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.
'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."
'Amazing Times, Amazing Memories:' 9 Readers & Columnist Say Bye to the Palace
"How Ken Kalvert seemed to end every call of a basket with ". . . from Isiah Thomas," one reader recalls fondly.
'Rent' Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a Rocking Return to the Fisher Theatre
A prominent role is played skillfully by Danny Harris Kornfeld, a West Bloomfield High School graduate.
Yashinsky: Do Fans Care If the Pistons Make the Playoffs?
"To this point, the Pistons’ 2016-17 campaign has been a bore," writes Joey Yashinsky. "Can they make a run these final three weeks and send the Palace off with a bang?"
'Rent' Hits the Fisher Tuesday; Lotteries to Be Held for Choice Seats
A few audience members will sit near the stage for the price of a couple of pizzas.
'One Seat Over' Podcast: Full NCAA Tourney Breakdown with BTN's Harold Shelton
Get a little help filling out those brackets and listen to this podcast with Deadline Detroit's Joey Yashinsky.
Tigers to the Rescue! Cabrera, K-Rod Help Lead Venezuela to Victory
Venzuela beat Italy 4-3, thanks to the help of some key Detroit Tigers.
Yashinsky: Not Quite Enough -- Titans Fall Short in Horizon League Championship Game
"They had a great season,” Coach Bernard Scott says. “They've given me everything that they could give."
Detroit Mercy Women Advance to Horizon League Championship Game on Tuesday
Coach Bernard Scott and star guard Rosanna Reynolds, a senior from Canton, trade fives after beating Wright State 71-52.
Yashinsky: Getting to Be a Bad Habit -- Oakland One-and-Done Again in Horizon Tourney
For the third time in four years, Oakland is been eliminated after just a single game in the conference tournament.
Rude Homecoming: Titans Crushed by Milwaukee, Bounced from Horizon League Tournament
For whatever reason -- the five-night layoff, the rookie head coach or the added pressure of playing near home -- the Titans registered their poorest performance of the season.
Yashinsky: The Ultimate Horizon League Tournament Championship Preview
Oakland is tops in the conference for field goal percentage allowed and defending the 3-ball, writes columnist Joey Yashinsky.
Yashinsky: The Ray Lee Show -- A Sleeping Giant Awakens for Eastern Michigan
"In this case, a player that was once a shooting star, then dimmed to a fading light, had reassumed his rightful place as leader of the hoops galaxy," writes Joey Yashinsky.