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: 2017 NCAA Tourney Picks! Bracket Blog

Let the Madness begin!

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2017

Dan Leach Makes Crazy, Shirtless Eagle Attempt From Algae-Filled Pond [VIDEO+PHOTOS]

One thing is for sure, a moment with Dan Leach is never dull.

97.1 The Ticket–07/30/2016

Dan Leach’s ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Review And Top 5 Star Trek Movies Of All Time

From the opening seconds of “Star Trek Beyond,” the franchise’s 13th feature film installment, you know you are going to be in for a heck of a ride.

97.1 The Ticket–07/21/2016

Dan Leach: Instant Reaction To Lions Draft Pick Of Taylor Decker

It wasn’t sexy and it wasn’t a shocker as the Lions pick Taylor Decker in the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday night.

97.1 The Ticket–04/28/2016

Did The Lions Waste The Careers Of 2 Of The Greatest Of All Time? [BLOG]

The stark reality is Megatron will leave the game of football with zero playoff wins and only two playoff appearances.

97.1 The Ticket–02/01/2016

DTM’s NFL Championship Game Pick Festival – Patriots At Broncos

It seems like the Pats, playing in their fifth straight AFC title game, are ready to get back to the Super Bowl, yet again.

97.1 The Ticket–01/22/2016

FIRST REVIEW: Star Wars VII ‘The Force Awakens’ Lives Up To The Hype [NO SPOILERS]

Episode VII takes place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and there are so many questions to be asked and answered right off the jump.

99.5 WYCD Detroit’s Best Country–12/16/2015

Dan Leach’s B1G Title Preview: Iowa Vs. Michigan State For All The Playoff Marbles

The winner of this one gets in the College Football Playoff, and the loser is out.

97.1 The Ticket–12/04/2015

Dan Leach’s 2015 NFL Locks: Week 10 ‘Let’s Go 5-0 Again’

It’s almost hard to believe we’ve already steamrolled our way to Week 10 of the NFL season.

97.1 The Ticket–11/13/2015

quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos.

Dan Leach’s 2015 NFL Locks: Week ‘Cloud 9’

My NFL picks are heating up, helping you win your pick-em-pool, embarrass your friends, and just become a more whole football fan and human being.

97.1 The Ticket–11/07/2015

Dan Leach’s 2015 NFL Locks: Week 8 ‘Feeling Great’

My NFL picks are heating up, helping you win your pick-em-pool, embarrass your friends, and just become a more whole football fan and human being.

97.1 The Ticket–10/30/2015

Dan Leach’s 2015 NFL Locks: Week 6 ‘Sweet Sticks’

It’s almost hard to believe that we’ve already steamrolled our way to week six of the NFL season.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2015

Jim Harbaugh And Michigan Are That Good, No Excuses For Loss To Spartans Next Week [BLOG]

Michigan is not just winning, it’s getting better each and every week and that is a sign what a good football team does.


Dan Leach’s 2015 NFL Locks: Week 5 ‘I’m Alive’

It’s almost hard to believe we’re already in week five of the NFL season — but here we are my friends.

97.1 The Ticket–10/10/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leach’s Ridiculously Early Lions Season Record Prediction Based On 2015 Schedule Release

This is pre-draft, pre-Matt Stafford’s wedding, and pre-insanity.

97.1 The Ticket–04/21/2015

Dan Leach: 2015 National Championship Game Preview Extravaganza

Now have the two teams that have clearly played the best overall basketball throughout the tournament.

97.1 The Ticket–04/05/2015

Dan Leach: Top 3 Michigan Championship Runs – Will Spartans Top The List?

If the Sparty’s find a way to make history on Monday night in Indy .

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2015

Leach’s Lists: 2015 NCAA Bracket To Win Your Office Pool And Impress Your Friends

The madness has officially begun!

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2015

DTM’s Top 5 Worst Plays In Sports History

At the bitter end of one of the best title games of all time, one of the most boneheaded, inexplicable and flat-out stupidest plays in sports history was the difference.

97.1 The Ticket–02/02/2015

Dan Leach’s 2015 NFL Locks: Super Bowl XLIX Edition

The Super Bowl is finally here and this is where the #DTMPREDICTIONMACHINE takes it to another level.

97.1 The Ticket–01/31/2015


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