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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.

Maurice Cheeks head coach Detroit Pistons talks to the crowd during a Draft Night Party for season ticket holders and fans on June 27, 2013 at Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

A Conversation With New Pistons Head Coach Mo Cheeks

The 2013-14 Pistons met with the media on Tuesday as a hungry franchise and hungry fanbase gets ready for a brand new NBA Season.

97.1 The Ticket–10/01/2013

Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Chicago Bears battles for extra yards after a second quarter catch while being tackled by Pat Lee #27 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: DTM’s Bagels And Lox Week 4 NFL

Dan Leach takes a look at five games each week with the best value and rates them on a sliding “Bagels and Lox” 1-10 scale.

97.1 The Ticket–09/27/2013

Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions attempts to break a tackle against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: DTM’s Bagels & Lox Week 2 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–09/13/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 21: Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers turns a double play as Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals slides into second base during the 9th inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on July 21, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: Why Jhonny Peralta Should Not Play With The Tigers Again This Year

Many just by seeing the title of this blog will vehemently disagree with me.

97.1 The Ticket–09/13/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks to throw a second quarter pass while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: Detroit Lions 2013 Game-By-Game Predictions

The 2013 Detroit Lions regular season is finally here and there are hopes, dreams, and of course despair as the new season kicks off.

97.1 The Ticket–09/07/2013

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: 2013 NFL Team Preview Capsules-AFC West

As football fans can literally taste opening weekend of the NFL, I am going to run through all 32 teams and eight divisions to get you even more ramped up.

97.1 The Ticket–09/05/2013

(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: 2013 NFL Team Preview Capsules-AFC South

As football fans can literally taste opening weekend of the NFL, I am going to run through all 32 teams and eight divisions to get you even more ramped up.

97.1 The Ticket–09/04/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 24: Cobi Hamilton #87 of the Cincinnati Bengals during a preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: 2013 NFL Team Preview Capsules-AFC North

By: Dan Leach Follow Dan on Twitter @dtmleach As football fans can literally taste opening weekend of the NFL, I am going to run through all 32 teams and eight divisions to get you even more ramped up. I [...]

97.1 The Ticket–08/26/2013

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

Leach’s Lists: 2013 NFL Team Preview Capsules – AFC East

As football fans can literally taste opening weekend of the NFL, I am going to run through all 32 teams and eight divisions to get you even more ramped up.

97.1 The Ticket–08/23/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 15: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass to LeSean McCoy #25 in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers on August 15, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Leach’s List: 2013 NFL Team Preview Capsules-NFC East

As football fans can literally taste opening weekend of the NFL, I am going to run through all 32 teams and eight divisions to get you even more ramped up.

97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2013

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