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.

Isiah Thomas #11 and owner William Davidson of the Detroit Pistons celebrate winning Game Four of the 1989 NBA Finals on June 13, 1989 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The Pistons swept the Los Angeles Lakers to win the 1989 NBA Championship. Copyright 1989 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

What Is The Greatest Championship Team In Detroit History?

What is the greatest championship team in Detroit history?

97.1 The Ticket–02/18/2014

Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

DTM’s Bagels And Lox Super Bowl 48 Edition

Well, we learned a bunch of things as the final gun sounded in the crisp clean air of Seattle and the Super Bowl 48 match-up became set two weeks ago.

02/02/2014

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DTM’s 48 Super Bowl Prop Bets To Stuff Your Wallet

Of course the game itself is what it’s all about, but the real fun is throwing cash all over the place on prop bets that range from the normal to the insane.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2014

Peyton Manning (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Leach’s List’s: DTM’s Instant Super Bowl XLVIII Preview And Prediction

Ohhhhh boy!! We’ll we learned a bunch of things as the final gun sounded in the crisp clean air of Seattle and the Super Bowl 48 match-up became set.

97.1 The Ticket–01/19/2014

Tight end Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots reaches for the end zone against the Denver Broncos during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

DTM’s Bagels And Lox: NFL Championship Sunday Edition

This is where it gets serious as Conference Championship Sunday comes straight at ya. Who will make it the first cold weather outdoor Super Bowl at the new Met-O-Lands on February 2.

97.1 The Ticket–01/19/2014

Peyton improves to 3-0 in the Manning Bowl. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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

We have already had a rousing start to the 2014 NFL Playoffs where it seemed like an upset when the home team actually won in Indy,

97.1 The Ticket–01/06/2014

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

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