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.
Here is how I see the NFC playoffs shaping up – complete with the current Vegas odds.
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Week 17 could not have any more story lines or any more possible playoff in or out scenarios. In one word #epic … and away we go!
When it comes to the Lions and their head coach Jim Schwartz , what transpired today and over the past six weeks has shown that all the good that Schwartz has done in his five-year run is overshadowed by the bad by as big of a swath of horridness .
Detroit welcomes a Ravens team that has somehow, someway, found ways to win over the past two weeks
Now, with 10 days off and a team that is simply more talented than the Eagles, Matt Stafford and the Lions WRs are going to expose the bottom feeding eagles pass D.
These are the top three reasons why it is OK for you Michigan fans to not want both of these teams to die in a fiery plane crash on the way to the B1G Title Game.
As the NFL season heats up so does the DTM Prediction machine, 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.
This could end up being one of the greatest trades in recent Detroit history.
The DTM prediction machine is here to help you win your pick-em-pool, embarrass your friends, and just become a more whole football fan and human being.