The Knee Jerks - Eno and Big Al

The Knee Jerks - Eno and Big Al

Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters, Greg Eno (aka the man who knows a lot of things about a lot of things), and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! The Knee Jerks have been on the sports beat for more 10 years, always with a Detroit attitude!

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June 30, 2022 60 min

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

Thanks to Detroit Pistons GM Troy Weaver's penchant for fleecing other NBA teams, this weeks show is all hoops. To discuss the Pistons' out of the box off season maneuvering, we welcome back our own NBA insider/stats guru, Siddy Hall. 

Topics include:

Before the draft, the Pistons traded Jerami Grant to the Trial Blazers for a 2025 1st rou...

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

Detroit and New York City radio and TV sports broadcasting ledgend Bob Page is a long-time friend of the show. Bob returns to The Knee Jerks Podcast to discuss the latest with the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, including Steve Yzerman's head coaching search, the Tigers historically bad offense and who could end up as the scapegoat for w...

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

This week The Knee Jerks Podcast celebrates 13 years of Greg and Al ranting about Detroit sports by bringing back one of our oldest friends and one of our newest.

We open with a long-time friend of the show, former NBA/ABA player, front office exec, head coach and now published author, Ray Scott.

Coach's new memoir, written by Ray with Charley...

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

This week we welcome back another old friend of the show - Getty photographer Greg Shamus.

Greg has had an adventurous few years while shooting some of the biggest events in sports, including Super Bowl LVI and the 2022 Masters. Greg talks of dealing with the new normal of COVID protocols, shooting in empty stadiums and arenas with smaller crews a...

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

This week we welcome Ike Blessitt to the show. Ike played for the Detroit Tigers in 1972, and has a long history in the game at every level. Ike has battled through numerous hardships, including his being blackballed by MLB due to an incident with Billy Martin and dealing with baseball's institutional racism and unspoken racial quotas. But Ike...

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

This week we welcome the return of a very old friend of the show - Micheal Schottey, head of content for The 33rd Team, a football think tank featuring contributions from NFL head coaches, GMs, and executives. Mike gives us his thoughts on the upcoming NFL Draft, along with insider info on players and team draft strategies. We plan on having Mike ...

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

An interview 13 years in the making, long-time Detroit sports broadcaster Matt Dery joins the show. After being a daily presence on Detroit sports radio for many, many years, Matt now hosts the Locked on Lions and Pistons Pod podcasts. Matt talks about his post radio life and has plenty to say about the Lions, Pistons and Tigers.

In the second hal...

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March 23, 2022 120 min

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

This week's topics include:

The QB carousel spun out of control over the past 2 weeks, giving even more credence to the NFL being a QB first, last and always league.

There are 32 NFL teams. There aren't 32 legitimate starting QBs, which leads to desperate teams doing desperate things.

The Cleveland Browns went all in on a sex off...

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

This week's topics include:

Aaron Rodgers' new mega-deal with the Packers and the Seahawks trade of Russell Wilson to the Broncos for a king's ransom in draft capital is just more proof the NFL is a QB first, last and always league.

Falcons wide out Calvin Ridley was suspended 1 year for gambling on NFL games. Can't piss ...

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

This week's topics include:

The Stat Guy, Siddy Hall, opens the show. He gives us his thoughts on Pistons' GM Troy Weaver's trade deadline moves - dealing for Marvin Bagley III while Jerami Grant remained a Piston.

According to Stephen A. Smith, the NBA dunk contest was a “national atrocity.”  Hyperbole? Yes. But are All-Star...

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

This week it's all Eno and Big Al. Topics include:

Lou Whitaker's number will be retired by the Tigers. It's long overdue.

MLB owners refuse to act in good faith, request federal mediation despite refusing to negotiate with the MLBPA, who aren't buying their BS.

Lions name a new offensive coordinator, as other coaches on ...

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

This week The Stat Guy, NBA guru Siddy Hall. joins the show. Siddy gives his thoughts on the current state of the Pistons rebuild, Jerami Grant at the trade deadline possibilities, Cade Cunningham and the rest of the team's young core, and gives us a few interesting pieces of stat trivia.

The second half of the show includes:

Lions f...

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Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! This week we welcome a special guest, Ron Mott Ron, formerly a regular contributor to Today, NBC Nightly News, and MSNBC, now runs a passion project, the sports newsletter SPORTSOPOLY.

In a wide ranging discussion, Ron talks about his past as a broadcast journalist, the future of journalism, his pivot to writing a sports newsletter, and ...

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Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! The year may be coming to an end, but The Knee Jerks will go on and on, covering all things Detroit sports.

This week's topics include:

Everyone and everything, especially sports, have been adversely affected by the omicron COVID variant. The NHL has been far more cautious compared to the NFL and NBA, who are trying to power thru the...

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Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! We're back after a short pre-holiday hiatus with the Tigers, Lions and college football on an overstuffed menu.

This week's topics include:

Tigers fans wanted free agent Carlos Correa as their new shortstop. But the Tigers didn’t want to pay Correa's 10yr/$300M plus price tag, so the fans get Javier Baez for 6yr/$140M instead...

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Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! With an 0-17 season a distinct possibility, this week's podcast is Detroit Lions-centric, with a little Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers thrown in the mix,

This week's topics include:

The Lions are 0-8 at the bye, ,and 0-17 is now on the menu.
Dan Campbell butchers clock management, admits he was out coached against the Eagles
Jared...

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Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! This week has a heavy hoops slant as The Knee Jerks are joined by NBA super fan and stats guru Siddy Hall for a Pistons preview. We talk advanced metrics, Troy Weaver's pluses and minuses as a GM, Killian Hayes, Isaiah Stewart, Jerami Grant's usage,  the NBA past and present, amongst other hoops topics.

The second half of the sho...

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Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! This week we welcome back the head football coach for Eastern Michigan University, Chris Creighton.  In a wide ranging discussion, Coach gives us his thoughts on the Eagles' season to this point, the performance of new QB Ben Bryant, working with the transfer portal, and new head basketball coach Stan Heath.

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

As autumn is upon us, The Summer of The Knee Jerks comes to an end. As does the Detroit Lions season, thanks to their 0-2 start.  This week features a ton of Lions discussion, with a little Detroit Tigers added as a palate cleanser.

Topics include:

To no one’s surprise, save for a segment of the fan base who were living in denial, the Li...

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September 9, 2021 100 min

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

The Summer of The Knee Jerks was nearly derailed by life and Mother Nature, forcing us to miss a show. But we return with vengeance, featuring a very special guest - long time Detroit Red Wings play-by-play broadcaster Ken Kal. Ken previews the coming season and talks of the difficulties broadcasting hockey during a pandemic.

The second ...

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