Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Book giveaway for the December 9 show! "The Unforgettable Buzz," a history of Electric Football and Tudor Games

It was one of the best childhood memories for sports fans around the USA: finding an electric football game under the Christmas tree!

On our December 9 show, our guest will be author Earl Shores, who along with Roddy Garcia has penned "The Unforgettable Buzz," a detailed and exhaustive look at the history of Electric Football and Tudor Games.

To help celebrate the game and the upcoming holidays, we are asking that you submit a question for Earl re: electric football. If we use the question on the air, you will be placed in a drawing to win a copy of Earl and Roddy's book!

Your chances to win are pretty good if we use your question, as we plan on only asking 3-4 listener questions. So submit away!

E-mail your question (one per person please) to thekneejerks at gmail dot com. All questions received through Friday, December 6 will be considered. Please include your name and mailing address.

Good luck!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tonight: Sean MacDonald, the "Traveling Fan"

We have a special treat for you tonight.

Sean MacDonald, who is affiliated with our good friend Paul Swaney's Stadium Journey website, is joining us to discuss a very cool endeavor he is undertaking.

Sean is trying to attend a football game in each of the NFL's 32 stadiums this season. That's 32 stadiums, 17 weeks---or about two games per week!

We caught up with Sean, literally, as he relaxed (briefly) in his Green Bay hotel room, in town to watch the Packers-Bears Monday night game.

Sean tells us how he got the idea for the trip, how he planned it, the logistics, and some quirky things that have happened to him so far. It's an interesting half hour!

After Sean, Adam Biggers joins us for another edition of "Adam Rants." Mr. Biggers weighs in on the U-M/MSU football game, and his take isn't pretty for U-M fans!

No Lions game this week, so Eno and Big Al spend the rest of the show talking more Michigan-Michigan State and the Tigers---namely the new manager, Brad Ausmus, and the start of the free agent season. It looks like the team's bullpen is in for a major overhaul, and what will the Tigers do about second base? Infante? Cano? Perez?

All this, plus "Whose Birthday Is It?" (at stake: a case of Stroh's Bock Beer) and "Jerk of the Week"!

It all starts at 7pm ET HERE.