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.
Detroit Mercy Titans Stumble Against Valpo; Motor City Madness Starts March 3
"As the season nears a close, the Titans appear to be limping," columnist Joey Yashinsky writes. "Detroit’s College Team has seen better days."
ESPN's Zach Lowe Puts the Pistons' Flaws Under the Microscope
ESPN's Zach Lowe goes into detail about the Pistons' shaky offense, lack of chemistry within the club, and the tension between Reggie Jackson and his teammates.
Yashinsky: Valentine's Day Wishes for Detroit Sports Figures
Deadline Detroit columnist Joey Yashinsky throws Valentine's Day love to local Justin Upton, Boban Marjanovic, Derrick Walton, Jr. and two others.
Yashinsky: Oakland Gets Revenge on Detroit Mercy, but 1976-77 Titans Own the Night
It was a magical day for Detroit Mercy basketball, even though the team lost. And it was an interesting night for columnist Joey Yashinsky. Read and see why.
Yashinsky: After Several Bumps, Pistons Fire on All Cylinders
With four wins in five games, the Pistons have wrestled into the final playoff spot in the East.
Yashinsky: The UM-MSU Rivalry Resumes
"Irvin can’t possibly play worse than he has been; with Michigan’s season hanging in the balance, you have to believe Beilein will have his squad all-in for this primetime ESPN clash."
Review: 'The Lion King' Brings the African Safari to Life at the Detroit Opera House
"When the lights go down at the Detroit Opera House and the opening notes to “Circle of Life” are belted out, the winter doldrums go away," writes Joey Yashinsky.
One Seat Over: NBA Legend Rick Barry on Andre Drummond, Super Teams and BIG-3 League
"I don't understand why guys have an aversion to trying my underhand method. What's the big deal about shooting it differently?" says Rick Barry.
Yashinsky: Detroit Mercy Titans Claw Their Way to Stunning Comeback Victory
When the Horizon League Tournament starts March 3 at Joe Louis Arena, "the Titans could be a very dangerous underdog," columnist Joey Yashinsky writes.
Yashinsky: It May Be Panic Time for Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons
"The Pistons have regressed this season, and that reality cannot be ignored," writes Joey Yashinsky.
First Time's the Charm: Pudge Rodriguez is Going into the Baseball Hall of Fame
When you collect 2,844 hits, smack 311 homers, win 13 Gold Gloves and an AL MVP in 1999, first ballot status makes quite a bit of sense.
Yashinsky: Rookie Coach Bacari Alexander Turning Things Around at Detroit Mercy
"Bacari Alexander isn't an average rookie head coach. He decided a couple of weeks ago that changes were in order," writes columnist Joey Yashinsky.
Review: 'Phantom of the Opera' Is a Timeless Show with Unforgettable Music
"The thing you notice throughout this rendition of Phantom are the sets. They are simply magnificent," writes Joey Yashinsky.
TNT Announcers Debate Drummond's Free Throw Skill During Pistons-Warriors Game
Pistons' center Andre Drummond has improved at the foul line this year. Not everyone is impressed.
Yashinsky: With Big Payday Coming, Is It Time to Part Ways with Matthew Stafford?
"It has to be troubling even for the most ardent of Stafford supporters that such a big deal was made out of this slightly better-than-average 2016 season."