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The Knee Jerks Podcast - Eno, Nick and Big Al

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Greg Eno, Nick Milanovich and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! The Knee Jerks Podcast has been on the sports beat for more 14 years, always with a Detroit attitude!

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Keith Gave and Siddy Hall

Detroit sports podcasters Greg Eno, Big Al Beaton and Nick Milanovich are The Knee Jerks!

We'd like to apologize for the longer than expected hiatus. As it tends to do, life got in the way. But The Knee Jerks are back with a jam packed episode featuring two guests.

Our first guest is author Keith Gave, retired Detroit Red Wings beat writer and columnist for the Detroit Free Press. 

In a wide raging discussion, Keith talks about his days on the Wings beat, going from bottom feeders to winning the Stanley Cup. We learn more about the infamous Goose Loonies incident, Keith talks about his role in helping Petr Klima to defect, what it was like covering the rise of the Russian Five, lets us know the current status of Vladimir Konstantinov, talks how the job of the beat writer has changed for the worse, gives his thoughts on Steve Yzerman as the team's GM and more. 

Keith's books:

The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Courage

Vlad the Impaler: More Epic Tales From Detroit's '97 Stanley Cup Conquest

A Miracle of Their Own: A Team, A Stunning Gold Medal and Newfound Dreams for American Girls

The second guest is our NBA stats guru, Siddy Hall, who takes a deep dive into the issues surrounding the Detroit Pistons, currently owners of a brutal 12 game losing streak. 

Siddy goes off on coach Monty Williams and his insistence of starting Killian Hayes over Jaden Ivey, the failure of GM Troy Weaver to build a coherent roster, Cade Cunningham's inefficiency and penchant for turnovers as a number one scoring option, center Jalen Duren stepping up but still being on the second tier of big men, and rookie Ausar Thompson having many positives but one massive negative, to name just a few of the many Pistons topics covered.

During the final segment of the show, we discuss the the rise of Detroit Lions.  As they head into a Thanksgiving Day clash against the Green Bay Packers, a three game winning streak has moved the Lions to 8-2, the second best record in the NFL.  

Due to time constraints there is no Birthday Game, but we do name our respective Jerk of the Week!

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