The Secret Reason Connor Cook Fell So Far


By Jeff Moss
May 5, 2016

Before the NFL Draft, the DSR staff spent weeks trying to convince the public that the whispers about Connor Cook falling in the draft due to personal issues was not just baseless speculation by some “haters.”

While Sparty Pravda members Graham Couch and Joe Rexrode were trying to minimize this omnipresent story, DSR Managing Editor Justin Spiro was attempting to warn our readers that this issue was real and it was going to cost Cook a lot of money.

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Whatever Happened To Justin Verlander’s Ex-Girlfriend?

By Jeff Moss
May 5, 2016

So, last month I was in the South Florida area to attend the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale. It was the final Kentucky Derby prep race for Gustav Nyquist’s namesake — who is the favorite for this Saturday’s”Run for the Roses” — and the three-year-old colt won the race with authority.

Coincidentally, Detroit’s baseball team was in town to start the season on the Tuesday following the Florida Derby. Unfortunately for me, my wife had to be back in town for a business meeting Tuesday afternoon so we couldn’t stay to watch Justin Verlander and the Tigers begin the season in Miami against the Marlins.

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New Detroit Sports 105.1 Rumors: Station Not Flipping


By Jeff Moss
May 3, 2016

On the late, great Garry Shandlings groundbreaking late-night TV talk show satire “The Larry Sanders Show,” the eponymous star of the program would always enter a commercial break with the phrase “No flipping!”

Well, based on recent information leaked from the Greater Media compound in Ferndale it would appear that the executives in charge of Detroit Sports 105.1 have taken Sanders’ catchphrase to heart.

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Monday’s With Moss — Graham Couch Takedown Episode


By Jeff Moss
May 2, 2016

I made my weekly appearance on 92.1FM in Lansing today with Ryan Schuiling. We spent most of the time talking about Connor Cook’s predictable draft flop while I tried to work in as many shots at Lansing State Journal press conference stenographer and Sparty fan boy Graham Couch. 

I also mixed in a few Trumpisms in my commentary.


The DSR’s Response to Anonymous Attackers


By Jeff Moss and Justin Spiro
April 27, 2016

If you have been a reader of this website for any period of time, you have probably noticed that it’s not like many other places on the Internet. Hell, I am not sure there is anything quite like it in any other sports town in America.

It’s run by two people who basically don’t give two fucks, Justin Spiro and myself. It wasn’t created so we could get a real gig in the media. We don’t make cash on it and, in fact, it’s a real money pit. For 13 years we have reported on the Detroit sports teams and the people who cover them in an uncompromising way in a city that really doesn’t care for our overall tone.

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DSR Podcast with Dimitri Athanasiou and Bunny Ranch Lady


By Jeff Moss
April 27, 2016

On last night’s DSR Podcast, Spiro and I discussed the following:

— Mike Ilitch’s desire to bring back Jim Leyland

— The DSR’s story on Henrik Zetterberg exerting control over the lineup

— We talked to Andreas Athanasiou’s brother Dimitri about AA’s ice time

— We mocked the sports knowledge of Doug Karsch and Scott Anderson

— And we called the Moonlite Bunny Ranch looking to get rates to get the Virgin Manatee laid so we can start a GoFundMe.


Anthony Fenech Needs a New Wake Up Service

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By Jeff Moss
April 26, 2016

We warned the Detroit Free Press that hiring Anthony Fenech to replace John Lowe on the Detroit Tigers beat was a disaster waiting to happen.

But the same people who also employ a fabulist (Mitch Albom) and an unrepentant plagiarist scumbag (Drew Sharp) did not want to listen. Predictably, Fenech’s tenure as Tigers beat writer has been an unmitigated disaster.

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Ilitch’s Patience for Ausmus Already Gone — Wants Leyland Back

iBy DSR Staff
April 24, 2016

Oy vey.