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Billy Corgan decided to talk some sports smack with fans in Detroit when Smashing Pumpkins played there on Tuesday night (October 23).
Corgan chided the fans at the suburban Palace of Auburn Hills about the Detroit Lions' Monday Night Football loss to the Chicago Bears, telling them he attended the game at Soldier Field and grinning at the boos that followed.
Corgan also brought hockey into the mix, telling the Detroit Red Wings-favoring crowd that Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, who hails from Los Angeles, is a Kings fan.
But Corgan redeemed himself by mentioning the Detroit Tigers' World Series appearance twice -- towards the beginning of the show and later on, when he predicted a Tigers win.
"Focus on the positive -- the Tigers -- I get it," Corgan said with another smile, adding that his "warped logic" means that because he's a Cub fans he hates the Tigers' division rivals the White Sox and therefore roots for Detroit.
The World Series begins Wednesday night (October 24) in San Francisco, while the Pumpkins, promoting their new album "Oceania."
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