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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.

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22:  Quarterback Matt Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions hands the ball off to teammate Mikel Leshoure #25 during the first quarter of the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Jaguars 13-12.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

2014 Detroit Lions Game-By-Game Predictions [BLOG]

By: Dan Leach @dtmleach Well the 2014 Detroit Lions season is finally here and what a way to start the season off with a bang as the Lions play their first ever season opening Monday [...]

97.1 The Ticket–09/08/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks goes for the ball during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

DTM’s Super Bowl XLIX Odds Preview And Value Bets Extravaganza

You can smell the pigskin and fall foliage in the air and it signals that one of the greatest times of the year is upon us.

97.1 The Ticket–08/29/2014

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Dan Leach Accepts The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

According to Dan Leach, Terry Foster, 97.1 The Ticket host challenged Leach to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

08/15/2014

Robin Williams' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is seen, August 11, 2014, in Hollywood, California.  Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his Marin County home earlier today of an apparent suicide. He was 63 years old. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

I Hope That The Robin Williams Tragedy Can Save Others’ Lives [BLOG]

Depression and mental illness is a problem that affects millions of Americans each year, and what is the scariest of all of it is that so many are afraid, unwilling or feel like they are unable to get the help they need.

CBS Detroit–08/11/2014

David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Top 5 Most Anticipated Detroit Sports Debuts

Who is your No. 1?

97.1 The Ticket–08/05/2014

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

DTM’s Who Would You Rather See In Playboy: Kate Upton Vs Jennifer Lawrence

I have come to a decision. It wasn’t an easy one , but there really are only winners in this quagmire.

97.1 The Ticket–07/29/2014

Joakim Soria will soon become a Detroit TIger. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Instant Reaction: Why Soria Deal Shows That The Tigers Are All In For A World Series Title

The Tigers have agreed to acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

97.1 The Ticket–07/23/2014

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14:  German fans at Hophaus celebrate the winning goal while watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final match between Germany and Argentina on July 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Instant Reaction: World Cup 2014 Final — German Ecstasy

Two entire nations hung on every pass, kick, dive, and scoring opportunity to be able to celebrate as a nation.

97.1 The Ticket–07/13/2014

Fans watch overtime play at Soldier Field between Belgium and the USA in a World Cup match being played at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers said 28,000 people attended the watch party at Soldier Field. Belgium won the match 2-1. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Instant Reaction: U.S. Heads Held High After World Cup 2014; The Change Has Already Come

The loss was devastating, but the road ahead looks so much brighter than just two weeks ago.

97.1 The Ticket–07/01/2014

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Leach’s Lists: DTM’s Top 5 Hottest World Cup Soccer WAGs [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

Soccer stars simply get some of the hottest women on the planet.

97.1 The Ticket–06/28/2014

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