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The Knee Jerks - Eno and Big Al


Aug 11, 2021

Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks!  

The vaxxed and masked Summer of The Knee Jerks continues with talk of Chris Ilitch committing to spend real money in free agency, Cade Cunningham hype, Dan Campbell being the human embodiment of a Red Bull, the pissing match continues as Megatron and the Lions bicker more than Ralph and Alice Kramden and we have more anti-vax idiocy in the NFL, the latest coming from a former Sparty QB. This week's topics include:

Detroit Tigers owner Chris Ilitch on increasing payroll to add top talent - "Undoubtedly that could happen this winter."
 
With the team playing above .500 ball since a horrible April, the coming off season will be put up or shut up time for Ilitch and the Tigers' front office

2B Jonathan Schoop inks a 2-year, $15M contract extension, the most money the Tigers have spent on a player in years

After weeks of smokescreens and rumors, the Pistons ultimately did what everyone expected they would - pick Cade Cunningham first overall

Troy Weaver's vision of Pistons' roster?. Big or small, they have to be able to shoot the rock from deep

Lions' head coach Dan Campbell is a walking, talking sound bite who wears his heart on his sleeve. Honestly, it's a breath of fresh air

As Calvin Johnson enters the Hall of Fame, he and the Lions continue to bicker...and bicker...and bicker some more

Should former players such as Megatron become glorified casino greeters, aka team ambassadors? 

Vikings' QB Kirk Cousins says he's willing to do whatever it takes to stay healthy during a pandemic, but refuses the COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the poster boy for NFL anti-vax idiocy. 

The release of Netflix's "Malice at the Palace" has Greg wondering if we've reached peak ridiculousness with sports documentaries. Al is disgusted by MLB's broadcast negotiations with Barstool Sports. It's as if MLB tried to find the most vile, racist and misogynistic company to do business with, all in the name of the almighty dollar.

Be on the lookout for our next special guest. Red Wings play-by-play broadcaster Ken Kal joins us in September.

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