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I’m not going anywhere, but I am branching out with a brand new weekly show on CLNS Radio!  The show is called Sitto and That Sports Babe with myself and Jackie Taylor a.k.a. “That Sports Babe.”  And who better to be our first guest on the show but former Bad Boy and 4 time NBA Champion John “Spider” Salley.

Sitto and That Sports Babe

It’s official:

The “Take No Prisoner Twins” team up for new podcast on CLNS Radio!

After a brief hiatus from the broadcasting industry, Jackie Taylor a.k.a. “That Sports Babe” is back with a new attitude…and a new co-host! Natalie Sitto, best known for her work on Need4Sheed.com, has signed on with Jackie for the show entitled, “Sitto and That Sports Babe”.

Every Thursday evening LIVE at 8 PM EST, “The Take No Prisoners Twins” will bring their strong personalities to the airwaves to discuss an array of topics. The two will put their primary focus on the NBA but it will not stop there!

Due to their strong opinions on EVERYTHING ranging from Tim Donaghy’s claim to fame (Jackie) to Brian Scalabrine’s pre game routine (Natalie) they will be taking their talents to discussing the latest in sports headlines as well as pop culture.

Where can you catch the show?

How about North Station Media’s new platform, CLNSRadio.com? Sitto and That Sports Babe will air exclusively on CLNSRadio and their weekly broadcast will offer a live chat, as well as a host blog to stay connected with the hosts! You can also tweet them with questions or comments at @SittoTSB on Twitter.

The first episode of Sitto and That Sports Babe will air on Thursday March 3rd at 8 PM EST with special guest 4-time NBA champion, JOHN SALLEY! Listen to the show live on www.CLNSRadio.com.

We hope to see you there!

You may have noticed the logo on the right side of the site that takes you straight our radio page on CLNSRadio. I’m counting on my fellow Pistons fans to listen in and call in if you wish when we kick it off with Salley on our first episode this Thursday at 8PM.

It’s guaranteed to be SHEEDtastic!

Need4Sheed InterviewNo Need4Sheed to be playing in a basketball game for me to co-host the Celtics Late Night Show.

I was supposed to do the post-game Pistons/Celtics show, but we ran into technical difficulties.  So Nick and the gang were nice enough to ask me back to give them a hard time for 2 solid hours of Pistons-Celtics mayhem.

I don’t know why they keep subjecting themselves to my Pistons nonsense, but this is your chance to talk live with Nick and I and the rest of the gang at Celtics Late Night Show about all things Pistons, Celtics,  the rivalry, the green hate, Larry Bird’s mustache, Rasheed’s allergies to the paint or whatever your heart desires.

We will be taking your calls all night long and giving away PRIZES,  so be sure to tune in and call in. I’m personally going through my stash to see what I can give to the listeners.

If you want to know what’s in store, just listen to this little teaser from the last couple of times I took over their show.

I will co-hosting this one live with guys from Celtics Late Night Show this Monday, March 29th starting at 9:00 pm to 11 pm.

That means you need to give us a Call. Let’s take this show over, if you don’t call I may to get Will Bynum to dunk on you.

347-215-7771Celtics Live Late Night

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The Pistons vs. The Celtics

The 23-43 Pistons are in Boston tonight to take on Rasheed Wallace and the 41-24 Celtics. I realize the Pistons aren’t the team they used to be, but this particular opening sentence to the NBA.com preview of the game sort of made me mad.

“It was a rough week for the Boston Celtics. A visit from the lowly Detroit Pistons to open a brief home stretch could help them get back on track.” Via NBA.com

Lowly….really? We aren’t New Jersey just yet.

Ben Wallace is still listed as day to day and as we know Rodney has no timetable on his return.

The Scouting Report via Pistons.com

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Tip is at 8:00 pm EST and will be broadcast on ESPN with the radio broadcast over at 950 AM WWJ or follow the action online over at NBA.com.

UPDATE

We had to Cancel Celtics Late Night Show tonight.  Sorry I won’t be able to take your calls after the game but I am sure we’ll do it again soon.

NEED4SHEED GAME CHAT

Need4Sheed InterviewThe Pistons will be in Boston for the first time this season to play the Celtics and observe Rasheed in his natural habitat. What does that mean for Pistons fans? A lot of green, a lot of red, blue and white, the possibility of seeing Brian Scalabrine’s transparent mug pretending like he can play basketball, the possibility of Big Baby being a big baby and me co-hosting Celtics Late Night Show post game.

I don’t know why they keep subjecting themselves to my Pistons nonsense, but this is your chance to talk live with Nick and I about the game, the rivalry, the green hate, Larry Bird’s mustache, Rasheed’s allergies to the paint or whatever your heart desires.

I will co-hosting this one  live with Nick from North Station Sports immediately following the game.  So head on over and pick up the phone and call in.  I want to hear from my fellow Pistons fans.

That means you need to give us a Call.  Let’s take this show over, if you don’t call I may to get Will Bynum to dunk on you.

347-215-7771Celtics Live Late Night

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Need4Sheed Interview Natalie SittoWith the Pistons losing streak behind us, Jim Kushlan, Don Zellers and “Shaggy” Matt Culbreath were nice enough to ask me back on their show again to talk Pistons.

If your in the Toledo area you can check out the show Sunday nights on News Talk 1370 WSPD. The Benchwarmers cover our the Pistons, Tigers, Lions, as well as Ohio based teams. The Benchwarmers is what you get when you put a Pistons fan and a Cavs fan on the same radio show.

Listen to the Interview

The Benchwarmers News Talkd 1370 AM

Need4Sheed InterviewWith Rasheed Wallace returning to Detroit in just a few days, Boston fans are a bit curious to see how this Pistons fan feels about Sheed and the current state of The Pistons.  So (unfortunately for them) Celtics Late Night Show was kind enough to ask me to be their guest tonight.

Now I don’t know why Celtics fans feel the need to take a few jabs from this extremely NON Celtics fan, but they do.

I will be on live with Nick from North Station Sports, along with Brandon and Travis, from Hardwood Houdini at 11:00 PM Sunday the 10th.

Cant we all just get along? Sometimes we can …. but most of the time I get in the way of that.Celtics Live Late Night

If you can’t listen live, no worries the show is available at North Station Sports or at Hardwood Houdini to listen to at your leisure.

Need4Sheed InterviewTo discuss all things Knicks and Pistons before the two teams tip Tuesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills, I was asked to be a guest on The Knicks Blog radio showThe show will be taped live Monday night at 9:00 pm EST and you can call in at 646-478-5554. Following the show, you can listen to it over at  The Knicks Blog.

I’m sure I can cause a little trouble…Tune in.

I had a great time doing the interview with Anthon, you can listen to the show in its entirety HERE.

Before the Pistons start their playoff run we are in for a little treat here at Need4Sheed. I was lucky enough to do a Q&A with one of my favorite Pistons personalities, insider Matt Dery.

Matt Dery is the afternoon sports anchor at 97.1 FM The Ticket.  He recently left WDFN Radio after 12 years there.  Dery has been the Pre-Game, Half-Time, and Post-Game host on the Pistons radio network the past eight seasons.  Matt is also the radio play-by-play voice of the University of Detroit Mercy mens basketball team.

Need4Sheed: You had a chance to get quite close to Michael Curry last season when he was an assistant coach, were you surprised that Dumars put him in charge of the team?

Matt Dery: First off, thank you Natalie for the opportunity to be featured on thee best Pistons fan site in Detroit.

I did get close to Michael last season when he was an assistant and I knew it was only a matter of time before he got the job. I think he has been put in a difficult spot this season, and has had to deal with a lot of changes and obvious problems with this club. He is not blameless though. No way. Mike did not handle a few situations very well and at times seemed to lose the team during the regular season. End of game execution was flawed in big spots at home, and that is on both him and the players. He demands more from the guys in terms of accountability than Flip did, and I like that. He was told the team was being handed over to Rodney Stuckey, yet, he still coached to win and if that meant playing Will Bynum more, than so be it. I respected that.

Need4Sheed: Its been a season of mostly downs for Detroit, being someone who’s close to the team what did you expect once the Iverson/Billups trade was made? From the inside, could you see a difference in Chemistry once the dynamic changed when Iverson arrived?

Matt Dery: I understood the Iverson trade when it happened and I love the fact that Joe has cleared a ton of space this summer.  With that being said, the chemistry and identity of the team changed and it changed for the worse.  Gone was a defensive mindset (because the dude couldn’t guard Hooper) and a team concept offensively.  Swinging the ball became non-existent, but to Iverson’s credit, he did try hard and got to the rim, he just could not finish.  Check the stats, his missed layups cost the team a ton of games.  He’s under the basket, and his teammates were flat footed trying to get back on defense.  Forget about it.

Need4Sheed: Do you think Detroit’s 39-43 record is an indication of what they can actually do on court?

Matt Dery: This team underachieved.  39 wins is unacceptable and Joe and Scott Perry will tell you the same thing.  Michael Curry said before the season that he thought Tayshaun would have an All-Star season and he didn’t.  Rasheed Wallace aged and when they needed him toward the end of the season, he got hurt, and then served a one game suspension for picking up a silly over-the-number-limit technical.  The front office thought that Amir and Jason Maxiell would both come into their own and that didn’t happen.  Very disappointing.  To me, the two best players this season have been Antonio McDyess and Bynum.  Rip can still ball and I think will have a huge year if he is back next season.

Need4Sheed: A lot has been said about Detroit’s young talent, especially Rodney Stuckey. His talent is obvious, but did he take a step back this season by asking him to run this team so early in his career, especially with the shoes he had to fill?

Matt Dery: I saw a change in Rodney Stuckey in the first pre-season game in Miami and I thought he was ready to take off to a new level.  He had a confidence and cockiness and looked ready to run the team, even as the third guard.  I don’t know what happened to him during the regular season, but the team needs to determine if he’s a legit point guard or just a scoring guard or combo guard who may be best suited as a Vinnie Johnson or Ricky Pierce type player.  He needs to stop dribbling so much in the half court.

Need4Sheed: Biggest surprise of the year?

Matt Dery: Will Bynum.  The guy did it all the last few weeks and solidified a spot on the roster next season.

Need4Sheed: Biggest let down of the year?

Matt Dery: The home record.  21-20.  The Pistons have had amazing crowds and amazing support and yet for some reason the team laid some bad eggs on their home floor.

Need4Sheed: With all the cap room Dumars has going into next season, do you see him trying to change things with a free agent after the season or does he wait until the mother load in 2010?

Matt Dery: Joe hates to lose.  He’s beyond upset over what has transpired.  No way he waits until 2010.  No way.  This team has GOT to go get a low post threat and somebody who can change the game in the paint on both ends of the floor.  Opposing teams drive the ball to the basket with ease now, why?  Because they know they can.

Playoffs:

Need4Sheed: We know you’re from Cleveland and we don’t hold that against you (I don’t think), so who are you rooting for as a fan?

Matt Dery: I really wasn’t too pleased that the Pistons drew the Cavs.  I think this is thee best Cavaliers team I have ever seen and I was there for 91-92 when they made it to the East Finals and I loved that team.  I am dodging your question because I still root for the Pistons and I have too many friends in the organization to cheer against them.  But C-town needs a title so bad and my Indians are off to a lousy start.

Need4Sheed: What does Detroit have to do to win their first round matchup with Cleveland?

Matt Dery: Pistons need to play together if they want to beat Cleveland.  Thats what the Cavs do, they have an amazing togetherness right now.  Plus, if Sheed gets fired up to play against Z and Andy, he can be a difference maker.

Need4Sheed: Who will take the series?

Matt Dery: I say Cavs in Five.  Cleveland is on a mission.  Pistons have been through too much this season to overcome the Cavs.  It is just not clicking right now.

Need4Sheed: Matt, you’ve been painfully absent during Pistons broadcasts lately, tell us what you’re up to.

Matt Dery: What have I been up to?  A lot of nothing.  I had a crazy schedule for a long time at WDFN and a ton of responsibilities.  To be honest, it has been nice to come home and just hang out with my girlfriend or get some extra days with my kids.  My life schedule has revolved around the Pistons and work and U of D for a long time, I’ve just sort of been catching my breath.  To be honest, I do miss the Palace and the games and a lot of amazing people up at 5 Championship Drive.  I’ll hopefully be back in my seat on press row (5th from the left) next season when Deeetroit Basketball heads to 97-1 The Ticket!

Need4Sheed: Lastly, what is you’re most memorable (good or bad) Pistons memory?

Matt Dery: June 15th (and 16th) 2004.  Being able to be court side for the Championship and going until 6 AM the next day on the air with the post-game show was incredible!

I would like to thank Matt again for taking the time out to talk to me, he’s one of those staples at Pistons home games that makes my trips to the Palace that much more special.

And by the way, you got to love Matt for the simple fact that in the picture he sent me to put up for this peice he’s wearing an Indians t-shirt. Just click it to supersize.