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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It’s the tough part of why we love sports so much.
As we enter the final week of the regular season, Dan Leach’s weekly NFL picks have been on fire all year long and do not expect to slow down anytime soon.
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.
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.
Coming off yet another 4-1 week, my 5th in the last 7, it’s time to get back on the undefeated train.
I’ve been on fire for you all season long and do not expect to slow down anytime soon.
Week 8 will leave us all feeling great with some pre Lions bye week perfection. And….Here….We….Go!
Well we did it — sweet perfection in week six with five up and five down. Let’s make it 10 for 10.
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.
“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.”
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 […]
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.
According to Dan Leach, Terry Foster, 97.1 The Ticket host challenged Leach to the Ice Bucket Challenge.
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.
Who is your No. 1?
I have come to a decision. It wasn’t an easy one , but there really are only winners in this quagmire.
The Tigers have agreed to acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.
Two entire nations hung on every pass, kick, dive, and scoring opportunity to be able to celebrate as a nation.
The loss was devastating, but the road ahead looks so much brighter than just two weeks ago.
Soccer stars simply get some of the hottest women on the planet.
To bring that home locally – that would be like the Detroit Lions going to two straight Super Bowls when you look at both teams past histories.
Millions watched in horror on Tuesday as one of the world’s premier soccer players, Uruguayan and EPL Club Liverpool striker Luis Suarez literally took a bite out of Italy defender Girogio Chiellini’s shoulder.
“Soccer is truly a beautiful game that if many would just give a chance would fall in love with.”
As the calendar crosses over into June, the Tigers find themselves with a very important month ahead.
It’s only one regular season game of 162 this season, but what transpired in the cool Baltimore night air on Tuesday night had a truly magical quality about it.
You could even make a case that they might have the best long-term solution as coach in place since Chuck Daly.
It is no secret that the Lions need help in the secondary, have to find a LB who can be impactful, and in what many feel is possibly the deepest WR draft ever, have to find an impact wideout.
While he has every right under the First Amendment to say those hateful words, that in no way means there should be no consequences for those actions.
Mark it down! This is a DTM Prediction Machine special!
What has been basically a certainty since 1991, seeing playoff hockey in the D in the spring, is something that so many other cities and fan based wish they could be a part of.