Jeff Riger, has often been asked, “Why are you like this?” Simply put, Jeff Riger was forged by sweat, honed by determination and haunted by a Diet Coke addiction. Guided by a keen sense of smell, Jeff Riger knew that his gift of talking a lot would lead him to a career in radio.
Jeff Riger began his journey from humble beginnings. He studied at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. After graduation he began his career at WPON 1460AM as a member of the “Triple Threat” radio show. After interning at WTKA in Ann Arbor and WWJ in Detroit, he got his first full-time job at WMLM in Alma, MI. In 2002 Jeff came back to Detroit and started working at WXYT-AM. Citing temporary insanity and a peculiar fascination with learning the origins of Bernie Brewer, Jeff ventured briefly to WSSP in Milwaukee. Satisfied with what he learned, Jeff returned home to Detroit, and now works full time at WXYT AM/FM.
For those of you new to the story of Jeff Riger, some of his career highlights include covering the 2008 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Championship, Super Bowl XL in Detroit, the Detroit Tigers’ run for the 2006 World Series, the Pistons World Championship in 2004 and many other sporting events too numerous to mention. Jeff ‘s most recent memorable moment was obtaining exclusive interviews from umpire Jim Joyce after his admitted bad call cost the Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game on June 2, 2010.
When he is not hanging out with his beautiful wife Alison, Jeff has been known to consult his trusted advisers Tram and Lou on what it means to be Detroit. Of course, Tram and Lou are his cats, and Alison is originally from Cleveland, but who can judge?
You can hear Jeff on the weekends and also during and after Detroit Red Wing games.
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So when Michigan got decent and then fantastic for a bit it was officially on.
Tigers starter Alfredo Simon is a pretty interesting guy.
Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus was asked about how good Iglesias and Kinsler could be together and responded “right there with Trammell and Whitaker.”
In an effort to make Lions fans feel better, I give you Detroit’s top 10 toughest losses.
The good news for Rand was that his fall reminder was erased before the Tigers played the Blue Jays on Monday afternoon.
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Justin Verlander isn’t hiding from it. He knows he has to be better in 2015.
The officials did not prevent the Lions from winning, the Cowboys did.
Michigan got their guy and everybody in Ann Arbor on Tuesday afternoon seemed very thankful for it.
“We were up late but it was worth it.”
We proceeded more with this when we had the opportunity to do something else but we weren’t going to do something else unless we could get a starting pitcher which we said all along” Dombrowski said.
It’s only December but at the baseball winter meetings it’s rather difficult not to think about the upcoming baseball season and how things with the Tigers will shake out.
All of the Winter Meetings were abuzz with the annual arrival of super-agent Scott Boras.
Wednesday morning, the baseball winter meetings in San Diego started with legendary broadcaster and Michigan native Dick Enberg learning he is now a Hall of Famer.
“People know they were involved with drugs and that’s why they’re not getting in the Hall of Fame and they do not belong in the Hall of Fame” Lasorda said talking about suspected PED users.
“I’m kind of surprised being here at the Winter Meetings that you really haven’t heard about Scherzer.”
I admit it… I have been very critical of Michigan football for about 4 seasons now.
Brian Hoyer has been named the starting QB for the Cleveland Browns.
“I would be willing to bet my salary on the fact that Astro will be in here at some point,” reliever Joba Chamberlain said.
Every time the Detroit Tigers celebrate their 1984 World Championship team, the memories come flooding back.
The Tigers have had some pretty interesting people and things throw out the first pitch this season so far.
“You’re representing the Detroit Lions and that’s the reason they have the Lion on the front of the hat.”
It’s ok to wonder and worry if you’re a Tigers fan…
On Thursday morning, Kinsler sat down with both the Detroit and Texas media and joked about engaging in some trash talk with Ranger players about this four game series.
This year’s version of the Detroit Tigers is very impressive.
Tiger fans, just like any other fan base always have their gripes.
Not only does Smith get to play in round one of the playoffs starting Friday in Boston, but he also gets to compete against his brother in the process.
They should have drafted a guy that they targeted and could develop. A player, that could eventually challenge Stafford for playing time if he struggles.
The Wings have way too many injuries and in the last 24 hours they have a couple more.
I was wrong…again!