By Kyle Bauer

The site will return to full activity later today with the reemergence of “Real Deal on Headlines” to catch up on all the sports news that I have failed to cover in the past few days.

I also plan on introducing a new feature that I am hoping you guys will enjoy later this week, likely on Friday.

Until then, it is a big day for the RDOS intermediate family. As most of you know, we reside out of Oakland University and they will be playing for a chance to ‘PUNCH THEIR TICKET’ to ‘THE BIG DANCE’ against IUPUI (Indiana University of Pennsylvania Unified Intelligence?) tonight.

You can tune in to 88.3fm Auburn Hills if you are if you are north of M-59 from Chesterfield Township to Metamora, which includes Romeo, Lake Orion, Rochester, Utica, Auburn Hills and Pontiac. Or if you are by a computer, take the sure route and go to www.wxou.org where you can stream the coverage live. I will be hosting a pre-game show from 8 to 9pm, featuring an interview with Neal to open up at 8:05.

You can also go back to 88.3fm/wxou.org for your half-time and post-game coverage, where I will also be anchoring.

Neal will be on 1130am WDFN Detroit Sports Talk giving color commentary with Mario Impemba on the call. So listen to him on WDFN and listen to good ol’ Avocado on WXOU for your pre, half and post-game coverage of the Summit League tournament final and see if Oakland will be ‘DANCING’.

As far as Mikey P. goes, I believe he will be working and chowing down at Sign of the Beef Carver.

Get your votes in Now

Neal Wears Pink on Television (With a Dream and a Cardigan)

Neal is wearing pink while calling the game for the Oakland University’s men’s basketball team. The University is encouraging everyone at the game to wear pink in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness.

Neal to Wear Pink on Television

From his facebook page (yesterday)

“i need some opinions…Watch the oakland University game 2mrw (tonight)6:00 on fox sports detroit (i’m sitting behind Oakland coach Greg Kampe doing game for wxou.org) and let me know if i can pull off 1. the cardigan….and 2. the pink shirt…your thoughts..”

This status was posted yesterday. The game is on tonight February 20th at 6pm.

A message from the Real Deal on Sports

We want to sincerely thank everyone who has supported the show in the past year. This year has been huge for the future of the show and it was not too long ago that our future was in question. We never foreseen the following that we have accumulated in the past six months. Though it may be small, it is still a following and we couldn’t be more appreciative of that. It is hard doing a radio show without any support, it is hard to do anything without support. Your belief in us has motivated us to bring our best every Thursday and we look forward to every Thursday because of YOU. We have the confidence to continue to grow the show and take it to the next level.

Keep coming back in 2010. We have plans to expand the show on multiple facets. On this website, we plan on adding new pages, polls and features. As for the show, we will continue to grab unique guests, while bringing the Real Deal on Society every week and a new feature or two, to interject into various segments of the program. The interaction will be picked up as we will continue to take your phone calls, read your messages and do a couple remote broadcasts in the area, so you can have a beer with us. There are even bigger plans on the horizon. The show will only grow in this up coming year.

Special thanks to the robingehood.com message board (especially boba, sparty and o’looneys), our fans on Facebook, our few but loyal callers (Pete, CBD, LOH in North Warren, Caller Bobby, Dave from parts unknown), our guests (Sean Baligian, Mario Impemba, Jim Branstadder and Dave Pemberton notably)and our friends and family. We take our free time away from them and put it into the program for zero compensation. They allow this because they care and understand our passion.

Keep listening and reading in 2010!


Real Deal on Sports (Neal Ruhl, Kyle Bauer and Mike Parsons)


Dick Clark sends his regards!

Happy Thanksgiving

No show today, apparently Neal and Kyle would rather spend time with their families than do a radio show. This doesn’t mean you have to wait another week to get your fill of the Real Deal on Sports. Check back, right here, later today for day two of Kyle’s Three Day Thanksgiving Man Fest.

Neal will be back on WDFN With Mario Impemba this Monday at 8pm as the Golden Grizzlies take on Memphis. You can also listen to Neal’s disembodied voice chat with OU Coach Greg Kampe in a new video feature “Coach’s Corner” right on the OU grizzlies’ homepage by clicking the giant menacing grizzly bear below.

 Mike’s entry about NBA superstars via 1993 has been picked up by FreshPrinceOfTheBlog. It’s run  by basketball fanatic Jake Bondarek whose blog gets ten times more hits than ours. Jake works his butt off on FreshPrinceOfTheBlog and he makes it a great read for super fans and casual observers alike. Check it out by clicking  the picture of Uncle Phil, Carleton, Ashley and Hillary on some game show i’ve never heard of.

Neal will be on the call for ‘David versus Cole Aldrich’

Tune in to 1130 am Detroit Sports Talk as Oakland takes on the #1 ranked Kansas JayHawks at 8pm TONIGHT!

Mario Impemba will be on play-by-play and our own Neal Ruhl will be doing color from legendary Allen Fieldhouse. Tune in! Kansas will probably win by 68 points, but support the Grizzlies and more importantly, support Neal!


Will he be more fun than Rod Allen? Listen and find out!

Tune into Detroit Sports Talk 1130 am Wednesday night at 8 pm to hear Mario Impemba and our own Neal Ruhl on the call for Oakland vs. Wisconsin.

Yes, our own. Just because WDFN is paying Neal dosent mean they own his rights.  He is still property of “Real Deal Sports Entertainment Enterprises LLC.”


You can catch Neal Ruhl calling Oakland basketball for both WDFN and WXOU through out the season. Trust me it is worth listening to, not only for Neal but also because Oakland is likely an NCAA Tournament team this year and boast three pro basketball prospects, including Keith Benson who is expected to be a first round draft pick.

We’ll keep you updated through out the year of when you can hear Neal on the call for Oakland basketball.