This week’s guests are author Dan Mishkin; Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson; photographer Ernst Floeter; Jill Fritz of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected and Drew Youngedyke of Michigan United Conservation Clubs.
This week’s guests are author Dan Mishkin; Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson; photographer Ernst Floeter; school board candidates Joy Gleason and Thomas Morgan; and board incumbent Guillermo Lopez.
Football is finally here and The Pact kicks off the season with an entire hour dedicated to only MSU and Lions football.
After the Spartans’ 45-7 “statement” against Jacksonville State, the panel debates what they saw on the field, if it surprised them, what positions surprised them, which disappointed them and what should be the concern headed into Eugene, Ore., to face the No. 3 Ducks.
In the second half of the show, The Pact welcomes local Detroit Lions historian and The Game 730AM’s The Drive with Jack Ebling producer, Doug Warren, to discuss Week 1 for the Lions, the recent cuts to trim the roster down to 53 and if the demoralized Lions fans have any hope for the Playoffs.
The Tigers have fallen out of first place, the Royals are hot, and with 40 games remaining Detroit is beginning to freak out. Should Tigers fans be worried? Is this the most underachieving Detroit team ever? What is wrong at Comerica?
The Lions traveled to Oakland, Calf. this past week and lost a last-second preseason game to the Raiders. Can we take anything from this loss? Is the third preseason game the only one that matters?
With the official news that Notre Dame has removed four likely starters from its football team in the midst of an investigation into academic fraud, what does this mean for head coach Brian Kelly and what does it mean for the Spartans?
Football has officially arrived. The first preseason practice took place Saturday and today was the MSU Football Media Day. Fino and Spartan Red Zone host and reporter Dan Tyler and Bradley Allen were in attendance. Dan Tyler joins the show to offer his perspective on the Spartans during Media Day.
With the massive news Thursday that David Price was coming to Detroit, the panel finally gets a chance to discuss the move for the Tigers. The panel welcomes Tiger Talk host, Tony Garcia, to gain his perspective on the move and the future of the Tigers.
This week’s debate began once again with soccer, as Lansing United gave us no choice but to keep discussing their success as they head to New Jersey to play the New York Red Bulls U-23 in the NPSL National Semifinals. In their inaugural season, United started in a league of 80+ and now sit in the final four, two wins away from at NPSL National Championship. Forward Brian Cunningham joined the panel to discuss the approach during the upcoming week, what it will be like playing away from the Lansing fans and what his plans after the season are.
The panel continued to roll right into MSU football for the first time in awhile, debating the relevancy of the watch lists and the Spartans who made a list or two. Each panelist proposed their strongest favorite to win a watch list and Fino makes it clear what he takes into account when reading the preseason lists.
Finally, with Rupert Murdoch’s recent $80 billion bid to purchase Timer Warner, the panel discusses what would change in the sports and entertainment world with Fox Sports 1 and ESPN and how they could become legitimate competitors.
This week’s show covered local and world soccer while also touching on the storylines of the NBA free agency and LeBron James’ second decision to return home to Cleveland.
The World Cup has come to an end and the panel debates the Final match and Fino regretfully pays up on a bet between Faith and himself.
As the world’s tournament came to end end, so did the regular season of local soccer team, Lansing United. United wrapped up a Great Lakes West Championship with a 2-2 tie against Detroit City F.C. in front of 2,014 fans at MSU’s DeMartin Stadium. Team owner, Jeremy Sampson joins the show to discuss the dream weekend and announce a massive statement to United fans and the city of East Lansing.
Finally, with LeBron returning to Cleveland, the panel couldn’t resist trying to predict the success of The King with or without Kevin Love and how the Heat may falter with the movement of James.
The U.S. is out of the World Cup, MLB All-Stars have been announced, and the Red Wings did nothing in free agency.
The U.S. fell to Belgium in the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the panel is curious if America will keep watching after Team USA is gone?
Also, is Miguel Cabrera the only Tiger deserving a start in the Midsummer Classic? Were all deserving Tigers awarded a roster spot? Can Porcello slip in with help from Detroit…and Chicago?
Finally, the Detroit Red Wings were turned down by at least five different defensmen in their free agency search for a blueliner. Were the Wings simply going after unreachable talent or are players preferring anywhere but Detroit and Babcock’s bench?
On this week’s show, Fino Faith and Austin welcomed MSU basketball redshirt senior Keenan Wetzel into studio. With the recent transfers and fast approaching season on the horizon, MSU basketball was not the discussion however. Wetzel’s off-the-court endeavor, The Cager, a short film written and directed by Wetzel starring ex-Spartan Delvon Roe, was where the discussion began. Accompanied by fellow MSU student and the film’s producer, Nick Stachurski, the two showcased their individual plans and goals for the 25-minute film about a former college basketball star adjusting to life without a back up plan.
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicking off in Brazil this past Thursday and with already a weekend of soccer behind us, The Pact held its first ever show devoted mainly to soccer.
To begin the show, Fino and Faith welcomed Lansing United owner Jeremy Sampson as he watched the USA’s first match of the World Cup live at a local pub. Jeremy shed light on the recent successes of the local amateur soccer team both in the standings and in the team finances and the community.
United midfielder, Godwin Addai, then joined the panel a little farther into the game as USA led 1-0 at the beginning of the second half. Godwin grew up and played in Canada and Michigan, but his mother and father are from Ghana. As a fan of the Black Stars, Godwin gave a different perspective on the biggest game in USA soccer in the last four years.
To round out the show, panelist Austin Goodman called in to begin a debate on the Spurs dominating 4-1 NBA Finals victory over LeBron and the Miami Heat.