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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.

Drew Brees. (credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images) FILE.

Leach’s Lists: 2014 NFL Playoffs – Who Will Win The NFC? Odds And Value

Here is how I see the NFC playoffs shaping up – complete with the current Vegas odds.

97.1 The Ticket–01/04/2014

Payton Manning and the Denver Broncos defense did it again, holding the Chiefs to just nine points and extending the Broncos' win streak to six games. Manning threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns and took sole possession of second place on the NFL All-Time wins list with 149, trailing Brett Favre who has 186.   (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: 2014 NFL Playoffs – Who Will Win The AFC? Odds And Value

Many Detroit Lions fans hearts are broken, but there is still football to be played and there is no better cure for a football hangover, than more football.

97.1 The Ticket–01/03/2014

Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys hands the ball off to DeMarco Murray in the second half during an NFL game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 22, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

DTM’s Bagels And Lox Week 17 NFL

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!

97.1 The Ticket–12/29/2013

Head coach Jim Schwartz looks on while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Instant Reaction: This Is And Should Be The End For Jim Schwartz

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 .

97.1 The Ticket–12/22/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: A general view of Ford Field.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DTM’s Monday Night Football Preview: Ravens v. Lions

Detroit welcomes a Ravens team that has somehow, someway, found ways to win over the past two weeks

97.1 The Ticket–12/16/2013

Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

DTM’S Bagels And Lox: Week 14 NFL

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.

97.1 The Ticket–12/08/2013

Sparty, the mascot for the Michigan State Spartans. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Leach’s List: It’s OK For Wolverine Fans To Cheer For Spartans This Weekend

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2013

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls out the play. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) FILE

DTM’S Bagels And Lox Week 12 NFL

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.

97.1 The Ticket–11/24/2013

(Credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Prince Leaving Motown: The Deal No One Thought Could Be Done

This could end up being one of the greatest trades in recent Detroit history.

97.1 The Ticket–11/21/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 09: Tim Tebow #5 of the New England Patriots is sacked by Chris McCoy #94 of the Philadelphia Eagles on August 9, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

DTM’S Bagels And Lox – Week 11 NFL

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.

97.1 The Ticket–11/17/2013

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