Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"The Knee Jerks": A new open, a new chat room--even a caller!

If it was Monday night, then it was "The Knee Jerks", correct?


Last night was no exception, as Big Al and I blabbed on our weekly Blog Talk Radio Show for the customary 90 minutes and some change.

The first 35 of those minutes were spent with pro wrestler and soon-to-be-Reality TV star Matt Riviera, who regaled us with stories of his career in pro wrestling and his upcoming VH1 show, "Megan Wants a Millionaire," in which Matt and 16 other millionaires vie for the heart of the gorgeous Megan Hauserman. It debuts this Sunday, August 2, at 9:00 PM ET.

After Matt's segment, Al and I talked about two controversial QBs---Brett Favre and Michael Vick. Then we mourned the very possible loss of the Buick Open after this year, talked a little U-M football, and then launched into Tigers and Lions talk. All that, plus our Jerks of the Week.

Oh, and did I mention that we unveiled our new pre-taped show opening and opened up a "Knee Jerks" chat room during the show? And that we took our first phone call from a listener?


Here are some hi-lites:

Big Al

On the Tigers' offense: "It's like watching the same game over and over again."

On Brett Favre: "I'm tired of this. At this point in his career, on a good day, Favre is maybe an above average quarterback. But the Vikings are putting up with him because if he joins them, he's automatically the best QB on the roster."

On the Lions still having draft choices unsigned: "I'm having flashbacks to the days of (former GM) Russ Thomas!"


On the Buick Open: "I've been there. I've covered it. The players love it. Corey Pavin told me a few years ago that the Buick was one of his favorite stops on the tour. It's a shame if this is the last one."

On Favre: "He's transforming his legacy from one of the best quarterbacks in the game to one of the most aggravating people."

On the Lions: "Al, you're over-reacting, as usual, when it comes to the Lions. These guys will get signed---if not now, then soon. Three days to camp is an eternity."

You can listen to the show by clicking below:

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