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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Could the Big Ten be on par or better than the SEC this season?
“The Pistons have to make the playoffs this year and they will.”
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.
“[They’re] very, very overrated. I think Michigan State should be ranked, but not anywhere in the Top 20.”
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.
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?
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.
Less than eleven months ago, I became the first person in Metro Detroit to jump fully aboard the J.D. Martinez bandwagon
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? […]
Hey, Detroit Pistons fan. It’s NBA Draft Lottery day!
Not knocked out and seeing stars. And certainly not revitalized and ready for a comeback.
Are you still celebrating that football national championship by Ohio State like you said you would?
This week the Pistons played a two-game home stand at The Palace against a pair of teams that missed the playoffs last season.
Did you know that the Pistons tipoff their season tonight in Denver against the Nuggets?
Week 6 of the college football season is around the corner …
It’s almost time for Week 5 of the college football season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are just two days away from the start of the Michigan football season and honestly, no one knows what this team will be.
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.
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.
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.
This year there have been more extreme infield shifts in baseball than ever before.
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.
Time to grade the Tigers at the unofficial midway point of the season.
Lesson number one: Ohio State fans hate Michigan more than Michigan fans hate Ohio State.
On Saturday night UFC fans got what they expected out of bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in UFC 175.