Month: February 2019

Episode 15: New Yawk Days With Howard Cosell and Others

Mike Ilitch wouldn’t put up with this, period.

It’s the latest No Filter Sports Podcast with Eli Zaret, Denny McLain and Bob Page.

  • Today, the boys reminisce about ABC Radio days with Howard Cosell and company.

  • Bob says it’s time for a big change with the struggling Detroit Red Wings.
  • Denny demands payment from deadbeats Rollie Fingers and Kenny Holtzman — again.
  • Could Al Avila actually have been right?! Or will it be as awful a year for the Tigers as expected?
  • Plus, Johnny Manziel BANNED from the CFL, famous coaches acting like crazy Little League parents, “Saint Sharon,” and much more.

Episode 14: Three Old Fools Wipe Egg Off Each Other’s Faces!

Don’t be surprised if Michigan wins at East Lansing.

It’s the latest No Filter Sports Podcast with Eli Zaret, Denny McLain and Bob Page.

  • Today on the show listen as three old fools wipe egg off each other’s faces after Michigan State’s stunning win at Michigan.
  • Why on earth would Robert Kraft have even been in a massage parlor to begin with?!
  • The boys battle over reefer! Was Denny a pothead too?
  • Are Wings and Pistons fans among the most spoiled in the country — or just trying not to be ripped off?
  • Often curmudgeonly Al Kaline: what kind of guy and teammate was he really?
  • Plus, big jerks in baseball, three Yankees spout off on the Confederacy — and much more!

Episode 13: Will One “Blow-Out” Change College Basketball?

Close-up photo of Zion Williams's blown out shoe

This is a totally blown-out-of-proportion story

Welcome to No Filter Sports Podcast with Eli Zaret, Denny McLain and Bob Page!

  • Duke’s Zion Williamson is hurt after his Nikes blow out. If the injury is worse than thought it could level the NCAA playing field, but the guys believe MSU is toast anyway.
  • Bob wonders why Le’Veon Bell or anybody would want to play for the bleeping Lions!
  • What on earth is Al Avila doing with the Tigers? It keeps getting weirder every day. Denny hates it, talks about Mickey Lolich still hating HIM — and Miguel Cabrera’s gonna hate Denny too if he hears THIS show!
  • Plus, Eli goes WHERE?! The ESPN expose on ex-NBA ref Tim Donaghy and much more!

Episode 12: Money Madness: Even an Off-Season Plumber Wants Two Mill!

Photo of Nick Ward's bandaged hand

They’re not beating Michigan without Nick Ward

It’s the latest No Filter Sports Podcast with Eli Zaret, Denny McLain and Bob Page.

  • Is MSU basketball finished following its latest crippling injury? Bob sez that huge Michigan series is now a dud.
  • MLB free agency and money madness: $300,000,000 isn’t enough?!
  • An off-season plumber demands more than two million bucks?! When will middle-class fans paying the freight say “Enough!”?
  • Denny goes nuts over a 10-game winner’s Cy Young.
  • Eli explains how he once got a $20 bill from Mike Ilitch — who told him, “keep the change.”
  • After an NBA All-Star Game with a ridiculous 350 points, is there any all-star game really worth watching?
  • Plus, a Michigan guy becomes the biggest rat in sports!
  • And the boys tell you how YOU can join the show too — right here!

Episode 11: Denny Feuds With Tigers Boss, Debunks an All-Time Myth

They are trying to get rid of any player making any [large] amount of money. 

Welcome to No Filter Sports with Eli Zaret, Denny McLain and Bob Page. 

  • Spring Training is upon us and Eli, Denny and Bob don’t like what’s going on in baseball. Denny also doesn’t like a certain Hall of Famer who he says is “the most overrated player in baseball history!” You’ll be surprised to hear who it is.
  • Kevin Durant to the Knicks? Bob says New York is an overrated sports town — and rips Durant a new one!
  • Denny was so furious with the Tigers over contract negotiations he did WHAT? And then debunks one of the most famous stories in Tigers history!
  • Is the NHL defeating itself? Detroit broadcasting changes — and much more! 

Episode 10: Dean, Denny McLain and Chasing 30 (and more)

Dizzy Dean, Denny McLain and Chasing 30 (and more) I thought he was trying to break my arm.

Welcome to No Filter Sports with Eli ZaretDenny McLain and Bob Page.

  • Will Denny’s 30-win season ever be matched? And why did the late, great Frank Robinson hate him?!
  • Jim Harbaugh wants a statue at Michigan Stadium for Tom Brady. 
  • What Tiger erected a statue of himself — in his own backyard?!
  • Denny sez WHAT? 
  • Which member of the Tigers is he accusing of being an “ass-grabber?!”
  • Denny sez WHAT? Trump had mafia connections? Why HE should know!
  • PLUS, Bob on Jimi Hendrix, Eli and Denny on the Grammys and much more!

Episode 9: Are These Ridiculous Rules Really Coming to Baseball?!

They’re shedding salaries, and refusing to pay good players.

Welcome to No Filter Sports with Eli Zaret, Denny McLain and Bob Page.

  • The NBA trade deadline leads to discussions on the Pistons moves, tanking teams, Kevin Durant vs the media and more.
  • Rule changes may be on the way in the MLB including moving/lowering the pitching mound, 3 batter minimums and the removal of the DH in the National League.
  • National Signing Day brings a debate of Michigan vs MSU as well as the future of Chris Evans and Jim Harbaugh.
  • The guys also get into LCA attendance woes, Nicholas Castellanos’ future, Tom Brady’s sacrifices and the toughest pitchers to face in all of baseball!

Episode 8: Does the Super Bowl Have To Be A Super Bore?

Everybody thought it was going to explode in the fourth quarter.