Monday, June 25, 2012

Tonight's Show: We're Back!!!

No guest tonight as "The Knee Jerks" return after a one-week absence due to Big Al being under the weather.

But the Jerks are back tonight and there is lots to talk about!

The Tigers: are they coming around? What about this perilous trip to Texas and Tampa this week? Are they turning the corner, but only to get mugged?

The Lions: Ndamukong Suh keeps popping up on lists, and they're not always favorable (Most Overrated, Biggest Jerk, etc) but former Lions pass rushing artist Bubba Baker believes in Suh's direction. Which is the more accurate assessment?

All that, plus more Lions, Whose Birthday Is It, and Jerks of the Week.

It all starts at 7:00pm ET LIVE here!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Breaking: No show tonight (June 18)

Big Al is feeling under the weather, so we're going to take the week off, but come back hard at you on June 25! Have a great week everyone!

Blast from the past!

HAIR! This is a sick flow in any decade. (Henry Boucha - Phot... on Twitpic

Saw this posted on Twitter: Red Wings forward Henry Boucha, circa 1973-75. He would wear white head bands to go with the white home jerseys!

Eno on Q: Let's not get carried away

Eno wrote what turned out to be a rather controversial piece over the weekend that ended up getting both praised and panned on Twitter and Bleacher Report (the panning mainly coming from the Twitter feed of Jeff Moss of the Detroit Sports Rag).

It's about Quintin Berry Mania, and why Eno feels the brakes need to be put on it. Keep in mind this was written BEFORE Berry's 5-for-5 day on Sunday!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tonight's show: Bob Page returns!!

Tonight the Jerks welcome back a favorite guest---former Detroit and New York sportscaster Bob Page!

It's always fun to have the outspoken, knowledgeable Page on; you never know what he might say!

Talking points with Bob:

Stanley Cup Finals (i.e. how the NHL playoffs are so unpredictable; national interest, etc)
Lions off-field behavioral problems
NBA Finals (Good vs. Evil?)
Red Wings after Lidstrom (and they traded Brad Stuart)

After Bob, it's Tigers talk (will the series win in Cincy kick start them?; should people be getting fired?); Lions and their off-season from Hell (arrests); and a little bit of Red Wings (Brad Stuart is the latest d-man to vamoose, having been traded to San Jose).

Of course, there's also "Whose Birthday Is It?" and "Jerk of the Week"!!

It all starts at 7:00pm ET LIVE!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Monday's show: Truncated but lotsa Lidstrom!

Due to technical difficulties (aka Big Al's piss poor Internet service), Monday's show was cut short by about 25 minutes. Still, the Jerks got in what they REALLY wanted to talk about: the retirement of Red Wings defenseman Nick Lidstrom, and the effect it will have on the, as Eno likes to say, "organEYEzayshun."

For about 45 minutes, the Jerks riffed on Lidstrom's loss and how the Red Wings (meaning GM Ken Holland) will respond, personnel-wise.

Then it was Yahoo! Sports' Adam Biggers and "Adam Rants." Monday, Adam went off on the Lions' kid gloves approach with DT (and apparent pot head speedster) Nick Fairley, and why MSU grad Draymond Green is being overlooked heading into the NBA Draft.

The show ended before Big Al could correctly guess former catcher Tony Pena as the identity of "Whose Birthday Is It?"

You can download the 65-minute episode HERE.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bless You Boys Podcast 42: Burning up goodwill

Big Al's other podcast has a new episode, well worth checking out!

It's time for another Bless You Boys Podcast, where we would rather talk about Donner the dog, the forest fires in the Upper Peninsula, Alli's weekend with her boyfriend, the USMNST, the NBA draft lottery, Nick Lidstrom...anything to keep us from being depressed over the Detroit Tigers' current situation. But talk Tigers we do, because we're fans, through Hell and high water, thick and thin...mostly Hell and thin as of late, unfortunately.

BYB Podcast 42 runs 1:07 and features Kurt Mensching, Allison Hagen and Al Beaton.
  • Kurt's latest Detroit News column calls out Tigers fans who want Jim Leyland fired.
  • Was Fox Sports Detroit's Rod Allen correct when he said after the end of another loss, "It's not early anymore?"
  • The RAYBRUN SUX!!1! types got their wish, as the Tigers sent Ryan Raburn to Toledo in a desperate attempt to get his bat going.
  • Omir Santos, who will be a 3rd string catcher, was called up to take Raburn's roster spot. WHY?
  • Doug Fister is placed on the 15-day DL...again.Should we panic?
  • Will Fister's health issues change who the Tigers may be looking to acquire at the trade deadline?
  • Hello Casey Crosby!
  • Quintin Berry looks as if he's in Detroit to stay, but in what role? No, it's not as a 2nd baseman!
  • Austin Jackson is eligible to come off the disabled list, but isn't ready to return. Should we panic?
  • Prince Fielder = Dr. Strangeglove.
  • Jim Leyland demands accountability from the umpires, but he wants the media to do it for him.
  • Maggilo Ordonez announced his retirement this week. We discuss Magglio's legacy.
  • Chris Perez calls out the Tigers.
  • Pat Caputo of The Oakland Press calls out the Tigers for a trade they made...6 years ago? Where were his complaints about trading Omar Infante from 6 years ago? Oh, there were none? Figures.
There's also letters from the listeners and final thoughts!

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We're Baaack!

After taking a week off for Memorial Day, The Knee Jerks return tonight (June 4) to kick off Season Four!

Tonight, Eno and Big Al tackle the sad state of the Tigers, the sad state of the Red Wings sans Nick Lidstrom, and the sad state of the Lions with their off-field problems.

What a way to start a new season, eh?

Here's what's NOT sad: a return by Yahoo! Sports' Adam Biggers at 7:45 for another edition of "Adam Rants."

And don't forget "Whose Birthday Is It?" and "Jerk of the Week."

It all starts at 7:00pm ET LIVE here.