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Michigan native, University of Michigan graduate, former Wyandotte resident, Detroit sports fan, and professional musician. Now living in Dallas, Carl enjoys life as a musician, golfer, and as a proud Detroit fan in a sea of Texans. He covers the Tigers and other news for Detroit Sports Nation.

WATCH: Rory McIlroy too long for driving range at PGA Championship

The PGA Championship is in full swing this weekend and Quail Hollow is a course set up for the big hitters. However, hitting it deep is one thing. Check out the video below as Rory McIlroy gives a new meaning to the word phrase "bombing the...

Inside The Numbers: The Tigers’ July wasn’t that bad?

Fans of the Detroit Tigers - rejoice! The numbers tell us that even in the midst of selling players in July, the team is still headed in a positive direction. Don't believe me? Check this out. Detroit Tigers total losses by month: April - 12 May -...

WATCH: Former WMU coach P.J. Fleck reads Mean Tweets

P.J. Fleck has plenty of fans in college football. He also has some folks who are not drinking the Kool-Aid he's selling. The man who transformed the football program at Western Michigan University and put the team in the national conversation last year has picked up...

Medical experts weigh in on latest CTE research

NFL: Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts
A study published recently has drawn attention to the extremely high instance of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in football players. The study, led by Dr. Ann McKee, investigated signs of CTE in the donated brains of deceased people who had participated in football. Among the 111...

New study shows high instance of CTE and brain damage in football players

NFL: Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts
New research has unearthed another strong connection between participation in football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The new study led by senior researcher and author Dr. Ann McKee draws on her previous work on concussions and brain injuries. The scientists examined the donated brains of deceased...

3 Detroit Tigers are among the best defensive players in baseball

The Detroit Tigers have had their share of issues this year. However, according to the Society of American Baseball Research, performance on the defensive side of the ball has not been a problem. Ian Kinsler, Justin Upton, and Jose Iglesias are all among the Top Ten Defenders in...

A Bad Lip Reading: Mayweather vs. McGregor will make you fall off your chair [Video]

I know this is fictionalized, but, it basically matches what has happened in real life. Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather in a battle of bad lip reading. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o7KPoS0HGs&feature=youtu.be

Watch: Calvin Johnson takes Detroit Lions to ‘Pound Town’ in latest interview

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions
It has not been a quiet separation period between the Detroit Lions and former superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Megatron recently revealed that he hid concussions from the team and recently took an interview to reveal his perceived mistreatment from the team, especially near the...

Deep Breathing and Perspective for Detroit Tigers fans at the All Star Break

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
It’s no secret that the Detroit Tigers have had a disappointing first half of the season. As one of the loudest cheerleaders for the team, I’ve been optimistic about the fortunes of the boys in the Old English D. My expectations were (and, secretly, still...

Miguel Cabrera on going to Venezuela: “They’ll kill me”

Being a professional athlete comes with many privileges. Fame, fortune, and the opportunity to play a game for a living are terrific rewards. However, the costs of fame are also a reality, especially in the world of Miguel Cabrera. MLive recently reported on Cabrera's recent decision to speak...

VIDEO: Flashback Fifteen Years To Miguel Cabrera At The MLB Futures Game

As Detroit Tigers fans, we all want to believe we saw the Miguel Cabrera train coming way far down the tracks. Well, either we did or we didn't. The reality is, he's not a Hall of Fame candidate and one of the greatest players to ever don...

EDITORIAL: Memo To Miggy – A Little Less Talk, A Little More Action Please

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. It's no secret...

Inside The Numbers: June turnaround for Detroit Tigers was not to be

Ah, summertime. Warm weather in the Metro Detroit area. Grilling, construction zones, golf, and of course, the best time of year to watch the Detroit Tigers play baseball. Unfortunately, the month of June was not a banner month for the 2017 Tigers squad and there is...

RUMOR: Teams showing interest in Alex Avila

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
One of the bright spots for the Detroit Tigers this season has been the play of Alex Avila. His stat line of .315 BA, .431 OBP, .586 SLG, 11 HR, and 28 RBI is incredible. All this in 56 games played and it has the heads...

Brad Ausmus doing best he can to shepherd underperforming Detroit Tigers

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is the captain of the "I'm Not Wrong" team right now. The Tigers lost another game last night and are in the midst of a terrible stretch of baseball. https://twitter.com/matthewbmowery/status/877760107475386368 Here are some of the comments from Ausmus after the game last...

VIDEO: After 189 days of hospitalization, a thrilled 5-year old Ari Shultz is released

Need a little positivity in your life? Pause for a moment and enjoy the pure joy of young Ari Schultz. Ari and his family received the news recently that he would be released from the hospital after 189 days of treatment for critical aortic stenosis. https://twitter.com/ABC/status/875814135048675328 There...

2017 Game-by-Game Predictions – Michigan Wolverines

NCAA Football: Orange Bowl-Michigan vs Florida State
Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines made quite the splash in the offseason especially in terms of recruiting. 247Sports ranked Michigan’s incoming class at No. 5 overall in the nation. It’s a good thing, too. Michigan graduated quite a bit of talent from the 2016...

FLASHBACK: Justin Verlander tosses first career no-hitter 10 years ago today

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers
A decade ago, Justin Verlander achieved a monumental milestone. In a dominating performance on a beautiful summer day in Detroit, Verlander cruised to a no-hitter in front of adoring Tigers fans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZJr8Bn2nX4 Here's the final line from that incredible outing: 9 IP, 12 K, 4 BB, 112 pitches...

WATCH: Justin Upton hits grand slam off the Pesky Pole at Fenway Park

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers
Tonight Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton came through with another clutch hit. With the bases loaded in the 5th inning, Upton stepped to the plate and smashed a grand slam to right field. https://twitter.com/DetroitTigersPR/status/874086473578012672 https://twitter.com/tigers/status/874236105280823302 The grand slam was significant in several ways. First of all, it was to...

Chad Bell returns to the Detroit Tigers in place of Arcenio León

The relief pitching carousel for the Detroit Tigers continues. Today the team announced another move involving farm team affiliate the Toledo Mud Hens. https://twitter.com/DetroitTigersPR/status/873981774979903490 Arcenio León had been used mostly in middle relief for Detroit this year. León started off the month of June on a hot streak allowing only...

Michael Fulmer looking for answers after disappointing outing

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has been enjoying an excellent season. Just one season removed from winning the American League Rookie of the Year, Fulmer could arguably be described as Detroit's best starter. Maybe his sophomore season success can be credited to his Detroit-like and...

Young Tigers fan successfully campaigns for a souvenir from Miguel Cabrera

At times Detroit Tigers first baseman and superstar Miguel Cabrera acts like a dog chasing a butterfly on the field. However, taking a deeper look at his behavior, that's just how Miggy plays the game. Part of his happy-go-lucky attitude and chatty demeanor on the field is...

Inside The Numbers: Tigers Loss Tracker Tells the Tale of Woe in May

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers
Wednesday marked the end of the second month of the Major League Baseball season and the Detroit Tigers are not faring as well as we'd projected here at Detroit Sports Nation. The Tigers own a record of 25-28 and are 3 games back of the American...

Detroit Lions betting lines released for Weeks 1-16

Interested in placing a wager on the Detroit Lions for the 2017 NFL Season? Wondering who the oddsmakers have chosen as the favorites for the upcoming year? Well, the folks over at WagerTalk.com have released the matchups for the first 16 weeks of the 2017 regular season. Here's...

Brad Ausmus is not happy as a road warrior

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last eight games. There are plenty of reasons for this. Manager Brad Ausmus told the Detroit Free Press today that one big culprit is the schedule. “Yeah, I’m not real happy with it, to be honest with you. We...

Moe Wagner pulls out of NBA Draft, will return to Michigan for junior year

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round
When University of Michigan basketball big man Moritz Wagner made the announcement that he was considering entering the NBA Draft, Michigan fans were rightfully nervous. However, fans of the Wolverines can now relax as Wagner has announced he will return to the maize and blue for his...

Ameer Abdullah is confident he can carry load for Detroit Lions

NFL: Preseason-Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens
With the Detroit Lions backfield not gaining any notable names via free agency, trade, or the NFL Draft, running back Ameer Abdullah appears to be the featured back going into next season. Abdullah told the Detroit News today that he is ready for the upcoming season. “I...

3 Reasons why the Detroit Tigers are about to take off

I know, I know. People are bummed about the Detroit Tigers start so far in 2017. Whether it's overreacting to the bullpen (especially the closer) to most fans missing the boat on a very real issue with the team, the point is the squad has underwhelmed...

Detroit Tigers: It’s time to retire Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker’s numbers

With the news of Derek Jeter's number being retired by the New York Yankees, the Detroit Tigers have now been called out. Detroit greats Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker need to have their numbers retired. Immediately, if not sooner. Let's examine the numbers. Alan Trammell WAR 70.4 HR 185 1003 RBI ...

Editorial: Leadership void in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse is a real problem

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers
NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. What is the...

Considering the closer options for the Detroit Tigers

MLB: Spring Training-New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers
If you've tuned into sports radio or been online at all today, the hot topic is the Detroit Tigers bullpen and specifically the closer, Francisco Rodriguez. Desperate fans have been wringing their collective hands about who to hand the baseball to in the 9th inning. The prevailing opinion...

J.D. Martinez to start rehab tour with Lakeland Flying Tigers

MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers
In what will be very welcome news to Detroit Tigers fans, J.D. Martinez is scheduled to start his rehab assignment tonight. https://twitter.com/emilywaldon2080/status/860524578766032898 https://twitter.com/DetroitTigersPR/status/860524043207712768 Martinez left a spring training game after rolling his ankle whlie attempting to make a play on defense. A short time later, the right-fielder was diagnosed with...

Inside The Numbers: Providing context for the Detroit Tigers record after 30 days

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers
Exactly thirty days ago, the Detroit Tigers began their 2017 season. It's as good a time as any for a review, so, let's take stock of where the team is currently. Heading into this afternoon's (scheduled) matchup with the Cleveland Indians, which as since then been postponed, the Tigers...

LOOK: New ‘Fab 5’ Air Jordan shoes released for University of Michigan

NCAA Football: Penn State at Michigan
The world of college basketball has the University of Michigan to thank for modernizing the game. Specifically, a group of players called The Fab Five. Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Ray Jackson, and Jalen Rose joined forces at Michigan as freshmen and absolutely reshaped the landscape...

WATCH: Miguel Cabrera’s 450th home run puts him in some elite company

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera hit his 450th career home run yesterday. The smash to left field helped secure a win over the Cleveland Indians. To add to the impressiveness of the hit, this was Miggy's first game back from 10 days off due to a slight...

J.D. Martinez’s return means this for the rest of the roster

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers have been missing a big piece of the team since the start of the season. With J.D. Martinez out of action after an injury during spring training, the Tigers have been employing a platoon approach to the outfield. Martinez has been working himself...

Bob Quinn defends Tabor pick, thinks Lions are in good position

NFL: Combine
The Detroit Lions addressed needs on the defensive side of the ball in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft. While the Detroit defense certainly could use some improvements, many fans and analysts were surprised when the Lions selected Teez Tabor from the University of Florida in...

Detroit Lions Draft Nostalgia: What Could’ve Been?

NFL: Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts
With the NFL Draft quickly approaching this Thursday, everyone is focused on who the Detroit Lions might pick. Excitement is always high at this time of year. Let’s face it - as a Lions fan - the draft is our Super Bowl. Hope Springs...

USGA changes rules regarding video reviews of infractions

April 2, 2017; Rancho Mirage, CA, USA; Lexi Thompson hits from the third course tee box during the final round of the ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills CC - Dinah Shore Tournament Cou. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
On Tuesday, the USGA announced rules changes that could fundamentally change the way in which rules are enforced during televised PGA and LPGA Tour events. https://twitter.com/USGA/status/856885926810746880 The substance of the rules change involves the use of video replay to spot and enforce rules infractions. These issues recently...

VIDEO: Chris Coghlan slides into home in grand fashion

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers
Chris Coghlan of the Toronto Blue Jays may have just treated us to the Play Of The Year. I realize that it's still only April, but, I've never seen a slide like this! It was more like a hurdle. Even though the throw beat the runner,...

Dear Tigers Fans: Your Francisco Rodriguez hate is misplaced

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins
NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. Are you exasperated...

UPDATE: Matt Boyd, Miguel Sano both face discipline for actions Saturday

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers
Update: On Monday afternoon, the Commissioner's office handed down penalties for each player's actions on Saturday. Initially, Sano was immediately ejected. After a period of conferencing to determine the intentionality of Boyd's pitch, the umpires also decided to toss Boyd. According to Evan Woodbery of...

JaCoby Jones struck by fastball; exits game

In an unfortunate incident today, Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones was drilled by a pitch. The accident happened in the third inning while Jones was facing Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Justin Haley. After being hit, Jones dropped, rolled, and ran towards the dugout. He was immediately attended to...

Series Preview: Tigers travel to the Twin Cities for weekend series with the Twins

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays
DETROIT TIGERS (8-7) vs. MINNESOTA TWINS (7-8) Game 1 – Justin Verlander (1-1, 5.71 ERA, 18K) vs. Hector Santiago (1-1, 1.47 ERA, 11K)   Friday, April 21 @ 8:10 p.m. ET The Tigers needs a quality start from their ace pitcher. Verlander was terrific on Opening Day, solid in his...

Series Preview: The Tigers are southbound for a 3-game set with Tampa Bay

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
DETROIT TIGERS (8-4) vs. TAMPA BAY RAYS (6-7) Game 1 – Michael Fulmer (2-0, 2.25 ERA, 11K) vs. Matt Andriese (0-0, 4.50 ERA, 9K) Tuesday, April 18 @ 7:10 p.m. ET Michael Fulmer seems to be settling into his sophomore season in sensational fashion. He brings a perfect 2-0...

Series Preview: 1st place Tigers head to Cleveland for an important early AL Central matchup

DETROIT TIGERS (6-3) vs. CLEVELAND INDIANS (4-4) Game 1 – Daniel Norris (0-0, 4.26 ERA, 2K) vs. Trevor Bauer (0-1, 6.35 ERA, 7K) Friday, April 14 @ 7:10 p.m. ET   Left-hander Daniel Norris gets the start in the opener in this all-important series. With moderate success against the Tribe last...

2017 Detroit Tigers: Solid Gold or Fool’s Gold?

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox
At the time of this writing, the Detroit Tigers are 6-2 and in 1st place in the AL Central. Not only that but, Detroit is tied for the best record in the American League. Across Major League Baseball, only the Arizona Diamondbacks have a better record at 7-2. The question...

Detroit Tigers release special uniforms for Mother’s Day

Continuing the tradition of supporting various holidays, Major League Baseball players will don uniforms that coincide with particular holidays again in 2017. In a show of support for mothers everywhere, the Detroit Tigers have announced that they'll be wearing special uniforms to commemorate the day. Here's...

Series Preview: Tigers to tackle Twins in a battle for first place in AL Central

DETROIT TIGERS (4-2) vs. Minnesota Twins (5-1) Game 1 - Matthew Boyd (0-1, 19.29 ERA, 2K) vs. Hector Santiago (1-0, 1.80 ERA, 4K) Tuesday, April 11 @ 1:10 p.m. ET Matt Boyd's inaugural outing for the 2017 season did not go according to plan. Lasting only 2.1 innings against the...

Michigan Wolverines hoopers D.J. Wilson and Moe Wagner declare for NBA draft

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round
It was a great year for Michigan Basketball, and it appears two of the teams' younger players Moe Wagner and D.J. Wilson are taking advantage of that fantastic season. Both Wilson and Wagner have thrown their names into the NBA Draft. https://twitter.com/NBAMichigan/status/851515604527919105 https://twitter.com/moritz_weasley/status/851512572641767425 https://twitter.com/Lanky_Smoove/status/851510032881594368 The good news for Michigan basketball fans is that...

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