Riger and Thomas

Ken Holland (File photo)

Red Wings Won’t Make A Huge Splash At The Deadline

With the NHL trade deadline being less than a month away it’s time for Wings fans to start thinking trade.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2013

Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the game.(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) FILE

The Lions Off Season Seems Endless

This Lions’ off season has been a nightmare. It’s been going since November, seems so much longer than that, so you aren’t alone if you’ve grown sick about it.

97.1 The Ticket–02/26/2013

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 04: 'Argo' signage and the Oscar statuette are displayed at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Opinion: If ‘Argo’ Wins Best Picture, It’s An Embarrassment

Oscar buzz has crescendoed to a hum and now all await the annual brightly colored bacchanal of flesh and sparkle patterns.

97.1 The Ticket–02/21/2013

South Africa's Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius leaves the court room after his hearing on charge of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day, yesterday, on February 15, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Blade Runner Proves The Problem With Inspiring Stories

As the media picks apart the life of Oscar Pistorius, can we pause for a moment? Is it possible for a moment of clarity in this drive thru media?

97.1 The Ticket–02/15/2013


5 Good Minutes With Mateen Cleaves After Michigan State Throttles Michigan

A lot of people thought MSU would protect their home court on Tuesday night against in-state rival Michigan and they did exactly that and more.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers watches from the dugout as the Tigers take on the San Francisco Giants during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Can You Really Be Proud To Be a Tigers Fan These Days?

It’s always nice to get a gage on what the average Detroit sports fan has going through their head on a given day.

97.1 The Ticket–02/08/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 06:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 6, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jeff Riger: What A Weekend!

It’s been a while since a weekend this good has come along.

97.1 The Ticket–02/01/2013

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees fields a ground ball while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on May 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. New York won the game 5-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

A-Rod Investigated For Steroids Again; Here’s Why You Should Care

It’s understandable that most of the sports world rolled over and hit the snooze button when Alex Rodriguez was implicated in yet another steroid scandal.

97.1 The Ticket–01/30/2013

Jonas Gustavsson  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

5 Reasons The Red Wings Aren’t Good

Call me crazy, but I don’t think that a shootout victory over the worst team in hockey means they’ve answered their doubters.

97.1 The Ticket–01/22/2013

ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 19: Cory Emmerton #25 of the Detroit Red wings passes the puck against Ian Cole #28 of the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on January 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Give Them Some Respect!

If you have watched either of the Wings games this season you would notice that there is a new #25 skating around on the ice.

97.1 The Ticket–01/22/2013