cool to have Taylor Swift and Big Machine Records on the No. 10 car in Detroit,” said Chip Ganassi Racing Team driver Tony Kanaan in a release. “I’m hoping that some of Taylor’s luck...
Thanks to a Twitter proposal that ended up in lots and lots of retweets, Pistons center Andre Drummond attended the West Bloomfield High School (MI) prom with senior Raquel Smith. Drummond, 21, showed up in a four door Porsche with California plates on it (rented?) and a black bow tie, black hat and Louis Vuitton shoes. According to the Detroit Free Press, he hung around for...
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On Tuesday, Jim Harbaugh met with nearly 200 Detroit-area high school coaches at the Horatio Williams clinic in Detroit, where MSU has come in previous years. In a rather rare act of humility, Harbaugh admitted to the crowd that Michigan isn’t the “biggest guy on the block”. Instead, Michigan State is.
He went on to say, “They have done a tremendous...
Sherman (41) sits and watches from the bench. Photo courtesy of AP/Heather Coit
Former Michigan State basketball player turned Notre Dame transfer Garrick Sherman drunkenly unloaded on the NCAA’s handling of drugs tests and dropped some serious haymakers on Michigan State and Tom Izzo in the process.
Now playing overseas for Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia), Sherman admittedly had had...
Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera took advantage of having a day game Wednesday and attended the Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals between the Rockets and Warriors. The two sat court side among dozens of gold-clad Warriors fans.
After posting various photos from the game, amateur psychologists were not shy about giving JV some tidbits of advice (see below).
Hartland High School (MI) senior Alex Lindahl was warming up for his pole vault event Tuesday when his pole shattered and pieces hit the area around his left eye. 24 hours later, Alex tweeted two words, “thanks everyone”.
Lindahl rushed to University of Michigan Hospital where he underwent a five-hour surgery to remove the fiberglass fragments that were...
Late Tuesday night, Miguel Cabrera tried that will work in dozens (hundreds?) of Little League games across the country this summer. Too bad for Miggy, A’s outfielder Billy Burns graduated from Little League about 15 years ago.
Per usual, Miggy was able to laugh it off and even gave the dugout a bow for their response.
Golf Channel’s Holly Sonders lowered herself to the level of the dudes whose weekends are dependent on their cheesy pick-up lines. There’s no doubt that Sonders received a handful of these from frat dorks while she golfed at Michigan State. There’s also no doubt that I could sit here for the rest of the week and watch Sonders read anything she wanted to read. That...
During a recent workout, Shaquille O’Neal needed some extra weight for his cable row. So naturally, he tossed TNT colleague Chris Webber on the weight and proceeded with his routine.
Webber, who looks lighter than his listed weight of 245 during his playing days, still contributed his massive ego to Shaq’s lifting cause.
A video posted by Chris...
Fauria (left) and Martin (right) via YouTube
Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria and punter Sam Martin hit the Detroit version of extinct MTV show “Pimp my Ride” with Xzibit. The two hit up Dynamic Customs Detroit to get their Audi and Land Rover, respectively, done up nice.
Fauria’s Audi A7 L received the following: bright white 22″ rims, gloss black roof, blue...
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There is no doubt the Florida State baseball team threw a party after winning the ACC Baseball Championship Sunday. But for sophomore first baseman Quincy Nieporte, the party started after he doubled with two outs in the fifth inning.
It wasn’t to lead off the inning. He didn’t knock in a run. It didn’t send the North Carolina State pitcher to...
David Price posted a photo to Twitter Friday of his new spikes, thanks to fellow Detroit stud athlete, Calvin Johnson. Megatron’s people apparently didn’t do their homework prior to the gift-giving, but it’s the thought that counts, right?
I can only imagine what lucky Detroit athlete will be getting Price’s socks.
Pay it forward, David.
Classy gesture by new Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock. Bye Felicia.
During Wednesday’s Big Ten Tournament loss to Maryland, the Michigan State baseball team enjoyed manager Jake Boss’ in-game interview. The team, which has grown “dirt ‘staches” (for lack of a better term, and, because that’s exactly what they are) showed their affinity for bananas with a synchronized performance.
Wednesday afternoon, University of Michigan centerfielder Jackson Glines make a Jim Edmonds-like catch which earned him SportsCenter’s top play. Michigan beat Indiana and will face Iowa in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday.
YouTube publisher Michael Evans took video of workers on the Ambassador Bridge walking along a tight-rope about 120-some yards in the air. Take an entire football field and turn it vertical. That’s how high this guy was in the air, walking on a wire to get back down. The crew is inspecting the bridge and performing upgrades. My stomach is performing upchucks...
Tom Brady had to go and cheat to allow musicians to come out of the woodwork and sing “Free Brady” songs like they’re auditioning for The Voice. This one, sung by former American Idol contestant Ayla Brown, is about as good as you would think it might be. Except for it’s worse.
Did I mention that Ms. Brown’s father Scott was a Massachusetts senator for...
Prior to Wednesday’s series finale against the Brewers, the Tigers clubhouse was adorned by t-shirts with a photo of Brad Ausmus and “Dreamy” below his mug. Someone on Twitter said that Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner ordered them.
It’s good to see the team is still loose (I guess) after two straight to the second-worst team in the Major Leagues. When asked about the...
There is no secret that the Maple Leafs are the top dogs in Toronto. They surpass the Blue Jays and they definitely surpass the CFL’s Argonauts. During a major press conference for the Argos Wednesday, (Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of the Maple Leaf Sports Network) has purchased the team and will relocate it to BMO Field), the Leafs’ hiring of Mike Babcock caused...
Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry pumped in 34 points in their Game 1 win against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. But, it was Curry’s two-year old daughter who won the night during the postgame press conference.
Your honor, I would like to make a motion that mandates players to have their kids at otherwise mundane (snoozefest) post game pressers.
It’s surprising to me that Ndamukong Suh didn’t list his Birmingham, Michigan house some time last year. He knew he was leaving Detroit. The 7,394-square-foot home at 855 Pleasant Street that he bought in 2012 could be yours for $3.45 million. The highlights include a five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, three half baths and a three car garage. The lowlights include...
Remember when Justin Verlander called out the “haters” for picking on him for not rehabbing his achy wing 24/7? Like anyone, JV deserves his free time and what he does in his free time is his business. His business happens to be making out with girlfriend Kate Upton in the middle of St. Louis this past weekend.
The Tigers were in town visiting the Cardinals and McBoobs was on...
Former Major League second baseman Damion Easley is selling his baseball-themed Glendale, Arizona mansion for $5.5 million. And, I want it.
The 15,000-square-foot house with and indoor batting cage, a miniature outdoor ball diamond, one bedroom with a scoreboard, another room with a Tiger Stadium mural, and shower tiles in a few of the house’s eight-and-a-half bathrooms form...