Monday, August 27, 2012

Tonight's Show: Son of Swami himself, Mick McCabe

Tonight the Jerks welcome an old friend, Mick McCabe, the Son of Swami and the high school sports beat writer and columnist for the Detroit Free Press.

Mick will preview the 2012 prep football season, including letting us know who are the top teams and players in the state. He'll also regale us with stories and experiences of his many years covering high school sports in Michigan, including his number one, all-time high school athlete that he's ever covered. Want to know who it is? Then tune in!

After Mick, the Jerks will talk Lions football as the pre-season winds down. Are there any concerns? Was the 31-20 loss at Oakland on Saturday anything to worry about?

And then, the Tigers: any worries about Doug Fister's groin injury? Can Drew Smyly be a key part of the stretch drive? Is Maddening Max Scherzer finally blossoming into a reliable starter?

We'll also touch on the huge Red Sox/Dodgers trade and PEDs, thanks to the recent nabbing of pitcher Bartolo Colon, who was caught using them.

All that and more, plus Whose Birthday Is It? and Jerk of the Week!

It all starts at 7:00PM LIVE HERE.

Bless You Boys Podcast 53: This stuff makes my head hurt

Check out the latest from Big Al's other show, the Bless You Boys Podcast.

On this week's Bless You Boys Podcast, we talk English Premier League...and a little Detroit Tigers baseball too!

BYB Podcast 53 has a running time of 1:13 and features Kurt Mensching and Al Beaton.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Our guest next Monday: Freep HS reporter Mick McCabe!

The Knee Jerks are happy to announce that we will once again be visited by the Son of Swami himself, Free Press high school reporter/columnist Mick McCabe!

Mick will join us on Monday, August 27 to preview the upcoming prep football season, and to talk about other stuff, high school sports-wise.

That's Monday, August 27 at 7:00pm ET LIVE, right HERE!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tonight's Show: Adam Biggers, Tigers and Lions

Tune in to the latest episode of "The Knee Jerks" as the guys welcome freelance sportswriter and radio analyst Adam Biggers for another edition of "Adam Rants" about 45 minutes into the show. Adam joins the Jerks on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month to pontificate.

Before and after Adam, the guys will give their takes on the Melky Cabrera/MLB/PED situation, in which the Giants' All-Star outfielder was suspended for 50 games and then was caught trying to use a fake website as a fallback plan.

Of course, the Tigers' strange weekend series against Baltimore will get lots of air time, as will the Lions' second exhibition game. The Jerks talk about the Matthew Stafford/Calvin Johnson connection, along with wondering whether DE Willie Young is ready for Prime Time.

There will be the standbys of "Whose Birthday Is It?" and "Jerk of the Week," as always.

The episode is available for download beginning at 7:00pm ET by clicking HERE.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tonight's show: "Fourth Jerk" Mike Schottey talks Lions!

One of our favorite guests, Bleacher Report's Mike Schottey, is our guest tonight (August 13), talking Lions. Mike, B/R's new National Lead Writer for the NFL,will discuss his take on the Lions' first exhibition game, and talk about everything from Ndamukong Suh to Louie Delmas to Kellen Moore to Joique Bell and Keiland Williams. All that, and MORE! You can listen at 7:00pm ET HERE.

Eno: Second guessing of Leyland not always fair

In his latest missive, Eno comes down on the second guessers of Tigers manager Jim Leyland who won't give the skipper any credit when his in-game decisions work. Check it out HERE.