Monday, July 29, 2013

Tonight! A "humble" Schwartz, a goofy ejection, PEDs and more!

The Jerks are actually on the air for a FOURTH STRAIGHT WEEK! Due to circumstances not always under our control, that hasn't happened for quite some time.

As usual, the plate is full.

We start with Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who actually used the H-word ("humbled") in discussing his personal reaction to last year's 4-12 season. We break down other quotes from The Schwartz's presser last week as the Lions kicked off another training camp. We also wondered aloud if the Lions are contenders or pretenders in 2013 (Eno uses the D-word in his assessment; care to guess what that is?).

The talk then turns to the NFL in general, and we decry the talk of an 18-game season, as injuries are already mounting in training camps around the league.

The Tigers then take center stage, particularly Sunday's ridiculous ejection of Miggy Cabrera by umpire Chad Fairchild. How ironic that "fair" and "child" are in that clown's name! The Jerks are less than thrilled with Fairchild's behavior. The Jerks also discuss the upcoming trade deadline (note: the trade for Astros closer Jose Veras had not been completed at the time of recording).

The Baseball Hall of Fame had its induction ceremonies last weekend, and no living players were celebrated. In fact, they were vilified by some current HOF members for their suspected use of PEDs. Eno quotes Bob Gibson, though, who admitted to being glad that he never had to make the decision whether to use PEDs or not in his day. Gibson doesn't think playing "Holier than thou" is very righteous.

All that and more, plus "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: a case of Schooner Tuna; do you remember what movie that is from?), "Jerk of the Week," and more plugs than an AC power strip!

It all starts at 7pm ET HERE!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

TONIGHT! Adam Biggers, plus Jahvid Best, the NHL, and Tigers at the trade deadline!

Time to get your rant on!

It's an Adam Biggers week---meaning that our resident ranter will join us for several minutes at the top of the show for "Adam Rants."

Mr. Biggers, who can be read at Bleacher Report, will go off on the insane story that broke over the weekend by the Detroit Free Press regarding the bizarre and abusive behavior alleged by players of former Oakland University womens basketball coach Beckie Francis. Adam says that the girls at OU "weren't coached by Francis, they were victimized."

Note: The Knee Jerks have invited Freep sports writer Mick McCabe, who helped report the story, onto a future episode to further discuss this disturbing story.

After Adam, the Jerks get after it---starting with the news of Jahvid Best's release by the Lions last week. Big Al and Eno both call it a shame, with Eno adding that concussions are to the NFL in the 21st century what serious knee injuries were in the 20th century.

Other topics include the Pistons and whether they are a playoff team, as the roster now stands; the NHL's new schedule and realignment; and what the Tigers might do as the trading deadline approaches.

All this, plus "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: three free games of miniature golf, provided Big Al can find a mini golf course) and Jerk of the Week.

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This Week's Show: Stafford, Billups, Tigers at the break (and more!)

The new episode of "The Knee Jerks" is available for download and it's chock full of good stuff!

The boys begin by chatting about Matthew Stafford's contract extension: good, bad? Too many years? Not enough? Or just right? Eno says if Stafford isn't a franchise QB, then he's easily the closest thing to it the Lions have had since the days of Bobby Layne.

The Pistons brought back two familiar faces: Rasheed Wallace (asst. coach) and Chauncey Billups (guard depth). Is this a desperate PR grab, or are these sound basketball decisions? Eno and Big Al are in agreement---but listen to the segment to see what side of the fence they're on! The guys also talk about the signing of European MVP Luigi Datome, and how much that might help the Pistons' cause.

Then it's on to the Tigers and a look back at the first half and what to expect after the All-Star break. Big Al also slips in some breaking rumors regarding a high profile NL pitcher possibly coming to Detroit!

All this and more, including "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: dinner for two at the Roostertail with host Jerry Schoenith), "Jerk of the Week"!

Check it out---you'll be glad you did!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tonight: Adam Biggers subs for Eno!

Eno can't make it tonight, so resident ranter Adam Biggers co-hosts with Big Al.

The timing is right, because the Pistons' drafting choices are the subject of discussion---very much including the Pistons passing on U-M's Trey Burke. No doubt that Adam has a lot to say about that.

Also on the docket: Tigers talk, as Big Al and Adam try to dissect the Bengals to see what's wrong for our boys, who have lost six of seven since taking three of four from the Red Sox (remember THAT?)

It all starts at 7pm ET HERE!!