Joey Yashinsky attended school at both Michigan/Michigan State and has worked in various capacities within the Detroit sports world. He uses his experience as a stand-up comic to provide a fresh, witty take on the local sports scene. Joey's grandfather, Rube Weiss, was one of the pioneers in Detroit radio. In his free time, Joey likes visiting the Detroit Zoo with his wife, Jackie, and taking recreational softball too seriously.
'One Seat Over' Podcast: Harold Shelton of the Big Ten Network Talks March Madness
What went wrong with Michigan State on Sunday against Syracuse? Is Tom Izzo to blame? The porous outside shooting? Both?
Yashinsky: The Tough Syracuse Zone Sunk the Spartans' Hopes for 2018
Some called the 2017-18 Spartans the most talent-rich roster Tom Izzo has ever had.
Yashinsky: Little Caesars Arena Finally Comes Alive with MSU 's 82-78 Victory
"With 20,000-plus green-blooded Spartan fans screaming in unison, there was virtually no chance in Hell, MI, that Izzo’s group was bowing out," Joey Yashinsky writes.
Musical Review: Next Knockout Song is Always Just Minutes Away in 'The Bodyguard'
The play doesn't always measure up to the 1992 movie with Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, but the music won't disappoint, writes reviewer Joey Yashinsky.
Quarter by Quarter: A Breakdown of the Lions' Turkey Day Tumble
"Case Keenum had so much time to throw during the Vikingsâ€™ opening drive that on one drop-back, he actually phoned in a carryout to Lafayette," writes Joey Yashinsky.
Review: 'The Color Purple' Packs an Emotional Punch at the Fisher Theatre
"The Color Purple" finishes its six-dsay visit with matinee and evening shows Saturday and Sunday.
Yashinsky: 15 Ex-Tigers (and one GM) Battling in MLB Postseason
The MLB postseason includes Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez and others.
Podcast: New York Film Reviewer Discusses 'Detroit' and Its Oscar Chances
Native metro Detroiter Mara Reinstein gives Deadline Detroit's Joey Yashinsky her take on the new movie.
Yashinsky: Where's Raburn? Andrew Miller for Cy Young? Ex-Tigers Roundup, Part 2
"At 25, Avisail Garcia has become one of baseball's rising stars," writes Joey Yashinsky in the Ex-Tiger MLB Roundup.
Yashinsky: Scherzer, Granderson, Porcello and More: The Ex-Tiger League Roundup
Some ex-Tigers are doing better than others. Mad Max Scherzer is off to another blistering start for the Washington Nationals.
'Curious Incident' Takes the Fisher Theatre Audience on a Dizzying, Heartfelt Ride
"This show perseveres, and finds humor and heart in unexpected places," writes Joey Yashinsky.
'Motown the Musical' Has Fans Singing and Swaying in the Seats at the Fisher Theatre
Motown architect Berry Gordy got a standing ovation Wednesday night and told the audience: "There’s nothing we cannot do if we put our minds to it."
The Notorious KCP: Big Decisions Ahead for Pistons and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
"Van Gundy can't possibly still be under the impression that Drummond, Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Jackson represent the future core of this organization."
Yashinsky: Sheahan's Streak, Missing Marjanovic and Other Fun Detroit Sports Nuggets
"If you had to identify one particular player’s stat line to symbolize this unusually bumpy Red Wings’ season, look no further than the fourth-year Sheahan and his year-long goose egg."