Riger and Thomas

DETROIT, MI - MAY 06: Joakim Andersson #63 and Daniel Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings reacts to a third period goal by Brendan Smith #2 next to Jonas Hiller #1 and Francois Beauchemin #23 of the Anaheim Ducks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 6, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 3-2 in Overtime to tie the series 2-2. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wings Win Game Four: Five Reasons Why

So the Red Wings have a pulse.

97.1 The Ticket–05/07/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 21: Manager Jim Leyland #10 and Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 21, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Leyland On Valverde; “It Will Be Nice To Write His Name On The Lineup Card!” (Video)

Word came down around 5:30 Tuesday afternoon that former Detroit closer Jose Valverde was joining the team again.

97.1 The Ticket–04/24/2013

Detroit, MI - SEPTEMBER 23:  Jose Valverde #46 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on September 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jorge Lemus/Getty Images)

5 Reasons To Love Jose Valverde’s Return To The Tigers

F Scott Fitzgerald, author of the book which inspired the new Leonardo DiCaprio movie, once said, “There are no second acts in American lives.”

97.1 The Ticket–04/24/2013

CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 17: Kyle Quincey #27 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 17, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Red Wings Should Still Make You Proud!

With every game and week that passes it seems like the Wings, for the first time in 21 seasons will miss out on the playoffs.

97.1 The Ticket–04/19/2013

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Does An Episode Of Family Guy Predict The Boston Bombings?

The internet can, through instantly available information and communication, educate people, start revolutions and bring vast swaths of individuals together to share in the human experience.

97.1 The Ticket–04/17/2013

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Stafford Rather Would Have Talent Around Him Than A Record Breaking Deal

Tuesday morning Detroit Lions QB Matt Stafford spoke to the media and the main theme of the conversation was his “ongoing” contract talks.

97.1 The Ticket–04/16/2013

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 16: Goalie Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings stops Alexandre Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks in close during the first period of NHL action on March 16, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Jimmy Howard Hates The Yankees

It’s always good to get a chance to catch up with the Wings number one goalie as the playoffs coming close.

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines coaches in the firts half against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jeff Riger: I’m Sorry Mr. Beilein!

I doubted, ripped and even called for a coaching change when it comes to John Beilein coaching Michigan hoops.

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 31:  (L-R) Russ Smith #2, Gorgui Dieng #10, Chane Behanan #21 and assitant coach Kevin Keatts of the Louisville Cardinals react after Kevin Ware #5 suffered a compound fracture to his leg in the first half against the Duke Blue Devils during the Midwest Regional Final round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 31, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kevin Ware’s Injury Is Gruesome, But Concussions Could Lead To More Problems

While Ware got hashtags and coverage from almost every news organization, where was the same sympathy for Jahvid Best?

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 18: Brendan Ayanbadejo #51 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during his team's 34-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on December 18, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

What If There’s No Backlash To A Gay NFL Player?

The reports and they could come true by the time you’re reading this, suggest an NFL player will reveal himself as gay and face the predicted scorn and scrutiny of the public along with the skepticism of his teammates.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2013