The voice of the Detroit Tigers, Dan Dickerson, called in to discuss the hot and cold club. He’s more optimistic about the team than most people and was very impressed by the lefty pitcher Daniel Norris.
We’re one day away from the Masters so we had to bring in an expert to help us preview the “Tradition Unlike Any Other.” Marc Gilmore, head pro at Marquette Golf Club, joined Blake and Seth in studio to make predictions and wild guesses. Gilmore said the Tiger bump is 100% real and great for business.
Seth and Blake also get into the Brewers’ crazy walk-off win, the Tigers’ struggles in the cold, and the dwindling hope for the Pistons.
Ryan Stieg from the Mining Journal stopped by to break down the National Championship game from last night. We took a break to answer a caller’s question about the Bucks and the future of Jabari Parker and to determine where Jay Wright ranks among the coaching elite.
Is Michigan the most underrated men’s basketball program in the country right now? We’ll discuss!
Rachel Zerbe from ABC 10 joined Blake in studio to give a preview of the National Championship game between Michigan and Villanova. Do the Wolverines stand a chance? Blake says Michigan State fans should be happy Michigan made it this far. They also discuss the imperfect start to the season for the Tigers, the epic collapse by the Bucks and Grant Potulny’s contract extension.
Coach Syrjala joined the SportsPen to preview Westwood’s 3-on-3 co-ed basketball tournament coming up April 14-15. He also talked about the UP Football All-Star game and his role as a defensive coordinator.
Ryan Stieg made a rare Tuesday appearance on the show to bring good news to NMU hockey fans: Grant Potulny isn’t leaving! We also talk about Negaunee moving to Class B and Westwood athletic director Jon Beckman called in to help us make sense of it.
Packers fans were irate that the team would let Jordy Nelson go so Ryan and Blake had to calm them down, and the Pistons are still mathematically in contention for the playoffs.
Rachel Zerbe and Blake Froling had their breakdown of the Elite Eight, including their questioning of Florida State’s end-of-game strategy against Michigan. They also try to determine what Miles Bridges’ legacy will be at Michigan State when he leaves for the NBA. Rachel and Blake also look at the startling contrast in the number of draft picks the Packers and Lions have, and if Detroit is destined for another mediocre season. Finally, the two give the highlights from the Greek Freak’s “60 Minutes” interview.
March 22 – Dollar Bay boys basketball coach Jesse Kentala joined Blake Froling and Jake Durant on the SportsPen Thursday afternoon ahead of the Blue Bolts’ matchup with Southfield Christian.