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.

Tight end Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 and linebacker Malcolm Smith #53 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Locks: Week 15 ‘Just Livin’ The Dream’ Edition

As we enter the home stretch, I have been on fire for you all season long and do not expect to slow down anytime soon.

97.1 The Ticket–12/13/2014

Rick Monash (center) and his sons. (Credit: Family Photo)

Rest In Peace Rick Monash, You Touched So Many So Deeply [BLOG]

I think we forget sometimes just how lucky we are to have such beautiful people in our lives and it is times like these that remind us just how lucky we are.

97.1 The Ticket–11/08/2014

The Lions enter the second half of the season in control of their own destiny. When's the last time we said that?  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Locks: Week ’10 Here We Go Again’ Edition

Coming off yet another 4-1 week, my 5th in the last 7, it’s time to get back on the undefeated train.

97.1 The Ticket–11/08/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 26:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 26, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Locks: Week ‘9 Times’ Edition

I’ve been on fire for you all season long and do not expect to slow down anytime soon.

97.1 The Ticket–10/31/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19: A general overview of Ford Field during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Saints 24-23. (Photo by Jeremy Rafter/Getty Images)

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

Week 8 will leave us all feeling great with some pre Lions bye week perfection. And….Here….We….Go!

97.1 The Ticket–10/25/2014

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks to hand off during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Locks: Week “7th Heaven” Edition

Well we did it — sweet perfection in week six with five up and five down. Let’s make it 10 for 10.

97.1 The Ticket–10/18/2014

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dan Leach’s NFL Locks: Week 4 Edition

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.

97.1 The Ticket–09/26/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Michigan Wolverines head football coach Brady Hoke looks over the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Why Rich Rod’s Wolverines Were Better Than Hoke’s And Things Are Worse Than Ever For U-M [BLOG]

“As the rain started to fall and the lighting struck, one of the most disappointing and disgusting Michigan home performances in recent memory was given a reprieve on a late Saturday afternoon.”

97.1 The Ticket–09/20/2014

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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