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Tom Greene Podcast- College Football Schedule Prediction & Update with Jay Smith

Tom Greene | May 17th, 2020

We talked about the NFL Schedule and what’s to come of it, now it’s time to talk College Football!

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The Tom Greene Podcast- NFL Schedule Review & Update with MJ Hurley

Tom Greene | May 16th, 2020

The new Soundboard for the Podcast is here, and hopefully, the show is sounding a lot better!

I brought in MJ Hurley, (@mjhurley47) from the Next Man Up with MJ Podcast, to break down the schedule, some draft thoughts, and as well as what a possible return to sports with fans may look like. Continue reading

Getting ready for the NFL Draft

Tom Greene Podcast- NFL Draft Preview with Alex Strouf and Johnnie Black

Tom Greene | April 23rd, 2020

The NFL Draft is here! I brought in Alex Strouf and Johnnie Black to break it down. Lions, Packers, and Saints Previews here, along with first pick, a surprise, and a disappointment! Check out our NFL Draft Preview getting you ready for Thursday night.

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Big Ten Tournament Preview- Semifinals and Championship

Tom Greene  | March 12th, 2020 

As promised, the 2nd Big Ten Tournament Preview article is here! Before we get started, a couple of updates.

Nebraska has added the Football team’s Backup QB- Noah Vedral and Offensive Tackle Brant Banks since the publication of Tuesday’s Article. The team was down to seven after suspending two players indefinitely. (Remember last season’s improbable run by the Huskers? They were down to that many players then!)

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Big Ten Tournament Preview- Early Rounds

Tom Greene  | March 10th, 2020 

It’s March already… and you know what time it is! Time for Madness before the real March Madness begins. It’s the Big Ten Tournament! Let’s preview the early rounds of madness, shall we? Continue reading

Detroit Tigers 2020 Season Preview

Tom Greene  | February 18th, 2020 

Tigers fans, it’s that time of year again! Pitchers and catchers have reported, Spring Training games are around the corner, and believe it or not, the weather will thaw out and Baseball will be back on Woodward Avenue once again. Continue reading

Podcast- NBA Trade Deadline Special with Pranav Rama

Tom Greene  | February 7th, 2020

The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone!

I brought in a fellow member of The Scorecrow, Pranav Ramasubramanian, also known as Pranav Rama, (@PranavRama1), to break down the surprises and disappointments of the NBA Trade Deadline!

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Podcast- Super Bowl LIV Preview with Andy Mitts

Tom Greene  | February 1st, 2020

Andy Mitts (@mister_brain), from the Rock Chalk Podcast (@RockChalkPod), joins us for the Super Bowl Preview! Continue reading

Podcast- Kobe Bryant Tribute and NBA Midseason Report with Shukri Wrights and Courtney Griffin

Tom Greene | January 31st, 2020

The power of LinkedIn and networking! I brought in Shukri Wrights (@ShukriWrights) from WMFO in Boston, who I connected with over LinkedIn, to pay a tribute to Kobe Bryant and his tragic death. Continue reading

Podcast- MLB Hall of Fame and Astros/Red Sox Reactions with Joe Ricotta and Johnnie Black

Tom Greene  | January 24th, 2020

It’s been a while since I tapped into doing some MLB Content! So, I thought I’d get some reaction to the ongoing Astros and Red Sox scandals along with some Hall of Fame talk.
For that, Johnnie Black (@jball0202) and Joe Ricotta (@theriot326) join the show for some analysis.

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FCS Championship Preview with FCS Nation Radio

Tom Greene  | January 10th, 2020

In case you didn’t know, it’s Championship Season!

FCS Nation Radio (@fcsnationradio1) requested to come on the show, so I brought them in to break down their title game!

We did that, as well as compared the FCS and FBS Playoff structures.

Will North Dakota State or James Madison take home the FCS Title? Listen to the show and find out! Continue reading

Detroit Lions Week 17 Recap- The End Describes The Season

Tom Greene  | December 30th, 2019

If you’re a Lions fan (or, at least, have read my recaps throughout the season), you know this story all too well. Having another lead during the game, only to see it slip away in the end. A 23-20 defeat puts a cap on a 3-12-1 season, one that started filled with optimism only to end with the third pick in the draft.

As for what the Lions should do with said third pick, we’ll inform you about that later. For now, here are the three things to look at from this game, one where both teams knew their fate.

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The Tom Greene Podcast- College Football Playoff and Michigan-Alabama Preview with Jack Patterson

Tom Greene  | December 24th, 2019

Festivus, Christmas, the College Football Playoff, and Michigan-Alabama are all upon us!

I brought in Jack Patterson (@JPattersonTV), Sports Reporter from WRBL in Georgia, to break down the three big games coming up.

We also discussed, at length, about his encounter with Marty Smith, and how humbling he, and that experience, was.

Check out this episode for a great discussion about football and networking! We both aspire to work in the business, and Jack has a great head start in that!

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Detroit Lions Week 16 Recap- The Nightmare Is Almost Over

Tom Greene  | December 23rd, 2019

Indeed it is. With one game left, Lions fans must feel like they are going through hell. Or, at least, compared to expectations at the start of the year. A 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos has brought the Lions record to 3-11-1… which could also be a recipe to an alcoholic drink. Lions fans have probably consumed a lot of those this season. Plus, while playing Denver, Orange Crush could be a drink of choice.

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Hawk Harrelson- Ford C. Frick Award Winner

Tom Greene | December 11th, 2019

The Iconic Chicago White Sox play-by-play broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson has just won the Ford C. Frick Award, an award that compliments excellence in the world of baseball broadcasting.

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Detroit Lions Week 14 Recap- Skoled

Tom Greene | December 9th, 2019

Lions fans were served elimination from the playoffs at the Thanksgiving Dinner table last week. Unfortunately, this week, they were served seconds. A 20-7 loss in the first game all season in which they did not have a lead brings the already-eliminated team to 3-9-1. As for Minnesota, they got a much-needed victory for their playoff hopes and improve to 9-4 on the year.

As always, let’s look at the three takeaways from this Lions loss. “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.”

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Detroit Lions Week 13 Recap- Elimination.

Tom Greene | December 2nd, 2019

Yes, you read that right. At 3-8-1, the Detroit Lions have become the first team in the NFC to be eliminated from playoff contention. This brings another two questions to my plate that came a lot sooner than I’d anticipated. “What’s the point of the last four games? What’s the point of these recaps now?”

Those questions will be answered in the three recap points. Simply put, the Lions went from a 2-0-1 team that showed some promise to a 3-8-1 team that’s looking for its identity again. Whether you’re a player, coach, front office member or fan, going 1-8 in a nine-game stretch is never fun. Let’s look at the three points.

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Detroit Lions Week 12 Recap- Lions Red(skinned) in the Face

Tom Greene | November 25th, 2019 

Ever had a moment in your life where you’re so embarrassed to where you’re red in the face? Well, that’s the inspiration for this week’s title. Losing 19-16 to a one-win Washington Redskin team can make any team feel red in the face, and Lions fans have sadly seen this time and time again. Nastia Liukin posted the perfect mood in which Lions fans should be feeling, too.

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Detroit Lions Week 11 Recap- Cowboys Still “Dem Boyz” For Now

Tom Greene | November 18th, 2019

Ah yes, if you read the title, it tells you a lot about this game. The famed Wiz Khalifa song, “We Dem Boyz“, has been a rallying tune amongst fans since the song came out in 2014. No, not the fight song, simply a rallying tune. Of course, like any Cowboys-related content, it’s been memed. Whether or not it’s funny is up to the reader.

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Chicago Cubs 2019 Season Recap

Tom Greene | November 14th, 2019

In the middle of July, things seemed great on the North Side. The Cubs were leading the division by multiple games and it seemed as if the Cubs were going to cruise to a division title… until the bottom fell out and the Cardinals ended up division champs. Joe Maddon jumped ship and the North Side is now asking the question, “How do we get back to 2016?”

With the help of our @theriot326, Cub Fan and DFS Man, Let’s dive deeper into our 2016 question by looking back at what went right and wrong. Continue reading

Detroit Lions Week 10 Recap- Lions Find Chicago Overbearing

Tom Greene | November 11th, 2019

The Lions came into this game thinking that a Chicago offense lead by Mitchell Trubisky would at least put a band-aid on the problems that were on the defensive side. It turned out not to be true. While Trubisky only threw for 145 yards, the Lions secondary allowed him to throw for three touchdowns, and that’s all the Bears needed in a 20-13 victory over Detroit.

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Lions-Bears Preview with Anthony Pasquale and Joe Ricotta

Tom Greene  | November 9th, 2019 

The Lions lost another one last week in Oakland. The Bears are 3-5, and the offense is NOT looking pretty.
I brought in Illinois Student Broadcaster Anthony Pasquale and fellow Scorecrow writer Joe Ricotta (yes, our @theriot326!) to break it down.
We rant. We talk Lions, Bears, and Cubs. Animal activists may want to avoid this podcast. But, for the rest of you, it’s a great one! Check it out! (Warning- multiple curse words used. We’re not happy.) Continue reading

Detroit Lions Week 9 Recap- Gruden, Carr Raid Lions

Tom Greene | November 4th, 2019

The Lions traveled to Oakland in their last season at the Colosseum. The plan was to use an Air-Raid offense (like Arizona’s) to sink the Raiders’ ship in the Black Hole for one last time. Instead, Jon Gruden utilized Derek Carr to do exactly what Matthew Stafford was supposed to do- raid the secondary and win the game. Continue reading

Detroit Lions Week 8 Recap: Giant Victory Keeps Lions on the Prowl

Tom Greene | October 28th, 2019 

At 2-3-1, division and/or playoff hopes seem far-fetched. Not many teams, if any, come back from 2-5 (or 2-4-1) to play meaningful football in January. But, .500 teams after week eight still have a chance, and the Lions had a chance to get back into the race with that record.

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The Tom Greene Podcast: Michigan-Notre Dame Preview with Tory Jackson

Tom Greene | October 25th, 2019

Michigan lost for the second time this season to Penn State in a thriller last week. For this week, I brought in Tory Jackson, former Notre Dame Basketball star, to the show to break down this Michigan-Notre Dame game under the lights. Continue reading

The Tom Greene Podcast: Lions-Giants Preview with The Maj

Tom Greene | October 25th, 2019 

The Lions lost again to the Vikings, putting their season record to 2-3-1. I brought in a Fantasy Football and Giants expert, @TheMaj_NFL, to break down the upcoming game against New York. Continue reading

The Tom Greene Podcast: World Series Preview with Johnnie Black

Tom Greene | October 22nd, 2019

The World Series is here! The Astros and Nats, just like our @jball0202 predicted, have made it. So, I brought back the Nostradamus of Baseball to the program to break down this series.

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The Tom Greene Podcast: NBA Season Preview with Tony Peters

Tom Greene | October 22nd, 2019 

The 2019 NBA Season is upon us! I brought in @peters4523, a Basketball writer for Prep Hoops Ohio, to preview this season. We break down the winners and losers of the offseason. We gave insight as to who will make (or miss) the postseason. Also, we had MVP and Finals conversations.
How will this 2019 season turn out? Listen to the show and find out! Continue reading

Detroit Lions Week 7 Recap- Woof.

Tom Greene | October 21st, 2019

If we could describe this 42-30 loss to Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings in one word, the word in the title would describe it best. Woof.

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Detroit Lions Week 6 Recap- Oh Me, Oh My!

Tom Greene | October 15th, 2019

If you’re reading this, you’re in a mood. Either an amazing mood, as the Packers walk away with a 23-22 victory over the Lions, or a mood as only Stephen A. Smith could describe, which is the mood of most Lions fans-including yours truly. We feel like the Herman’s Hermits line that was in this title, “Oh me, oh my”, we’re Leaning on the Lamp Post. It’s something that happens year after year with this team. From the batted ball against Seattle to the 10-second runoff against Atlanta, and do I even mention the picked up pass interference flag against Dallas in the playoffs? The list goes on and on.

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Michigan-Iowa Preview

Tom Greene | October 4th, 2019

Michigan got back on track last week, beating Rutgers 52-0 and chasing Chris Ash from his position in Piscataway. This week, Michigan takes on an Iowa team looking for a big victory on the road. Continue reading

Cubs Speak, Cub-eesh? With Anthony Pasquale and Joe Ricotta

Tom Greene  October 2nd, 2019 

The Cubs were once multiple games up in the division and the playoffs looked like an almost certainty. Now, they’re out and so is Maddon. What Happened, and what should we do next? @Ant_Pasquale3, Illinois student and @theriot326, Scorecrow Writer and Cubs fan, break it down with me. Continue reading

MLB Wild Card-Division Series Preview with Alex Kielar and Johnnie Black

Tom Greene | October 2nd, 2019 

The MLB Postseason is here! I brought in Yankee fan @AlexKielar and @jball0202 to break down the early rounds of the Postseason.
We begin with surprise and disappointment teams, then break down the Wild Card games. We also ask, “Should the Wild Card round be one game or a best of 3?”
Afterward, we break down the Division Series and hand out the awards.
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MLB Team Recaps- Detroit Tigers

Tom Greene | October 1st, 2019 

The Detroit Tigers, also known as the team I wrote my debut article about, and the team that’s closest to me had a rough year. To say the least. A season that looked promising turned out to be furthest away from that, and the injury bug had its way with this rebuilding team. Were playoffs in the question? Not necessarily, but was Ron Gardenhire‘s team looking for respectability in the American League? Certainly.

In a certain season of trial and error, let’s look at the trials that worked and the errors that occurred Continue reading

Detroit Lions Week 4 Recap- Chiefs Outduel Lions

Tom Greene | September 30th, 2019 

Ah yes, it was a duel of top-tier QBs in Detroit this afternoon. Matthew Stafford took on Patrick Mahomes in a battle that Lions fans won’t forget, but may want to. A day that looked promising early, and even late, turned for the worse as Darrel Williams crossed the goal line to seal the deal for the Chiefs. Continue reading

Detroit Lions Week 1 Recap- The Agony of a Tie

Tom Greene | September 9th, 2019 

You read that right. The Lions did what the NFL is trying so desperately to make impossible, end a game in a tie. After taking a 24-6 lead into the 4th quarter, the Cardinals rallied back to send the game to Overtime. A pair of field goals evened the score at 27, and the game ended there. Continue reading

Detroit Lions 53-Man Roster Breakdown/Preview

Tom Greene | September 7th, 2019

The Detroit Lions are on the prowl. In Matt Patricia‘s second season as Head Coach, the squad is hoping to improve on their 6-10 record from last season. In their way stands a host of foes. Kyler Murray, Kirk Cousins, Derek Carr, and Aaron Rodgers, just to name a few. To take down these men and take on the challenge of winning the NFC North, you must have a sound 53-man roster. 6-10 tells me there’s a lot of work to do, and I’m sure it says the same to my fellow readers. However, let’s become familiar with the roster that will be with us for this 2019 season.

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Into the 80s with Tom Greene- A Possible Wild Card Matchup

Tom Greene | September 6th, 2019

The end of the baseball season is getting closer. As temperatures begin to drop, the heat begins to rise on the teams that haven’t yet joined the 80-win club. After a few days away to take care of employment situations, I return to bring you two more teams that have joined our club. The Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians have been battling all season to reach a postseason berth. Now that they’ve reached 80 wins, they both feel they’re almost there. And, they’re telling the rest of the 80s club, (indirectly) “Shut your halfwit pie-holes! We’re trying to make the playoffs!”

OK, that SpongeBob reference may not have been the 80s, but we’re breaking down a team that didn’t even exist in the 80s but have some pretty awesome  “Throwbackuniforms. The Rays help the sunrise on this edition of, “Backtrax MLB!” Continue reading

Into the 80s with Tom Greene- Minnesota Twins

Tom Greene | August 29th, 2019

Two days after the Atlanta Braves joined the 80-win club, the Minnesota Twins join the party. In Atlanta, there seems to be some doubt as far as the pitching goes. In Minnesota, fans and broadcasters (like Jenny Taft, Jamie Hersch, Marney Gellner, Dawn Mitchell, Jamie Erdahl, and Kevin Gorg,) are simply excited that this season has exceeded expectations. Of course, this is said on one condition. Our @jball0202 expects championships in Minnesota, and nothing else (maybe championship-style writing from me? I do my best.) Continue reading

Into the 80s with Tom Greene- Atlanta Braves

Tom Greene | Aug 28th, 2019 

Our “Into the 80s” series rolls on. The fourth team to join the 80-win-club is the Atlanta Braves. When Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies, most of the national media picked Philly to win the NL East. What the media didn’t say is that the Braves won the NL East last season. Harper may have made you forget about Ronald Acuña, Jr. and his team. At 80-53, they are behind the Dodgers, Astros, and the Yankees, but are still a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading

Into the 80s with Tom Greene- Houston Astros

Tom Greene\ Aug 20th, 2019

This second installment of “Into the 80s with Tom Greene” took a few days longer than I, or even the Astros, had anticipated. But, nonetheless, the Astros become the third team this season to join the 80-win club. This comes at no surprise to baseball fans, as the Astros have seemingly controlled the AL West since 2015. However, their vision looks farther than winning the West. They want another World Series title, and they want it now. Let’s break the Astros’ team. Continue reading

5 MLB Field/Sideline Reporters to follow for the rest of 2019… and beyond

Tom Greene  Aug 16th, 2019

If you’ve watched any sporting event, you notice that there are sideline reporters at every game. These reporters present info that is key to the game you’re about to watch, whether it’s an update on an injury to a player, field condition, or even a story about a player that you may not know. Continue reading

Into the 80s with Tom Greene- New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers

Tom Greene \ Aug 14th, 2019

81 wins for a team means they are assured they can finish no worse than .500. However, if you have 80 wins in August, you’ll finish above .500, guaranteed. You’ll most likely make the playoffs, too. Of course, barring catastrophic injuries or a strike.

On the radio, Tom Kent brought us back into the 80s on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, dependent on where you are in the nation and what radio station you listen to. For me, it was Saturday night. In 2019, I bring you back into the 80s, by breaking down the teams that reach 80 wins. We had two that reached that mark last night. Let’s get to work. Continue reading

The Chicago Cubs’ August Survival Guide

Tom Greene \ Aug 7th, 2019

The trade deadline has come and gone. The National League Central remains highly contested. The Cubs bullpen, per some fans, seems to be in disarray. However, with all that being said, the Chicago Cubs are in first place in the division. Wrigley Field has been the friendly confines that it advertises to be… for the Cubs. The road hasn’t. Just a few days into August, here are three things the Cubs should do to stay in the race for the division title. Cubs fans, here’s your survival guide to the month of August. And no, watching the Bears isn’t on this list. Sorry, coach Ditka. Continue reading

Assessing the Tigers Trade Pieces

Tom Greene    | July 23rd, 2019

At the start of the season, the Detroit Tigers had a glimmer of hope. With a rotation of Matt MooreMichael Fulmer, Matt Boyd, Jordan Zimmermannand Daniel Norris, the Tigers looked to improve upon their first season under Ron Gardenhire. However, the injury bug hit… and it hit hard. This bug depleted the rotation as well as the infield and has forced the Tigers and Al Avila into an ultimatum- time to sell and pick up prospects. Continue reading

Traveling Tom’s Tips and Tricks for All-Star Week

Tom Greene | July 12th, 2019

The 2019 All-Star Game may be over, but the memories will always last. With sharing experiences in a previous article I wrote, it’s time to share my tips and tricks for everyone to know if the All-Star Game comes to your area in the future. Continue reading