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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Ohio State v Penn State

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

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions

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

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots congratulates  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos after the Broncos defeated the Patriots 26 to 16 during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Press Conference In Seoul

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

Head coach Mark Dantonio and Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans look on during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Spartan Stadium on November 14, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Maryland 24-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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

Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions looks on from the side line during NFL game. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

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

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04:  A general view prior to the game between Miami Dolphins and New York Jets at Wembley Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Jed Leicester - NFL/Pool/Getty Images)

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

Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

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

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 10: The Michigan Wolverines enter the field prior to the start of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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.



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