Monday, August 26, 2013

Tonight! Our NFL/Lions Insider, Michael Schottey!!

It's getting closer to the NFL season. You know why? Because Michael Schottey is on tonight's episode of "The Knee Jerks"!

Schottey, affectionately known around these parts as "The Fourth Jerk" (NHL/Red Wings Insider Matt Hutter is the Third Jerk), and Lead NFL National Writer for Bleacher Report, joins us to talk Lions.

We run the gamut with Schottey, including but not limited to: the struggling offense; how good is Matthew Stafford?; the secondary; all the veteran signings late in camp; Havard Rugland; and the d-line.

It's a great 35 minutes!

After Schottey, Eno and Big Al continue with the Lions talk, as the guys wonder if the Lions know how they're going to use Reggie Bush, why there isn't a lot of depth in the roster despite Martin Mayhew being the GM for going on five years now, and other football topics.

Then the show is capped off with Tigers talk. Should we be scared of the Indians? What about catching Victor Martinez more? Big Al thinks MLB blew it in the Ryan Dempster/Alex Rodriguez debacle. Agree?

All that and more, including "Jerk of the Week" and "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: a year's supply of Turtle Wax). It all starts at 7:00pm ET HERE!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tonight: We're "baseball-icious"!! (and some Lions, too)

The baseball season is really heating up, and the Knee Jerks devote most of their program tonight to the national pastime.

Of course, there's lots of Tigers talk. Miggy's exploits, Prince's rough patch, the determined but outgunned Kansas City Royals...that's just some of what the Jerks are talking about!

More: should the Tigers call up hot prospect Nick Castellanos ahead of the August 31 deadline for playoff eligibility? If so, what about Matt Tuiasosopo? Or should the Tigers wait and let Nick try to make the team out of spring training in 2014?

PEDs, sadly, are on the Jerks' docket again. What do you think about Alex Rodriguez ratting out fellow players, including a teammate? Is Ryan Braun sincere with his "new leaf?" How much has PED use affected the accused players' legacies?

Finally, there's Lions talk. Was the ugly exhibition loss to the Browns on Thursday a portent of things to come? Or is it much ado about nothing? Eno is worried about the team's secondary. How about you? The Lions signed several defensive veterans over the weekend. Is this panic, trying to send a message, or just a case of a team trying to get better?

All this and more, plus "Jerk of the Week" and "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: a pair of Florsheim shoes).

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

Monday, August 12, 2013

TONIGHT!!! Jhonny, JV, Bondo, Kickalicious and more!

It's Monday, and that means another thrilling episode of "The Knee Jerks"!!

Join Eno and Big Al as they tackle the Jhonny Peralta suspension and more importantly, whether the Tigers should bring Jhonny back after his 50-game suspension expires with three games remaining in the regular season.

The Jerks also give their take on Jack Clark's slanderous statement that Justin Verlander is taking PEDs, and the ensuing uproar, which included Clark's radio show being fired from the airwaves.

Jeremy Bonderman is back, and in style!

The Jerks also discuss the Lions' exhibition opener and what (if anything) we can glean from it. Also, is there a placekicking controversy? Will Havard Rugland, aka "Kickalicious," push veteran David Akers? Eno doesn't think the Lions will (or should) go the Kickalicious route. Agree or disagree?

Reports say the Pistons are talking to veteran big man Jason Collins, aka the first openly gay, active pro sports athlete. Is this move worth the trouble? Then again, should there be any trouble to begin with?

All that and more, plus "Jerk of the Week" and "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: a pair of galoshes from Totes!)

It all starts at 7:00pm ET HERE.