Monday, October 22, 2012

Tonight's show: Paula Pasche, Lions beat writer!

We're back after taking a week off due to Big Al's Bless You Boys duties taking precedence last week.

We have a terrific guest for you tonight: Paula Pasche, who is the Lions beat writer for the Oakland Press.

As an added bonus, during the interview Paula will also be answering four questions sent in by four lucky listeners, who will win a copy of her new book, 100 Things Lions Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.

Those four listeners are: David Bark from Hamtramck; Daniel Welling from Chelsea; Prince Elia from West Bloomfield; and Tim Lillis from Kentwood. Congrats, guys! A copy of Paula's book is on its way to you this week!

After Paula's segment, the Jerks talk Tigers, and boy is there a lot to talk about! From the gut-wrenching ALDS to the sweep of the Yankees in the ALCS, and all the side stories that go with it, the Jerks are all over it!

There'll be a little U-M/MSU football talk, and of course, "Whose Birthday Is It?" and "Jerk of the Week."

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

Friday, October 19, 2012

LAST DAY!! Our First "Knee Jerks Giveaway"!!

For the first time since debuting in May, 2009, the Jerks have prizes to give away!

On October 22, our guest will be Paula Pasche, who covers the Lions for the Oakland Press.

We have four copies of Paula's new book, 100 Things Lions Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, to give away.

Here's how it works. Simply e-mail us a question ( you would like us to ask Paula, about the Lions. Do so anytime between now and TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. If we use your question on the air (don't worry, we'll give you credit), we will ship you a copy of Paula's book! So don't forget to include a mailing address when you submit your question.

Easy, right?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tonight: No show; next week: Paula Pasche!

Thanks to Sunday's Tigers game bleeding into the evening (and thus, into our weekly recording time), Big Al's Bless You Boys obligations kept him away from the studio this week. But we will return like gangbusters next week.

On October 22, we will be joined by Paula Pasche, who covers the Lions for the Oakland Press. As an added bit of fun, four of the questions we ask Paula will come from four lucky winners of our contest to win a copy of Paula's book, 100 Things Lions Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.

Here's how you can enter the contest. The deadline is October 19.

See ya next week!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tonight's show: Lee Panas, baseball sabermetrician, discusses the AL MVP race!

Tonight, the Jerks welcome old friend Lee Panas of Detroit Tiger Tales, a sabermetrics guy and the author of Beyond Batting Averagewho will discuss the AL MVP race between Mike Trout of the Angels and Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers. Lee will present his argument as to why Trout should be the league MVP.

After Lee, Eno and Big Al keep talking Tigers and their ALDS with the Oakland A's. Everything from the supposed expanded strike zone in Game 1 to Al Alburquerque kissing the baseball in Game 2, the Jerks break down the series.

The Jerks also discuss the Indians' hiring of Terry Francona as their new manager, as well as the scope of Cabrera's Triple Crown.

It all starts at 7:00pm ET HERE.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tonight's Show: Tigers on verge; so is Miggy; Lions can't roar

We're back, after taking a week off!

Tonight the Jerks welcome freelance sports journalist and broadcaster Adam Biggers for another edition of "Adam Rants." In tonight's rant, Adam breaks down MSU's rocky start in football, including Saturday's loss to Ohio State. Adam pops in about 45 minutes into the show.

Before and after Adam, Eno and Big Al talk Tigers and discuss why they are on the verge of winning the AL Central. It hasn't always been pretty, but it looks like the Detroiters are going to get the job done.

The Jerks also talk Miggy Cabrera, and his assault on the Triple Crown. Also at issue: sabermetrics, and their influence on how the game of baseball is analyzed. This is of particular relevance to Cabrera, because a lot of sabermetricians are pooh-poohing Miggy's season and the Triple Crown in general.

The Lions also get their airtime as Eno and Big Al offer their opinions as to why the team is off to a 1-3 start. Should special teams coach Danny Crossman get the ziggy?

Of course, there's another edition of "Whose Birthday Is It?" (will Big Al win a set of Ginsu knives?) and of course, "Jerk of the Week."

It all starts at 7:00pm ET HERE.