Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein -- perhaps better known as break-out indie pop stars Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have put down their guitars and taken to the Web with a new Detroit centric sports blog on ESPN's wesbite.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s debut LP It's A Corporate World was released on June 7.
Snag it on iTunes. And look for the Metro Times interview and record review in the June 22 issue.
Dig the blog sample. Read the whole thing here.
".... Detroit fans have had fewer athletes to get behind. The best player on the Tigers (and one of the best in all of Major League Baseball) keeps on having alcohol-related run-ins with the law. Even if first baseman Miguel Cabrera had managed to keep his nose clean, he just doesn't seem to have the relatable qualities of the other stars who are beloved by most Detroit fans.
This past season, the Pistons put a lineup on the court every night that was laughably poor. There was a player mutiny, a bunch of aging role players surrounded by whiny young players, and an owner who was as interested in winning as she is in Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. A series of baffling moves by general manager Joe Dumars didn't help matters as he stuck by the major disappointment that is Rodney Stuckey and signed Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon to what seemed like ridiculously generous contracts.
The Red Wings are a power, it's true, but there really isn't a player on the team who the fans are crazy for these days. This may be because of the fact that the expectations are so high for them, that anything short of a title leaves fans in a huff until the next season begins.
Which brings us to the NFL, the lockout, the Detroit Lions and Dre' Bly ..."