Thursday, April 3, 2014

ICYMI: MSU/U-M hoops, Miggy, Max, the Pistons and more!

In case you missed it, the latest episode of The Knee Jerks is chock full of stuff!

Eno and Big Al discuss the brand spanking new contract of Miggy Cabrera's, plus the offer rejected by Max Scherzer. Also on the docket is a post-mortem of the U-M and MSU basketball seasons and a look at the Pistons' season as it mercifully winds down (it's a tough job but somebody has to do it!).

It's available for download NOW, when you click HERE!!!


Monday, March 10, 2014

Tonight! 66 minutes of fun, featuring our Red Wings and NHL Insider Matt Hutter, and reaction to Bill Ford's death

Tonight we present a short and sweet episode (66 minutes) of "The Knee Jerks"!

In about an hour, we pack a lot in!

It all starts with a visit from our "Third Jerk" and our Red Wings and NHL Insider, Matt Hutter, who talks about the legacy of Nick Lidstrom, the team's playoff chances (you're not going to like it), and the brightness of the future with the kids.

After Matt, Eno and Big Al discuss the breaking news (at the time of recording) of the death of Lions owner Bill Ford at age 88. Should Ford's legacy be limited to the Lions' success (or lack thereof) on the field? Or was he much more than that, and should be remembered as such? How much of the losing was his fault? What happens to the franchise going forward? Will it be another Pistons situation?

Then, it's a few minutes on the health of another Detroit sports owner---Mike Ilitch. If the worst happens, how are the Red Wings and Tigers set up for the future in an ownership transition? Any Pistons-like worries with them as well?

All that, plus "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: 3 days, 1 night in Tijuana---Al is on his own the second night---courtesy of Air Mexico) and "Jerk of the Week"!

It all can be found HERE.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Tonight: Adam Biggers; Pistons President Isiah Thomas??? (plus Tigers "aggressive" base running)

If it's Monday, it's the Knee Jerks!

Tonight we regale you with a new episode, featuring "4th Jerk" Adam Biggers in another edition of "Adam Rants." This week, Adam (who can be read at Bleacher Report and heard on Blog Talk Radio's "The Great Divide") handicaps MSU basketball, specifically the Spartans' chances of doing damage in the B1G Tournament and the Big Dance later this month.

After Adam, Eno and Big Al try to wrap their minds around the rumors that the Pistons are considering hiring Isiah Thomas to run the team. Could Isiah---whose post-playing resume, especially when it comes to management, is suspect---actually fix the mess in Auburn Hills?

Also on the docket: the Tigers and their new "aggressive base running is back in town" approach; the NHL and fighting (especially in light of the recent war of words between Ottawa's Chris Neal and the Red Wings' Johan Franzen); all that, plus "Whose Birthday Is It?" (prize: year's supply of Silly Putty and Silly String) and "Jerk of the Week"!

It all happens at 7:00 p.m. HERE.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tonight: Tigers lineup, the N-word-FL, Olympics, "how the sausage is made" and more!

It's just Eno and Big Al tonight, pontificating and ranting for 90 minutes.

The show opens with the usual plugs and another edition of "Whose Birthday Is It?", in which Big Al has a shot at winning the Civil War Chess Set from the Franklin Mint! Can he correctly guess this week's Birthday Boy within the first two clues?

Then it's Tigers Talk, as the Jerks break down new manager Brad Ausmus's proposed lineup, and who he might slot at key places, and why.

The guys also take on the NFL and its desire to legislate the n-word out of the game; the Olympics and the NHL's love/hate relationship with the Games; Big Al's weariness of seeing how the "sausage is made" in sports, and more!

There's also "Jerk of the Week" to close the show.

It all starts at 7:00 p.m. ET HERE!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Back after 2 weeks off! Coach Ray Scott talks Mo Cheeks firing; Adam Rants

We took a couple weeks off due to the Super Bowl and some real life stuff, but we're back and what a Sunday we picked to start recording again!

The Pistons fired coach Mo Cheeks early on Sunday afternoon, and we just had to ask former Pistons coach and player Ray Scott, a good Knee Jerks friend, to come on and talk about it.

So that's what we did, and that's what Coach did!

We start the show with, to use basketball terms, "quality minutes" from Coach Scott as he breaks down why the firing may have happened, where the team goes from here, and what kind of owner Tom Gores may prove to be.

Coach Scott has seen both sides of the coin; he's been an assistant elevated to head coach (replacing Earl Lloyd in 1972), and he's been fired mid-season (January, 1976).

After Coach, we open the floor to Adam Biggers, who rants about National Signing Day and speaks a little to the Michigan Wolverines' quarterback situation, plus the controversy surrounding the expulsion of kicker Brendan Gibbons for alleged sexual misconduct.

All that, plus more on the Pistons with Eno and Big Al, the additional breaking news of Missouri DE Michael Sam coming out as openly gay, the Red Wings and more!

Don't forget "Whose Birthday Is It?" (prize: year's supply of Lectric Shave---by Mennen!) and "Jerk of the Week"!

It all starts at 7pm ET HERE.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The latest episode is available for download! Adam Biggers, the Lions' new coach and more!

In case you missed it, the latest episode of "The Knee Jerks" is available for download!

Adam Biggers of Bleacher Report returns, as promised, for a second consecutive week of ranting. In Adam's crosshairs this week are Michigan and Michigan State basketball---and the state's crazy drivers he's seen on the road this winter.

The Jerks discuss the Lions' new head coach, Jim Caldwell and the machinations that went on prior to his hiring. Also talked about is what Big Al refers to as the "Tony Dungy Mafia," and what impact it had on the hire.

Will Caldwell be the man to turn the franchise around? Listen to hear what Eno and Big Al think!

After football, the talk switches to MLB's expanded use of replay starting in 2014. Big Al likes it; Eno is not so sure.

All that, plus the Max Scherzer contract situation (especially in light of Clayton Kershaw's new deal), "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: Florsheim shoes), "Jerk of the Week" and more!

It can all be downloaded HERE.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Tonight! "Adam Rants," the Lions' coaching search, A-Roid, the Pistons and more!

It's been awhile since we brought you Bleacher Report's Adam Biggers and one of his rants, so to make it up, we're giving you Adam in back-to-back weeks, starting tonight!

"Adam Rants" will feature Adam going off on Michigan State basketball and the situation at Michigan with its new OC, Doug Nussmeier. It's must-hear stuff!

After Adam's segment, Eno and Big Al take on the tale of Justin Verlander and his "core muscle" surgery. Will it have an adverse effect? Is this a sign of an almost-31-year-old pitcher's body starting to break down? Eno talks Big Al off the ledge on this one.

Lots more on the docket: baseball Hall of Fame voting; the Lions' coaching search; A-Roid; and the maddening Pistons.

All this and more, plus "Whose Birthday is It?" (at stake: a Longines Symphony watch) and "Jerks of the Week."

It all can be found here!