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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leach’s Lists: Top NFL Season Win Total Value Bets

As we get ready to kick off what should be another epic NFL season, I have you covered from all angles to get you ready for liftoff.

97.1 The Ticket–08/14/2013

Leach’s Lists: Top 5 Best Bets For NFL MVP

With the NFL regular season fast approaching I wanted to take a look at who I thought were the top five NFL players with the best chance to win the MVP award for 2013 along with their Vegas odds.

97.1 The Ticket–08/09/2013

Leach’s Lists: MLB Second Half Preview- National League

As we charge past the MLB All-Star break and look towards teams playoff runs, there are a lot if surprise teams, (Oakland, Cleveland, Pittsburgh) that showed us in the first half that they might have what it takes.

97.1 The Ticket–07/23/2013

2013 MLB All-Star Game Preview And Prediction

The Midsummer classic blasts off from Citi Field in NYC on Tuesday Night with home field advantage on the line the World Series.

97.1 The Ticket–07/16/2013

Leach’s Lists: A Conversation With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

On NBA Draft night when 2013 Detroit Pistons first round pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s name was called, there were many Pistons fans that were not very happy.

97.1 The Ticket–07/12/2013

Leach’s Lists: 2013 Wimbledon Men’s Final Preview And Prediction

Djokovic firmly the best player in the World now will be going for his 7th Grand Slam Title and second Wimby crown.

97.1 The Ticket–07/07/2013

Leach’s Lists: Top 4 Detroit Tigers Closer Targets

The Tigers are going to need to find an established closer for this season if they want to win the World Series.

97.1 The Ticket–07/04/2013

Leach’s Lists: Top 3 Possible Picks For the Pistons In The NBA Draft

With the 2013 NBA Draft just days away, the Pistons have a chance to draft a player that could get them back to contention.

97.1 The Ticket–06/26/2013

Leach’s Lists: Top 5 All-Time Mobster Portrayals In Film And TV

We were all stunned to hear the news that James Gandolfini, known worldwide as Tony Soprano from the seminal TV show “The Sopranos”, passed away at 51.

97.1 The Ticket–06/21/2013

Leach’s Lists: NBA Finals Game 6 Preview

Well all you fine NBA fans got what you wanted, well at least most of you.

97.1 The Ticket–06/18/2013

Leach’s Lists: Top 5 Musings From Lions Mini-Camp

L is for “Lickicty Spilt”- The team as a whole looked extremely fast.

97.1 The Ticket–06/15/2013

Pacers Vs. Heat Game 7 Preview

In an Eastern Conference Finals series of amazing twists and turns, there will be one more before we know who will be playing the Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals.

97.1 The Ticket–06/03/2013

Leach’s Lists: Top 5 Loudest Detroit Sports Games

It definitely didn’t end the way that Wings fans wanted it to, but the atmosphere of Game 6 at the Joe against Chicago was one of the best and loudest I have witnessed in years.

97.1 The Ticket–05/28/2013

Leach’s Lists: Blackhawks/Wings Preview And Prediction

Be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it!

97.1 The Ticket–05/15/2013

Leach’s Lists: Three Keys For The Red Wings To Win Game 7

Two of the greatest words in Sports get to be put to use on Sunday Night…..GAME 7!

97.1 The Ticket–05/11/2013

Leach’s Lists: Top 3 Detroit Pistons Coaching Candidates

With Phil Jackson in Motown this week advising the Pistons on hiring their next head coach, one can wonder what is on the “Zen Master’s” Mind?

97.1 The Ticket–05/10/2013

Leach’s Lists: On The Heels Of Iron Man 3’s Release, My Top 5 Comic Book Movies Of All-Time

With Iron Man 3 coming out this weekend, I thought I would show some respect to the comic book movie, as over the past decade plus, movies based on comic book heroes from many of our youths have taken cinema by storm.

97.1 The Ticket–05/03/2013

Leach’s Lists: Why Jason Collins Is A Hero

The fact that it took this long for an active gay athlete playing in the four North American sports leagues to come out is maddening.

97.1 The Ticket–04/30/2013

Leach’s Lists: DTM’s Final Detroit Lions Mock Draft

The time has come; all the waiting, hoping, wondering if this years’ Lions draft will make sense.

97.1 The Ticket–04/25/2013

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

The 2013 Detroit Lions regular season schedule is out and in many ways it’s like a holiday as fans old and young alike will love it, ridicule it, and of course give too many wins to the Lions.

97.1 The Ticket–04/19/2013

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