5-6A Business Rap; 6-9A Michigan's Big Show; 10A-12P Couch and The Rube; 12-2P The Spartan Beat; 2-3P Lions Today; 3-6P The Drive with Jack and Tom
We answered your Twitter questions, largely on Michigan State football – on the state of things with this team, with the program, who the next head coach might be, why Urban Meyer isn't the right choice and why no one who's talking about MSU's next coach like they know anything knows anything. Plus, the feelings on the Lions, best bets this week, ways we've lost money and more.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Michigan State's lopsided loss to Washington as it begins the post-Mel Tucker era, what's in store for the rest of MSU's season, the program's future and more, along with reactions to the Lions' frustrating loss to the Seahawks and a few fun, off-topic takes.
We opened with a conversation about the Mel Tucker saga, how fans are feeling about Tucker's removal as head coach and this week's MSU game against Washington. Then Matt Charboneau joined us to discuss his exit from the Detroit News and memories from his time on the MSU beat (17:00). Followed by our college football and NFL picks with Harry Gagnon (36:00). Plus, more than an hour of your Twitter questions on MSU football, the future of the program and more (59:00).
We dug into the situation surrounding Mel Tucker – the investigation, his behavior, MSU's decision to suspend him, what it means for MSU's program, the players and our initial thoughts on Harlon Barnett as the Spartans' acting head coach and more. Plus, your "thoughtful takes" on the Mel Tucker saga at MSU.
We answered your Twitter questions – on the Lions' massive win at Kansas City, what it means and how we should feel, on Michigan State's football game against Richmond and what we can learn about the Spartans from it and what might show MSU is ready to compete with Washington, best bets this weekend, and more.
We opened with our hopes and concerns for the Detroit Lions and why Keon Coleman's performance at Florida State isn't an indictment on MSU. Then, the Richmond Times-Dispatch's John O'Connor joined us for a blunt assessment of the Spiders' chances against the Spartans on Saturday (11:00). Then the great Harry Gagnon joined us to pick the Week 2 college football slate and Week 1 NFL games (32:30).
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Michigan State football's opening performance, the fourth-and-1 calls, on Noah Kim and Katin Houser, Maliq Carr and Dillon Tatum, Alante Brown's return to the field after what appeared to be a concussion, on MSU's likely number of wins considering what we learned about future opponents, on how TV breaks are ruining college football watching at home and in the stadium, and more.
We opened digging into criticism of Mel Tucker, including in a recent column. Then we previewed Michigan State football's opener against Central Michigan with a good conversation with the voice of the Chippewas, Adam Jaksa, on this CMU team and what problems CMU could cause MSU (13:45). Then Harry Gagnon joined us to picked this week's college football games against the spread (29:45). Plus, we answered your Twitter questions (64:00) on MSU football and more.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on MSU football and what'll it take to compete at the highest level, what the program should aspire to, the importance of this MSU season, on new college football rules that stink, on the Tigers, meteorologists, how to make this show better and more.
We dug into our hot takes and yours — on Michigan State football's season-determining games, on MSU's quarterback battle and whether Payton Thorne winning the starting job at Auburn says anything about how Mel Tucker handled the QB situation, on a Detroit Free Press column that tackled that dynamic and stirred up deep-seated feelings about the "Blue Wall," on another reason Dantonio might have left when he did, and on the the Lions' Jameson Williams, the Tigers' future and more.
We answered your Twitter questions – on fears about Michigan State football recruiting, Mel Tucker's two coordinators, MSU's place in the new Big Ten, the Spartans' strengths this season, who we'd like to kick out of the Big Ten, what would be a successful season for the Lions, celebrity crushes and, to begin, what we're betting this weekend.
We opened talking about the improved depth and size on MSU's defensive front and how that gives the Spartans' defense a chance to be solid for the first time in the Mel Tucker era. Then good conversations with The Athletic's Scott Dochterman (18:00) on the future of the Big Ten and the Seattle Times' Mike Vorel (40:00) on Washington heading to the Big Ten and the Huskies football team this season.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on what Big Ten expansion means for schools like MSU, on how the league might eventually split into divisions, on MSU's quarterbacks and team, on AJ Hoggard's pro prospects, on the USWNT exiting the World Cup, on the Lions, Tigers and more.
We opened digging into the latest news on Big Ten expansion with the likely additions of Washington and Oregon, what it means for the league, for college sports and for schools like Michigan State. Then we answered your Twitter questions — on MSU football, U-M fans, the "Blue Wall", the Big Ten, the Tigers' flubbed trade deadline, the Lions and more.
We dug into the latest news on the Big Ten considering expanding again, adding Washington, Oregon and perhaps Stanford and Cal (13:00). Then we dove into the Detroit Tigers' failure to move pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez at the trade deadline (26:00), including a good conversation with Detroit Free Press Tigers beat writer Evan Petzold (37:00). Plus, the great Harry Gagnon joined us as we shared some of our favorite college football, NFL and soccer bets (54:00).
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on to what degree this is a big year for Mel Tucker, MSU football season projections and new uniforms, on U-M and MSU fans coexisting at the same stadium, on the Tigers at the trade deadline, the Lions, and more. Plus, some weird stories.
We returned from vacation and dug into our hot takes and yours – on MSU basketball at Moneyball, including changed hopes and expectations for Jaxon Kohler, on Wimbledon, both the men's final and being there last week, on the Pistons' core and the Tigers' chances, on MSU football and Mel Tucker and more.
We answered your Twitter questions – on impressions of MSU's basketball team and freshmen at the Moneyball Pro-Am, how the minutes may be dispersed this season, fair expectations for MSU quarterbacks Noah Kim and Katin Houser, the Pistons' moves (or lack thereof), improving downtown Lansing, and some fun hypothetical questions about life.
We begin with a minutes projection for each player on Michigan State's basketball team, before seeing the Spartans new freshmen at the Moneyball Pro-Am this week. Then we take a spin through MSU's football schedule predicting the outcome of each game and the odds of an MSU win. Followed by our early best bets for the football season — college and NFL season win totals, Big Ten championship odds, etc. Finally, we dig into some of the great what-ifs in MSU and Detroit sports history.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on MSU football recruiting and this weekend's pledges, on why these latest recruits are more likely to actually sign with the Spartans, on MSU basketball and whether this roster has a weakness, on the ever-frustrating Tigers, the Pistons' draft and roster makeup, on downtown Lansing, Michigan vs. other states, pizza, fireworks and more.
We answered your Twitter questions – on MSU players in next season's NBA draft, on the Pistons' picks, Juwan Howard's coaching, on Coen Carr, some over-unders for MSU hoops and football, solutions for downtown Lansing, trips in tiny submersibles and more.
We opened with our three hot takes – on MSU football recruiting developments, Mat Ishbia and Isiah Thomas, Cassius Winston and more. Then a great conversation with The Athletic's Brendan Quinn, just back from the U.S. Open, on what transpired at the LA Country Club, on Rory, and on future of the PGA and LIV. Then, your hot takes – on MSU football, the Lions, Pistons, Tigers and more.
We opened talking about the possibility of alcohol being sold at Spartan Stadium and MSU sporting events after a bill moved through the state legislature allowing for it. Then The Athletic's James Edwards joined us for a good conversation on the Pistons – their upcoming draft, their roster and future, including their new coach (16:30). Then Harry Gagnon joined us with his top U.S. Open picks (37:30). Some great stuff. And last but not least, we answered your Twitter questions on MSU football, hoops, the Tigers and more (49:00).
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Big Ten football scheduling without divisions and the impact on Michigan State, on MSU's protected rivals or lack thereof, on Keon Coleman's "two-year sentence" comment about MSU, on what's a reasonable timeline for Mel Tucker, on the Tigers falling apart, the Saudis buying into the PGA Tour, and more.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Michigan State's NIL situation, the MSU football over-under wins total, fair expectations for Mel Tucker, troughs in the bathrooms at Spartan Stadium, the Tigers' predicament, Lions projections, bad words we don't understand, and more.
We answered your Twitter questions – on Michigan State's basketball team next season, realistic expectations and the breakdown of playing time now that Jaden Akins and A.J. Hoggard have announced their return, on the future of watching MSU and Big Ten football with streaming, the Pistons under Monty Williams, the Tigers, Lions and more. Plus a couple stories worth telling.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on MSU football and hoops, including Suzy Merchant's departure and how Mel Tucker should be judged, on the pitfalls and future of NIL, on the Tigers' chances of winning the division, the Lions' evaluation of Jared Goff and more. Plus, a couple stories worth telling, including The Rube's harsh words for a judge that got him thrown in jail.
In our return after a short hiatus, we answered your Twitter questions – on Michigan State moving a home football game to Ford Field on Black Friday, on the momentum or lack thereof with Mel Tucker's program, on Jaden Akins and AJ Hoggard, on the Blue Wall, bachelor parties and more.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Payton Thorne and Keon Coleman entering the transfer portal, how much it changes next season, on the state of Michigan State football under Mel Tucker, on whether MSU has an NIL problem, on the Detroit Lions' draft and more.
Off the top: We discuss Jaren Jackson Jr., and Xavier Tillman starring for Memphis in the NBA Playoffs and the great what-if of their time at Michigan State. Then a conversation with The Athletic's Nick Baumgardner on the NFL Draft – on the QBs, Will Anderson, the Lions' possible selections and MSU's Jayden Reed. Plus, our favorite NFL Draft prop bets.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on the likelihood Jaden Akins returns to Michigan State and how ready he is for the NBA, on Jameson Williams' suspension and the Lions draft, on the MSU football season ahead, the woes with our Tigers bet, the joys of co-presenting and more.
We answered your Twitter questions – on the state of Michigan State football coming out of the spring, the quarterback competition, the push for one particular QB, who has more pressure on next season, Mel Tucker or Tom Izzo, MSU basketball, Jett Howard, worst Tigers signings, the Lions' draft, "New Girl" and other great sitcoms, dealing with birds in the house and more.
Chris Castellani, of Barstool and Tigers postgame video fame, joined us to talk about the state of the Detroit Tigers – this season and beyond, who on this roster might be around when the winning finally happens, his assessment of GM Scott Harris and owner Chris Ilitch, and more. Plus, we pick some NBA, NHL and soccer games with Harry Gagnon.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Michigan State football, what we saw Saturday, the quarterback competition between Payton Thorne, Noah Kim and Katin Houser, some of the fan hype surrounding Houser and Twitter interactions after the scrimmage, expectations for this MSU football season, and on MSU basketball, the Tigers, Couch beating Andre Agassi and more.
We dug into your Twitter questions – on Michigan State basketball's roster, the likelihood of late transfers, minutes next season, whether the Spartans will contend, on MSU football heading into the spring game, including the QB battle, on the Tigers and Javy Baez and whether A.J. Hinch will last the season and more.
We open talking about the return of Tyson Walker and Malik Hall to Michigan State's basketball team next season and what that means for the Spartans. Then, a good conversation with The Athletic's James Edwards on the Pistons – where they are in the rebuild, who they'd like to draft. Plus, Harry Gagnon joins us for NBA, baseball and soccer best bets.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on MSU football's QB decision and how it'll impact fans' mindset, on the Tigers and the massive betting opportunity, the state of the Pistons, the Masters and the state of Tiger Woods, Michigan basketball adding Caleb Love and other transfers and more.
We dug into Michigan State's basketball roster with friend of MSU's program and former Division I coach Rick Carter – how far is MSU from title contention, which players returning would really help the Spartans and more. Plus best Masters bets with former Tiger Woods writer Dan Kilbridge of Bookies.com.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Michigan State hoops and football, on Angel Reese, Catlin Clark and taunting, on Hunter Dickinson transferring and the state of the Wolverines, the Tigers finishing 0-162, April Fools' Day being ass and more.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – largely on Michigan State's basketball team, its Sweet 16 loss to Kansas State, the opportunity lost, who should come back next season, the impact of roster decisions on other MSU players, the NCAA tournament as a whole, college refs, Spartan football and more.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – largely on Michigan State basketball's NCAA tournament win over Marquette and matchup with Kansas State in the Sweet 16 in New York, on Tyson Walker's legacy, what to make of Mady Sissoko, changed perceptions of Joey Hauser, and what this means for MSU's team, program and Tom Izzo.
We dug into Michigan State's win over USC, what's next for MSU against Marquette and what a win would mean for the Spartans. Then a conversation on MSU hoops with Detroit Free Press columnist Shawn Windsor. Plus, we answer your Twitter questions.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Michigan State's NCAA tournament draw and chances and the pressure on the Spartans to make a run, on Suzy Merchant's departure, MSU's QB battle and more. Plus, our NCAA tournament picks and first-round best bets with Harry.
We opened discussing MSU football losing a top-ranked football recruit, the Big Ten basketball postseason awards and ... Lamar Jackson to the Lions? Then, a conversation with The Athletic's Brendan Quinn previewing the Big Ten basketball tournament, Michigan State's chances and whether how MSU is playing offensively is sustainable. Plus, our college basketball conference tournament and Premier League picks with Harry.
We dug into our hot takes and yours – on Michigan State's postseason chances, beginning as the 4 seed at the Big Ten tournament, on MSU's win over Ohio State, its hot shooting, the impact of certain seniors returning for an extra year, the Wolverines' predicament, Spartan hockey's landmark win, the effect of MSU football losing Brandon Jordan, bad weather predictions and more.
We answered your Twitter questions – largely on Michigan State basketball, whether this team's sudden offensive surge could change its postseason, which MSU seniors might return next season, Joey Hauser's redemption arc and more. Plus, your thoughts and tweets that didn't age well from halftime of MSU's game at Nebraska.