Monday, October 28, 2013

Tonight: After 2 weeks off, we welcome Coach Ray Scott!

We're back, after a two-week hiatus!

It's almost hoops time, NBA style!

The Pistons open their 2013-14 season at home against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, so what better time to preview the season than now, and who better to do that with, than former Pistons player and coach---and Friend of the Knee Jerks---Ray Scott?

Coach Scott watches his team, circa 1973

Coach joins us for a rousing 40-minute discussion on the state of the Pistons, including his assessment of GM Joe Dumars' off-season moves (hint: Coach is a big fan). We go over it all, from the make-up of the roster to players who might be on the outside looking in, to new coach Mo Cheeks and to whether Coach feels like the Pistons are a playoff team.

We also get into the development of Andre Drummond, the signing of Josh Smith, and bringing back aging guard Chauncey Billups, and Coach's ideas for how the Pistons should best use him.

After our Pistons talk, Eno and Big Al talk Tigers and their meltdown in the ALCS. What happened? And how much blame should be heaped on Prince Fielder? Big Al thinks the criticism of Fielder was over the top, and Eno explains why it was.

The Tigers are looking for a new manager and the guys talk about that as well!

Then it's on to the Lions' thrilling 31-30 win over Dallas on Sunday, which adds to exciting Lions wins over the Cowboys dating back to the 12-man FG win of 1981; the Monday Night thriller of 1994; and the comeback in Dallas in 2011.

Of course, there's "Whose Birthday Is It?" (prize: a mood ring) and "Jerk of the Week."

It all starts at 7:00pm ET HERE!