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.

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

RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: Clint Dempsey of the United States acknowledges the fans after being defeated by Germany 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

USA Vs GERMANY-Breakdown-Breakthrough (Now The Fun Can Really Begin) [BLOG]

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.

97.1 The Ticket–06/26/2014

Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez (L) reacts past Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: DTM’s Top 3 Reasons Not To Get Bit During World Cup 2014

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.

97.1 The Ticket–06/24/2014

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16:  Clint Dempsey of the United States celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Instant Reaction: U.S. Stunner To Open ’14 World Cup In Brazil [BLOG]

“Soccer is truly a beautiful game that if many would just give a chance would fall in love with.”

97.1 The Ticket–06/16/2014

Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: The 3 Most Important Detroit Tigers Right Now

As the calendar crosses over into June, the Tigers find themselves with a very important month ahead.

97.1 The Ticket–06/03/2014

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a three run home run in the ninth inning during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 13, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Tigers defeated the Orioles 4-1. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Wins Like Last Night Show Why Tigers Are (And Deserve To Be) The World Series Favorite [BLOG]

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.

97.1 The Ticket–05/14/2014

Head coach Stan Van Gundy leads the Orlando Magic against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on April 22, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Magic 101-74.  (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Pistons Have Their Best Coach In Place Since Larry Brown [BLOG]

You could even make a case that they might have the best long-term solution as coach in place since Chuck Daly.

97.1 The Ticket–05/14/2014

Sammy Watkins #2 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Clemson defeated Ohio State 40-35. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: DTM’s Final Detroit Lions Top 3 Draft Options At No. 10

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.

97.1 The Ticket–05/06/2014

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