Brian Chapman

Brian Chapman has lived, studied and worked all throughout the Eastern time zone, but he was born and raised in Metro Detroit as a Detroit sports fan. After graduating high school in 2003 he moved to Happy Valley where he had the best four years of his life. The highlight of his time there was dipping his toe in the sports talk radio ocean and growing at his craft as the host of the sports talk show “Crashin’ The Boards” on Penn State’s student radio station. During his college years he also got his first experience in Detroit sports radio when he interned for Doug Karsch (you may have heard of him) during the summer of 2005.

In 2008 Brian moved to Daytona Beach, Florida to deliver play by play for the Daytona Cubs minor league baseball team. There he lived in a bent house that was a five minute walk from the beach. Despite the location, Brian despised the sweltering summers and missed the Midwest’s four seasons.

In 2010 Brian reconnected with sports talk radio when he moved to Ohio (but just barely, he was in Toledo) to host an afternoon drive sports talk show on Fox Sports 1230. While he lived in Ohio for nearly four years, he stood his ground against that state and stood by his principles by refusing to obtain an Ohio driver’s license. He is from The Mitten, always will be and was thrilled to be called up to Detroit in 2014 where he can live, serve and cheer as he pleases. That includes cheering hard for his Penn State Nittany Lions. If you ever see a random fan wearing a Penn State No. 8 jersey at a Michigan Stadium, you know who it is.

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Chapman’s B1G Five Of The Big Ten: Is the Big Ten Better Than The SEC?

Could the Big Ten be on par or better than the SEC this season?

97.1 The Ticket–10/31/2015

Brian Chapman’s 2015-16 Detroit Pistons Preview

“The Pistons have to make the playoffs this year and they will.”

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2015

Chapman’s B1G Five Of The Big Ten: Is Brady Hoke Right About Michigan’s Last-Second Blunder?

Ex-Michigan coach Brady Hoke disagreed with Jim Harbaugh’s decision to punt the ball from the Michigan State 47 yard line with 10 seconds to go on fourth and two.

97.1 The Ticket–10/23/2015

Chapman’s B1G Five Of The Big Ten: Just How Overrated Is Michigan State?

“[They’re] very, very overrated. I think Michigan State should be ranked, but not anywhere in the Top 20.”

97.1 The Ticket–10/16/2015

Chapman’s B1G Five Of The Big Ten: Can Michigan Win The Conference?

If Michigan goes into “The Game” against Ohio State with a 10-1 record, they’ll be a Top 10 team with home field advantage.

97.1 The Ticket–10/09/2015

Chapman’s B1G Five Of The Big Ten: Which Quarterback Should Be Drafted First?

Most NFL sources believe that Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg will be the first quarterback drafted in 2016, but should Michigan State’s Connor Cook or Ohio State’s Cardale Jones be rated higher?

97.1 The Ticket–10/02/2015

Chapman’s B1G Five Of The Big Ten: Should U-M Give Up On Morris?

Wolverines fans should throw in the towel on Shane Morris and hope for more from Zach Gentry, Alex Malzone and/or John O’Korn in 2016.

97.1 The Ticket–09/25/2015

Tigers Should Pay JD, But How Much? And Who Else? [BLOG]

Less than eleven months ago, I became the first person in Metro Detroit to jump fully aboard the J.D. Martinez bandwagon

97.1 The Ticket–08/09/2015

BLOG: Should The Tigers Tank?

By: Brian Chapman @bchapsports They do it a little bit NHL and they certainly do it in the NBA. In fact, it seems like that’s all the 76ers ever do. What am I talking about? I’m talking about tanking. You know. Losing on purpose to get a high draft pick. In the NBA where tanking […]

97.1 The Ticket–06/22/2015

NBA Playoff and Draft Overhaul [BLOG]

Hey, Detroit Pistons fan. It’s NBA Draft Lottery day!

97.1 The Ticket–05/19/2015

It’s Official, Boxing Is Dead! [BLOG]

Not knocked out and seeing stars. And certainly not revitalized and ready for a comeback.

97.1 The Ticket–05/03/2015

Chapman: Ohio State Won! I Hope You’re Happy! [BLOG]

Are you still celebrating that football national championship by Ohio State like you said you would?

97.1 The Ticket–01/14/2015

Four Observations From The Pistons Two-Game Homestand [BLOG]

This week the Pistons played a two-game home stand at The Palace against a pair of teams that missed the playoffs last season.

97.1 The Ticket–11/20/2014

Five Reasons The Pistons Will Win 40 Games [BLOG]

Did you know that the Pistons tipoff their season tonight in Denver against the Nuggets?

97.1 The Ticket–10/29/2014

Big Ten Power Rankings [BLOG]

Week 6 of the college football season is around the corner …

97.1 The Ticket–10/01/2014

Big Ten Power Rankings [BLOG]

It’s almost time for Week 5 of the college football season.

97.1 The Ticket–09/25/2014

J.D. Martinez Is The Man And Should Be Paid Accordingly [BLOG]

On Friday night in the bottom of fourth inning the Tigers had a man on second base and one out in a 1-1 game against the Cleveland Indians.

97.1 The Ticket–09/16/2014

Revised Prediction for the 2014 Wolverines [BLOG]

Just two weeks and a half ago I predicted the Michigan Wolverines would go 9-3 this season with losses to Minnesota, Michigan State and Ohio State.

97.1 The Ticket–09/15/2014

Predictions For The 2014 Detroit Lions [BLOG]

The front office publicly announced that they were aiming to win the division title this year in the first year of the Jim Caldwell era.

97.1 The Ticket–09/08/2014

Michigan Finally Gets It Right With Funchess and Countess [BLOG]

Since the start of the Brady Hoke era in Ann Arbor, he and his football team have fumbled the distribution of important numbers and embarrassed themselves with the Legends patch program.

97.1 The Ticket–09/05/2014

Predictions for the 2014 Wolverines [BLOG]

We are just two days away from the start of the Michigan football season and honestly, no one knows what this team will be.

97.1 The Ticket–08/28/2014

2014 Michigan State Football Predictions

We are just four days away from the start of the Michigan State football season and a lot of people have high expectations for Mark Dantonio’s boys.

97.1 The Ticket–08/25/2014

If It Ain’t Cheating, Do It! [BLOG]

Brian Chapman thinks that other Big Ten teams shouldn’t blindly mimic Urban Meyer’s every move and turn their football program into “a pit of lawless rebels”, but should learn some new recruiting tricks.

97.1 The Ticket–08/02/2014

Which Team Should The Tigers Fear Most? [BLOG]

Over the weekend the Tigers lost three games in a row to the Angels, scored a total of two runs and scared half of the fan base into underground bunkers until Dave Dombrowski trades for a bat.

97.1 The Ticket–07/29/2014

Don’t Change Shift Rules, Just Learn to Hit! [BLOG]

This year there have been more extreme infield shifts in baseball than ever before.

97.1 The Ticket–07/24/2014

If You Want Nothing In Return, Trade Jennings, Not Smith [BLOG]

By now every Pistons fan has come across the ESPN story from last week reporting that the Pistons have reopened trade talks with the Kings to send Josh Smith to Sacramento for next to nothing.

97.1 The Ticket–07/21/2014

First Half Grades For The Detroit Tigers [BLOG]

Time to grade the Tigers at the unofficial midway point of the season.

97.1 The Ticket–07/18/2014

Lessons Learned In Ohio About The U-M, OSU Rivalry

Lesson number one: Ohio State fans hate Michigan more than Michigan fans hate Ohio State.

97.1 The Ticket–07/14/2014

Pound For Pound, Rousey is Number One [BLOG]

On Saturday night UFC fans got what they expected out of bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in UFC 175.

97.1 The Ticket–07/07/2014

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