Live from Feldman Chevrolet of Novi, Darren McCarty, Terry Foster, and Neal Ruhl deliver an epic show on MLK Day. The Big D Energy hosts kicked off their show by recapping a wild weekend of playoff football. The games were a mixed bag of emotions, with several close games, unexpected upsets and poor refereeing.

  • San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks with a final score of 41-23.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars secured a victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, with a final score of 31-30.
  • Buffalo Bills: The Bills emerged victorious against the Miami Dolphins with a final score of 34-31.
  • New York Giants: The Giants defeated the Minnesota Vikings with a final score of 31-24.
  • Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals came out on top against the Baltimore Ravens, with a final score of 24-17.

As playoff football puts all eyes on the NFL…“How are the referees not full-time employees?!”

Neal shared the tweet above with the audience. The trio seemed puzzled. Why there is now a chip in the ball, yet the NFL relies on part-time employees to guess on the spot of the ball. Blown calls in the NFL have become a huge controversy in the last few weeks, as many Lions fans know all too well.

According to a the first poll conducted by Woodward Sports Chat, an overwhelming 96% of the first 134 voters believe that the Lions would have defeated the Vikings in yesterday’s match-up.

Playoff football

Special guest of the show, Sam “Legend Killer” Flannel, shared his opinion on the Vikings game and other quarterback play from this weekend. Sam confidently stated that New York Giants QB Daniel Jones was “excellent,” and against the Vikings he was “Josh Allen-Like.” Markedly, Jones led the Giants in rushing and had one of the best performances of the weekend, his first taste of playoff football. Then, while discussing the Los Angeles Chargers collapse, Sam Flannel said emphatically…

“Justin Herbert is now the Matthew Stafford that was on the Detroit Lions.” Sam Flannel

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In the second half of the show, the Big D Energy crew moved on from playoff football and touched on the recent Red Wings transactions. To summarize, Alex Nedeljkovic recently completed a successful conditioning stint with the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he was able to regain his rhythm and boost his confidence after a month-long absence during a challenging season. Despite his progress, the Detroit Red Wings still decided to waive him on Sunday.

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Additionally, If Nedeljkovic clears waivers at 2 p.m. Monday, he can be reassigned to the Griffins, creating a roster spot for Filip Zadina, who has been out with a broken leg since November 5th and may also be assigned to Grand Rapids for conditioning. The hosts banter about the the decision making coming out of the front office, but D-Mac urges everyone to trust the Yzer-plan.

Quick hits in hour Two

Ohio State Quarterback, CJ Stroud, and USC Wide Receiver, Jordan Addison, both declared for the NFL Draft.

Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer, Jack Morris, will not be a part of the Bally Sports broadcast next season. Former Tiger, Craig Monroe will be taking on more responsibilities as an analyst.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for equality. It’s important to remember the impact he had not just on civil rights, but also on sports. Dr. King’s message of nonviolence and unity resonates just as strongly in the world of athletics as it does in society at large. Amidst the humor in todays shows, it’s important to reflect on his impact on the ways in which athletes continue to carry on his legacy.


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