Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New episode! Lions, Red Wings, Tigers and a World Series preview

This week Eno and Big Al talk Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, starting with the Lions' wild, come-from-behind 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Matthew Stafford's up and down performance, the conservative play calling of Joe Lombardi, Golden Tate stepping up in Calvin Johnson's absence, and Detroit's 4th quarter defense are all dissected by the Jerks.
The middle of the podcast is all baseball, with Eno and Big Al giving their opinions on the end of season press conference given by Tigers' GM Dave Dombrowski and the upcoming Royals - Giants World Series, a matchup few expected to see or will bother to watch. 
The guys end the show with a discussion of the Detroit Red Wings' hot start to the NHL season, their youth movement, and the ongoing speculation swirling around head coach Mike Babcock's refusal to sign a contract extension.
There's all that and more, including "Whose Birthday Is It?" and our "Jerk of the Week!"
Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters, Greg Eno (aka the man who knows a lot of things about a lot of things), and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! Eno and Big Al's podcast is released every Monday on the Sports Geeks Radio Network!
Click HERE to listen!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Latest episode: Former Red Wing Bill Lochead and Matt Hutter's 2014-15 preview!

Lochead's series-winner in the 1978 first round vs. Atlanta
Some 36 years ago, Bill Lochead scored a goal that was, at the time, the signature goal for the Red Wings franchise when it came to the baby boomer fans who suffered through bad hockey throughout the 1970s.

Lochead's goal late in the third period of Game 2 of the preliminary round of the 1978 playoffs at Olympia Stadium knocked out the Atlanta Flames, as the Red Wings swept the best-of-three mini-series.

Lochead, who scored 20 goals that season, eventually made more of a name for himself playing in Europe, where he also coached.

Today, Lochead is a player agent. And he joins Eno and Big Al on the latest episode of "The Knee Jerks."

Bill talks about that famous goal and other trips down memory lane, regaling us with stories of old-time hockey.

Joining us for the Lochead interview is our Red Wings and NHL Insider, Matt Hutter, who sticks around to preview the 2014-15 squad.

All that, plus the sad exit of the Tigers from the playoffs and the Lions' meltdown against Buffalo, plus the ugliness that is Michigan football, are all part of our latest episode.

As usual, "Whose Birthday Is It?" and "Jerk of the Week" are included.

You can listen to the latest episode HERE.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Our mini summer hiatus continues; new episode September 8!

Are you going through "Knee Jerks withdrawal"?

Never fear---we haven't left you for good. We're just enjoying a mini summer hiatus.

Our next new episode will be on Monday, September 8.

The Lions open up their 2014 season that night, so we won't be able to talk about Week 1 for the Honolulu Blue and Silver, though Eno and Big Al will wrap up the NFL's Sunday games.

The Tigers are sure to be on the agenda, plus Michigan and MSU football!

All that and much more on September 8! See you then!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New episode! Adam rants, David Price and are YOU ready for some football?!

This week Eno and Big Al welcome back the “Fourth Jerk,” Adam Biggers, for another edition of Adam Rants. This week Adam complains of heat stroke and can’t believe that U-M Athletic Director Dave Brandon is getting flak over daring to hold a soccer game at The Big House.
After Adam rants, Eno and Big Al assess the Tigers’ big deadline day move of bringing in lefty ace David Price, at the expense of Austin Jackson, Drew Smyly and 18 year-old shortstop Willy Adames.
More Tigers talk follows, then the Jerks get into the nasty Paul George injury, Lions training camp and whether the guys feel like they’re ready for some football!
All that and more, plus “Jerk of the Week” and “Whose Birthday Is It”!
It all happens HERE.
Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters, Greg Eno (aka the man who knows a lot of things about a lot of things), and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! Eno and Big Al’s podcast is released every Monday on the Sports Geeks Radio Network!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Latest episode, and coming July 21: EMU football coach Chris Creighton!

Here's the link to our latest episode, in which Eno and Big Al talk Tigers at the halfway point and discuss free agency in the NBA and NHL, including why Eno thinks no FAs signed with the Red Wings.

Also: Whose Birthday Is It? (at stake: a Brunswick bowling ball with handsome case) and Jerk of the Week!

Coming on July 21: EMU football Coach Chris Creighton, who'll talk about how he intends on rejuvenating that wayward program---plus why the school is going with a GRAY football field and nicknaming Rynearson Stadium "The Factory."


Sunday, June 29, 2014

An announcement for our fans

To fans of "The Knee Jerks": No show this week due to prior commitments. Eno and Big Al would like folks to know that while forces outside of our control have led to the Jerks taking more weeks off than normal in 2014, we are still committed to bringing you as many new episodes as we can this year and beyond. Go Tigers, Pistons, Lions and Red Wings!

Monday, June 23, 2014

New episode! Oakland University's 'King of the Three'

We are joined by special guest Travis Bader of Oakland University, who is looking to be drafted by an NBA team this Thursday.

Last March, Travis set a new all-time record for three-pointers made in the NCAA, breaking that of JJ Redick from Duke.

Travis talks to the Jerks about his whirlwind life in recent weeks, traveling the country, working out for various NBA teams. He also looks back at his time at OU and speaks about the quality of basketball in the state of Michigan. Joining in the interview is resident ranter Adam Biggers.

After Travis's interview and Adam's rant, the guys talk Tigers (are they back?) and the World Cup (Eno hasn't watched a minute and Big Al has turned into a soccer fan).

All that, plus "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: a giant tube of Brylcreem) and "Jerk of the Week"!

It all can be heard HERE.