The "& Jim" Show

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Stafford’s Outlook for Sunday, U-M-Indiana Preview, National Men Make Dinner Day, Story Time with Devin, & Michigan’s “Amicable Divorce"

Jim and Devin Gardner talk more football when it comes to Lions, Michigan, and MSU storylines and touch on “National Men Make Dinner Day.” Also, the guys sprinkle in a little bit of hockey talk, and Devin answers your questions while having a story to tell. Lastly, the guys once again go “Around the NFL”: - What are the Lions’ chances on Sunday with a cold Matthew Stafford? What’s the Lions’ outlook for the Vikings? - What’s the degree of concern for Michigan on Saturday at Indiana? - It’s “National Men Make Dinner Day!” What’s your favorite thing to make? - Are MSU fans heading for a letdown on Saturday at Iowa? - Steve Yzerman said something that’s going to make old school hockey guys upset. - “Around the NFL”: Who are the Top Five teams in the league? - Is the easiest answer to the Jim Harbaugh question an “amicable divorce”?

2h 14m
Nov 05, 2020
Lions Stand Pat, MSU Fans Frontrunners, Harbaugh’s Track Record, Lions’ Playoff Chances, Milton’s Development, & State of Michigan Football

Jim and Devin Gardner talk A LOT of professional and college football on a Wednesday that includes the Lions, MSU, and Michigan. That’s it: - Devin calls MSU fans “frontrunners.” He is right? - How good of a job has Jim Harbaugh done at Michigan? - Who wins more games this season: Lions or Michigan? - What’s holding the Lions back from a playoff spot? - Breaking down Joe Milton two games into the season. What say you about his performance? - The guys go “Around the NFL” with LionsWire’s Jeff Risdon with the main storyline being Matthew Stafford on the NFL’s Reserve/COVID-19 List. - The Lions stand pat at the trade deadline. Was it the right move? What’s the outlook for the rest of the way? - Anonymous sources offer what they think is wrong with Michigan. Do you agree with these sources? - MACtion returns tonight! Who’s excited?

2h 14m
Nov 04, 2020
Defending Matthew Stafford, Jim’s Continued Bad Luck, Unprepared Michigan, MSU & Michigan’s Next Move, & Matt Patricia’s Uncertain Future

Jim and Adam Jaksa debate about Matthew Stafford’s track record with the Lions and talk about Jim’s continued car bad luck. Also, the guys discuss Michigan’s lack of preparation; MSU and Michigan’s next move; and Matt Patricia’s uncertain future in Detroit. Lastly, the guys go “Around the NFL” once again, and Producer Fongers has a “Moment of Positivity”: - Should we keep defending Matthew Stafford? How much blame is on Stafford for the Lions’ current situation? - MLive’s Ben Raven joins the show for his weekly Lions discussion! - Jim just cannot catch a break! Does anyone feel sorry for him? - Josh Gattis admits to poor preparation against MSU. Ummmmm….ya think???? - Where do MSU and Michigan go from here? Are the Wolverines in trouble on Saturday? - “Around the NFL”: Controversial “Monday Night Football” ending and Trade Deadline Winners and Losers - Is Matt Patricia a dead man walking? - Producer Fongers’ “Moment of Positivity”: The Red Wings ink Anthony Mantha to a four-year contract.

2h 14m
Nov 03, 2020
MSU Upsets Michigan, Jim Harbaugh’s Future in Ann Arbor, & Colts Trounce Lions

Jim and Adam Jaksa recap MSU’s stunning road win over Michigan and what it means for Jim Harbaugh’s future with the Wolverines. Also, the guys talk about another Lions loss to a good team at home on Sunday: - Are you officially done with Jim Harbaugh? Was Saturday’s loss to MSU his worst loss while at Michigan? - Is this already a successful season for MSU? - Michigan is still losing on and off the field when it comes to the MSU rivalry. - Is this the final nail in the coffin for Harbaugh? - How do Spartan fans feel about the Mel Tucker hire now? - The Lions are who we thought they were…..FRAUDS!

2h 12m
Nov 02, 2020
Tigers Hire A.J. Hinch, Halloween 2020 Plans, Colts-Lions Preview, "Around the NFL," & MSU-Michigan Final Thoughts

Jim and Jeff Risdon kick off a "Football Friday" with some Tigers talk following the hiring of A.J. Hinch and help set the stage for MSU-Michigan and Colts-Lions this weekend. Also, the guys discuss your Halloween plans tomorrow night and go "Around the NFL": - Are you on board with the A.J. Hinch hire? Cheater or Champion: How do you view A.J. Hinch? - What does the A.J. Hinch move mean for the future of the Tigers? - How is Halloween working for you this year? What are the most overrated and underrated candies? - The Athletic's Cody Stavenhagen joins the show for his thoughts on the A.J. Hinch hire. - "Around the NFL": What games are "must-wins" on Sunday? - The guys give out some final thoughts on MSU-Michigan and Colts-Lions.

1h 31m
Oct 31, 2020
THE PICKS - WEEK #8

THE PICKS - WEEK #8

21m
Oct 30, 2020
State of MSU-Michigan Football Rivalry, Lions Allowing Fans, Fixing “Thursday Night Football,” & Mel Tucker Support, & A.J. Hinch Rumblings

Jim and Sean Baligian begin Thursday’s show with a State of the MSU-Michigan football rivalry and dive into the Lions allowing a few more fans to their home games. Also, a Big Ten game gets canceled this weekend, and Sean attempts to fix “Thursday Night Football.” Lastly, everyone except one person at MSU supports Mel Tucker and the A.J. Hinch to the Tigers rumors continue: - The State of the MSU-Michigan football rivalry: How far back is MSU? Does the gap widen more on Saturday? - A Lions proposition based on now allowing 500 fans to home games: Would you go see an upcoming home game? Also, a Lions writer tries to jinx the team! - A Big Ten game was canceled this week. Do you have any concern that it will impact MSU or Michigan? - How do you fix “Thursday Night Football?” - The guys go “Around the NFL” with a bevy of Week #8 topics! - MSU luminaries come out in support of Mel Tucker….except for one person. - The A.J. Hinch to the Tigers rumors are heating up! Is he the right hire for Detroit?

2h 14m
Oct 29, 2020
Lions Get Everson Griffen, World Series Controversies, Detroit Sports Drought, Kenny G’s Future, & “Dead” MSU-Michigan Football Rivalry

Jim and Sean Baligian discuss the Lions trading for Everson Griffen and talk about World Series controversies, the current Detroit sports drought, Kenny Golladay’s Lions Future, and the “dead” MSU-Michigan football rivalry. Also, the guys go back “Around the NFL”: - The Lions are buyers! How big of a difference does Everson Griffen make? Should the Lions continue to be buyers? - Controversies from last night’s World Series Game 6. Should Blake Snell have been yanked that early? Were you upset that Justin Turner joined the postgame celebration following his positive test? - Could you imagine if Detroit had an L.A. moment again? - Kenny Golladay’s Lions future straight from the source. Do you believe him? - The guys go “Around the NFL” with LionsWire’s Jeff Risdon. - Is this the most dead the MSU-Michigan football rivalry has been since the Rich Rodriguez/Brady Hoke days?

2h 15m
Oct 28, 2020
Big Drew’s Farewell Show

Big Drew and Jim attempt to talk some sports today, like MSU-Michigan and the Lions, but Tuesday’s show served as a fond farewell to one Big Drew.

2h 14m
Oct 27, 2020
Big Drew & Jim's First-Ever Show Together - November 20th, 2015

Big Drew & Jim's First-Ever Show Together - November 20th, 2015

1h 37m
Oct 27, 2020
Lions Win at the Buzzer in Atlanta & Michigan Claims Road Season-Opening Win at Minnesota

Big Drew and Jim recap the Lions’ walk-off road victory against the Falcons and Michigan’s dominating road win at Minnesota. Also, the guys touch on MSU laying an egg at home against Rutgers….maybe….and go “Around the NFL”: - Do you have a minute……to talk about the playoff-contending Lions?!?! Should we be talking about them as a playoff team? - Talking about the “King of the Comeback” known as Matthew Stafford. - What was the most impressive part of Michigan’s season-opening victory at Minnesota? Was it the biggest win of the Jim Harbaugh era? - Big Drew doesn’t want to talk about MSU. Can you blame him? - “Around the NFL”: What stood out from Week #7 of the regular season?

2h 14m
Oct 26, 2020
Worst Sports Rules, (Maybe) Playoff-Bound Lions, Rich Eisen’s Michigan Excuses, Big Ten Football Preview, & “Around the NFL”

Big Drew and Jim open up a “Football Friday” with more kind words towards Big Drew and get into the worst rules in sports. Also, the guys dive into the (maybe) PLAYOFF-BOUND Lions and Rich Eisen’s excuses for Michigan football. Lastly, Jim gives a Big Ten Football Preview and go back “Around the NFL”: - Saying nice things to Drew, and maybe, the Lions? - IF the Lions win on Sunday, do we need to start talking about the PLAYOFF-BOUND Lions?!?! - A Michigan alum is making excuses before they play a game. Does Rich Eisen have a valid point? - Jim provides his Big Ten Football Preview with a preview of all 14 teams in (roughly) 14 minutes! - “Around the NFL”: Is it time to relegate the NFC East? - What are the worst rules in sports?

1h 20m
Oct 23, 2020
THE PICKS - WEEK #7

THE PICKS - WEEK #7

21m
Oct 23, 2020
Cindy Miller - Mercy Health Emergency Room Registered Nurse

Big Drew spoke with Mercy Health Emergency Room Registered Nurse Cindy Miller on the reasons to go to the Emergency Room vs Urgent Care and the continued appreciation of nurses.

10m
Oct 23, 2020
Big Drew's Announcement

Big Drew gives out an announcement that alters the future of the show.

9m
Oct 22, 2020
NFL’s Selling Season, Snow at Michigan’s Season Opener, Posting on Social Media, MSU Football Interest, & “Around the NFL”

Big Drew and Jim get into the NFL’s selling season and begin previewing Michigan and MSU’s season openers on Saturday. Also, the guys talk about posting on social media and bank accounts and go “Around the NFL” once again: - The NFL’s selling season has already begun. Is it time for the Lions to get in line, or do you need to see one more week? - The main storyline for Michigan-Minnesota that people need to talk about. It’s time to bundle up in Minnesota! - “Issue of our Time”: Coworkers fighting on Facebook with a post eventually being deleted. What are your thoughts on posting on social media and bank accounts? - The guys go “Around the NFL” with LionsWire’s Jeff Risdon heading into Week #7 of the regular season.

2h 4m
Oct 22, 2020
Past Lions Rookies Hype, Cowboys in Disarray, Nico Collins Speaks on Not Playing, “Around the NFL,” & Most Lions Outcome in the Next Month

Big Drew and Jim talk about D’Andre Swift’s climb up the depth chart ladder and get into the Cowboys in disarray; Producer Fongers being upset about a Charlie Brown classic; Nico Collins speaking out on not playing; and the Lions’ outcome over the next month. Also, the guys go back “Around the NFL”: - In honor of D’Andre Swift’s recent surge in production, who’s the last Lions rookie you were excited for? - Another NFL locker room is more toxic than Detroit. Is this the main reason why Matt Patricia is still employed? - Producer Fongers is NOT happy about a Charlie Brown classic being taken off of basic cable television. Do you side with him? - Nico Collins opens up on his decision not to play. Did he make the right decision? - Maize n Brew’s Anthony Broome jumps on the show to provide his insights on the Michigan football program going into the season opener at Minnesota. - “Around the NFL”: Who are the Top Five teams in the league? Also, Antonio Brown is getting reinstated and has multiple suitors. - What’s the most Lions outcome for this next month?

2h 13m
Oct 21, 2020
Reassuring Michigan Fans, Joe Milton’s Potential, Matthew Stafford’s Fantasy Value, “Around the NFL,” Lions’ Upcoming Schedule, & NFL Fans

Big Drew and Jim begin the show with some Michigan football discussion and get into Matthew Stafford’s fantasy value; the Lions’ upcoming soft schedule; and complaining NFL fan bases. Also, the guys do their daily “Around the NFL” segment, and Producer Fongers gives out a “Moment of Positivity”: - Jim wants to reassure Michigan football fans on Jim Harbaugh. - Do the Lions have momentum going into Sunday’s game at Atlanta? - MLive’s Ben joined the show for his Lions perspective following a road win. - Jim Harbaugh we’ll be surprised with Joe Milton. Do you believe him, or has history hardened you? - Big Drew is dropping Matthew Stafford from his fantasy football team. Is it a good move on his part? - “Around the NFL”: Who’s the best team in the NFC East? How good are the Cardinals? - One local writer makes the case the Lions are set up for playoff contention. Do you like their chances of making that playoff push? - A study of which NFL fan bases complain the most: Where are the Lions, and what’s their worst trait? - Producer Fongers gives out a “Moment of Positivity” on Spencer Torkelson.

2h 13m
Oct 20, 2020
Lions Run Over Jaguars, Atlanta vs. Detroit Fans, Kenny Golladay Instagram Drama, “Around the NFL,” & Good News for Big Drew’s Wedding

Big Drew and Jim recap the Lions improving to 2-3 on the 2020 season with an easy road win over Jacksonville and dive into Atlanta and Detroit sports fans, Kenny Golladay’s social media drama, and possibly some good news for Big Drew’s upcoming wedding. Also, the guys go “Around the NFL”: - The Lions won because of course they would. What was the most impressive part of the victory over the Jaguars? - Do the Lions have a new lead running back? - What hurts more: Being an Atlanta or Detroit sports fan? - Do we have Kenny Golladay drama brewing? - “Around the NFL”: Who was the biggest winner over the weekend? - What emotions did you feel when the Lions won on Sunday? Did they improve, or are the Jaguars that bad? - Did Big Drew possibly get some good news for his upcoming wedding?

2h 13m
Oct 19, 2020
Nick Saban Coronavirus Update, Jaguars Fans Role Call, Clayton Kershaw's Playoff Struggles, Lions-Jaguars Need-To-Know, & DAGGER TIME

Big Drew and Jim begin another "Football Friday" with an update on Nick Saban's coaching status for Saturday against Georgia and preview Sunday's Lions-Jaguars matchup. Also, the guys talk about Clayton Kershaw's continued playoff struggles and go "Around the NFL": - Nick Saban wants to coach remotely. Should he be allowed to? - Who out there is cheering for the Jaguars to knock off the Lions? - Who is the Clayton Kershaw of other professional sports? - Lions-Jaguars need-to-know based on injuries. - "Around the NFL": The rich get richer and the biggest thing you want to see this weekend. - DAGGER TIME! Do the Lions get it done in Jacksonville?

1h 28m
Oct 17, 2020
THE PICKS - WEEK #6

THE PICKS - WEEK #6

22m
Oct 16, 2020
Lions Favored at Jacksonville, TV Series Reboots, College Football Bowl Games, Top Five NFL Teams, & Matthew Stafford Likes Detroit

Big Drew and Jim talk about those FAVORED Detroit Lions to kick off a Thursday show and get into TV series reboots, college football bowl games, and Matthew Stafford’s continue interest to play for the Lions. Also, the guys discuss their Top Five teams in the NFL: - The Lions are FAVORED on Sunday at Jacksonville. Should they be? - Cory Undlin takes offense to his defense being described as “passive.” Does anyone side with him? - What show would you want to get a second chance to fix its ending? - Is there such a thing as too many college football bowl games? - “Around the NFL”: Who are the Top Five teams in the league through the first five weeks of the season? - Matthew Stafford doesn’t sound like he’s sick of the Lions. Do you believe him?

2h 13m
Oct 15, 2020
Le’Veon Bell Released, Kenny Golladay’s Uncertain Future, National Dessert Day, Jim Harbaugh’s Contract, & Today in Detroit Sports History

Big Drew and Jim open up a Wednesday show by discussing Le’Veon Bell’s release and get into Kenny Golladay’s uncertain Lions future. Also, the guys touch on National Dessert Day and talk about Jim Harbaugh’s contract situation at Michigan. Lastly, a notable Detroit sports moment happened on this day: - Is Le’Veon Bell done, or is it just the Jets? What’s next for him? - Have we been talking about trading the wrong Lions player? Apparently, Matthew Stafford isn’t the only one with an uncertain Lions future…. - Jim’s unfair question on National Dessert Day. If you only get one dessert the rest of your life, which one would it be? - Does Jim Harbaugh deserve a contract extension? - Ten questions for Michigan and MSU football ten days away from the 2020 season. - The guys go “Around the NFL” with LionsWire’s Jeff Risdon! - An all-time great Detroit sports moment happened on this day. Where were you when it happened?

2h 13m
Oct 14, 2020
Justin Herbert Raising Eyebrows, NBA All-Time GOAT Tiers, Michigan’s Primetime Opener, Matthew Stafford’s Issue, & Comparing NFL Openings

Big Drew and Jim recap Justin Herbert’s “Monday Night Football” performance and dive into their NBA all-time G.O.A.T. tiers. Also, the guys talk about Michigan football’s season opener under the lights and get into Matthew Stafford Mechanics and the NFL head coaching job market: - What if it’s not Tua Tagovailoa the Lions regret, but Justin Herbert instead? - NFL Power Rankings: Where the Lions are compared to others in the league. - MLive’s Ben Raven joins the show to help preview Lions-Jaguars and provide the latest surrounding the Lions. - What does your NBA all-time G.O.A.T. tiers look like? - Michigan football kicks off in primetime at Minnesota. What’s the mood of Michigan fans? How is Producer Fongers taking the news? - “Around the NFL”: The guys recap “Monday Night Football” and get you set for….”TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!” - Darrell Bevell diagnoses what’s wrong with Matthew Stafford. Do you agree with him? - The Falcons and Texans jobs are now open. How do they compare with the Lions’ inevitable one?

2h 14m
Oct 13, 2020
Falcons Clean House, More Matthew Stafford Rumors, Respecting LeBron, “Around the NFL,” Lions Still Hurting Us, & Dwayne Haskins Benched

Big Drew and Jim break down the latest news surrounding the Falcons, Washington Football Team, and Eagles and how it relates to the Lions and dive into more Matthew Stafford rumors. Also, the guys get into respecting LeBron after capturing his fourth championship and go “Around the NFL”: - The Falcons fire BOTH the general manager and head coach. Are the Lions watching? - Matthew Stafford to Dallas: Do we need to entertain it? - NBA Bubble Update: Does LeBron get enough respect? - The national media comes after Matt Patricia. What else could go wrong? - “Around the NFL”: What stood out to you from the weekend’s NFL games? - The Lions still found a way to hurt us this weekend. Dose this add to the continued issues with Quinntricia? - A different quarterback on the trade market with a Lions question.

2h 13m
Oct 12, 2020
Lions-Free Weekend, State of the Red Wings, NBA/MLB Bubble Update, Drew's Food Embarrassment, & "Around the NFL"

Big Drew and Jim get set for a Lions-free weekend and recap Thursday's night "football game" between Tampa Bay and Chicago. Also, the guys give a State of the Red Wings and go back into the NBA and MLB bubbles. Lastly, the guys talk about Drew's food embarrassment and go "Around the NFL": - It's a Lions-free weekend! How will you be enjoying a Lions-free Sunday? - The State of the Red Wings as free agency begins. How do you think Steve Yzerman has fared so far this offseason? - NBA/MLB Bubble Update: Lakers look to close things out in Game 5, and the NLCS is set. - Big Drew's food embarrassment: Can you relate to his recent food issue? - "Around the NFL": Tom Brady can't count, and how about those 4-1 Chicago Bears?!?!

1h 31m
Oct 09, 2020
THE PICKS - WEEK #5

THE PICKS - WEEK #5

21m
Oct 09, 2020
NFL’s COVID Battle, D’Andre Swift’s Training Wheels, NBA/MLB Bubble Update, “Around the NFL,” “Fixing” League Schedules, & NHL Draft Recap

Big Drew and John Mac break down the NFL’s continued battle with COVID and get into the Lions’ usage of rookie D’Andre Swift. Also, the guys update the latest from the NBA and MLB bubbles and go “Around the NFL.” Lastly, the guys recap the NHL Draft from numerous Red Wings perspectives: - Is it time for the NFL to step all the way up to the plate when it comes to the battle on COVID? - Is it time to take training wheels off D’Andre Swift? - Winging It In Motown’s Kyle McIlmurray joins the show to talk about the NHL Draft when it comes to the Red Wings. - NBA/MLB Bubble Update: The Lakers go up 3-1 in the NBA Finals, and the Divisional Round continues in the MLB. - LionsWire’s Jeff Risdon hops on the show to go “Around the NFL.” - Should leagues use the pandemic to “fix” their schedules? - How did the Red Wings do in this year’s NHL Draft?

2h 13m
Oct 07, 2020
Bill O’Brien Fired in Houston, Figuring Out Matthew Stafford’s Issues, NBA/MLB Bubble Update, “Around the NFL,” & NHL Draft Preview

Big Drew and Jim dive further into Matt Patricia’s future in Detroit and get into some of the Lions’ continued issues on the field. Also, the guys go back into the NBA and MLB bubbles and go “Around the NFL.” Lastly, the guys, mostly Producer Fongers, give a preview of tonight’s first-round of the NHL Draft: - The Texans have put the Lions on the clock following yesterday’s news. Is Bill O’Brien getting fired in Houston a BAD thing for the Lions? - The Lions’ top defender explains the pass rush problem. Also, MLive’s Ben Raven jumps on the show for his Lions perspective. - What’s wrong with Matthew Stafford? - NBA/MLB Bubble Update: Notable MLB villains win their first Divisional Round games last night, and the NBA Finals get set for Game 4 tonight. - “Around the NFL”: Who’s the BEST team in the NFC, and was last night’s loss a GOOD thing for the Patriots? - What will the Lions’ record be over the next four games after the bye? - Producer Fongers provides a quick preview to tonight’s first-round of the 2020 NHL Draft. - Jim received a gift at work today….

2h 13m
Oct 06, 2020
Saints Drop Lions to 1-3, NBA/MLB Bubble Update, “Around the NFL,” & Producer Fongers’ “Moment of Positivity”

Big Drew and Jim recap yet another Lions loss, this time at the hands of the Saints at home, and go back into the NBA and MLB bubbles. Also, the guys go “Around the NFL,” and Producer Fongers ends the show with a “Moment of Positivity”: - The Matt Patricia excuses continue to fly, “When I came to Detroit, there was a lot of work to do.” Is he a dead man walking? - One Lions player says they should be 4-0. Do you buy any of it? - Should Lions fans be on high alert for a possible coaching change? - NBA/MLB Bubble Update: Heat take Game 3, and the MLB gets set for the Divisional Round beginning today. - The Matt Millen vibes are back! How much longer does Quinntricia have left? - “Around the NFL”: What stood out from this past weekend? - Were you a Saints fan yesterday? - Producer Fongers gives out a “Moment of Positivity” to end Monday’s show!

2h 13m
Oct 05, 2020