Monday, April 29, 2013

Tonight: Around the horn with Eno and Big Al

Due to the length of the Tigers game at the Angels on April 21, we were unable to record an episode last week, so listeners sadly lost out on the chance to hear good friend to the Knee Jerks, Michael Schottey, preview the NFL Draft for us.

But this is a new week and we recorded the show before the Tigers Sunday night game on April 28.

Unfortunately, Mr. Schottey wasn't able to reschedule, but Eno was out on April 14 (thank you, Adam Biggers for filling in) so Mike's hole was filled by more time for Eno and Big Al to get reacquainted.

The Jerks ran the Detroit sports gamut, with 80 minutes around the horn.

First up: Lions draft. Big Al wasn't thrilled with the Ziggy Ansah pick and he tells why. The guys then break down the Lions picks, top to bottom. Eno likes the variety; of the nine picks, eight different positions were addressed (including punter, which the guys call into question).

Then it's Pistons talk. It's a question raised just about every other year: Who will be the next Pistons coach? Eno tells why he thinks Nate McMillan should get the job.

Next it's the Red Wings and the continuation of their 22-year run of playoff  appearances, followed by a big and interesting week from the Tigers. Big Al calls out those who are mean-spirited in their criticism of the move to bring closer Jose Valverde back.

All that, plus "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: the home version of "The Knee Jerks"), Jerk of the Week, and much more! It all starts at 7pm HERE.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tonight: Now batting for Eno...

Tonight Eno has the week off, so the Fourth Jerk, Adam Biggers, pinch hits!
Adam Biggers

Big Al and Adam look back at Michigan's loss to Louisville in the NCAA Tournament Final; the current state of the Wolverines program; Trey Burke declaring for the NBA draft; who stays and who leaves for the NBA from both Michigan and Michigan State; and the outlook for both of the state's B1G teams for the coming season.

The guys also talk Tigers and their big bats (and scary bullpen), and more!

It all starts at 7pm ET HERE!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tonight!: Coach Ray Scott and Jay Wierenga from Bleacher Report!

"Coach" Ray Scott

The Pistons season is winding down, and we are all over it!

Joining us on the April 8 episode of "The Knee Jerks" are former Pistons player and coach (and frequent TKJ contributor) Ray Scott and Jay Wierenga, a Pistons Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.

Ray and Jay will break down yet another miserable Pistons season, and run the gamut---from personnel decisions and possible moves in the off-season, to what went wrong in 2012-13. Do the guys think President Joe Dumars stays? How about coach Lawrence Frank? Will Andre Drummond turn into one of the best big men in the NBA? Who will the Pistons draft? Do they try to sign free agent-to-be Jose Calderon?

All those questions, and more, will be answered!

Following the hoops talk, the Jerks get into Michigan's exciting run to the NCAA basketball championship game (Mitch McGary, tourney MVP?); the retirement of Lions kicker Jason Hanson, and the Tigers' opening 3-3 week.

All that, plus "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: a $100 gift certificate for Spiegel catalogue, Chicago 60619), "Jerk of the Week," and more!

It all is available for download at 7pm ET HERE!!