Dan Leach

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Born and raised in one of the nation’s most important cities, Detroit, Dan Leach has always had a very deep connection to the city and teams he grew up loving and rooting for. Even while working in TV and Radio away from the Motor City, his love for his hometown and its great teams never wavered. Rumors of him coming out of the womb signing “Forward Down The Field” lead to epic trips to Lions and Michigan football games with his grandpa and father starting at age two. There his bond and love of sports was born.

A graduate and classmate of Charlie Batch and Earl Boykins at Eastern Michigan University , he was often seen cracking Boykins up as he diagramed plays in one of the greatest college courses ever assembled, “Theory of Basketball 101.” Dan then was lucky enough to be baptized in broadcasting as an intern with Dan “Touchdown Detroit Lions” Miller at Fox 2. Stops in Costa Rica (some of the most beautiful women in the world), Atlanta, and Florida followed.

He comes back home to join 97.1 The Ticket after hosting nationally syndicated shows on Sports Byline USA and Sirius Satellite Radio. Dan has also called football and basketball play-by-play on radio and TV, most recently on the NAFL game of the week on CAMTV.

An avid hot air balloon enthusiast, huge Pearl Jam fan, and always willing to look at both sides of an argument or story, Dan could not be happier to be joining the great team at 97.1 The Ticket. He looks forward to sparking hearty debate, entertaining the great people of Michigan, and making the world a better place one listener at a time.

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Dan Leach’s 2015 NFL Locks: Week ‘Fantastic 4’

Well, we’re at the first quarter mark of the NFL season and my picks are just heating up

97.1 The Ticket–10/03/2015

Running back Justin Forsett #29 of the Baltimore Ravens is introduced before playing against the Cincinnati Bengalsat M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Thursday Night Pick Festival

This is going to be a strange back and forth game.

97.1 The Ticket–10/01/2015

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Dan Leach’s 2015 NFL Locks: Week 2 ‘For The Money’

As the NFL season heats up, so do my NFL picks, which will be here for you each and every week to help you win your pick-em-pool, embarrass your friends and just become a more whole football fan and human being.

97.1 The Ticket–09/18/2015

SAN DIEGO, CA-OCTOBER-14: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts leads his team down the tunnel for the start of the football game against San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium October 14, 2013 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s 2015 NFL Locks: Week 1 Liftoff

Season’s greetings to one and all! It seems like it took forever, but the 2015 NFL campaign is finally here and not a second too soon.

97.1 The Ticket–09/12/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talks with Alex Malzone #12 during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Dan Leach: Thursday 3-Pack of Games

The three words we have been waiting for, seemingly forever, are just a few days away; Football is back.

97.1 The Ticket–09/03/2015

Michigan v Michigan State

Dan Leach’s 2015 Big Ten Preseason Power Poll

The grills, the tailgating, the sweet sounds of the university bands can only mean it’s college football time!

97.1 The Ticket–09/02/2015

DETROIT - APRIL 7:  Steve Yzerman #19 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Joe Louis Arena on April 7, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Blue Jackets 6-5 in a shootout. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

DTM’s 3 Things That Would Make Detroit Fans Sick

Ever wonder what it would be like to see your favorite Detroit player suit up for your team’s biggest rival? Dan Leach takes a look at what three things would most likely give Motor City fans an ulcer.

97.1 The Ticket–08/15/2015

U2 bass player Adam Clayton, guitar player The Edge and lead singer Bono perform at the New Meadowlands Stadium in FILE PHOTO  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Leach’s Top 5 All-Time Bands To See Live!

I’ve been to over 500 concerts throughout my time so far. What is your number 1 concert?

97.1 The Ticket–06/30/2015

Jarod Williams #11 of the Detroit Titans listens to head coach Ray McCallum during  game. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Horizon League Tournament Will Make New Red Wings Arena Home For 3 Years

The Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament is going to be at Joe Louis Arena and the new Red Wings arena for a minimum of 5 years – beginning this year.

97.1 The Ticket–05/12/2015

Melvin Gordon #25 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs the ball against Nate Gerry #25 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s Top 3 Detroit Lions Possibilities At #23 In The 2015 NFL Draft

This years first round pick and draft overall is even more important as Detroit comes off just their third playoff appearance since 1999.

CBS Detroit–04/28/2015