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Eric Thomas

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Eric Thomas spent most of his career in Flint working as a rock radio DJ and dodging various gunfire before spending two years in Detroit back in the Free FM Days.

Since then, Eric has spent a lot of time doing the “radio traveling” thing. Spending some time in upstate New York before moving to Washington DC for two years.

A lifelong sports fan, Eric is very happy to be back home in Detroit and on The Ticket.

Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions. ((File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

What Was The Turning Point For Jim Schwartz? [BLOG]

As time expired at the Metrodome Jim Schwartz must have felt the end fitting.

97.1 The Ticket–12/30/2013

Medieval defence walls surrounding the historical city of Dubrovnik, one of the most Southern tourist destinations on Croatia's Adriatic coast, are seen on June 6, 2013. Dubrovnik city walls have become a scenographic set for one of best rated US TV series 'Game Of Thrones'. (Photo credit:  ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)

The Best of Everything 2013 [BLOG]

The end of another year approaches many people will pause to reflect…Just kidding.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/27/2013

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

5 Reasons Jim Schwartz Hasn’t Been Fired Yet [BLOG]

For Schwartz, the day of reckoning passed.

97.1 The Ticket–12/26/2013

Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers

Do The Lions’ Remaining Games Matter? Firing Schwartz Can Happen In 2 Weeks [BLOG]

What’s the new battle-cry for the 2013 team? “The Lions: they got around to it eventually!” or “The Lions: a team of destiny so much they didn’t even try!” or “The Lions: we saved it for the playoffs, and there’s a lot left!”

CBS Detroit–12/20/2013

Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers slides back safe to first base following a pop fly ball in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Are The Tigers Getting Better This Off-Season?

Attempting to write a blog about the Tigers off-season is, to quote Cosell, an exercise in futility.

97.1 The Ticket–12/13/2013

Protestors rally in front of the U.S. Courthouse in Detroit where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial is taking place. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Why Is There No Empathy For The Detroit Pensioners? [BLOG]

They tested the water to make sure it was safe. They picked up trash from the sidewalk. Along the way, they were made a promise of security and safety in return for that service. They fulfilled their end of the bargain. We haven’t fulfilled ours.

CBS Detroit–12/05/2013

Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions reacts after a fourth quarter tackle while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Chicago won the game 26-24. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Eric Thomas: Can The Lions’ Defensive Line Stay Dominant?

The Lions are now firmly in control. They’ll likely win the division. If they can keep the heat up on the defensive line, they could win a playoff game.

97.1 The Ticket–11/29/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: Miguel Cabrera #24 and Prince FIelder #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royals 3-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Prince Fielder To The Rangers: GREAT MOVE Or THE GREATEST MOVE?! [BLOG]

By trading Price Fielder to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler, Dave Dombrowski pulled a rabbit out of a hat. More than that.

97.1 The Ticket–11/20/2013


Controversial ‘Knockout’ Game Sounds Like An Urban Myth [BLOG]

The “Knockout” game has all the hallmarks of a classic urban myth with random violence, several involved states, innocent victims, and those darn kids.

CBS Detroit–11/20/2013

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 02: Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates with teammates Riley Bullough #30, R.J. Shelton #12 and Andrew Gleichert #92 after a fourth-quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on November 2, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 29-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Spartans On Edge Of Special Season [BLOG]

Feel that Spartans? The sudden shift of weight, the uneasy rocking of the planks beneath your feet, does it feel familiar? That’s the rush of people hopping on the bandwagon.

97.1 The Ticket–11/15/2013