Monday, June 17, 2013

Tonight: Did the Pistons pick the right coach? And how about that Tigers bullpen!

After a week off due to Big Al's computer blowing up, The Jerks are back to chat your ears off about Detroit sports!

It's also a "rant night," i.e. the third Monday of the month, so that means Bleacher Report's Adam Biggers stops by to go off on the Michigan quarterback situation.

Lots to talk about, as usual, and the first topic Eno and Big Al tackle is the Pistons and their new coach, Maurice Cheeks. Big Al wonders if the choice was a "safe" one by GM Joe Dumars, i.e. a "save my ass" choice. Eno says that the Pistons' current situation---nowhere near contender status---meant that the hopes that a serious big name coach coming to Detroit were mere folly.

Next, it's the Tigers and their leaky bullpen. The Jerks point out that the troubles don't stop with Jose Valverde; there are others in the pen who are not exactly free of guilt. The Jerks also touch on the inconsistent offense, the concerns over Anibal Sanchez, and the disaster that is Alex Avila.

Of course, there's also "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: a $25 gift certificate to the House of Watchbands), "Jerks of the Week," and more!

It all starts at 7pm ET HERE!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Tonight: Season Five begins!

Refreshed from a week off following our four-year anniversary show, The Knee Jerks start Season Number Five tonight!

It's the first Monday of the month, so Adam Biggers will be along tonight to rant. Tonight Adam discusses football recruiting and the perils of relying strictly on ratings systems to evaluate players.

Aside from Adam's rant, Eno and Big Al talk Red Wings: what we can take from the playoff run, where the team goes from here, and will they continue to "re-load" with or without Pavel Datsyuk? Where does coach Mike Babcock rank in the NHL among his colleagues?

The Jerks also talk Tigers---particularly last week's maddening display of baseball. Big Al takes manager Jim Leyland to task on the skipper's use (or misuse) of personnel.

Finally, the Jerks touch on the sad, self-destructive life of former Lions WR Titus Young. Will he get the help he so desperately needs?

All that, plus "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake tonight: a complete set of Samsonite luggage), and "Jerk of the Week"!

It all starts at 7pm ET HERE!!