Jul 6, 2023
Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks!
We apologize for the extra long hiatus, but The Knee Jerks are back and celebrating 14 years of podcasting! Yes, 14 years!
First off, our 3rd Jerk, Nick Milanovich, joins the festivities.
We also welcome back two of our favorite and longest tenured guests, Bob Page and Ray Scott!
Bob joins us to give his always pertinent thoughts on the Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, and Mets, with a grammar lesson thrown in!
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Coach Scott follows, and we finally get to discuss in depth his recently released book, "The NBA in Black and White: The Memoir of a Trailblazing NBA Player and Coach," co-written with Charley Rosen.
Coach also talks about what Detroit was like in the 60s as seen from the eyes of a kid from Philly, the social upheaval he witnessed, politics in the NBA and how some well known stars had their fill of the league, and Monty Williams' massive new contract to coach the Pistons.
In the final third of the show, we discuss the latest in Detroit sports. Topics include:
Filip Zadina will not be filling up nets with pucks as a Red Wing after asking for a trade, then being waived. Zadina has likely played his final game wearing the winged wheel.
Do the Red Wings need the scoring an Alex Debrincat would bring? Or would the trade capital needed and contract cost/term be too steep?
In the Metro Times, former Freep and NYT writer Joe Lapointe exposed the lack of maintenance and aging, fraying infrastructure at Comerica Park. Eh, the Ilitches are probably too busy not keeping their promises in regard to District Detroit.
The Tigers are a horrible team, 11 games under .500 after losing two straight to the lowly A's. Can we stop the farcical, "Well, they are only 5-6 games out of first, they could make a run!" No, they will not make a run at the division and GM Scott Harris must sell at the deadline.
All that, plus the usual tangents and digressions!
As for our upcoming schedule, Al is headed to Florida for two weeks, so our next episode will be on Wednesday, August 2 with returning guest Ken Kal, the Red Wings marvelous play-by-play man.
In mid-August, Greg is on vacation, so Nick will cover for the man who knows a lot of things about a lot of things.
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