MLive’s Disastrous Week and a Myst Mailbag


By Jeff Moss
May 26, 2016

I really hate mailbag articles. I think they are absolutely lazy and a lowest-common-denominator form of sportswriting. Not to mention anyone writing a “Mailbag” Q & A column seems to be biting Bill Simmons’ act even though this crap has been going on since Iffy the Dopester was in diapers.

(Are the millennials back yet from Googling “Iffy the Dopester” yet? Good, we can continue.)

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DSR Podcast with Special Guest Morris Day and the Time


By Jeff Moss
May 25, 2016

On this week’s DSR Podcast with new guest host and recent Syracuse University graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Jasper Apollonia, we discussed the following:

  • Jasper idiotically changing his name to Jasper Marinovich.
  • Pink vibrators.
  • My letter to Buzz Knight of Greater Media offering my assistance at 105.1.
  • Michael Wilbon’s racist article about African-Americans and math.
  • The future of the Red Wings with DSR contributor Anthony Ciatti.

Plus much, much more.

We even got a great review from former DSR managing editor Justin Spiro!!!!!

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Is a Grave Illness to Mike Ilitch The Reason Brad Ausmus Wasn’t Fired?


By Jeff Moss
May 22, 2016

Last week, I was told by a source with connections to an organization with ties to Olympia Entertainment that Little Caesars founder and owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings Mike Ilitch was extremely ill. The source further indicated that Mr. Ilitch had been hospitalized in May.

This isn’t the first time the DSR reported on Mr. Ilitch’s health — as we reported two years ago that the Ilitch patriarch was dealing with a cancer diagnosis — and I did not want to report this news without an additional source.

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ML Curly Has Given His Address To Michigan Sex Offender Registry


By Jeff Moss
May 22, 2016

As the reported last month, Jim Thompson — who wrote a longtime wrestling column for the Detroit News under the nom de plume ML Curly — was released from prison after serving 16 years behind bars.

Thompson (who other than the pseudonym ML Curly also went by the aliases James Mitchell Werty and James Mitchell Wineman) was convicted in 2000 of second degree criminal sexual conduct (Person Under the Age of 13) and plead guilty to fourth degree criminal sexual conduct (Person Between the Ages of 13 and 16.)

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What the Red Wings Should Do This Offseason


By Jeff Moss
May 19, 2016

It has now been 26 days since the Red Wings made their annual first-round exit from the NHL playoffs and I feel I can now unemotionally discuss what this stagnant franchise should attempt to accomplish this offseason.

For weeks Red Wings fans, bloggers and the lapdog media that covers the organization have pontificated on which direction Ken Holland should take this summer in addressing the many needs of our once great hockey team.

Truth is, there is no magic bullet that will restore this franchise back to their late-aughts level. There is no elixir that will alleviate the toxic mixture of aging star players coupled with a handful of albatross contracts.

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Graham Couch is Really, Really, Really Bad at His Job


By Mihir Bhatnagar
May 16, 2016

If you have been following this website for even a short period of time, you know that this town has a plethora of terrible media personalities. From beat writers like Anthony “The Beast” Fenech to afternoon talk-show hosts such as Terry Foster, there is no shortage of downright idiotic takes being spewed on a daily basis here in the Motor City.

However, just when you all thought that we had our hands full with policing the media based in Southeast Michigan, a dopey-looking columnist from this State’s capital named Graham Couch came across our radar.

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Chris McCosky Called an Ausmus Apologist …. By a CO-WORKER


By Jeff Moss
May 15, 2016

March 19, 2003. A day that will live in infamy. No, not the date that the second Iraq War started with the “Shock and Awe” initiative, but the precise moment the was hatched.

And one of the main reasons we created the DSR was to provide a checks and balances for the GOD AWFUL Detroit sports media and there was no bigger target of ours back in March of 2003 than Detroit News Pistons beat writer Chris McCosky.

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